Christian Dean

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

Dr. Christian J. Dean has been a faculty member for over 14 years, of which the last 10 years have been full time. He also works in a limited private practice at Counseling for Growth, LLC in Baton Rouge, LA where he specializes in working with couples and families. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor (LPC-S), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor Candidate (LMFT-SC) in Louisiana, and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Dr. Dean is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom III and currently serves as the Deputy Commander-Administration for the Louisiana Medical Detachment, Louisiana Army National Guard and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Dean participated as a collaborative investigator for the DSM-5 Field Trials in Routine Clinical Practice Settings and has presented on numerous topics at international, national, regional and state conferences. He has published articles on interpersonal trauma and grief associated with infidelity and ethical considerations for dual licensed professionals. He is the co-editor of Metaphors and Therapy: Enhancing Clinical Supervision and Education, Volume 1.

Courses Taught

COUN 6720 - Diagnosis and Assessment

COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

RESI 6621 - MS Counseling Residency 2

COUN 6306 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling

COUN 6726 - Couples and Family Counseling

COUN 6360 - Assessment in Counseling and Education


PhD, University of New Orleans

MEd, University of New Orleans

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Role Model, University of New Orleans, Graduate Counseling Program, 2000

Outstanding Service Award, Alpha Eta Chapter, , 2004

Research Award, Louisiana Counseling Association, 2019


Dean, C. J. (2011). Psychoeducation: A first step to understanding infidelity related systemic trauma and grieving. The Family Journal

Dean, C. J. (2013). Ethical considerations for dual licensed professionals. Louisiana Journal of Counseling

Dean, C. J. (2015). Ethical gatekeeping for LPC supervisors. Louisiana Journal of Counseling

Stewart-Spencer, S. E., Dean, C. J. (2016). Metaphors and Therapy: Enhancing Clinical Supervision and Education.

Stewart-Spencer, S. S., Dean, C. J. (2016). Introduction.

Stewart-Spencer, S. E., Dean, C. J. (2016). The therapeutic process: The therapist's guide to hitchhiking.

Ventura, E. M., Dean, C. J. (2016). Billy.

Ventura, E. M., Kippers, S. M., Dean, C. J. (2016). Luz.

Dean, C. J. (2017). Metaphors: Diversifying mental health practice, education, and supervision. Therapeutic Speakeasy Quarterly


Dean, C. J. (2017). PTSD: Assessing, diagnosing, and treatment planning.

Dean, C. J. (2017). Private practice management for counselors.

Dean, C. J., Kippers, S. (2017). Private practice: From intake to billing. Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Dean, C. J., Kippers, S. (2016). Private practice: From intake to billing. Louisiana Counseling Association

Dean, C. J. (2016). PTSD.

Dean, C. J. (2016). Ethical decision making and the 2015 AAMFT code of ethics.

Dean, C. J., Salgado, Jr., R., Salgado, A. (2016). Advocating for counselors with religious views: Ethical and practical considerations.

Dean, C. J. (2016). Chi Sigma Iota: leadership and advocacy for the profession. Sigma Lambda Upsilon Chapter of CSI