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Debbie Lewis, PhD

Antioch University New England

Educational History

PhD in Education-Specializing in Counselor Education and Supervision-Old Dominion University
MSEd in Counseling-Old Dominion University
MSN in Nursing-University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Statement

I strive to create a non-threatening, safe, and respectful environment where students of diverse cultures and learning styles feel free to learn through collaborating, engaging in and application of knowledge presented in class and readings. Royse (2001) identified seven elements of teaching, which I hold as a standard for my role as counselor educator, supervisor, and advocate: creating a sense of community, viewing education as an interactive process between the instructor, supervisee, counseling student and peers, respecting each student/supervisee, maintaining instructor accountability, using appropriate humor, timeliness and maintaining current in my profession. My role is also infused with Jane Vella’s principles for adult education, which share many of Royse’s qualities.

Dissertation Topic: An Exploration of Altruism Development in Practicum Students’ Experiences of Meaning Making through Altruism
Research Interests-Social Emotional Support in Adolescents, Interprofessional Collaboration, Altruism Development in Practicum and Internship
Debbie Lewis

Adjunct Faculty,

Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Courses Taught

Practicum and Internship
Counseling Theories
Crisis Counseling
Fundamentals in Counseling

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