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Ned Farley, PhD

Antioch University Seattle

Ned joined Antioch University Seattle as a Core Faculty Member in the Master’s in Counseling program in January, 1992. Previously, he had been an Adjunct Faculty member and had done Field Placement Supervision of Interns since 1984. Having practical experience in Community Mental Health, in Private Practice, and in Consultation and Education since 1982, he feels comfortable in his ability to work with Antioch students in several different areas within the field of Counseling.

His undergraduate work was in both Theatre (Acting/Directing) and in Psychology at the University of Washington. He has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Mental Health Administration from Vermont College of Norwich University; and a PhD in Existential Counseling Psychology from The Union Institute and University. At Antioch, He was the chair of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from 1994-2012, as well as the Chair of the Integrative Studies in Psychology program from 2005-2015. He acts as the Teaching Liaison for several content area and elective courses. He teaches a variety of courses including Theories and Practice of Counseling; Psychopathology; Psycho-diagnostics and Treatment Planning; The Case Consultation sequence; Advanced Theories: Existential; Psychology & Spirituality, Social Justice, Advocacy & Practice; Improvisation in Drama Therapy, Buddhism in Context, and Zen Buddhism and in the past has taught at the undergraduate level in both psychology and theater.

Educational History

  • BA, psychology, theater (acting/directing), University of Washington
  • MA, clinical psychology, mental health administration, Vermont College of Norwich University, Northfield, VT
  • PhD, Existential Counseling Psychology, The Union Institute & University, Montpelier, VT

Teaching Statement

“I am at Antioch because I strongly believe in the institution’s values, philosophy of progressive education, social justice and attention to cultural diversity. My work with students is one of colleagues in a learning process, where teaching and learning happen simultaneously and intentionally.”

  • Farley, N. (2008) Living in Paradox: The Theory and Practice of Contextual Existentialism. Lantham, MD: University Press of America.
  • Farley, N. (2003) “Same-sex domestic violence: A tool for batterers.” Whitman, J. & Boyd, C. (eds). The therapist’s notebook for lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. Binghamton, N. Y.: Haworth Press, 234-237.
  • Farley, N. (2003). “Same-sex domestic violence: Establishing a safety plan with victims.” Whitman, J. & Boyd, C. (eds). The therapist’s notebook for lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. Binghamton, N. Y.: Haworth Press, 229-233.
  • Farley, N. (1997). “Lesbian, gay, bisexual culture: An argument for inclusion.” ACES Spectrum. Columbia, S.C.: ACES. 57(3), 12.
  • Farley, N. (1997). “The meaning of shame: A clinical issue.” Connections: The Newsletter of the Seattle Counselors Association. 11(3), 4-5.
  • 2016 – Ned Farley Service Award: American Counseling Association’s division the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
  • 2007 – Faculty Award for Scholarship: Antioch University Seattle
  • 2006 – Presidential Service Award: Association for Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Issues in Counseling, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 2004 – Presidential Service Award: Association for Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Issues in Counseling, Kansas City, KS
  • 1999 – Excellence in Teaching Award: 6th Antioch University Faculty Conference
  • Editor, Journal of GLBT Issues in Counseling
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in Counseling
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • Counselors for Social Justice
  • Washington Counselors Association
  • Washington State Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
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Core Faculty & Chair,

PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision Program

Core Faculty,

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program with Drama Therapy

CACREP Program Liaison,

School of Applied Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy


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