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Professor, CMH Counseling Program Director
Contact Info

  • Ph.D. University of Virginia
  • M.Ed. James Madison University
  • B.S. James Madison University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Awards include:
    • Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Graduate Psychology, James Madison University, 2019
    • Central Valley Counselors Association Lifetime Commitment to Service and Excellence Award, 2018
Scholarly Interests / Research Topics
  • Multicultural counseling, equity, access, and social justice
  • Gender and sexual orientation
  • International education
  • Selected scholarship includes:
    • Fleitas, K. M., Staton, A. R., & Shepard, C. (2022). Meeting the Needs of LGBTQIA+ Students: Counselor Education Pedagogy for Affirmative and Inclusive School Counselors. In S. Brant-Rajan, E. Gibson, & M. Sandifer (Eds.). Developing, Delivering, and Sustaining School Counseling Practices Through a Culturally Affirming Lens. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
    • Cline, J. L., Sturm, D. C., & Staton, A. R. (2022). Teaching Case Conceptualization Skills to Clinical Mental Health Students to Enhance Clinical Competency and Cognitive Complexity. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 15(3).
    • Edirmanasinghe, N., Brant-Rajahn, S., Attia, M., & Staton, A. R. (2022). Working with Immigrant Children in Schools: Applying a Multi-Tiered Approach. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling.
    • Evans, A., Williams, B., Staton. A. R., Green, D. & Shepard, C. (2020). Allyship: The responsibility of white counselor education. Allies in addressing racism and discrimination. International Journal on Responsibility, 3(2), 27-42.
    • Staton, A. R. & Grande, S. E. (2017). Enhancing global community engagement through constructivist approaches to education. In R. D. Williams & A. Lee (Eds.), Engaging dissonance: Developing mindful global citizenship in higher education, (pp. 3-24).

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