Counseling Faculty Publications

In addition to teaching, Department of Counseling faculty members regularly research topics in the counseling field. Below is a sample of recent faculty publications. Faculty member names are bolded, and UNC Charlotte student collaborators are marked with an asterisk (*).


Lassiter, P. & Culbreth, J. (Eds.) (2017), Theory and practice of addiction counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Parikh Foxx, S. Baker, S. B., & Gerler, E. R. (2017). School counseling in the 21st century (6th ed.). New York: Routledge.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Stare, B. G., & Fernando, D. M. (2020). Existential-humanistic counseling with young Black men in judicial settings. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 59, 106-122.

*Moore, C. M., *Andrews, S. Parikh Foxx, S. (2020). Meeting someone at the edge: Counselors’ experiences of interpersonal stress. Journal of Counseling and Development

Stare, B. G., & Fernando, D. M. (2019). Black males’ treatment experiences in mental health court: A phenomenological analysis. The Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 40(1), 17-35.

Stare, B. G., & Fernando, D. M. (2014). Intimate partner violence typology and treatment: A brief literature review. The Family Journal, 22, 298-303.

Addiction Counseling

Chasek, C. L., Nelson, J., Cade, R., Page, K., Stare, B. G., & Stoupas, G. (2019). Advocating for adolescent substance use recovery: An alternative model. International Journal of Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach, 23, 133-152.

Brown-Rice, K., Furr, S. & Hardy, A. (2017). Determining the effectiveness of an alcohol intervention program with Greek college students. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counselors, 38, 68-83. doi: 10.1002/jaoc.12031

Robbins R. R., Stare, B. G., & Riggins, B. R. (2019) Through the Diamond Threshold: A community-based psycho-educational group training program for treatment of substance use disorders among American Indians. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 26(1), 79-105.

Furr, S. R., Johnson, W. D. and Goodall, C. S. (2015), Grief and recovery: The prevalence of grief and loss in substance abuse treatment. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 36, 43–56. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1874.2015.00034.x

Brown-Rice, K., & Furr, S. (2015). Differences in college Greek members’ binge drinking behaviors: A dry/wet house comparison. The Professional Counselor, 5, 354-364. doi:10.15241/kbr.5.3.354

School Counseling

Parikh Foxx, S., *Saunders, R. & Lewis, C. W. (2020). Race, gender, class and achievement: A culturally responsive approach to urban school counseling. Professional School Counseling.

Parikh Foxx, S., Martinez R. R., Baker, S. B, *Olsen, J. (2020). Self-efficacy for enhancing student career and college readiness: A survey of professional school counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development.

Parikh Foxx, S., & Lewis, C. W. (2020). Introduction to the special issue: Urban school counseling. Professional School Counseling

*Olsen, J., Parikh Foxx, S., Flowers, C. (2020). A confirmatory factor analysis of the school counselor knowledge and skills survey for multi-tiered systems of support. The Professional Counselor.

*Dameron, M. L., *Camp, A., *Friedman, B., Parikh Foxx, S. (2020). Multicultural education and perceived multicultural competency of school counselors. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Merlin-Knoblich, C., Moss, L., Cholewa, B., & Springer, S. I. (2020). A Consensual Qualitative Research exploration of school counselor multicultural education behaviors. Professional School Counseling, 23, 1-12.

*Camp, A., Parikh Foxx, S., & Flowers, C. (2019). Exploring school counselors’ knowledge and skills related to supporting students experiencing homelessness. Professional School Counseling, 1-10.

*Dameron, M. L., Parikh Foxx, S., Flowers, C. (2019). The impact of race, gender, and socioeconomic status on school counselors’ alternative learning program placement decisions: An experimental study. The Urban Review. 1-25,

Dack, H., & Merlin-Knoblich, C. (2019). Improving classroom guidance curriculum with Understanding by Design. The Professional Counselor, 9, 80-99.

Gutierrez, D., Parikh Foxx, S, *Kondili, E. (2018). Investigating the effectiveness of a motivational interviewing group on academic motivation. Journal of School Counseling, 16, 1-25.

Merlin-Knoblich, C., Harris, P. N., Chung, S. Y., & Gareis, C. R. (2018). Reported experiences of school counseling site supervisors in a supervision training program. Journal of School Counseling, 16(3), 1-33. Retrieve from

Merlin-Knoblich, C., & Chen, J. A. (2018). A survey of school counselor multicultural education behaviors and the obstacles that impede them. Journal of School Counseling, 16(22), 1-33. Retrieve from

Merlin, C., & Brendel, J. (2017). A clinical faculty supervision training model for school counseling site supervisors. The Clinical Supervisor, 36, 1-20.

Baker, S. B., Parikh Foxx, S. Akcan, P., Gavin, R. Ashraf, A., Martinez. R. (2017). Understanding and enhancing career and college readiness self-efficacy. VISTAS.

Merlin, C., George, A., Pagano, T., Zanone, C., & Newman, B. (2017). Moving beyond debate: Support for CACREP’s standard requiring 60 credit hours for school counseling programs. The Professional Counselor, 7, 76-88.

