Dr. Donna Henderson

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Henderson on collaboration among teachers and students. (MP3 download)

Email: henderda@wfu.edu

Mailing Address:

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

Faculty member at Wake Forest University since August 1996


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching, James Madison University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Meredith College
  • Associate of Arts, Peace College

Research and Special Interests:

  • Counseling children, school counseling, counselor training, international issues in counseling and mental health facilitation project.

Awards (selected):

  • Outstanding Alumnus Award – University of Tennessee, 2008
  • Professional Development Award – ACA, 2008
  • Counselor Education Advocacy Award – ACA, 2008
  • Fellow – ACA, 2010

Professional Service (selected):

  • President, President-elect, Past president, (2007-2010), Chi Sigma Iota
  • Member Governing Council, (2001-2004), American Counseling Association
  • President-elect, President, Past-president, (2003-2005) Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • President-elect, President, Past president, (2000-2003), North Carolina Counseling Association

Counseling Experience:

  • Teacher & Counselor – Page County Public Schools,My teaching assignments were ninth, tenth, and twelfth grade English classes.  I worked half time in the guidance office and taught half time.  Also I was faculty advisor for the yearbook and the newspaper and worked on a curriculum development committee.  I also worked closely with the career development specialist during the school year and worked as a counselor in a summer program for disadvantaged youth.

Professional Licensure and Memberships (selected):

  • Human Services: Board Certified Practitioner
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • School Counselor, State of North Carolina
  • Licensed Professional Counselor North Carolina
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • American Counseling Association
  • North Carolina Counseling Association
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education Supervision

Recent publications (selected):

  • Henderson, Donna A., & Charles L. Thompson. (Counseling). Counseling Children, 9th ed. Brooks Cole. August 2015, reported April 2016.
  • Henderson, D.A. (2012). The creative arts in counseling. In M.B. Scholl, A.S. McGowan, & J.t. Hansen (Eds.) Humanistic Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues (pp. 63-84). New York: Routledge.
  • Schweiger, W., Henderson, D.A.,McCaskill, K., Clawson, T. & Collins, D.R. (2012).Counselor Preparation, (13th Ed.). Washington, DC: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • Henderson, D.A., & Thompson, C. L. (2011). Counseling Children, (8th Ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
  • Henderson, D.A. (2008). Mental health facilitator. Greensboro, NC: National Board for Certified Counselors-International.
  • Cobia, D. & Henderson, D. A. (2007).  Developing an effective and accountable school counseling program (2nd Ed)Columbus, OH:Prentice-Hall.
  • Henderson, D.A. (2007). School counseling.  In R. Cottone & V.M. Tarvydas (Eds.) Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling, (3rd Ed.)  (pp. 241-267).  Columbus, OH: Prentice Hall.

Recent presentations (selected):

  • Henderson, D.A. (with others). (October 2011). MHF. Nashville, TN: ACES Conference.
  • Henderson, D.A. (with Scott Hinkle). (August 2010). Mental health facilitation training. Kuala Lampur, Malaysia: Professionals in Malaysia.
  • Henderson, D.A. (with others). (March 2010). Career connection. Pittsburgh, PA: ACA Conference.
  • Henderson, D.A. (October 2009). Mental health facilitation training. Thimphu, Bhutan: NBCC-I.
  • Henderson, D.A. (April 2009). Excellence: The Power of Living Well. Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University CSI Initiation.
  • Henderson, D.A. (March 2009). Excellence: The Power of Living Well. College Park, MD: University of Maryland CSI Initiation.
  • Henderson, D.A. (April 2008). What do we know about safe schools. Invited presenter for International Congress of Counseling. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Henderson, D.A. (with Sam Gladding). (March 2008). Keeping the boundaries from bending or breaking in counselor education. Honolulu, Hawaii: American Counseling Association.
  • Henderson, D.A. (October 16, 2008). International Counseling Initiatives. Durham, NC: Licensed Professional Counselors of North Carolina Conference.
  • Henderson, D.A. (with Laura Veach and Debbie Newsome), (October 24, 2008). Lessons Learned. Houston, TX: Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.


  • My special interests are reading, gardening, caring for my dogs, and enjoying my family.