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School of Counseling and Human Services Department of Counselor Ed & Family Therapy

Crystal Neal

Core Faculty


  • MS in Clin Mental Hlth Counsel - General Clin Mental Hlth Coun


  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Walden University, 2003
    Major: Academic/Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Arts
    Argosy University, 1997
    Major: Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Grambling State University, 1995
    Major: Psychology

Licensure & Certificates

  • Clinical Professional Counselor


  • "Longevity and life satisfaction in nonhospitalized centenarians "ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (3099941) 2003


  • "Association of Adult Development and Aging 2018 National Conference "Spirituality, Religion, and Counseling Older Adults
    Arlington, VA. June 2018
  • "Association for Counselor Education and Supervision "Innovations in Culturally Relevant Curriculum Design and Delivery Principles: Implications for Counselor Education Distance Learning
    Philadelphia, PA. October 2015
  • "American Counseling Association 2018 Conference & Expo"Integrating Spirituality and Religion into Counseling Older Adults
    Atlanta, GA. March 2018
  • "Develop your Career, Advance your Field, and Promote Human Dignity "Insights and Initiatives from the AADA Older Adult Task Force
    New Orleans, LA. February 2019
  • "Career Development Across the Lifespan"Lifework Issues Unique to the Older Worker Including the Non-Financial Aspects of Retirement Planning
    Naperville, IL. February 2019
  • "Illinois Counseling Association 2017 Annual Conference"Illinois Association of Adult Development and Aging
    Naperville, IL. October 2017
  • "Creative Strategies for Counseling Adults Across the Lifespan "Bridging the generational gap: Enhancing pedagogy to engage emerging adults in the study of aging
    Chicago, IL. July 2019
  • "Creative Strategies for Counseling Adults Across the Lifespan "Adult autonomy: The need for mental health services in long-term institutional care facilities
    Chicago, IL. July 2019

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