Ariel Harrison

Academic Coordinator
Ariel Harrison
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. School Counseling

Ariel Harrison, Ph.D., NCC, LPC is a licensed school counselor in Virginia, a certified school counselor in Georgia, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. She has worked as a school counselor for almost 12 years in elementary, middle, and high school settings that include private, public, and charter schools.

She is the Academic Program Coordinator and Core Faculty in the School Counseling masters program at Walden. Ariel is a graduate of Walden University's Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program and loves the relationships that she has formed with students and faculty at Walden. Her theoretical orientation involves Adlerian Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and her research interests include school belonging, race and racial identity development, African American counseling concerns, and multicultural counseling competence.

Courses Taught

COUN 6302-S - Counseling Techniques in Schools

COUN 6312 - Multicultural Counseling in the Schools

SPLB 671L - MSCO Prepracticum 1

COUN 6311S - Leadership, Advocacy, and Consultation in Schools

COUN 6111S - Introduction to School Counseling

Education

BA, The University of Virginia

MS, Longwood University

PhD, Walden University

Public Service

Ambassadors 4 Kids Club, Other - Brooks

Family Patterns Matter Christmas Campaign, Other - Brooks

Awards / Honors

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Fund, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., 2014

Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Research and Best Practices Grant, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2015

2021 Counselor Educator of the Year, Georgia School Counselor Association, 2021

Publications

Winston, A. D. (2011). Multicultural Panel and Discussion.

Winston, A. D. (2016). Informed Decisions: Exploring Professional Counseling Organizations. Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Newsletter

Winston, A. D. (2016). The Cruise Ship Journey for High School Counselors.

Winston, A. D. (2016). Chapter 1: Introduction.

Winston, A. D. (2016). Chapter 2: Foundations and Preparations.

Winston, A. D. (2018). Chapter 3: Individual Psychology and Adlerian Therapy.

Presentations

Patton, J. L., Winston, A., Milan-Nichols, M., Thompson, J. (2015). Teaching to Create Problem and Purpose Statements for Positive Social Change. Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling

Winston, A. D. (2015). Counselor Educators’ Multicultural Competencies: Understanding the Relationships between Race and Ethnic Identity Awareness. Association for Black Psychologists

Winston, A. D. (2017). Counselor Educators’ Multicultural Competencies: Understanding Race and Ethnic Identity Awareness. American Counseling Association

Winston, A. D. (2016). Counselor Educators’ Multicultural Competencies: Understanding Race and Ethnic Identity Awareness. Association for Black Psychologists

Winston, A. D. (2014). College Preparation Strategies for Students with Limited Resources.. Virginia School Counselor Association

Winston, A. D. (2014). College Preparation Strategies for Students with Limited Resources.. Virginia Counselors Association

Griffin, M. A., Harrison, A. D., Payne, R. (2020). Mentoring African American Women: Strategies for Colleges, Programs, and Faculty. Walden University

Harrison, A. D. (2020). Multicultural Competence Support for School Counselor Educators. Georgia School Counselor Association

Harrison, A., Pinkney, K. E. (2021). Understanding the Experiences and Counseling Needs of African American Women with Secondary Infertility.