Dr. Michelle Ghoston

Assistant Professor

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

Email Address: ghostonm@nullwfu.edu

Office Phone: 336-758-5670

Online Office Hours: Wednesday 7pm-8pm

Faculty Member at Wake Forest University since July 2017

Education:

Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision, Virginia Tech, 2012
M.Ed  in Community Counseling, Lynchburg College, 2005
BA in Sociology, University of Virginia, 1994 

Research and Special Interests:

Social Justice & Equity; Cultural Awareness and Competency; Threat Assessment; Neuroscience; Broaching; Need for Post Masters Experience

Awards:

American College Counseling Association Emerging Leader, May 2013
American College Counseling Association Emerging Leader,  March 2012

Professional Service (selected):

  • 2019- Present: Online Scholarship Committee
  • 2018- Present: Richter Scholarship Graduate Committee, Wake Forest University
  • 2018- Present: AMHCA Neuroscience Task Force
  • 2018- Present: AMCD African American Wellness Task Force
  • 2018- Present: Editorial Board Member, Teaching and Supervision Counseling Journal
  • 2018- 2019: Interim Coordinator for the Health & Human Services Minor Degree, Wake Forest University
  • 2017-2018: Advisory Board, Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies
  • 2016-2018: Advisory Board, City University Master of Arts in Counseling
  • 2013- Present: Reviewer, American Counseling Association
  • 2015-2017: Previous Chair, Diversity and Society Justice Committee (GU)
  • 2014-2017: Previous Faculty Advisor, Gamma Chi Epsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Chapter (GU)

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • CNS 741: Theories and Models of Counseling
  • CNS 741: Theories and Models of Counseling (online)
  • CNS 335: Health and Human Services in a Diverse Society
  • CNS 747: Cultures and Counseling
  • CNS 747: Cultures and Counseling (online)
  • CNS 765: Addictions
  • CNS 790: Capstone

Counseling Experience:

  • 2013-2017: Private Practice, Spokane, WA
  • 2010-2012: Part-time Counselor, Lynchburg College Counseling Center, Lynchburg, VA
  • 2006-2012: Part-time Counselor, Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, VA

Professional Licensure and Memberships:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington (previous)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • North Carolina Counseling Association (member)
  • American Mental Health Counseling Association
  • American Counseling Association (member)
  • Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (member)
  • Western Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (past member)
  • Washington Counseling Association (past member)

Recent Publications:

  • Field, T., Ghoston, M., Grimes, T., Sturm, D., Kaur, M., Aninditya, A., & Toomey, M. (Under review). Trainee Counselor Development of Social Justice Counseling Competencies. Journal of Social Action in Counseling and Psychology.
  • Field, T., Beeson, E., Luke, C., Ghoston, M. & Golubovic, N. (Accepted-2019). Neuroscience Conceptualizations of Depression by Counselors. Journal of Mental Health Counseling.
  • Pearson, M., Garner, C., Ghoston, M. & Peterson, C. (Accepted- 2019). Counselor professional identity development in CACREP and Non-CACREP accredited programs. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.
  • Field, T., Ghoston, M., & McHugh, K. (2018). Requirements for supervisors of counselor licensure candidates in the United States. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy. org/10.1080/2326716X.2018.1489315
  • Field, T., Sivashanker, K., Ghoston, M., & Golubovic, K. (2018). Ketamine and the Glutamate hypothesis of depression. Neurocounseling: Bridging Brain and Behavior section of Counseling Today.
  • Ghoston, M. (Accepted-2017). Awareness of social injustices. Experiential activities for teaching social justice and advocacy competence in counseling.
  • Farmer, L., Sackett, C., Lile, J., Bodenhorn, N., Hartig, N., Graham, J.,
    & Ghoston, M. (2017). An exploration of the perceived impact of post-master’s experience on doctoral study in counselor education and supervision. The Professional Counselor.
  • Sackett, C., Hartig, N., Bodenhorn, N., Farmer, L., Ghoston, M., Graham, J., & Lile, J. (2015). Advising master’s students pursuing doctoral study: A survey of the counselor education and supervision field. The Professional Counselor. (5)4. 473-485.
  • Rainer, P. & Ghoston, M. (2014). In K. Fineran, B. Houltberg, A. Nitza, J. McCoy, & S. (Eds.), Group work experts share their favorite activities: A guide to choosing, planning, conducting, and processing volume 2 (pp. 295- 298). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.
  • Bodenhorn, N., Hartig, N., Ghoston, M., Graham, J., Sackett, C. R., Lile, J., & Farmer, L. B. (2014). Counselor education faculty positions: Requirements and preferences in CESNET announcements 2005-2009. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 6(1).
  • Creamer, E. G., & Ghoston, M. (2012). Using a mixed methods content analysis to analyze mission statements from colleges of
    Journal of Mixed Methods Research 7(2). 110-120.

