PhD, St. Mary’s University; MA, Texas State University
Diversity in gender and sexuality, same-sex-oriented parents and their families, feminism and relational cultural theory, ethics in consultation, training and supervision of counseling students and interns, trauma, issues of power and privilege in research
Dr. Patton engages relational cultural theory and critical pedagogy in practice and teaching. His clinical work has centered on gender and sexual diversity, transgender body migration, trauma and the use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, abuse, relational concerns, depression, anxiety, bereavement, hoarding, self-harm, and other issues. He has served as a member of the Institutional Review Board and on the editorial board of The Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality. He has presented at a number of national conferences, including those of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and has published in several professional journals and authored chapters in a number of textbooks. He is a core faculty member in Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program and serves as field experience coordinator for the program.