Colleen R. Logan, PhD., LPC, LMFT, NCC

Program Coordinator, M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

School of Counseling and Social Service

Colleen LoganDr. Colleen Logan specializes in bullying issues, including personal and societal impacts as well as effects within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Dr. Logan serves as the program coordinator for the M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling at Walden University. Previously, she held academic and administrative positions at Argosy University and the University of Houston-Victoria, holding roles such as vice president of academic affairs and associate dean for the School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Logan provided counseling in private practice from 1997 to 2009, specializing in HIV services, adolescent intervention and enrichment counseling. She served as the president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), 2008–2009, and has been recognized for her contributions in the field of counseling and affirmative therapy with LGBT individuals and their significant others. Dr. Logan has been instrumental in working with school counselors and administrators to institute and implement zero-tolerance policies toward bullying, with an emphasis on creating an affirmative environment for all students. Dr. Logan is also a partner with Enrichment Counseling and Assessment, Dallas, where she maintains a small private practice.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1994  
  • M.S. in Counselor Education, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1987
  • B.A. in Behavioral Sciences, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, N.C., 1985

Areas of Expertise

Bullying

  • Addresses bullying issues stemming from verbal, physical, and cyberbullying attacks.
  • Focuses on various aspects of the bullying spectrum including the impact on youth.
  • Experience in working with school counselors and administrations to develop and implement viable solutions such as zero-tolerance policies and creating an affirmative environment for all students, regardless of their real or perceived differences.

Relevant Publications and Presentations (since 2000)

  • Logan, C. R. (2007). Working affirmatively with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender adolescents. Presented at the Family Matters Conference, Galaxy Counseling Center.
  • Logan, C. R. (2006). Counselor education: Perspectives from the past, present, and future. Co-presented with Dr. Carman Gill and Dr. Andrea Cooper.
  • Logan, C. R. (2005). Becoming ethical and competent: Using the AGLBIC competencies with GLBT clients. Co-presented with Dr. Joy Whitman and Dr. Michael Kocet at AGLBIC Day of Learning.
  • Logan, C. R. (2005). Counseling lesbian clients. In C. Lee (Ed.), Multicultural issues in counseling: New approaches to diversity. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Logan, C., & Barret, B. (2005). AGLBIC competencies. The Q.
  • Logan, C. (2003). Unintentional cultural bias: Incident #1#the case of Mickey. In S. P. Pack-Brown & C. Braun-Williams (Eds.), Ethics in a multicultural context. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Logan, C. R. (2003). Serving our sexual minority youth—school counselors have a critical role. Presented at the Texas Counseling Association’s Annual Conference.
  • Logan, C. R. (2002). Working ethically and professionally with gay, lesbian, and transgender clients. Co-presented with Dr. Mike Kocet at the Professional Learning Institute American Counseling Association Annual Conference.
  • Barret, B., & Logan, C. (2001). Counseling gay men and lesbians: A practice primer. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
  • Logan, C. (2001). Lesbian sexuality. In D. Capuzzi & L. Burlew (Eds.), Sexuality counseling. Columbus, OH: Merrill/Prentice-Hall.
  • Logan, C. R. (2001). Counseling gay men and lesbians: A practice primer. Co-presented with Dr. Bob Barret at the Professional Learning Institute American Counseling Association’s Annual Conference.
  • Logan, C. R. (2001). Creating and maintaining healthy relationships. Presented at The Women’s Group.
  • Logan, C. R. (2001). Gay and lesbian issues facing students and personnel. Presented at the Stafford Independent School District.
  • Logan, C. R. (2001). Understanding gay parents: Challenging issues. Co-presented with Dr. Bob Barret and Dr. Ron McLean at the American Counseling Association’s Annual Conference.
  • Logan, C. R. (2000). Counseling lesbians across the lifespan: Adolescence through adulthood. Co-presented with Dr. Mary Natividad at the Texas Counseling Association’s Annual Conference.
  • Logan, C. R. (2000). Group strategies for working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth: Building communities for young people. Co-presented with Dr. Michael Hutchins at the Professional Learning Institute American Counseling Association’s Annual Conference.

Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Virginia
  • American Counseling Association 
  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling 
  • Texas Counseling Association
  • Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling

Professional Recognition

  • Mentor Award, Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling, 2009
  • The Inspirational Faculty Award, Argosy University, Washington, DC, 2005
  • Bravo Award, Argosy University, Washington, DC, 2004
  • Service Award for Contribution to National Ethics Committee, 2003
  • Service Award for Co-Founding the Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling, 2003
  • Enron “Teaching Excellence” Award, 2002
  • Service Award for Co-Founding the National Division of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling, 2002