1 LAURA BOYD FARMER, PHD, LPC, CSAC, ACS EDUCATION P.O. Box East Tennessee State University (423) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA Ph.D. in Counselor Education 2011 Dissertation: Counselors Self-Perceived Competency With Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients Graduate Certificate: Preparing the Future Professoriate James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA M.A., Ed.S. in Community Counseling 2007 Thesis: Sexual Assault in the LGBT Community: Incidence, Sensitive Response, and Considerations for Counselors Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA B.S. Honors in Psychology 2003 Honors Research Thesis: Can Men and Women Just Be Friends? Attraction and Flirtation in Opposite Gender Pairs of Friends RESEARCH / SCHOLARSHIP EXPERIENCE Farmer, L. B., Welfare, L. E., & Burge, P. L. (2013). Counselor competence with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients: Differences among practice settings. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 41(4), doi: /j x Welfare, L. E., Farmer, L. B., & Lile, J. (2013). Empirical evidence for the importance of conceptualizing client strengths. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development, 52(2), doi: /j x Farmer, L. B. & Disque, G. (2013). Harmonic inquiry: A supervision technique for developing selvesawareness. In Ideas and research you can use: VISTAS Retrieved from Bodenhorn, N., Hartig, N., Ghoston, M., Graham, J., Lile, J., Sackett, C. R., Farmer, L. B. (in press). Counselor education faculty positions: Requirements and preferences in CESNET announcements Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision. Farmer, L. B. & Sackett, C. R. (2009). The Connections Project: Using computer technology to connect ideas and people. Public Knowledge, 1.
2 Farmer, L. B., & Welfare, L. E. (in progress). Religiosity and spirituality as predictors of counseling competence with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. Farmer, L. B., & Sackett, C. R. (in progress). An exploration of pedagogical practices to develop the personhood of the counselor. Farmer, L. B., & Disque, G. (in progress). Applying family sculpting to clinical supervision: An experiential approach to exploring the therapeutic relationship. Hartig, N., Bodenhorn, N., Sackett, C. R., Farmer, L. B., Ghoston, M., Graham, J., & Lile, J. (in progress). Post-master s experience and beliefs about experience of counselor educators who pursue doctoral degrees: A survey of the counselor education and supervision field. TEACHING EXPERIENCE East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN Assistant Professor of Counseling August Present Teach graduate level courses in CACREP-accredited counseling program. Provide clinical supervision to internship students. Advise and mentor graduate students in counseling. Conduct research and participate in service activities. Courses taught: Career Counseling, Psychological Assessment, Counseling Theories and Techniques (Counseling II), Trends and Issues in Higher Education, Student Development and the College Environment, and Internship Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Adjunct Instructor Internship Course Spring 2012 Provided weekly group supervision to masters students completing internship requirements in school, university, and community agency settings. Administered all grades and clinical evaluations; completed onsite visits and coordinated supervision with students onsite supervisors Radford University, Radford, VA Adjunct Instructor Group Counseling Techniques Practicum Summer, Fall 2010 Developed syllabus and overall course structure, administered all grades and clinical evaluations, provided individual and triadic supervision to students outside of class, provided weekly group supervision Taught Summer Term and Fall Semester course sections Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Co-Instructor Counseling Theories and Techniques Assisted with developing course structure, planned weekly classes, provided lecture, facilitated experiential exercises and discussion, conducted live supervision of triads for techniques practice, assigned grades; two years of experience teaching this 6-credit combined course Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Guest Lecturer DSM Applications in Counseling 2010 Provided guest lecture on Personality Disorders Module utilizing online format, attended class and answered student questions related to the module
3 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 2009 Co-Instructor Human Development Across the Lifespan Curriculum development, created syllabus, graded all assignments, provided lecture, facilitated in-class experiential activities, devised and collected course evaluations Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Graduate Assistant / Supervisor Group Counseling Theory and Techniques Facilitated experiential growth group and provided clinical supervision to master s students co-facilitating group. Three years of experience James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Co-Instructor Psychology of Child Abuse and Neglect Curriculum design, revised and updated syllabus for 4 terms of instruction, graded all assignments, facilitated class discussion and in-class exercises SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE Sept 2013 present Roanoke Higher Education Center Roanoke, VA Clinical Supervisor Provide private clinical supervision to counseling residents working toward LPC licensure in Virginia Provide individual and group supervision incorporating a variety of supervision modalities: experiential, expressive arts, mindfulness Aug 2012-present East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN Clinical Supervisor / Instructor Provide individual, group, and live supervision of Master s students completing internship May Radford University Radford, VA Clinical Supervisor / Instructor Provide weekly individual and triadic supervision to Master s students enrolled in the Group Counseling Practicum course Conduct weekly group supervision during class time Provide live supervision of experiential group component of course Aug Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA Clinical Supervisor / Instructor Provide individual, triadic, and live supervision of Master s students in practicum and internship Live supervision of experiential growth groups
