Dr. Lisen Roberts

Director of Graduate Counseling Programs
Department of Human Services

Lisen Roberts

Phone: 828-227-2291

Email: lroberts@email.wcu.edu
Office Address: 91 Killian Building Lane, Room 206B

 

Research Interest: Children’s literature, especially diversity within and school counselors’ use of; home school law; gay/lesbian ally issues in schools; sexuality education, especially with young children; transition from school to professional career

Education

  • Ph.D., Family Studies (Cognate: Counseling), The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1997
  • M.Ed., School Counseling and Consultation, Keene State College, Keene, NH, 1993
  • B.S., Secondary Special Education, Keene State College, Keene, NH, 1989

Biography:

Dr. Roberts joined the counseling faculty in fall 2001. Prior to that, she served for four years as program director of Child and Family Studies at Western Carolina. Dr. Roberts has five years public school teaching experience and is a licensed school counselor. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Family Science Association.

Dr. Roberts grew up in upstate New York and spent her summers in Finland and Martha's Vineyard.

Recent Publications & Presentations:

Roberts, L. C., & Franzo, T. B. (2014). Requiring personal therapy for counselors-in-training: Application of an ethical decision-making model. VISTAS 2014

Roberts, L. C., & Brooks, P. N. (2013, November). Choosing children's books for elementary classroom guidance. Present at the North Carolina School Counselor Association Conference, Greensboro, NC. 

Roberts, L. C., & Roth, K. (2013, October). When the going gets tough: Tools for LGBTQ allies in schools. Presented at the Carolina Conference for Queer Youth, Charlotte, NC. 

Roberts, L. C. (2013, March). School counseling program accountability: Where and how to begin? Presented at the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference, Erlanger, KY. 

Roberts, L. C., & Franzo, T. (2013, February). Requiring personal therapy for counselors-in-training: Application of an ethical decision-making model. Presented at the North Carolina Counseling Association Conference, Greensboro, NC. 

Roberts, L. C., & Full, J. (2012, November). Girls group activities using current pop music. Presented at the North Carolina School Counselor Association Conference, Greensboro, NC. 

Roberts, L. C., & Coaplen, M. (2011, November). Promising practices in the transition to kindergarten. Presented at the North Carolina School Counselor Association Conference, Greensboro, NC. 

Roberts, L. C. (2011, October). Describe, reflect, share: How one CACREP program conducts admissions interviews. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN.

Roberts, L. C., & Carpenter, M. (2009, November). Affirming pop music for tween girls: The Hero in You. Presented at the North Carolina School Counselor Association Conference, Greensboro, NC. 

 

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