Dr. Michelle D. Mitchell

Assistant Professor

Mitchell Michelle

Mailing Address: Wake Forest University, PO Box 7406, Winston Salem, NC 27109

Email Address: mitchelm@nullwfu.edu

Office Phone: (336) 758-1977

Online Office Hours: Tuesday 7P-8P EST

 

Faculty Member at Wake Forest University since July 2018

Education:

Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Central Florida, 2018

M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Duquesne University, 2013

B.S. in Public Health, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 2008

Research and Special Interests:

Multicultural and Social Justice Issues in Counseling; Instrument Development; and Mentorship

Awards:

AARC Student Research Grant – 2018

Lester N. Mandell Scholarship – 2018

AARC Emerging Leader Award – 2017

NBCC Minority Fellowship – 2017

AMCD Emerging Graduate Student Leader Award – 2017

Asa Hilliard, III Black Education Award, Honorable Mention – 2016

Professional Service:

  • Public Policy Committee Member for the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), 2017-present
  • Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair for the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD), 2018- present
  • Mentoring Committee Co-Chair for the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD), 2018- present
  • Student Committee Chair for the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD) Mentoring Program, 2016- 2018
  • Student Coordinator of the Writers’ Consortium for the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD), 2015-2018
  • Graduate Student Representative for the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD), 2017-2018

Clinical Experience:

Service Coordinator, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Pittsburgh, PA (2011- 2015)

Professional Counselor, Mount Ararat Counseling Center, Pittsburgh, PA (2013- 2015)

Counselor III, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Pittsburgh, PA (2009- 2011)

Professional Licensure and Memberships:

Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania

Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), 2017-present

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), 2015-present

Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), 2015-present

Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), 2013-present

American Counseling Association (ACA), 2013-present

Recent Publications:

Oh, S., Mitchell, M. D., Mckinzie Bennett, C., Rendon Finnell, L., Saliba, Y., Heard, N. J., & Pennock, E. R. (2018). Journal sharing on group cohesion and goal attainment in experiential growth groups. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 43(3), 206-229, DOI: 10.1080/01933922.2018.1484541

Acquaye, H. E., Mitchell, M. D., Saliba, Y., Oh, S., & Heard, N. (2018). Optimism in trauma and growth: a path analysis of former war-related displaced persons. Journal of Pedagogical Research, 2(1), 16-29.

Mitchell, M. D. & Shillingford, M. A. (2017). A journey to the past: Promoting identity development of African Americans through ancestral awareness. The Family Journal, 25(1), 63-69, DOI: 10.1177/1066480716679656

Recent Book Chapters:

Butler, S. K., Heard, N. J., & Mitchell, M. D. (2018). “The purpose of multiculturalism and social justice in holistic career development” In Career, Lifestyle, and Spiritual Development: Work, Purpose, Calling and God (Preliminary Edition). ed. C. Williams, T. Hourihan. 228-242. San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2018.

Shillingford, M. A., Oh, S., & Mitchell, M. D. (2018). ” Postmodern career counseling” In Career, Lifestyle, and Spiritual Development: Work, Purpose, Calling and God (Preliminary Edition). ed. C. Williams, T. Hourihan. 95-114 . San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2018.

Mitchell, M. D. (2018). Foreword. In S. Booker, Dear Brooklyn, Love Yourself. Truth2RenewHearts Publishing.

Recent Presentations:

Mitchell, M. D. (2018, May). The NBCC Minority Fellowship Impact Year Presentation. Paper presented at the NBCC Bridging the Gap Symposium, Washington, DC.

Mitchell, M. D. (2018, May). The Development and Validation of the Multicultural Competency Assessment (MCA). Paper presented at the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Annual Conference, London, UK.

Mitchell, M. D. & McKinzie Bennett, C. (2018, April). Check Yourself: The Development of the Multicultural Competency Assessment (MCA). Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Mitchell, M. D., Huffstead, M., Rabess, A., & Hanner, S. (2018, April). #Racism: The mental health ramifications of online racial discrimination. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

McKinzie Bennett, C., & Mitchell, M. D. (2018, January). Breaking down the brain: How stress, trauma, & discrimination impact mental and physical health. Florida Counseling Association (FCA) Webinar to be presented on January 17, 2018.

Daniel, D., Chang, C., Mitchell, M. D., & Heard, N. J. (2017, December). Graduate programs featuring: Dr. Catherine Y. Chang. Webinar presented on December 4, 2017.

Heard, N. H., Saliba, Y., Mitchell, M. D., & Rabess, A. (2017, October). Stay woke, #yougoodbro & alternative facts: Millennial social justice practices and needs. Paper presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.

Harris, S., Mitchell, M. D., & Tabet, S. (2017, October). Predictors of client attrition in a university-based community counseling clinic. Paper presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.

Mitchell, M. D. (2017, September). Multicultural competency assessment (MCA): The development of a new instrument. Paper presented at the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, Phoenix, AZ.

Saliba, Y. & Mitchell, M. D. (2017, July). Grasshopper thinking: Developing self-efficacy through biblical metaphors. Paper presented at the Association for Spiritual Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling Conference, Richmond, VA.

Huffstead, M., Varney, M., Mitchell, M. D., & Daniel, D. (2017, March). Staying engaged and passionate in the fight for justice. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Saliba, Y., Heard, N. J., & Mitchell, M. D. (2017, March). The Missing Piece: Counselors and Workplace Wellness Programs. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Personal:

I enjoy spending time with friends, family and visiting my hometown, Pittsburgh, PA! In addition, traveling has become an important aspect of my life and wellness. I also adore spending time in a local café’s enjoying all types of caffeinated connotations.