Professional Issues in Professional Counseling Research Area

Dr. Stephanie Chalk has research experience in the fields of counseling, human factors, and neuroscience. Her current research interests include trauma, posttraumatic growth, disability, multiculturalism, and international counseling. Dr. Chalk is the co-principal investigator of research being conducted as part of the HRSA Scholars program, and on the experiences of students who have completed the Global Study course. Dr. Chalk is also partnered with professionals in the fields of counseling and human development to formulate separate research projects on multiculturalism and child development, and cyberbullying/cyber-victimization amongst mental health professionals.

Dr. Lisa Jackson Cherry has over 25 years of clinical mental health counseling experience which she integrates into her research agenda. Her research focuses on ethical and legal issues in counseling, mental health with military & first responders, risk assessment, global mental health approaches, and religious and spiritual issues with clients. She is the Primary Investigator for a HRSA Grant to increase mental health counselors working with medically underserved populations and settings. She is the co-author of texts Crisis Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention (4th edition, June 2023) and co-author of Practicum and Internship: A handbook for competent clinical practices.