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 203

Curriculum Vitae

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):

  • Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, Newsletter Co-Editor, 2020 – Present
  • ACA Public Policy & Legislation Committee Member, 2020 – Present
  • EB-ACA Branch Development and Media Committee Co-Chair, 2020 – Present
  • Social Justice Curriculum Task Force, Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ), 2019 – Present
  • Professional Advocacy Committee Member, Chi Sigma Iota International (CSI), 2019 – Present
  • North Carolina Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development Secretary, 2020 – 2021
  • Scholarship and Fellowship Reviewer, National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation, 2016 – Present
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Counseling Leadership and Advocacy (JCLA), 2018 – Present
  • Intern, Chi Sigma Iota International, 2018 – 2019
  • Leadership Intern Editor, CSI Exemplar, The Exemplar, Chi Sigma Iota, 2018 – 2019

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • CNS 334 Ethics in Health and Human Services
  • CNS 337: Skills in Health and Human Services
  • CNS 739 Advanced Counseling Skills and Crisis Management
  • CNS 747: Cultures and Counseling
  • CNS 752 Human Services Administration
  • CNS 780 Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Counseling

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)
  • Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)

Recent Publications (selected):

Farrell, I. C., DeDiego, A. C., & Marshall, R. C. (2020). Service learning to foster advocacy training in CACREP Accredited programs. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. Advance online publication.

Farrell, I. C., & Barrio Minton, C.A (2019). Advocacy among counseling leaders: The Three-Tiered Legislative Professional Advocacy Model. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, 6(2), 144-159.

Marshall, R. C., & Farrell, I. C. (2019). Career guided imagery: A narrative approach for emerging adults. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 14 (2), 193-204.

Gibbons, M. M., Brown, E. C., Daniels, S., Rosecrance, P., Hardin, E., & Farrell, I. C. (2019). Building on strengths while addressing barriers: Career interventions in rural Appalachian communitiesJournal of Career Development, 1-14.

Farrell, I. C., & Gibbons, M. (2019). Using narrative theory to assist college-aged Latino immigrants. Journal of College Counseling, 22(1), 83-96.

Book Chapters:

DeDiego, A. C, Farrell, I. C., McGrath, A, M. (2020). Narrative therapy to address trauma for emergency medical services and firefighters. In C. A. Bowers, D. C. Beidel & M. R. Marks (Eds.), Mental health intervention and treatment of first responders and emergency workers. IGI Global: Hershey, PA

Non-scholarly Publications (selected):

Farrell, I. C., & Basma, D. (2019). Counseling newcomers and refugees: Children and adolescents. ACA Practice Briefs.

Basma, D., & Farrell, I. C. (2019). Counseling adult newcomers and refugees: Downward mobility and career loss. ACA Practice Briefs.

Farrell, I. C. (2019). Building a stronger organization through leadership and advocacy. The Exemplar.

Farrell, I. C. (2019). Statewide/regional networking grants: One state with one goal. The Exemplar.

Farrell, I. C. (2019). Leadership capacity and mentoring: Multicultural and relational leadership. The Exemplar.

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 Community Career Services Manual for Patrons.

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. (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.

Recent Presentations (selected):

Farrell, I. & Barrio Minton, C.A. (2019, March). Advocacy among counseling leaders: A constructivist grounded theory. Session presented at American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Farrell, I. & Barrio Minton, C.A. (2018, October). Advocacy among counseling leaders: A constructivist grounded theory. Session presented at Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Biennial Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

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, cooking, and spending time with family.