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; Cultural Awareness and Competency; Threat Assessment; Integration of Behavioral Healthcare; 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:

 

Advisory Board–Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies,  2017-Present
Advisory Board–City University Master of Arts in Counseling,  2016-Present
Reviewer–American Counseling Association,   2013- Present
Previous Chair–Diversity and Society Justice Committee (GU)  2015-2017
Previous Faculty Advisor–Gamma Chi Epsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Chapter (GU)  2014- 2017

Counseling Experience:

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

Professional Licensure and Memberships: 

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors
  • Western Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors
  • Washington Counseling Association

 

Recent Publications:

  • 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. (April, 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. (September, 2012). Using a mixed methods content analysis to analyze mission statements from colleges of engineering. Journal of Mixed Methods Research 7(2). 110-120.

 

Recent Presentations:

 

  • Person, M., & Ghoston, M. (Accepted 2017). Transformative Learning in…Research and Statistics?!. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Chicago, Illinois.
  • 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, California.
  • 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, Washington.
  • 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, Florida.
  • Ghoston, M., Ghoston, L., & Napier, L., (March, 2015) – Can we do more in assessing potential violence? Educational Session- American Counseling Association (ACA), Orlando, Florida.
  • 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, Washington.
  • Wissel, A., & Ghoston, M. (November, 2014). Supporting students with mental health needs in the classroom. School Track Educational SessionWashington Counseling Association (WCA), Seattle, Washington.
  • 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, California.
  • 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, California.

  • 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, Hawaii.
  • 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, Colorado.
  • 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, Colorado.
  • Ghoston, M.R. (September, 2013). Considering the Needs of the Community College Setting. Presentation- American College Counseling Association (ACCA), New Orleans, Louisiana.

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!!!