Associate Professor/Clinical Mental Health Program Coordinator

Faculty Member at Wake Forest University since 2014


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

Office Phone: 336-758-8624


  • PhD Counselor Education, University of Virginia
  • MS Counseling, University of Memphis
  • BA Psychology, University of Memphis
  • BS Education, University of Memphis

Research and Special Interests:

Career and mental health needs of military service members, veterans, and their families; connection between career and mental health issues; integrated models of clinical supervision focusing on positive growth in counselors’ ability to formulate interventions.

Awards/Grants (selected):

  • The American Institute of Bisexuality Grant. (August, 2021). *Coleman, P., Hayden, S.C.W. (Co-primary investigator). Bi-Erasure and the impact on health and well-being. Funding to support graduate student research project into the health and well-being of bisexual people. Funded.
  • NCDA Past-president Award – National Career Development Association, 2022
  • Wake Forest University – ACE (Academic and Community Engaged) Fellow, 2019-21
  • NCDA Outstanding Service Through Board Leadership Service Award – National Career Development Association, 2018
  • Wake Forest University – Creative Research Activities Development and Enrichment Fellow, 2017-2019
  • The Professional Counselor Outstanding Scholar Award – Concept/Theory, 2015
  • Outstanding Career Development Quarterly Article of the Year – National Career Development Association, 2014
  • Award of Excellence – Military and Government Counseling Association, 2013
  • Professional of the Year – Military and Government Counseling Association, 2012

Professional Service (Selected):

  • Co-editor, Journal of Military and Government Counseling, 2021–present
  • Guest Editor, The Career Development Quarterly – Special issue on addressing immediate and long-time impact of COVID-19 pandemic on career development and career intervention, 2021
  • Editorial Board Member, Career Development Quarterly, 2019 – present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Counseling & Development, 2016 – present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Military and Government Counseling, 2015 – present
  • Past-President, National Career Development Association, 2021 – 2022
  • President, National Career Development Association, 2020 – 2021
  • President Elect, National Career Development Association, 2019 – 2020
  • President, Military and Government Counseling Association, 2013 – 2014

Counseling Experience:

  • Volunteer Counselor, Veterans Helping Veterans Heal, 2017 – present
  • Program Director, Florida State University Career Center, 2012 – 2014
  • Counselor/Coordinator, University of Virginia Personal and Career Development Center, 2008 – 2012
  • Counselor/Supervisor, Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative,  Charlottesville, Virginia 2009 – 2012

Professional Licensures/Certifications (selected):

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), North Carolina
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Virginia
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
  • Certified Career Counselor Educator (CCCE)

Recent Publications (selected):

Recent Presentations (selected):

  • Hayden, S. C. W. (2022, April). Research-informed intervention for co-occurring career and mental concerns. Poster session at the American Counseling Association conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Hayden, S. C. W. (2022, January). Addressing negative career thoughts via Cognitive Information Processing. Content Session at the CERIC – Canada Cannexus22 conference.
  • Hayden, S. C. W., Lange, R., & Peace, C. (2021, December). Enhancing career agency via Cognitive Information Processing Theory. Content Session at the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance. Riga, Latvia.
  • Hayden, S. C. W. (2021, October). The relationship between career development and mental health: Research-informed interventions. Keynote speaker presentation at the Association of Specialists for Career Planning and Development, Moscow, Russia.
  • Hayden S. C. W. (2021, October). Integrating career development and mental health across the counseling curriculum. Content session at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Hayden S. C. W. (2021, April). Integrating career and mental health support via cognitive information processing. Content session at the American Counseling Association conference, Virtual.
  • Hayden S. C. W., Numbers, M. K., & Sztalkoper, J. L. (2021, April). Examining transitional support needs of military spouses: Implications for practice. Content session at the American Counseling Association conference, Virtual.
  • Hayden, S. C. W. (2020, November). Lighting the way: Professional standards in career services. Keynote speaker presentation at the Clap for Youth @ JC conference, Hong Kong.


I enjoy spending time with family, exploring the great outdoors through camping and hiking, playing as well as watching sports (Go Deacs!), watching movies especially classic cinema (Casablanca is a favorite), and reading fictional and historical novels.