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Accreditation Report 2002
Core Campuses: Bloomington and Indianapolis

for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
and the Indiana Professional Standards Board


Faculty Vita

Susan Whiston, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Office: W. W. Wright Education Building, room 4014
Campus: Bloomington
Year of appointment: 2000


Academic Degrees

Ph.D University of Wyoming 1986 Counselor Education
M.A. University of Wyoming 1978 Guidance and Counseling
B.A. University of Wyoming 1975 Psychology (with honors)

Certification/Licenses

Nationally Certified Counselor (N.C.C.) since 1986

Professional Experience

2000-Present Professor, Indiana University, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
1998-2000 Chair/Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Educational Psychology
1991-1998 Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Educational Psychology.
1986-1991 Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology and Foundations
1984-1986 Assistant Director, University of Wyoming, Career Planning and Placement Service
1983-1984 Intern/Graduate Assistant, University of Wyoming, Counseling Center and Center for Academic Advising
1979-1982 Project Director/Counselor, Educational Talent Search
1978-1979 Project Coordinator, Wyoming Career Information System

Faculty load

33% Teaching, 33% Research, 34% Administrative Duties

Other Administrative Responsibilities

Program Coordinator of Master's and Ed.S. Counseling and Counselor Educ. Program

Faculty Teaching

G505 Individual Appraisal: Principles and Procedures
G524 Practicum in Counseling
G562 School Counselling: Interventions, Counsultation, and Program Development
G552 Career Counseling-Theory/Practice

Selected Publications

    Whiston, S. C., Brecheisen, B. K., & Stephens, J. (in press). Does treatment modality affect career counseling effectiveness. Journal of Vocational Behavior.

    Whiston, S. C., & Bouwkamp, J. (in press). Ethical implications of career assessment of women. Journal of Career Assessment.

    Whiston, S. C. (2002). Response to the past, present, and future of school counseling: Raising some issues. Professional School Counseling,5, 148-155.

    Whiston, S. C. (2002). Application of the Principles: Career counseling and interventions. The Counseling Psychologist. 30, 218-237

    Whiston, S. C. (2001). Selecting career outcome assessments: An organizational scheme. Journal of Career Assessment, 9, 215-227.

    Oliver, L. W., & Whiston, S. C. (2000). Internet career assessment for the new millennium. Journal of Career Assessment, 8, 329-338.

    Whiston, S. C., & Coker, J. K., (2000). Reconstructing clinical training: Implications from research. Counselor Education and Supervision, 39, 228-253.

    Whiston, S. C., Sexton, T. L., & Lasoff, D. L. (1998). Career-intervention outcome: A replication and extension of Oliver and Spokane. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 45, 150-165.

    Whiston, S. C., & Sexton, T. L. (1998). A review of school counseling outcome research: Implications for practice. Journal of Counseling and Development, 76, 412-426.

    Whiston, S. C. (1996). The relationship among family interaction patterns and career indecision and career decision-making self-efficacy. Journal of Career Development, 23, 137-149.

    Whiston, S. C. (1996). Accountability through action research: Research methods for practitioners. Journal of Counseling and Development, 74, 616-623.

    Sexton, T. L., & Whiston, S. C. (1996). Integrating counseling research and practice. Journal of Counseling and Development, 74, 588-589.

    Lanning, W. L., Whiston, S. C., & Carey, J. C. (1994). An evaluation of the factor structure of the Supervisor Emphasis Rating Form. Counselor Education and Supervision, 34, 41-51.

    Sexton, T. L., & Whiston, S. C. (1994). The status of the counseling relationship: An empirical review, theoretical implications, and research directions. The Counseling Psychologist, 22, 6-78.

    Whiston, S. C. (1993). Self-efficacy of women in traditional and nontraditional occupations: Difference in working with people and things. Journal of Career Development, 19, 175-186.

Funded Projects

    Whiston, S.C. (2001-2002). The Development of the School Counseling Program Evaluation Survey. Funded for $21,104 by the Indiana University School of Education Proffitt Endowment Fund

    Member of the UNLV School to-Careers Task Force in which the committee secured two grants in 1998 (total = $160,000.00) three grants in 1997 (total = $155,000.00).

    Bleuer, J., Sexton, T. L., Whiston, S. C., & Walz, G. (1994). A Proposal to Conduct a Critical and Analytical Review of Counseling Outcomes Research. Funded for $10,000 by the Counseling and Human Development Foundation.

