Dr. Heather Warfield continues to research the therapeutic and psychological dimensions of pilgrimage and has also written about clinical supervision, ethical decision-making, and spiritual identity development.
PhD in Counseling & Counselor Education from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Dissertation: The therapeutic value of pilgrimage: A grounded theory study Cognate: International Counseling
MA in Psychology from Chapman University, Orange, CA
BA in Psychology from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Primary Investigator. (Pilgrimage and coming out: Lived experiences on LGBTQ+ individuals, April 2019 – present). Qualitative study exploring lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals who went on a pilgrimage journey as part of their coming out process.
Primary Investigator. (Pilgrimage as healing from military combat, March 2017 – present). Qualitative study exploring the lived experiences of military combat veterans participating in the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage journey.
Warfield, H. A. (Series Editor) (Forthcoming). Pilgrimage studies. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang Publishers.
Warfield, H. A., & van der Beek, S. (Eds.) (2020). Multidisciplinary perspective on pilgrimage studies. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang Publishers.
Warfield, H. A., & Hetherington, K. (Eds.) (2018). Pilgrimage as transformative process. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Publishers.
Warfield, H. A. (2018). From existential to ideological communitas: Can pilgrimage connect and transform the world? In H. A. Warfield & K. Hetherington (Eds.), Pilgrimage as transformative process (pp. 33-42). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Publishers.
Warfield, H. A., & Hetherington, K. (2018). Introduction. In H. A. Warfield & K. Hetherington (Eds.), Pilgrimage as transformative process (pp. 1-7). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Publishers. assar-McMillan, S. C., Moore, J.
Warfield, H. A., & Mays, R. (2012). Global diversity issues in counseling. In T. H. Hohenshil, N. E. Amundson, & S. G. Niles (Eds.), Counseling around the world: An international handbook. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
Warfield, H. A. (2019, September). The development of clinical supervision training at an Australian university: Positioning training within a global clinical supervision framework. Presentation at the 6th Asia Pacific Rim Confederation of Counsellors Conference. Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Warfield, H. A. (April , 2019). Pilgrimage: A bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective. Keynote presentation to the Camino Academy, Tilburg University, Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
Warfield, H. A. (2018, August). Using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis to explore lived experiences of contemporary pilgrims. Presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA, USA
Machin, T., & Warfield, H. A. (2018, August). Global education and the global workforce: Challenges and opportunities. Presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA, USA.
Warfield. H. A. (2018, July). Pilgrimage as healing from military combat. Presentation at the 5th Sacred Journeys Conference. Berlin, GERMANY.
Warfield. H. A., & Hetherington, K. (2018, July). Exploring the lived experiences of pilgrims: Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis as a method for pilgrimage research Presentation at the 5th Sacred Journeys Conference. Berlin, GERMANY.
Warfield, H. A. (2017, August). Contemporary pilgrimage journeys: A systematic review of the literature. Presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Washington DC, USA.
Warfield, H. A. (2017, June). Veterans on the Camino: A case study. Presentation at the International Conference on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage. Copenhagen, DENMARK.
Warfield, H. A. (2016, September). The Intersection of pilgrimage and sacred journeys with the counseling process: The role of the counselor, the client and the integration of the transformational experience. Presentation at the annual PACFA Conference. Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.
National Certified Counselor, USA (NCC), 2010-Present No. 266943
Marriage and Family Therapist, USA (MFT), 2006-2010, No. 37-228 (State of WI – inactive)
Substance Abuse Counselor, USA (SAC), 2006-2010, No. 15378-130 (State of WI – inactive)
Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling,
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