Cristen Wathen, PhD, LCPC, NCC

CWATHEN

Position:

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:

cwathen@paloaltou.edu

Programs:

Master's

Talks and Lectures:

ONLINE TRAINING

Wathen, C. (2022). Counseling and Chronic Illness: An Overview. [Upcoming Webinar]. Concept Continuing and Professional Studies at PAU. https://training.concept.paloaltou.edu/courses/LIVE-Counseling-and-Chronic-Illness-An-Overview

INTERNATIONAL

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.

Koltz, R. & Wathen, C. (May, 2014). Wellness Counselling. What is it? What are its applications? Presented at the University of Leeds Counsellor Training Program Student Research Conference, Leeds, England.

NATIONAL

Oct. 2021 Translating Counseling Skills Training: Technology and Pedagogy for the Quality Virtual Classroom. 50 Minute Education Session. (Chen, Wathen, & Coker). Accepted presentation for ACES Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Oct. 2021 Transplanting Hope: Training Counselors to work with Severe Chronic Illness and Organ Transplantation in Integrative Health Care Settings. 50 Minute Education Session. (Wathen & Keefer-Cover). Accepted Presentation for ACES Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Feb. 2022 Culturally Competent Group Counseling for Organ Transplant Recipients and their Caregivers. 20 minute research presentation session. (Wathen, Keefer-Cover, Wells, & Luke). Accepted Presentation for ASGW Conference. Atlantic Beach, FL.

Feb. 2021 Students' Experiences of In-person and Online Clinical Residencies: Outcomes from a qualitative study. Presented at the Counselor Education Distance Learning Conference (Chen, Coker, Sheperis & Wathen)

Feb. 2021 Effective Online Synchronous Group Counselor Training: Challenges, Strengths, and Solutions. Presented at the Counselor Education Distance Learning Conference (Speciale, Wathen, Chen, & Sheperis)

Feb. 2021 Navigating the Uncharted Waters of the Clinical Field Experience during the COVID Pandemic. Presented at the Counselor Education Distance Learning Conference (Chesterson, Wathen, Ju, & Pinneke)*

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.

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:

Wathen, C., Speciale, M., Chen, Szu-Yu, & Sheperis, D. (2021). Effective online synchronous group counselor training: Challenges, strengths, and solutions. Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22371/tces/0010

Chen, Szu-Yu, Coker, K., Wathen, C., & Sheperis, D. (2021). Effects of clinical skills training: Technology and pedagogy for the quality virtual classroom. Journal of Technology in
Counselor Education and Supervision, 1(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.22371/tces/0009

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 Counselling. doi: 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 strengths. In 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 57. In 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.