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Julia Whisenhunt

Julia Whisenhunt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs

Phone: 678-839-6116 | Fax: 678-839-6099

Email:  jwhisenh@westga.edu

Office: Education Annex 241

Biography

Julia L. Whisenhunt, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs at the University of West Georgia. She is also the Director of Curriculum and Training for the PREVENT@UWG comprehensive campus suicide prevention program. Dr. Whisenhunt has presented in the areas of self-injury, suicide, creativity in counseling, sandtray therapy, play therapy, post-traumatic growth, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, supervision, and Motivational Interviewing. Her primary research foci are self-injury and suicide. Dr. Whisenhunt has clinical experience working with child, adolescent and adult clients who experience a variety of therapeutic issues ranging from problems of adjustment to active psychosis. She has worked in partial hospitalization, school and college counseling settings.


Education/Degrees

  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, State University of West Georgia, 2001
  • M.A., Master of Arts in Psychology, University of West Georgia, 2003
  • Ed.S., Specialist in Education in Guidance and Counseling, University of West Georgia, 2009
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Practice, Georgia State University, 2012

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • CEPD-6140 (Intro to Counseling Practice)    
    • CEPD-6141 (Professional Community Counsel)    
    • CEPD-6160 (Group Counseling)    
    • CEPD-7134 (Family Therapy:Theory & Pract)    
    • CEPD-7136 (Counslg Childrn & Adolesncnts)    
    • CEPD-7152 (Research & Program Evaluation)    
    • CEPD-7153 (Crisis Intervention)    
    • CEPD-7185 (Crisis/Trama Counseling)    
    • CEPD-9185 (Doctoral Seminar-Advocacy)    
    • ECED-7267 (Teaching Creative Arts)    
  • Fall 2014 Sections
    • CEPD-7136 (Counslg Childrn & Adolesncnts) Section: 01D   [View Syllabus]
    • CEPD-7153 (Crisis Intervention) Section: 01D   [View Syllabus]
  • Spring 2014 Sections
    • CEPD-6141 (Professional Community Counsel) Section: 01D   [View Syllabus]
    • CEPD-6160 (Group Counseling) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]
  • Fall 2013 Sections
    • CEPD-6141 (Professional Community Counsel) Section: 01D   [View Syllabus]
    • CEPD-6160 (Group Counseling) Section: 02   [View Syllabus]
    • CEPD-7185 (Crisis/Trama Counseling) Section: 01D   [View Syllabus]
  • Summer 2013 Sections
    • CEPD-7134 (Family Therapy:Theory & Pract) Section: 01D   [View Syllabus]
    • ECED-7267 (Teaching Creative Arts) Section: N01   [View Syllabus]
  • Spring 2013 Sections
    • CEPD-6140 (Intro to Counseling Practice) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]
    • CEPD-6160 (Group Counseling) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]
    • CEPD-6160 (Group Counseling) Section: 02   [View Syllabus]
    • CEPD-7152 (Research & Program Evaluation) Section: N01   [View Syllabus]

Selected Publications

  • Bradley, N., Whisenhunt, J., & Adamson, N., & Kress, V. (2013). Creative approaches for promoting counselors’ self-care. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. 8, 456-469. [View Publication]
  • Whisenhunt, J., & Kress, V. (2013). The use of visual arts in counseling clients who engage in non-suicidal self-injury. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 8(2), 120-135.
  • Whisenhunt, J. L., & Kress, V. E. (2013). Non-suicidal self-injury. In ACA (Ed.), ACA: Practice Briefs. [View Publication]