Dr. Isabel C. Farrell

Assistant Professor

Professor Farrell with Wake Forest University

Phone: (336) 758-1979

Email Address: farrelic@wfu.edu

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

Faculty member at Wake Forest University since 2018

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2018
  • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Northeastern State University, 2012
  • B.A. in Psychology, Northeastern State University, 2009

Research and Special Interests:

  • Bilingual counseling; Culture; Cultural Identity; Counseling with Spanish-speaking immigrants; Undocumented clients; Advocacy; Legislative Professional Advocacy

Awards (selected):

  • Most Outstanding Doctoral Student, Counselor Education Program, University of Tennessee, 2018
  • Chancellor Citation, Extraordinary Professional Promise Award, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2018
  • Outstanding Counseling Advocate of the Year, Smoky Mountain Counseling Association, 2017
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellow, 2016

Professional Service (selected):

  • Social Justice Curriculum Task Force, Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) 2019-Present
  • Professional Advocacy Committee Member, Chi Sigma Iota International (CSI) 2019-Present
  • Intern, Chi Sigma Iota International, 2018-2019
  • Leadership Intern Editor, CSI Exemplar, The Exemplar, Chi Sigma Iota, 2018-2019
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Counseling Leadership and Advocacy, 2018 – present
  • Scholarship and Fellowship Reviewer, National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation, 2016-Present

Professional Licensure and Memberships (selected):

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES)
  • Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society (CSI)
  • Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)

Recent Publications (Selected):

Scholarly Publications

  • Farrell, I. C. & Barrio Minton, C.A (2019). Advocacy among counseling leaders: The Three-Tiered Legislative Professional Advocacy Model. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, 6(2), 144-159. doi: 10.1080/2326716X.2019.1644254
  • Marshall, R. C. & Farrell, I. C. (2019). Career Guided Imagery: A narrative approach for emerging adults. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 14 (2), 193-204. doi: 10.1080/15401383.2019.1586612
  • Gibbons, M. M., Brown, E. C., Daniels, S., Rosecrance, P., Hardin, E., & Farrell, I. (2019). Building on strengths while addressing barriers: Career interventions in rural Appalachian communities. Journal of Career Development, 1-14, doi: 0894845319827652.
  • Farrell, I. C. & Gibbons, M. (2019). Using narrative theory to assist college-aged Latino immigrants. Journal of College Counseling, 22(1), 83-96. doi: 10.1002/jocc.12116

Book Chapters

  • DeDiego, A. C, Farrell, I. C., McGrath, A, M. (2020). Narrative Therapy to Address Trauma for Emergency Medical Services and Firefighters. In C. A. Bowers, D. C. Beidel & M. R. Marks (Eds.), Mental Health Intervention and Treatment of First Responders and Emergency Workers. IGI Global: Hershey, PA

Non-Scholarly Publications

  • Farrell, I. C. & Basma, D. (2019). Counseling Newcomers and Refugees: Children and Adolescents. ACA Practice Briefs. Retrieved from https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/practice-briefs
  • Basma, D. & Farrell, I. C. (2019). Counseling Adult Newcomers and Refugees: Downward Mobility and Career Loss. ACA Practice Briefs. Retrieved from https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/practice-briefs
  • Farrell, I. C (2019). Building a Stronger Organization through Leadership and Advocacy. The Exemplar. Retrieved from https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.csi-net.org/resource/resmgr/publications_exemplar/Spring_2019_Exemplar.pdf
  • Farrell, I. C (2019). Statewide/Regional Networking Grants: One State with One Goal. The Exemplar. Retrieved from https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.csi-net.org/resource/resmgr/publications_exemplar/Spring_2019_Exemplar.pdf
  • Farrell, I. C (2019). Leadership Capacity and Mentoring: Multicultural and Relational Leadership. The Exemplar. Retrieved from https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.csi-net.org/resource/resmgr/publications_exemplar/Spring_2019_Exemplar.pdf
  • Farrell, I., Graham, D., Gibbons, M. M., & Hardin, E. E. (2017). PiPES Community Career Services Manual for Trainers.
  • Farrell, I., Graham, D., Gibbons, M. M., & Hardin, E. E. (2017). PiPES Community Career Services Manual for Patrons.
  • Farrell, I., Graham, D., Gibbons, M. M., & Hardin, E. E. (2017). PiPES Manual de Servicios de Orientación Profesional.

Current Writing Activities:

  • Farrell, I. C., DeDiego, A.C., Marshall, R. C. (under review). Service Learning to Foster Advocacy Training in CACREP Accredited Programs. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.
  • Farrell, I. C. (in preparation). Skills based approaches to DSM diagnosis. In T.B. Fletcher Ed.), Creativity in Counseling Children & Adolescents: A Guide for Experiential Activities.
  • Francis, P. C. & Farrell, I. C. (in preparation). Ethics and ethical behaviors. In S. K. Butler, J. Filmore, A. F. Locke (Eds.), Introduction to Counseling Book from a Multicultural and Social Justice Perspective. 

Recent presentations (selected):

  • Farrell, I. & Barrio Minton, C.A. (2019, March). Advocacy Among Counseling Leaders: A Constructivist Grounded Theory). Session presented at Session presented at American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Farrell, I. & Barrio Minton, C.A. (2018, October). Advocacy Among Counseling Leaders: A Constructivist Grounded Theory). Session presented at Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Biennial Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Farrell, I. C., & Basma, D. (2018, April). Mixed Status Families: A Systems Approach for a Systemic Problem. Session presented at American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Farrell, I. C., & Barrio Minton, C.A. (2017, October). Counselor, instructor, supervisor, classmate: Managing multiple relationships in doctoral programs. Session presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Biennial Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Gibbons, M. M., Brown, E., Taylor., A. L., Farrell, I. C. (2017, October). Grant-funded programming in counselor education: Student and faculty perspectives. Session presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Biennial Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Farrell, I. C., & Marshall, R. (2017, March). Creating a new cultural identity: Using narrative therapy to assist recent young adult immigrants. Session presented at American Counseling Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Farrell, I. C., & Marshall, R. (2017, February). Advocating for undocumented clients: What we know about law, ethics, and multicultural competencies. Session presented at the Law and Ethics in Counseling Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Marshall, R., & Farrell, I. C. (2016, September). Emerging adults: A guided imagery for career development. Round table session presentation presented at Association for Creativity in Counseling Annual Conference, Savannah, GA.
  • Farrell, I. C. (2016, November). 2016 Multicultural competencies 101. Educational session presented at Tennessee Counseling Association, Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Farrell, I. C. (2016, October). Creating a new cultural identity: Using narrative therapy to assist recent young adult immigrants. Session presented at European Branch of the American Counseling Association (EB-ACA) Annual Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Wheat, L. & Farrell, I. C. (2016, September). Bringing bereavement out of the closet: Partner/spousal bereavement among LGBTQ+ citizens. Educational session presented at Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling 2nd Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Personal:

  • Enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family