4 PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING EXPERIENCE Jan 2012-May 2012 Private Practice Roanoke, VA Child and Family Therapist Utilize play therapy, sand tray, and art therapy techniques with children, adolescents and families Coordinate with and refer to community resources and supports as needed May 2010-Aug 2011 REACH EAP & Workplace Solutions Roanoke, VA Counselor, PRN Conduct phone assessments, intake assessments, and screenings Provide crisis counseling and short-term outpatient counseling Link employees/clients to community resources and supports Sept 2008-May 2010 Roanoke College Counseling Center Salem, VA College Counselor, Doctoral Intern Conduct intake evaluations, SASSI screenings, and crisis intervention with college students Provide individual and group therapy to college students Participate in weekly supervision and case coordination meetings Jan 2009-May 2009 Carilion Employee Assistance Program Roanoke, VA EAP Counselor Conduct assessments for employees receiving EAP benefits Provide short-term counseling / brief interventions to employees and family ages Provide referral to community resources and supports as needed July 2006-June 2008 Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare Roanoke, VA Crisis & Assessment Therapist Perform crisis intervention and assessments, brief crisis therapy, preadmission screenings, qualified evaluations for commitment hearings, discharge planning to state hospitals, and consultation for children / adolescents and families in crisis Provide individual and family therapy in an outpatient setting to children ages 3-17; utilized creative arts, play, and sand tray therapy Conduct intake assessments, drug screenings, and SASSI screenings Aug 2004-May 2006 Office of Sexual Assault Prevention, James Madison Univ. Harrisonburg, VA Graduate Assistant / Teaching Assistant Assist with teaching PSYC 450/530 course, Psychology of Child Abuse & Neglect Facilitate weekly support group for college student survivors of sexual assault Present to college students and community on dating violence, healthy relationships, alcohol education, and sexual assault prevention Train Campus Assault ResponsE (CARE) members on sensitive response to sexual assault survivors
5 May-Sept 2005 Counseling & Psychological Services, James Madison Univ. Harrisonburg, VA Therapist / Intern Clinician Provide individual therapy, play / sand tray therapy, couple and family therapy services for clients ages 4-55 Conduct intake interviews, keep case notes, provide referrals when necessary Participate in weekly supervision meetings and case management meetings April-June 2005 Nadia Webb & Associates, LLC Harrisonburg, VA Psychological Technician Conduct clinical intake interviews with clients seeking social security services Administer and score assessments such as: MMPI, WAIS, WISC, Conner s Feb-April 2003 Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents Staunton, VA Virginia State Psychiatric Hospital Intern Direct Care staff person on Unit 2 (children ages 4-13) Provide assistance with group sessions, meals, and led recreational activities May-Dec 2002 Women s Resource Center Radford, VA Crisis Hotline Responder Complete 5 weeks of training for certification as Crisis Hotline Responder Conduct intake interviews with new residents to the domestic violence shelter Assist women and children at the shelter with daily living needs and concerns GROUP COUNSELING EXPERIENCE Dec 2011 July 2012, Facilitated Support Group for LGBTQA Youth (DESTINY) in Roanoke Valley Nov 2013 Present Aug Dec 2011 Oct Dec 2009 Feb April 2009 Oct 2007 Mar 2008 Facilitated and Supervised Growth Groups with Virginia Tech Masters Students Co-facilitated Interpersonal Growth Group at Roanoke College Facilitated Mindfulness Group at Roanoke College Facilitated Substance Abuse group for adolescents Sept May 2006 Co-facilitated Support Group for college student sexual assault survivors at JMU SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE Preparing the Future Professoriate completed 9-credit, multidisciplinary doctoral certificate Facilitator / Consultant Planned and facilitated therapeutic retreat for the Virginia Tech Office of Recovery and Support staff, June 2010 Consultant Stress Management Through Mindfulness Training provided to Upward Bound Program Tutor Counselors at Roanoke College. June 09, June 10, June 11 Consultant Managing Stress for Success Presentation provided to Upward Bound High School Students at Roanoke College, July 2010 and July 2011
