Mailing Address: Wake Forest University, PO Box 7406, Winston Salem, NC 27109
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Office Phone: (336) 758-1977
Online Office Hours: Tuesday 7P-8P EST
Faculty Member at Wake Forest University since July 2018
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
Wake Forest University Provost’s Mentorship Program – 2019-2020
Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award – 2019
ASGW Outstanding Article Award – 2019
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 (selected):
Vice President of African American Concerns, Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD), 2019- present
Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair, Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD), 2018- present
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 (LPC) in Pennsylvania
NBCC Board Certified Counselor (NCC)
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
Harris, S., Mitchell, M. D., Tabet, S. M., & Hundley, G. (2020). Predictors of client attrition in a university‐based community counseling clinic. Journal of Counseling & Development, 98(1), 74-82.
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.
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.
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 (selected):
Oh, S., Saliba, Y, Mitchell, M. D., Rendon Finnell, L., & Kim, N. (2019, October). Does the open journal-exchange improve the benefit of experiential growth groups for counseling students? Paper presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Seattle, WA.
Mitchell, M. D., & *Rabess, A. (2019, October). The colored section: A phenomenological study exploring the experiences of counseling students of color. Paper presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Seattle, WA.
Nichols, T., & Mitchell, M. D. (2019, June). Young, black & gifted: Empowering African American students to explore college & career opportunities. Paper presented at National Career Development Association Global Conference, Houston, TX.
McKinzie Bennett, C., & Mitchell, M. D. (2019, June). Sifting through discrimination and stress: Exploring brain-based approaches to serve marginalized adolescents and young adults. Paper presented at Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Summit, Orlando, FL.
Smith, S., Chan, C., & Mitchell, M. D. (2019, March). AMCD town hall meeting: Strategic plan revealed. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
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.
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