Dr. Melodie Frick

Clinical Mental Health Field Placement Coordinator
Department of Human Services


Phone: 828.227.3346
Email: mhfrick@wcu.edu
Office Address:
Killian 209C

Research Interest: Couples and Family Issues, Counselor Supervision, Counselor Burnout, Group Work, Ethics, Sexuality and Women's Issues.

Education:

  •        Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2009.
  •        M.S., Community Counseling, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 1997.
  •        B.A., Major in Psychology, Minor in Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, 1993.

Biography:

A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Dr. Frick joined the counseling faculty in August, 2012.  Dr. Frick has practiced in the field of clinical mental health counseling since 1997, is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Her professional memberships include the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Association for Specialists in Group Work, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and Chi Sigma Iota.

Publications and Presentations:

Frick, M. H., & Glosoff, H. L. (2014). Becoming a supervisor: Qualitative findings on self-efficacy beliefs of doctoral student  supervisors-
       in-training. The Professional Counselor:  Research and Practice, 4(1), 35-48.

Curtis, R., Thompson, H., Juhnke, G. A., & Frick, M. H. (2014). Treatment fit: A description and demonstration via video of a brief and
       functional treatment fit model. The Professional Counselor: Research and Practice, 3(3), 141-151.

Thompson, E. H., Robertson, P., Curtis, R., & Frick, M. H. (2013). Students with anxiety: Implications for school counselors. Professional
       School Counseling,
16(4), 222-234.

Thompson, E. H., Frick, M. H., Trice-Black, S. (2011).  Counselor-in-training perceptions of supervision practices related to self-care and burnout.  The Professional Counselor: Research and Practice, 1(3),152-162.  

Robertson, P., & Frick, M. H. (2014, January). Girls can do that, too!: Risk and protective factors in delinquency prevention. Educational
       session presented at the North Carolina Counseling Association conference in Pinehurst, NC.

Frick, M. H, & Thompson, E. H. (2013, October). Enhancing diversity awareness via experiential learning: The use of films in a sexuality
       course. Educational session presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Denver, CO.

Frick, M. H. (2012, September). Poster sessions: An effective teaching method that increases students' presentation self-efficacy. Poster presentation accepted at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Savannah, GA.

Frick, M. H. (2012, February). Code check: Are you practicing in accordance with the Texas         state board’s code of ethics for licensed professional counselors?  Workshop presented at the Amarillo Area Association of Mental Health Professionals monthly meeting, Amarillo, TX.

Frick, M. H., Castillo, Y, & Greer, K. (2011, November).  Grandparents raising grandchildren seek solutions and support: Results of a qualitative study.  Educational session at the Texas Counseling Association conference in Fort Worth, TX.

Frick, M. H., & Thompson, H. (2011, October). Promoting wellness in counselor education training and supervision: Counselors-in-training perceptions of self-care and burnout and implications for supervision practices.  Educational session at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Nashville, TN.

Castillo, Y., & Frick, M. H. (2011, October). Solution focused supervision: Removing barriers for optimal growth.  Educational session at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Nashville, TN.

Frick, M. H. (2010, November). Couples in crisis: Helping couples face life’s challenges. Content presentation at the Texas Counseling Association conference in Austin, TX.

Frick, M. H. (2010, November). Doctoral student supervisors: Supervision training and self-efficacy.  Content presentation at the Texas Counseling Association conference in Austin, TX.

Gray, M., Lucero, J. I., & Frick, M. H. (2010, November). The name game: Diagnosis and treatment issues in adult ADHD symptoms.  Content presentation at the Texas Counseling Association conference in Austin, TX.

Frick, M. H. (2010, March). Dual relationships: A question of boundaries.  Workshop presented at the Amarillo Area Association of Mental Health Professionals monthly meeting, Amarillo, TX.

Frick, M. H., & Castillo, Y. (2010, February). Mindpeace: A psychoeducational, cognitive-behavioral group for stress and anxiety management.  Content session presented at the Association for Specialists in Group Work conference, New Orleans, LA.

Frick, M. H., & Castillo, Y. (2009, November). Mindfulness techniques for counselors-in-training: From enhancing counselor efficacy to connecting and facilitating change. Content session at the Texas Counseling Association conference, Dallas, TX.

Glosoff, H. L., & Frick, M. H. (2009, March). Meeting the mental health needs of older adults: Improving mental health service delivery for adults over the age of 65.  Content session at the American Counseling Association conference, Charlotte, NC.

Frick, M. H., & Binkley, E. (2009, March). The student-counselor educator connection: Clarifying your research ideas.  Content session at the American Counseling Association conference, Charlotte, NC.

Frick, M. H. (2008, February). Working with clients with borderline personality disorder: What I wish I had known when I graduated.  Content session at the Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Roanoke, VA.

 

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