6 Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents Comprehensive training received April 2008 Consultant Citizens Against Sexual Assault, Community Non-Profit Agency Provided training workshop for staff members on Response to LGBT Survivors of Sexual Assault: Incidence, Implications, & Considerations for Counseling Practice, April 2006 LICENSURE / CERTIFICATIONS Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in Virginia Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) Administration Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) Administration Preschool and Early Childhood Functional Assessment Scale (PECFAS) Administration Psychological First Aid Certification PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / SERVICE Co-Author CACREP Accreditation Self-Study ( ) Clinical Supervision Spring Workshop, Committee Member and Presenter ( ) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) Member, East Tennessee State University ( ) Diversity Committee, College of Education at ETSU (2012-present) ACA Conference Proposal Reviewer (2012) Volunteer member of the Steering Committee for devising and implementing LGBTQ youth support services in the Roanoke Valley ( ) Co-Editor and Reviewer, International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation ( ) Volunteer Counselor, Virginia Tech Day of Remembrance ( ) Board Member of the Roanoke Area Counselors Association (ROACA) ( ) Member, American Counseling Association Member, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Member, Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling Member, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development Member, Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Member, Tennessee Counselors Association Member, Watauga Counseling Association Member, ALGBTIC-TN
7 HONORS AND AWARDS Emerging Graduate Student Leader Award, March Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. Presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Convention: New Orleans, LA. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Research and Best Practices Grant Fall 2010: Farmer, L. B. Counselor preparation for lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues in counseling. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Research and Best Practices Grant Spring 2010: Hartig, N., Bodenhorn, N., Farmer, L. B., Ghoston, M., Graham, J., Lile, J., Sackett, C. R. Post-master s experience and beliefs about experience of counselor educators who pursue doctoral degrees: A survey of the counselor education and supervision field. Emerging Leader Award, 2008 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), Houston, TX Carl Swanson Award, 2006 presented to the JMU graduate student who has made significant contributions to the Counseling Psychology Program, the university, or local schools and community agencies. Voted on by the counseling students and faculty at JMU. Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Sigma Chapter, International counseling honors society. President-Elect, PRESENTATIONS / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Byrd, R., Scarborough, J., & Farmer, L. B. (in absentia) (2013). Beyond knowledge and awareness: Promoting skill development for LGBQ competency. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference: Content Session. Farmer, L. B. (2012). Mindfulness strategies for counselors: Self-awareness, compassion, and self-care. Tennessee Counselors Association Annual Conference: Content Session. Farmer, L. B. (2012). Promoting resilience in times of crisis. Tennessee Counselors Association Annual Conference: Content Session. Farmer, L. B. (2012). Dissertate, procreate or adopt: A panel discussion for family-oriented doctoral students. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision: Roundtable Session. Farmer, L. B. (2011). Counselor preparation for lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues in counseling. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference: Content Session. Hartig, N., Bodenhorn, N., Farmer, L. B., Graham, J., Ghosten, M., Lile, J., & Sackett, C. R. (2011). Present practices of doctoral admissions in order to shape the future: A research report on current perceptions of post-master s counseling experience requirements. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference: Content Session.
8 Bodenhorn, N., Hartig, N., Farmer, L. B. (in abstentia), Ghoston, M., Graham, J., Lile, J., Sackett, C. (2011). Post-master s clinical experience and the pursuit of CES doctoral degrees: A survey of the field. American Counseling Association Annual Conference: Poster Session. Farmer, L. B., & Sackett, C. R. (2010). Experiential growth groups in counselor training: Seeking the ideal design. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference: Content Session. Farmer, L. B. (2010). Training LGB-competent counselors: Triumphs, challenges, and future directions. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference: Poster Session. Welfare, L. E., Farmer, L. B., & Lile, J. (2010). Emphasizing client strengths: Evidence to support a strength-based approach to counseling practice. American Counseling Association Annual Conference: Poster Session. Farmer, L. B., & Sackett, C. R. (2010). Impact of cohort learning in a counselor education master s program. Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference: Content Session. Sackett, C. R., Farmer, L. B., Hall, M., Cavender, R., & Cano, L. (2010). Impact of cohort learning on student growth. Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy: Content Session. Farmer, L. B. ( ). Stress management through mindfulness. Roanoke College Upward Bound Program: Guest Speaker / Training Session. Farmer, L. B., & Lile, J. (2008). Teaching mindfulness to adolescents. Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention: Content Session. Farmer, L. B. (2007). Kids in crisis: The involuntary commitment process revealed. Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention: Content Session. Farmer, L. B. (2007). LGBT sexual assault: Incidence, sensitive response, & implications for counselors. Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision: Content Session. Bacon, J., & Farmer, L. B. (2004). Are your ducks in a row? Collaborative response in sexual assault cases. VASPA/VACUHO Annual Conference: Content Session. Boyd, L. W. (2003). Can men and women just be friends? Attraction and flirtation in opposite gender pairs of friends. Virginia Psychological Association Annual Conference: Poster Session.