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Mary Roberts, MA, LMHC

Antioch University Seattle

Mary Roberts is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). Roberts has taught at Portland Community College, Marylhurst University, and has taught in Antioch University Seattle’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program since fall term, 2015.

In addition to teaching, Roberts has a wide range of social justice and community development issues in which she participates, including advocacy for survivors of intimate partner violence, program development with local interdisciplinary agencies to address systemic issues of interpersonal abuse, and rural access to services (including the use of telehealth to bridge the service-delivery gap).

In addition, she has clinical experience in both community mental health and private practice working primarily from a Strengths-Based, Humanistic, and Community/Liberation orientation.

Educational History

PhD Counselor Education and Supervision (ABD, expected September 2020), Oregon State University
MA Community Counseling, Lewis and Clark College, 2012
BA Art, Marylhurst University, 2004

Teaching Statement

I identify primarily with an integrative andragogical approach to teaching, with my primary goal to support students in engaged scholarship and deep learning. I pull primarily from Constructivism and Experiential learning theories in order to engage students in co-creation and unique meaning-making while also tending to the role of Experiential learning in the application, abstraction, and critical evaluation of “status quo” knowledge.

My original research to date includes my dissertation, which consists of two Phenomenologies. One explores the lived experience of intrapersonal and interpersonal stigma during counseling between the counselor and client, and the other explores the lived experience of stigma within institutional and macro systemic settings.

  • ACES, 2019. Education Session: Social Justice Implications of Technology-Assisted Counselor Education
  • ACES, 2019. Round Table: Strategies for Developing Accountability Processes for White Counselor Educators
  • ACES, 2017. Round Table: Teaching Telemental Health for Social Justice Advocacy

Community engagement, outreach and program development for Telemental health for rural veterans, Intimate Partner Violence survivors, Batterer Intervention programs, academic program development, Collaboration with the Indigenous Ways of Knowing program (Lewis and Clark College), Coordination and support for the Olympia Free Clinic, Panelist for Portland State University workshop on batterer intervention standards and statutes from the perspective of a survivor advocate.

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC)
  • Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES)
  • Washington Mental Health Counselor Association (WMHCA)

Teaching Faculty,

School of Applied Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy


Courses Taught

  • Case Consultation (Internship Supervision)
  • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan
  • Communication and Counseling Skills (Basic Skills)
  • Tests and Measurement
  • Multicultural Perspectives
  • Trauma, Disaster, and Crisis Counseling
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychodiagnostics
  • Doctoral Internship Supervision
  • Basic Counseling Skills
  • Lifespan Development
  • Group Counseling and Leadership
  • Clinical Practicum/Internship
  • Ethics and Professional Orientation
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Counseling Theories
  • Doctoral level workshops on Trauma and Disaster Mental Health Intervention and Intimate Partner Violence Assessment and Intervention

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