    Whiston, S. C., Hong, E., Milgram R. (1991). Intrinsically Motivated Behavior in Gifted and Talented Youth as Predictors of Adult Occupational Attainment . Funded for $1400.00 by the University Research Council.

    Whiston, S. C. (1988). Self-efficacy beliefs of women in traditional and nontraditional occupations. Funded for $500.00 by the UNLV College of Education.

Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships

    American Counseling Association
    American Psychological Association
    American School Counseling Association
    Association for Assessment in Counseling
    Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
    American Mental Health Counselors Association
    National Career Development Association
    Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Conference Presentations

    Whiston, S. C., Brecheisen, B. K., & Stephens, J. (2002, March). What are the most effective methods of providing career counseling: A meta-analysis and review. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, New Orleans.

    Whiston, S. C., Brecheisen, B. K., & Stephens, J. (2001, August). Lack of homogeneity of effect sizes: What contributes to effective career counseling? In S. Whiston (Chair). Do career interventions make a difference: An overview of research. Symposium conducted at the 2001 meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

    Whiston, S. C. (2001, July). What research is needed in school counseling. Presented at the Transforming School Counseling Meeting, Atlanta.

    Whiston, S. C. (2001, July). Methods for expanding the school counseling research base. Presented at the Transforming School Counseling Meeting, Atlanta.

    Whiston, S. C. (2001, March). Scientist-practitioner revisited: Curriculum reform and integration. In C. E. Thompson (Chair) Revisiting the scientist/practitioner paradigm: The Indiana Model. Symposium conducted at the 2001 meeting of the Division 17 of the American Psychological Association, Houston, Texas.

    Oliver, L. W., & Whiston, S. C. (2000, August). Internet career assessment in the new millennium. In W. B. Walsh (Chair), The future of career assessment in the new millennium. Symposium conducted at the conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C...

    Whiston, S. C. (2000, March). Evidence-based counseling: Is there empirical support for career counseling? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, Washington, D.C.

    Whiston, S. C. (1999, July). Individual career counseling with college students. In D. A. Luzzo (Chair), Career development of college students: Translating theory and research into practice. Panel presentation at the conference of the National Career Development Association, Portland, OR.

    Whiston, S. C. (1999, April). Qualitative identification for four types of school counselors: Differences in preferred activities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, San Diego.

    Whiston, S. C., & Sexton, T. L. (1998, August). Application of the guiding principles in the evaluation of the empirical support of career interventions. In J. W. Lichtenberg & B. E. Wampold (Chairs), Empirically supported treatments in counseling psychology- Principles and examples. Symposium conducted at the conference of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.

    Whiston, S. C. (1998, July). How effective are career interventions and which interventions are the most effective? Paper presented at the National Career Development Association, Chicago. .

    Whiston, S. C. (1997, November). Reflections on scholarly productivity: Specific strategies for collaboration. Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Santa Barbara, CA.

    Whiston, S. C., & Sexton, T. L. (1997, April). A meta-analysis of career interventions. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL.

    Whiston, S. C., Nelson, M .L., Neufeldt, S. A., & Sexton, T. L. (1996, October). The integration of counseling research into clinical training. Presented at the national conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Portland, OR.

    Oliver, L. W., Whiston, S. C., Sexton, T. L., Lasoff, D. L., & Spokane, A. R. (1996, August). Career intervention: Major themes and future research. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Research Areas

    Career counseling and interventions; school counseling effectiveness studies; appraisal and assessment strategies.

Service/Outreach Projects

    Associate Editor for Research, Journal of Counseling and Development, 1996-1999

    Editorial Board Member, Journal of Career Assessment, 2001-2004

    Editorial Board Member, The Career Development Quarterly, 1999-2001

    Editorial Board Member, Journal of Counseling and Development, 1994-1997.

Honors/Awards

    UNLV College of Education Distinguished Research Award for 1998

    Research and Assessment Corporation for Counseling, Award of Excellence, 1998

    American Educational Research Association- Honorable Mention for Counseling Research in 1995

    Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

    Professional Service Award, 1993

    Professional Research Award, 1991

    Special Service Award, 1990

    Lyle L. Miller Fellowship Recipient

    Phi Kappa Phi


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