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Counseling Program

Department of Counseling and Human Services

Faculty

Faculty

Jim Bitter

James R. Bitter

Ed.D., NCC, Professor

Contact:

423-439-4194
304 Warf-Pickel Hall 

James R. Bitter

Ed.D., NCCProfessor

Professor (Ed.D., Counselor Education, Idaho State University, 1975). Professional interests include: partner and family counseling, school counseling, Adlerian psychology, systems therapy, Gestalt therapy, and narrative therapy.

Rebekah Byrd

Rebekah Byrd

Ph.D, NCC, LPC, Associate Professor and Counseling Program Coordinator

Contact:

423-439-7521
324 Warf-Pickel Hall

Rebekah Byrd

Ph.D, NCC, LPCAssociate Professor and Counseling Program Coordinator

Associate Professor (Ph.D., Counselor Education, Old Dominion University, 2010). Professional interests include: School counseling, school counselor supervision, counseling children and adolescents, play therapy, human rights and social justice, group work, self-injury in adolescents, LGBTQ individuals, women's studies and Adlerian theory.

Curriculum Vita

Graham Disque

J. Graham Disque

Ph.D., Professor

Contact:

423-439-7691
302 Warf-Pickel Hall

J. Graham Disque

Ph.D.Professor

Professor (Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1992). Professional interests include: A systems approach to school counseling, Body centered therapies i.e. Hakomi and PBSP, Equine assisted learning and therapy, Wilber's model of integral consciousness, and Non-Dual approaches to spirituality.

Curriculum Vita

Elizabeth Likis-Werle

Elizabeth Likis-Werle

Ph. D., LPC, Assistant Professor

Contact:

423-439-7684
301A Warf-Pickel Hall

Elizabeth Likis-Werle

Ph. D., LPCAssistant Professor

Assistant Professor (Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012). Professional interests include: College substance abuse, women and girls issues in counseling, media influence on risky behaviors, college student identity development, feminist therapy and supervision, and social justice through service learning.

Curriculum Vita

Clifton Mitchell

Clifton Mitchell

Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Counseling

Contact:

423-439-4197
417 Warf-Pickel Hall

Clifton Mitchell

Ph.D.Professor Emeritus of Counseling

Professor Emeritus of Counseling (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Indiana State University, 1992). Professional interests include: dealing with resistance in therapy, public speaking on mental health, behavioral finance (psychological factors influencing investor behavior in the financial markets), individual therapy, hypnosis, stress management, smoking cessation, counseling techniques, ethics, supervision, counselor training.
Curriculum vita

Brent Morrow

Brent Morrow

Ph.D., LMFT, Professor Emeritus of Counseling

Contact:

423-439-4187
417 Warf-Pickel Hall

Brent Morrow

Ph.D., LMFTProfessor Emeritus of Counseling

Associate Professor and Counseling Program Coordinator (Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Tech University, 1986). Professional interests include: marriage & family therapy, treatment for survivors of sexual abuse, evolutionary psychology, and attachment theory.

Curriculum vita

Janna Scarborough

Janna L. Scarborough

Ph. D., Chair, Department of Counseling and Human Services

Contact:

423-439-4191
303B Warf-Pickel Hall

Janna L. Scarborough

Ph. D.Chair, Department of Counseling and Human Services

Chair, Department of Counseling and Human Services; Professor of Counseling (Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Virginia, 2002). Professional interests include: school counselor professional development and practice, accountability and outcome research in school counseling, leadership, collaboration and systems change in schools, education and supervision of professional counselors, and working with K-12 students with disabilities and LGBTQ youth.

Curriculum vita

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