Merlin, C. (2017). School counselors and multicultural education: Applying the five dimensions. Journal of School Counseling, 15(6), 1-31. Retrieve from

*Olsen, J., Parikh Foxx, S, Flowers, C., Algozzine, B. (2016). Examination of factors that relate to school counselors’ knowledge and skills of multi-tiered systems of support. Professional School Counseling, 159–171,

Counselor Education

Parikh Foxx, S. & Grimmett, M., *Dameron, M., L. (2020). Student’s experiences creating digital stories in a cross-cultural counseling course. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Parikh Foxx, S. & Anderson, K. M. (2020). Starting the conversation about interdisciplinary counselor and teacher training. Professional School Counseling.

Merlin-Knoblich, C., *Chase, L., *Smith, J., & Opiola, K. (2020). Comparison of student engagement in flipped, lecture, and online courses. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

Parikh Foxx, S. & Kennedy, S. *Dameron, M.L., Bryant, A. (2019). An exploration of recruitment and diversity in counselor education. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research, 45, 17-32.

Merlin-Knoblich, C., Harris, P. N., & McCarty Mason, E. C. (2019). Examining student classroom engagement in flipped and non-flipped counselor education courses. The Professional Counselor, 9, 109-125.

Brown-Rice, K., & Furr, S. (2019). Am I my peers’ keeper? Problems of professional competency in doctoral students. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, (1), 33-46.

Merlin-Knoblich, C., & *Camp, A. (2018). An exploration of counseling student experiences in a flipped learning classroom. Counselor Education & Supervision, 57, 301-316.

Furr, S., & Brown-Rice, K. (2018). Psychology doctoral students’ perceptions of peers’ problems of professional competency. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 12(2), 118-124 doi: 10.1037/tep0000184

Merlin, C. (2016). Flipping the counseling classroom to enhance application-based learning activities. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 8(3), 1-28.

Furr, S., & Brown-Rice, K. (2016). Doctoral students’ knowledge of educators’ problems of professional competency. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 10, 223-230. doi:

Brown-Rice, K., & Furr, S. (2016).Counselor educators and students with problems of professional competence: A survey and discussion. The Professional Counselor, 6, 134-146. doi:10.15241/kbr.6.2.134 (Outstanding Scholar Award)

Brown-Rice, K. and Furr, S. (2015). Gatekeeping ourselves: Counselor Educators’ knowledge of colleagues’ problematic behaviors. Counselor Education & Supervision, 54, 176–188. doi: 10.1002/ceas.12012.

Giordano, A. L., Stare, B. G., & Clarke, P. B. (2015). Overcoming obstacles to empathy: The use of experiential learning in addictions counseling courses. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 10(1), 100-113.

Play Therapy

Ceballos, P., Post, P. B. & Rodriguez (2020). Practicing child centered play therapy from a multicultural and social justice framework, in Gil, E. & Drewes, A. Cultural Issues in Play Therapy. In press.

*Phipps, C. H., & Post, P. B. (2020). The effect of child-centered play therapy on the externalizing behaviors of low-income male preschoolers: A single-case design study. International Journal of Play Therapy, 29 (2), 74-85.

Post, P.B., *Phipps, C. B., *Camp, A. & *Grybush, (2019). A. Effectiveness of child-centered play therapy among marginalized children. International Journal of Play Therapy, 29(2), 88-97. doi: 10.1037/pla0000096

Van Horne, J. W., Post, P. B., & Phipps, C. B. (2018). Factors related to the use of play therapy among elementary school counselors. International Journal of Play Therapy, 27, 125-133.

Child-Centered Relationship Training

Post, P. B., *Grybush, A. L., Flowers, C. & *Elmadani, A. (2020) Impact of child-teacher relationship training on teacher attitudes and classroom behaviors. International Journal of Play Therapy. 29 (3), 119-130.

Post, P. B., *Grybush, A. L., *Elmadani, A., & Lockhart, C. E. (2020). Fostering resilience in classrooms through child teacher relationship training. International Journal of Play Therapy, 29 (1), 9-19.

Opiola, K. K., & Bratton, S. C. (2018). Efficacy of Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) for Adoptive Families: A Replication Study. Journal of Counseling and Development.

Lindo, N. A., Opiola, K., Ceballos, P. L., Chen, S. Z., Meany-Walen, K. K., Cheng, Y., J., Barcenas, G., Reader, E., & Blalock, S. (2016). The impact of supervised filial therapy training on attitude, knowledge, and skill. The Family Journal, 24 (3), 239-246.

Multicultural Counseling

*Isawi, D.T., & Post, P. B. (2020). Counselor self-efficacy of clinicians working with refugees. Adultspan Journal, 19 (2), 107-117. doi.10.1002.adsp.12099

*Interiano, C., *Kondili, E, Parikh Foxx, S. (2019). Refugees and the system: Social and cultural capital as mental health protective factors. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling, 42, 48-64.

*^Interiano-Shiverdecker, C. G., Parikh Foxx, S., Flowers, C. (2019). Acculturation domains and counselor self-efficacy. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research.

Crumb, L., Mingo, T., & Crowe, A. (2018). Get over it and move on: The impact of mental illness stigma in rural, low income populations. Journal of Mental Health and Prevention.

Singh, A.A., Moss, L., Mingo, T., & Eaker, R. (2015). LGBTQQ students and safe schools: A call for innovation and progress. American Psychological Association Children, Youth, and Families Journal.