EdD, Idaho State University; MEd, Colorado State University; BA, The College of Idaho
Spirituality in counseling and healing; supervision; grief, loss, and bereavement; creative approaches to counseling, career, and supervision; mindfulness in counselor training; early attachment in adulthood; GLBT; trauma and recovery
Dr. Dahlen has been a counselor educator and supervisor for more than 20 years and is currently a core faculty member in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Walden University. She has held various counselor education positions at a variety of universities, including her last position as chair of the counseling department at Argosy University. Throughout her career, she has been active in the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) and received the Distinguished Mentor Award in 2010. She was also president of the Rocky Mountain chapter of ACES in 2011 and received the Distinguished Service Award in 2012. She has a private counseling practice in Conifer, Colorado, and provides services for victims of domestic violence and veterans through local grants. In addition, she serves on the bereavement team at Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice.