Dr. Isabel C. Farrell

Dr. Isabel C. Farrell – Assistant Professor

Mailing address: Department of Counseling, Box 7406, WFU, Winston-Salem, NC  27109 

Email address: farrelic@nullwfu.edu

Office phone: (336)758-1979

Location: Carswell Hall 203

Faculty member at Wake Forest University since July 2018 

Education:

Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2018
M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Northeastern State University, 2012
B.A. in Psychology, Northeastern State University, 2009

Research and Special Interests:

Bilingual counseling; Culture; Cultural Identity; Counseling with Spanish-speaking immigrants; Undocumented clients; Advocacy; Legislative Professional Advocacy

Awards (selected):

  • Most Outstanding Doctoral Student, Counselor Education Program, University of Tennessee, 2018
  • Chancellor Citation, Extraordinary Professional Promise Award, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2018
  • Outstanding Counseling Advocate of the Year, Smoky Mountain Counseling Association, 2017
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellow, 2016

Professional Service (selected):

  • Intern, Chi Sigma Iota International, 2018-2019
  • Leadership Intern Editor, CSI Exemplar, The Exemplar, Chi Sigma Iota, 2018-2019
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Counseling Leadership and Advocacy, 2018 – present
  • Scholarship and Fellowship Reviewer, National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation, 2016-Present

Teaching Responsibilities

  • CNS 747: Cultures and Counseling
  • CNS 337: Skills in Health and Human Services

Counseling Experience (selected):

  • Career Counselor, PiPES Community, 2016-2018
  • Bilingual Mental Health Professional (Spanish-English), Dayspring Community Services, 2012-2015     
  • Bilingual Women’s Counseling Advocate, Women’s Shelter, Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS), 2012

Professional Licensure and Memberships (selected):

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society (CSI)

Recent Publications (Selected):

Farrell, I. C. & Gibbons, M. (accepted). Using narrative theory to assist college-aged

Latino immigrants. Journal of College Counseling.

Marshall, R. C. & Farrell, I. C. (accepted). Career guided imagery for emerging adults.

Journal of Creativity in Counseling.

Gibbons, M., Brown, E., Daniels, S., Rosecrance, P., Hardin, E., & Farrell, I. C. (Under Review). Building on Strengths While Addressing Barriers: Career Interventions in Rural Appalachian Communities. Journal of Career Development.

Non-scholarly Publications (Selected)

Farrell, I. C., Graham, D., Gibbons, M. M., & Hardin, E. E. (2017). PiPES Community Career Services Manual for Trainers.

Farrell, I. C., Graham, D., Gibbons, M. M., & Hardin, E. E. (2017). PiPES Manual de Servicios de Orientación Profesional.

Current Writing Activities:

Farrell, I. C. & Barrio Minton, C. A. (in preparation). Legislative professional advocacy among counseling leaders: a constructivist grounded theory. Journal of Counseling Leadership and Advocacy.

Farrell, I. C. & Basma, D. (in preparation) Mixed status families: A systems approach for a systemic problem. Journal of Counseling Leadership and Advocacy.

Farrell, I. C. (in preparation). Skills based approaches to DSM diagnosis. In T.B. Fletcher Ed.), Creativity in Counseling Children & Adolescents: A Guide for Experiential Activities.

Francis, P. C. & Farrell, I. C. (in preparation). Ethics and ethical behaviors. In S. K. Butler, J.Filmore, A. F. Locke (Eds.), Introduction to Counseling Book from a Multicultural and Social Justice Perspective.

Basma, D., Brott, P., Farrell, I. C., & Kronick, B. School counselors experience with working with student refugees. Qualitative Phenomenological study investigating how parents experience the phenomenon of adult children returning to the parental home to reside.

Recent presentations (selected):

Farrell, I. C., & Basma, D. (2018, April). Mixed Status Families: A Systems Approach for a Systemic Problem. Session presented at American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Farrell, I. C., & Barrio Minton, C.A. (2017, October). Counselor, instructor, supervisor, classmate: Managing multiple relationships in doctoral programs. Session presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Biennial Conference, Chicago, IL.

Gibbons, M. M., Brown, E., Taylor., A. L., Farrell, I. C. (2017, October). Grant-funded programming in counselor education: Student and faculty perspectives. Session presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Biennial Conference, Chicago, IL.

Farrell, I. C., & Marshall, R. (2017, March). Creating a new cultural identity: Using narrative therapy to assist recent young adult immigrants. Session presented at American Counseling Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Farrell, I. C., & Marshall, R. (2017, February). Advocating for undocumented clients: What we know about law, ethics, and multicultural competencies. Session presented at the Law and Ethics in Counseling Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Marshall, R., & Farrell, I. C. (2016, September). Emerging adults: A guided imagery for career development. Round table session presentation presented at Association for Creativity in Counseling Annual Conference, Savannah, GA.

Farrell, I. C. (2016, November). 2016 Multicultural competencies 101. Educational session presented at Tennessee Counseling Association, Murfreesboro, TN.

Farrell, I. C. (2016, October). Creating a new cultural identity: Using narrative therapy to assist recent young adult immigrants. Session presented at European Branch of the American Counseling Association (EB-ACA) Annual Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.

Wheat, L. & Farrell, I. C. (2016, September). Bringing bereavement out of the closet: Partner/spousal bereavement among LGBTQ+ citizens. Educational session presented at Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling 2nd Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Personal:

Enjoys traveling (visits one new country p/year), cooking, dancing, and spending time with family.