Recent Presentations:

  • Ghoston, M. (Accepted-October, 2019). Unintentional Racial and Cultural Exclusivity. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). Seattle, WA
  • Field, T., & Ghoston, M. (June, 2019). Neuroscience Conceptualizations of Depression by Counselors. American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA). Washington, DC.
  • Ghoston, M. (February, 2019). Developing A Critical Consciousness in Counseling. North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA). Durham, NC.
  • Person, M., & Ghoston, M. (October, 2017). Transformative Learning in…Research and Statistics?!. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Chicago, IL.
  • Ghoston, M., Brew, L., Hope, K., Lane, J., & Luedke, A. (November 2016- Invited Panelist). Preparing Clinical Counselors to Work in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare. Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES). Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Ghoston, M., Curry, C., Brown, SR., & Price, P. (November, 2016). Issues in Mental Health Affecting Western Canadian Counsellors. Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES). Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Shepard, J., Ghoston, M., Reyes, R., Dos Ramos, P. & Helms, K. (June, 2016). Teaching cultural diversity: From differing lenses and styles. National Conference on Race and Ethnicity American Higher Education (NCORE). San Francisco, CA.
  • Casares, R., & Ghoston, M. (October, 2018). Navigating the Faculty Job Search Process as a Person of Color. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Field, T., Ghoston, M., Wissel, A, Davari, J., and Carey, E. (April, 2016). Learning Institute –Autism Spectrum Disorders: A counselor’s guide to family- focused intervention. American Counseling Association/ Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Montreal, Canada.
  • Ghoston, L., Ghoston, M., & Adame, S. (April, 2016). Educational session– Assessing potential violence: A review of neighboring countries. American Counseling Association/ Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy, Montreal, Canada.
  • Wissel, A., Ghoston, M., & Alwahibah, S. (November, 2015). Defining and Engaging Culturally Rich Experiences. Washington Counseling Association (WCA), Seattle, WA.
  • Ghoston, M. (May, 2015). Broaching- A necessary skill! Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
  • Field, T., Ghoston, M., & Price, P. (March, 2015). Advanced learning institute – Crisis intervention strategies for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum disorders. American Counseling Association (ACA). Orlando, FL.
  • Ghoston, M., Ghoston, L., & Napier, L., (March, 2015) – Can we do more in assessing potential violence? Educational Session- American Counseling Association (ACA), Orlando, FL.
  • Shepard, J., Ghoston, M., Reyes, R., & Dos Ramos, P. (February,
    2015). Crossing borders: Local and global perspectives on teaching cultural diversity. International Globalization, Diversity & Education
    Conference.
    Spokane, WA.
  • Wissel, A., & Ghoston, M. (November, 2014). Supporting students with mental health needs in the classroom. School Track Educational SessionWashington Counseling Association (WCA), Seattle, WA.
  • Wissel, A., Ghoston, M., & Grundmanis, K (November, 2014). What do you mean this is NOT a culturally diverse experience? Round table- Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES), Anaheim, CA.
  • Field, T., & Ghoston, M. (November, 2014). The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Counseling Services: Surviving and Thriving in an Uncertain
    Market.
    Educational Session- Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES), Anaheim, CA.
  • Nielsen, S., Field, T., & Ghoston, M. (March, 2014). The Impact of the Affordable Care Acton Counseling Services: Surviving and Thriving in an Uncertain Market. Learning Institute- American Counseling Association (ACA), Honolulu, HI.
  • Ghoston, M.R. & Rainer, P. (October, 2013). Achieving in an Unfamiliar Territory: Minority Women Pursuing Doctoral Degrees! Roundtable presentation- Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Denver, CO.
  • Graham, J. & Ghoston, M. R. (October, 2013). Self in Relation to Others: A Paradigm and Pedagogical Shift to a Higher Order of Multicultural Competence. Poster presentation- Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Denver, CO.
  • Ghoston, M.R. (September, 2013). Considering the Needs of the Community College Setting. Presentation- American College Counseling Association (ACCA), New Orleans, LA.

Personal:

Enjoys time with family and friends! Loves watching and attending sporting events, especially football and basketball. Traveling has become a recent interest. Proud and excited to be a Demon Deacon!!!