Dr. Michelle Mitchell

Assistant Professor

Assistant professor Michelle D. Mitchell

Phone: (336) 758-1977

Email Address: mitchelm@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 Central Florida
  • M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Duquesne University
  • B.S. in Public Health, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Research and Special Interests:

  • Multicultural and Social Justice Issues in Counseling; Instrument Development; and Mentorship

Awards/Honors (selected):

  • Wake Forest University Provost’s Mentorship Program – 2019-2020
  • Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award – 2019
  • ASGW Outstanding Article Award – 2019
  • AARC Student Research Grant – 2018
  • Lester N. Mandell Scholarship – 2018
  • AARC Emerging Leader Award – 2017
  • NBCC Minority Fellowship – 2017
  • AMCD Emerging Graduate Student Leader Award – 2017

 Counseling Experience:

  • Service Coordinator, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Pittsburgh, PA (2011- 2015)
  • Professional Counselor, Mount Ararat Counseling Center, Pittsburgh, PA (2013- 2015)
  • Counselor III, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Pittsburgh, PA (2009- 2011)

Professional Licensure and Memberships (selected):

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania
  • Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • American Counseling Association

Recent Publications (Selected):

  • Oh, S., Mitchell, M. D., Mckinzie Bennett, C., Rendon Finnell, L., Saliba, Y., Heard, N. J., & Pennock, E. R. (2018). Journal sharing on group cohesion and goal attainment in experiential growth groups. Journal for Specialists in Group Work43(3), 206-229, DOI: 10.1080/01933922.2018.1484541
  • Acquaye, H. E., Mitchell, M. D., Saliba, Y., Oh, S., & Heard, N. (2018). Optimism in trauma and growth: a path analysis of former war-related displaced persons. Journal of Pedagogical Research, 2(1), 16-29.
  • Mitchell, M. D. & Shillingford, M. A. (2017). A journey to the past: Promoting identity development of African Americans through ancestral awareness. The Family Journal25(1), 63-69, DOI: 10.1177/1066480716679656

Recent presentations (selected):

  • Mitchell, M. D. (2018, May). The NBCC Minority Fellowship Impact Year PresentationPaper presented at the NBCC Bridging the Gap Symposium, Washington, DC.
  • Mitchell, M. D. (2018, May). The Development and Validation of the Multicultural Competency Assessment (MCA)Paper presented at the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Annual Conference, London, UK.
  • Mitchell, M. D. & McKinzie Bennett, C. (2018, April). Check Yourself: The Development of the Multicultural Competency Assessment (MCA). Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Mitchell, M. D., Huffstead, M., Rabess, A., & Hanner, S. (2018, April). #Racism: The mental health ramifications of online racial discrimination. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • McKinzie Bennett, C., & Mitchell, M. D. (2018, January). Breaking down the brain: How stress, trauma, & discrimination impact mental and physical health. Florida Counseling Association (FCA) Webinar to be presented on January 17, 2018.
  • Daniel, D., Chang, C., Mitchell, M. D., & Heard, N. J. (2017, December). Graduate programs featuring: Dr. Catherine Y. Chang. Webinar presented on December 4, 2017.
  • Heard, N. H., Saliba, Y., Mitchell, M. D., & Rabess, A. (2017, October). Stay woke, #yougoodbro & alternative facts: Millennial social justice practices and needs. Paper presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.
  • Harris, S., Mitchell, M. D., & Tabet, S. (2017, October). Predictors of client attrition in a university-based community counseling clinic. Paper presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.
  • Mitchell, M. D. (2017, September). Multicultural competency assessment (MCA): The development of a new instrument. Paper presented at the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Saliba, Y. & Mitchell, M. D. (2017, July). Grasshopper thinking: Developing self-efficacy through biblical metaphors. Paper presented at the Association for Spiritual Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling Conference, Richmond, VA.
  • Huffstead, M., Varney, M., Mitchell, M. D., & Daniel, D. (2017, March). Staying engaged and passionate in the fight for justice. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Saliba, Y., Heard, N. J., & Mitchell, M. D. (2017, March). The Missing Piece: Counselors and Workplace Wellness Programs. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Personal:

  • I enjoy spending time with friends, family and visiting my hometown, Pittsburgh, PA! In addition, traveling has become an important aspect of my life and wellness. I also adore spending time in a local café’s enjoying all types of caffeinated connotations.