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Department of Professional Studies

Counseling Faculty



Mary Alice Bruce

Mary Alice Bruce, Department Chair, Professor; School Counseling Program Coordinator

Dr. Bruce researches spiritual exploration and development across childhood and adolescence, counseling children & adolescents especially related to attachment issues, and more. | 307-766-6819

Kara Carnes-Holt

Kara Carnes-Holt, Assistant Professor; Doctoral Program Coordinator, Play Therapy Program Coordinator; Internship Program Coordinator

Dr. Carnes-Holt researches Play Therapy and expressive art interventions that utilize the therapeutic relationship as the primary and foundational agent of change for children, adolescents and their families. | 307-766-5329

Eric Dafoe

Eric Dafoe, Assistant Professor, Counseling, UW at Casper | 307-268-2572

Amanda DeDiego

Amanda DeDiego, Assistant Professor; Counseling, UW at Casper

Dr. DeDiego researches & explores counselor development and underserved populations. Her research in counselor development includes counseling pedagogy and creative interventions useful in coursework and supervision. It also explores populations typically underserved by counselors including first responders and individuals with disabilities. | 307-268-2056

Deborah McGriff

Deborah McGriff, Associate Professor; Counseling

Dr. McGriff researches the influence of attachment styles in parenting and in working with adolescents, multicultural training for counselors and ethnic/racial identity development in adolescents. | 307-766-2370

Michael  Morgan

Michael Morgan, Associate Professor; Early Childhood Mental Health Coordinator

Dr. Morgan researches counselor supervision and training Play Therapy, early childhood mental health and couple and family therapy. | 307-766-7657

Lay-nah Blue Morris-Howe

Lay-nah Blue Morris-Howe, Assistant Professor

Dr. Morris-Howe researches the impact of cultural education within families and how this influences the ethnic identity development of children, as well as how varying family compositions impact this development. | 307-766-3123

Joseph Russo

Joseph Russo, Part-time Instructor, Clinic Reserach Director

Dr. Russo researches leadership, counselor advocacy, business practice and time management skills for counselors, on-line counseling and student advisement, social media marketing and help-seeking behavior. | 307-766-6400

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