Brian Hutchison

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Brian Hutchison is a Licensed Professional Counselor (MO), a Certified Career Counselor Educator (NCDA), and was formerly a Certified School Counselor (PA). He earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision and his M.Ed. in College Student Affairs/ College Counseling from Pennsylvania State University. His scholarship, leadership, and practice focuses on the intersection of career development with mental health, wellness, school engagement, and social justice.

Dr. Hutchison has served on numerous professional boards in the United States and Asia and has received the Asia Pacific Career Development Association's Outstanding Educator of Career Professionals Award in 2022, the National Career Development Association's Merit Award in 2020, and the Association for Humanistic Counseling's Advocate & Social Justice Award in 2015. He has more than 50 publications including two books. He is a frequent keynote speaker, podcast/webinar guest, and professional trainer particularly in North America, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.

Dr. Hutchison is a Core Faculty focused on Clinical Mental Health in the School of Counseling.

Courses Taught

COUN 6753 - Career Counseling

COUN 8125 - Teaching in Counselor Education

COUN 6782 - Internship


PhD, Pennsylvania State University

MEd, Pennsylvania State University

Public Service

Asia Pacific Career Development Association, President -

National Career Development Association, Board Member -

Awards / Honors

Merit Award, National Career Development Association, 2020

Humanistic Advocate & Social Justice Award, Association for Humanistic Counseling, 2015

Gitner Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2011

Outstanding Educator of Career Professionals, Asia Pacific Career Development Association, 2022

Commitment Toward The First Arab Career Development Conference Success, Arab Career Development Association, 2023


Yoon, H., Hutchison, B. L., Mazw, M., Pritchard, C., Reiss, A. (2017). International Practices of Career Services, Credentials, and Training.

Leigh-Osroosh, K. T., Hutchison, B. L. (2019). Cultural Identity Silencing of Native Americans in Education. Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

Hutchison, B. L. (2019). SOS: A Simple Trauma Informed Strategy for Teachers. Young Children

Hussmann, M. D., Hutchison, B., Thaier, C. (2019). A Class Culture of Liberation.

Hutchison, B. L., Chavez, T. A. (2018). School Counseling from an Existential Perspective.

Chun, M., Hwang, M., Brian, H. (2018). Development and Validation of the Career Development Sentence Completion Test for Elementary School Career Counseling. The Institute for Education and Research Gyeongin National University of Education

Simons, J. D., Brian, H., Bahr, M. W. (2017). School Counselor Advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students: Intentions and Practice. Professional School Counseling

Wambu, G., Hutchison, B. L., Pietrantoni, Z. (2017). Career Decision-making and Career Access Among Recent African Immigrant Students. Journal of College Access

Hutchison, B., Thaier, C., Stauffer, M. (2018). Using Information and Technology.

Hutchison, B. (2015). Advocating Workers-Within-Environment: A Critical Perspective for Addressing Career Concerns. The Journal of Humanistic Counseling


Hutchison, B. L., Barclay, K., Glickman, D., Spears, M. (2020). Bridging career and mental health in clinical supervision. CERIC

Hutchison, B. L. (2019). Career Work is Justice Work. National Career Development Association

Hutchison, B. L. (2019). Building Your Personal Brand. Asia Pacific Career Development Association

Hutchison, B. L. (2019). Career Work is Justice Work. Oregon Career Development Association

Hutchison, B. L. (2019). Coping with Industry 4.0. Asia Pacific Career Development Association

Hutchison, B. L. (2019). Preparing Workers for Industry 4.0. Asia Pacific Career Development Association

Maze, M., Hutchison, B. L., Neault, R., Abbas, R., Ismayil, G. (2018). Decent Jobs for Youth: Winning Strategies from Around the World. International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance

Hutchison, B. L. (2020). Growing Your Advocacy: Working with Marginalized College Students. National Career Development Association

Hutchison, B. L. (2018). Reframe Your Career Game. Career Development Association of Singapore

Kuttunen, J., Hutchison, B. L. (2019). Youtube, Instagram, and 21st Century Career Practitioner. National Career Development Association