Cristen Wathen, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC

Palo Alto University Faculty Cristen_Wathen
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Position(s): 

Assistant Professor

Faculty Program(s): 

Master's

Talks & Lectures: 

Chen, S., Wathen, C., & Sheperis, D. (2019, October). Transitioning from Traditional Classroom to Virtual Learning: Online Pedagogical Practice. Education session presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, Washington. 

*Koltz, R., Wathen, C., Franklin, K., Forney, L., Hensen, B. (2017). An exploration of practicum  student wellness. Presented at the 2017 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision in Chicago, IL.

Tarabochia, D., Koltz, R., Koltz, D., Wathen, C. (2016).  The development and impact of a well-being group for older adults living in an assisted living community: An intergenerational, community-based project. Presentation at the 2016 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education in Long Beach, CA.

Kleist, D. & Wathen, C. (2016). Internationalization of counselor education: Lived experiences of US counselors-in-training.  Paper presented at the 7th Annual Qualitative Report Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Wathen, C. & Elliott, A. (2015). Ways to teach the Ways: Creatively integrating Cheston’s (2000) Ways paradigm into the counseling theory classroom.  Education session presented at the 2015 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (ACES) in Philadelphia, PA.

Wathen, C. (June, 2016). Impact on Crime Victims. Invited Training session for the 2nd Annual Montana Victims Advocate Academy, Missoula, MT
 
Wathen, C. (May, 2014). Visions in Our Heads: Lived Experiences of Counsellors-in-Training Participating in Study Abroad Programs. Poster presented at the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference (BACP), London, England.
 
Meekums, B., Wathen, C., & Koltz, R. (May, 2014). Cross Cultural Perspectives: An Online Learning Environment. Poster presented at the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference (BACP), London, England.
 
Wathen, C. & Elliott, A. (2015). Ways to teach the Ways: Creatively integrating Cheston’s (2000) Ways paradigm into the counseling theory classroom. Education session presented at the 2015 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (ACES) in Philadelphia, PA.
 
Koltz, R., Odegard, M., Wathen, C. (2015). Wellness strategies to thrive during the pre-tenure experience. Education session presented at the 2015 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Philadelphia, PA. 
 
Wathen, C., Bohecker, L., Wells, P., Theimann, J., & Anekstein, A. (2015). Personal and professional: Authoethnographic pictures integrating spiritual and religious development and counselor educators. Education session presented at the Association for Spiritual, Religious, and Ethical Values (ASERVIC) Conference, New York, NY. 
 
Wathen, C. & Kleist, D. (October, 2013). Visions in our heads: The experience of counselors-in-training participating in study abroad programs. Presentation to the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Denver, CO
 
Wathen, C., Koltz, R., McKinley, H., & Lamb, B. (October, 2014). The Montana cowboy and the British stiff upper lip: Comparing and contrasting counsel(l)or identity globally. Education Session at the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES), Jackson Hole, WY. 

 

Selected Publications: 

Chen, Szu-Yu, Wathen, C., Speciale, M. (2020). Online clinical training in the virtual remote Environment: Challenges, opportunities, and solutions. The Professional Counselor, 10(2). doi:10.15241/syc.10.1.78 

 

*Brown-McCormick, L. M., Todd, S., Schmuldt, L., Russ, K., & Wathen, C. (2019). Clinical implications in Vaginal Orgasm Response. Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.34296/01021011

 

Koltz, R. L., Smith, A., Tarabochia, D. S., & Wathen, C. (2017). A pedagogical framework for counselor educators working with millennial students. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 9(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/91.1150

 

Meekums, B., Wathen, C., & Koltz, R. (2016). Technology as a bridge: Developing inter-cultural understanding through a student videoconference. British Journal of Guidance and Counsellingdoi: 10.1080/03069885.2015.1135875. 

 

*Koltz, R., Tarabochia, D., Wathen, C., Koltz, D., Foote, A., Cuyle, N., Volkman, A. (2016). Living well into later years: A psychoeducational support group.  In ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2016.  Retrieved from https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/vistas/article_15e3bf24f16116603abcacff0000bee5e7.pdf?sfvrsn=4

 

Bohecker, L., Vereen, L., Wells, P. & Wathen, C. (2016).  A mindfulness experiential small group: A study to explore ambiguity. Counselor Education and Supervision 55, 16-30. doi: 10.1002/ceas.12030. (equal participation by both Wells & Wathen).

 

*Bateman, J., & Wathen, C. (2015). Understanding rape myths: A guide for counselors working with male survivors of sexual violence.  In ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2015. Retrieved from https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/vistas/by-year2/vistas-2015/docs/default-source/vistas/understanding-rape-myths

 

Wathen, C. & Kleist, D. (2015). Internationalization of counselor education: Exploring the lived experiences of counselors-in-training internationally.  The Qualitative Report. 20(1), 59-83. http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR20/1/wathen4.pdf.

 

Wathen, C. & Wells, P. (2015). Sharing strengthsIn K. Goodrich and M. Luke (Eds.), Group work experts share their favorite supervision activities. Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW).

 

Wells, P. & Wathen, C. (2015). Open to page 57In K. Goodrich and M. Luke (Eds.), Group work experts share their favorite supervision activities. Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW).

 

*Kostohryz, K., Wells, P., Wathen, C. & Wilson, D. (2014). More than a vacation: Exploring the impact of reentry for international sojourners. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 36(4), 315-327.

 

Bohecker, L., Wathen, C., Wells, P., Salazar, B. (2013). Mindfully educating our future: A group curriculum for training emergent counselors.  Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 39(3), 257-273. doi: 10.1080/01933922.2014.919046.

 

Wells, P. & Wathen, C. (2013).   Our photos, our voices. In J.S. Glass and K. Dotson-Blake (Eds.), Online group activities to enhance counselor education (pp. 65-71). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW). 

 

*Gardner, R., Adkins, J., Gillespie, W. & Wathen, C. (2012).  Needs assessment for counseling LGBT clients. Vistas 2012. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.  

 

Harrawood, L., Wathen, C. & Nelson, J. (2012).  Music and lyrics: Understanding addiction cravings. ACA-ACC Creative Interventions and Activities Online Clearinghouse, Charter Member.

 

Harrawood, L., McClure, C. & Nelson, J. (2011). Using experiential activities to prepare counselors-in-training to understand the power of cravings when addressing clients with addiction.  Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 6(2), 105-117, doi: 10.1080/15401383.2011.579872.

 
 
 
 
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