Dr. Robert Casares

Assistant Professor

Mailing Address: Department of Counseling, Box 7406, WFU, Winston-Salem, NC  27109 

Email address: casaredr@nullwfu.edu

Office phone: (336) 758-5804

Location: Carswell 228

 

Faculty Member at Wake Forest University since July 2017

Education:

Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Holy Cross, 2016

M.A., Marriage and Family Counseling, University of Holy Cross, 2014

B.A., British and American Literature & Theology, Franciscan University, 2005

Research and Special Interests:

Creativity in counseling, the clinical and pedagogical uses of podcasts, boomerang children, the use of humor in Counselor Education and Supervision, applications of Family Systems Theory beyond a clinical setting.

Counseling Experience: 

  • Counselor, Private Practice, Winston-Salem, NC, 2018-present
  • Counselor, North Shore Pastoral Center, Covington, LA, 2016-2017
  • School Counselor, Archbishop Hannan High School, Covington, LA, 2013-2017
  • Clinical Intern, Catholic Counseling Service, New Orleans, LA, 2014
  • Clinical Intern, Thomas E. Chambers Counseling & Training Center, New Orleans, LA, 2013

Professional Licensure and Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of North Carolina
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Louisiana
  • National Certified Counselor

Professional Membership:

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society (CSI), Alpha Zeta Chapter
  • International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)

Service (selected):

  • Chair, Podcast Committee, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
  • Chair, Technology Committee, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
  • Associate Editor, The Family Digest, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
  • Member, Elections and Nominations Committee, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
  • Member, Proposal Review Committee, Annual IAMFC World Conference
  • Member, Proposal Review Committee, Annual Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference
  • Emerging Leaders Program, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
  • Chair, Technology Committee, Department of Counseling, Wake Forest University
  • Member, School Counseling Committee, Department of Counseling, Wake Forest University
  • Member, Assessment Committee, Department of Counseling, Wake Forest University
  • Member, Clinical Committee, Department of Counseling, Wake Forest University
  • Ad Hoc Member, Student Progress Committee, Department of Counseling, Wake Forest University

Recent Podcasts (selected):

Casares, R. (producer). (2018, November 6). Episode 4 – Letting Go of Perfectionism with Ramya AvadhanamThe Reframe.

Casares, R. (producer). (2018, October 2). Episode 3 – Finding a Positive Way Forward with Bret Hendricks. The Reframe.

Casares, R. (producer). (2018, September 4). Episode 2 – The Future Is Now with Lee Teufel-Prida. The Reframe.

Casares, R. (producer). (2018, August 7). Episode 1 – Give Yourself to Something Great with Sam Gladding. The Reframe.

Jencius, M., & Baltrinic, E. (producers). (2018, July 24). Teaching: Promoting Creative Approaches In the Classroom with Dr. Rob Casares. The Faculty Meeting.

Nations, J. R., & Warden, S. P. (producers). (2018, February 19). School Counseling with Dr. Rob Casares. Wake Forest University Counseling M.A. Program Podcast.

Recent Presentations (selected):

Casares, R. (accepted). Novel Approaches to Exploring Age-Old Challenges: Using Mental Health Podcasts to Teach and Process Complex Ethical Dilemmas. Presentation proposal to the 2019 Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Casares, R., & Pistorius, J. (accepted). Tight Knit Doesn’t Have to Equal Tight Spot: Navigating Multiple Relationships in Small Communities and Schools. Presentation proposal to the 2019 Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Casares, R., (accepted). From Headphones to Head Over Heels: Utilizing Podcasts as Bibliotherapy in Couples Counseling. Presentation proposal to the 2019 International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors World Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Casares, R., Pistorius, J. (accepted). Wired for Connection in a Wireless World: Addressing Couples and Family Issues Related to Technology and Social Media Use. Presentation proposal to the 2019 International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors World Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Casares, R., Nations, J., & Warden, S. (2018, October). Podcasting a Wide Net: Opportunities for Enhancing Pedagogy and Promoting Equity. Round table presentation to the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2018 Conference. Myrtle Beach, SC.

Casares, R., & Ghoston, M. (2018, October). Navigating the Faculty Job Search Process as a Person of Color. Round table presentation to the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2018 Conference. Myrtle Beach, SC.

Casares, R. (2018, September). From Free Download to Rich Dialogue: The Clinical and Pedagogical Utility of Podcasts. Round table presentation to the annual Association for Creativity in Counseling National Conference. Clearwater Beach, FL.

Casares, R. (2018, September). Breaking Down Silos and Building Up Creativity: Inspiring Innovation Through Cross-Disciplinary Curiosity. Round table Presentation to the annual Association for Creativity in Counseling National Conference. Clearwater Beach, FL.

Casares, R. (2018, February). Who Tells Your Story?: Utilizing Popular Culture to Practice and Teach Narrative Family Therapy. Presentation to the annual International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors World Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Casares, R. (2018, February). From Safety Net to Launch Pad: Counseling Parents of Boomerang Children. Presentation to the annual International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors World Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Casares, R., & Pistorius, J. (2018, February). Beginners Leading Beginners: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Considerations for Novice Supervisors. Presentation to the annual Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Casares, R., Ducros, S., & Songy, D. (2018, January). More Apps, More Problems: School Counseling in the Age of Social Media. Presentation to the annual Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Casares, R. (2018, January). From State Licensed to a State of Limbo: Challenges Associated with Moving to Another State. Round table presentation to the annual Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Casares, R., & Morris, M. (2017, March). Teaching Systems Theory in Your Sphere of Influence. Presentation to the annual Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference. Baton Rouge, LA.

Casares, R. (2017, March). Parenthood 2.0: Living with a Boomerang Child. Presentation to the annual Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference. Baton Rouge, LA.

Casares, R., Ducros, S., & Songy, D. (2017, February). Addressing Legal and Ethical Issues in School Counseling. Presentation to the annual Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Casares, R., & Songy, D. (2016, September). A Systemic Approach to School Counseling. Presentation to the annual conference of the Louisiana Counseling Association. Baton Rouge, LA.

Ducros, S., & Casares, R. (2015, September). School-Based Crisis Prevention and Intervention. Presentation to the annual conference of the Louisiana Counseling Association. Baton Rouge, LA.

Casares, R., & Martin, D. (2015, September). Effective Approaches to School and Clinical Counselor Collaboration. Presentation to the annual conference of the Louisiana Counseling Association. Baton Rouge, LA.

Current Writing Activities:

Casares, R., & Binkley, E. (in preparation). Convenient, Engaging, and Free: Podcasts as an Evolution of Bibliotherapy. Conceptual manuscript.

Casares, R. (in preparation). Embracing the Podcast Era: Trends, Opportunities, & Implications for Counselors. Conceptual manuscript.

Morris, M., Casares, R. (data collected and analyzed). Divorced Parents Experiences with a Court-Mandated Co-Parenting Program: A Grounded Theory Perspective. Qualitative manuscript.

Casares, R., & Binkley, E. (under review). An Unfiltered Look at Idealized Images: A Social Media Activity for Adolescent Girls. Conceptual manuscript submitted for publication.

Casares, R., & Gladding, S. (accepted). Using Comedy to Explore Racial-Ethnic Identity with Clients: A Narrative Approach. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

Casares, R., & White, C. (2018). The Phenomenological Experience of Parents Who Live with a Boomerang Child. The American Journal of Family Therapy.

Personal:

Enjoys biking, playing tennis, reading sports magazines and historical biographies, listening to podcasts, and watching hockey.