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

Kathryn Van Asselt

Core Faculty


  • MS in School Counseling - General School Counseling


  • Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Northern Colorado, 2004
    Major: Counselor Ed & Supervision
  • Master of Education
    Western Carolina University, 2001
    Major: School Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science
    University of New Mexico, 1996
    Major: Special Education

Licensure & Certificates

  • Special Services License
  • National Certified Counselor, NCC
  • Professional Teacher License
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC


  • "Achieving a growth mindset: Mathematics, racial minorities, and a sense of belonging. " 2012
  • "Referral patterns of African American pastors to mental health professionals." 2012
  • "School Counselors' Experiences and Practices of Working With Adolescents Who Self-Harm"Journal of School Counseling 2019
  • "The infertility experience: Biopsychosocial impacts and suggestions for counselors"Journal of Counseling and Development 2003
  • "Influence of counselor spirituality and training on treatment focus and self-perceived competence."Journal of Counseling and Development 2008
  • "Good Groups: Helping Hispanic Girls"American School Counselor Association Magazine 2008
  • "Crisis fearlessness: Preliminary results for counselor educators overcoming hesitancies when teaching counselors-in-training. "Journal of Individual Psychology 2013
  • "Referral patterns of African American pastors to mental health professionals. "Louisiana Journal of Counseling 2012
  • "The “Working Toward Me” Activity"Association for Specialists in Group Work 2013
  • "College and career readiness: Developmental needs, classroom management, and lesson plans."School Counseling Research & Practice Journal. 0001
  • "Bobbing for apples: My struggle finding a theory"Colorado Counseling Association Newsletter 2003
  • "Platte Valley M.S. P.O.P.S. students donate money and volunteer time to K-9 Bed & Biscuit animal shelter"The Central Weld VOICE 2007
  • "Leadership through language: Model the appropriate behaviors for students by choosing your words with purpose"OSCA Outlook Newsletter 2009
  • "A phenomenological study of spiritual values in secular-based marriage and family therapists. "Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health 2011
  • "Crisis fearlessness: A Call for Trauma Competencies in Counselor Education"Journal of Individual Psychology 2016
  • "The role of counselor educators in preparing active duty military students utilizing online courses: An initial primer."Journal for International Counselor Education, 2008
  • "A classroom guidance lesson plan: Assessing personal attributes"The Colorado School Counselor Association Connection 2002
  • "College and career readiness: A primer for school counselors"School Counseling Research & Practice Journal 2019
  • "Youth and heroin: Qualitative results and preliminarybest practices for counselors "Arizona Counseling Journal 2013


  • "Education session at the Emerging Leaders meeting "Emerging Leaders
    Denver, CO. September 2013
  • "Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES)"Mental Health and Online Social Media Fandom: Well-Being and Applications for Counselor Educators
    Tucson, AZ. October 2020
  • "Education session at the biennial meeting"Crisis fearlessness: Overcoming hesitancies when teaching counselors-in-training.
    Denver, CO. September 2013
  • ""Spirituality and substance abuse: Treatment and recovery issues
    . December 2004
  • "Education session at the biennial meeting"The equity imperative: School counselor educators, Common Core State Standards and college and career readiness
    Denver, CO. September 2013
  • ""A culture of learning: Steps to take legislative advocacy action
    Warm Springs, OR. September 2009
  • ""Sand tray activities as an instructional technique in an introductory play therapy course: Research and demonstration.
    . December 2003
  • ""Examining the many faces of social privilege: Implications for the Social Privilege Measure
    . December 2001
  • ""Experiential activities in counselor education
    . December 2003
  • ""Comprehensive guidance and counseling (CGC) program implementation
    Eugene, OR. July 2009
  • ""Nurtureshock: Debunking commonly held parenting techniques based on current research
    Eugene, OR. September 2010
  • ""Promoting leadership in challenging times
    Portland, OR. October 2009
  • "Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors"Overcoming hesitancies when teaching counselors in training
    Denver, CO. September 2013
  • ""Have middle school? Want ideas that work? Learn about programs that are successful.
    Denver, CO. October 2006
  • ""Public policy and legislative action: Taking the steps to become a counselor advocate and professional leader
    Pittsburgh, PA.. February 2010
  • ""Rock the school house: Learn effective leadership skills to enhance your professional paradigm.
    Vancouver, WA. December 2010
  • ""Effective online instruction: Research and first hand tips
    Lincoln City, OR. September 2008
  • ""Spirituality: Discover how your personal spirituality may be influencing your counseling
    Longmont, CO. August 2007
  • "Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES)"Training Students to Meet Current and Future National Trends in School Counseling
    British Columbia, Canada. October 2016
  • ""My 2-year old uses an iPod: Technology and schools
    Pendelton, OR. September 2011
  • ""Learning from learners & leaning on leaders: Implementing cooperative learning in classroom guidance lessons
    . December 1999
  • "Navigating Online Learning Challenges: Collaborating for Innovation"Getting Published: Navigating the Peer Review Process
    Online. November 2016
  • "Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)"Mental Health and Online Social Media Fandom: Perceived Psychological Well-Being and Applications for Counselor Educators
    Seattle, WA. October 2019
  • "Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference (EBSCC)"Mentoring the Next Generation: Dynamic, Empirically-Supported School Counseling Supervision
    New York City. March 2018
  • ""Transformative online instruction: Research and first-hand tips
    San Diego, CA.. September 2009
  • ""Leadership: Do you have what it takes?
    Lincoln City, OR. September 2008
  • ""Nurtureshock: Refuting commonly held parenting and educational techniques based on current research
    . December 2010
  • "Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision"Leadership and the Mindset of the Counselor
    Anaheim, CA. October 2014

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