Dr. Robert Casares

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 Hall 220

 

Faculty Member at Wake Forest University since July 2017

 

Education:

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

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

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

 

Research and Special Interests:

Intergenerational coresidence, coparenting, Attachment Theory, applications of Family Systems Theory beyond a clinical setting (i.e.: educational leadership, business management, etc.).

 

Counseling Experience: 

  • Counselor, Archdiocese of New Orleans North Shore Pastoral Center, Covington, LA, 2016-2017
  • School Counselor, Archbishop Hannan High School, Covington, LA, 2013-2017
  • Counselor Intern, Catholic Counseling Service, New Orleans, LA, 2014

 

Professional Licensure and Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Louisiana
  • Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Louisiana
  • National Certified Counselor

 

Recent Presentations (selected):

  • 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., & White, C. (in preparation). Parental Experiences with Boomerang Child Coresidence. Qualitative Phenomenological study investigating how parents experience the phenomenon of adult children returning to the parental home to reside.
  • Morris, M., & Casares R., (in preparation). Divorced and Separated Parents’ Experiences with Participating in a Court-Mandated Coparenting Program. Qualitative Grounded Theory study investigating the perceived benefits and shortcomings of a court-mandated coparenting program.

 

Personal:

Enjoys biking, playing tennis, creating Spotify playlists, reading sports magazines, and watching hockey.