Elisabeth Suarez

Academic Coordinator
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
Ph.D. Counseling Education & Supervision

Elisabeth Suarez is currently the Coordinator of the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) program and Research Coordinator for the School of Counseling at Walden University. She oversees the dissertation process and aids CES students in their doctoral pursuit. Dr. Suarez obtained her Ph.D. in CES from the University of Northern Colorado, with a concentration in children and adolescents. She also did a doctoral minor in Applied Statistics and Research Methods. Dr. Suarez has taught masters and doctoral students in counseling since 1997 in face-to-face, blended, and online formats. The courses she has taught most are introductory and multivariate statistics, research methods, multicultural counseling, supervision, teaching praxis, pre-practicum, practicum, and internship. Her research interests are cross- cultural issues in counseling and supervision, creative andragogy, research methods, statistics, mentoring, and supervision techniques. Dr. Suarez regularly presents at national and regional counseling conferences, usually with some of her students and colleagues. She is a member of American Counseling Association (ACA), Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES), Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS).

Education

PhD, University of Northern Colorado

MA, Denver Seminary

MS, University of New Hampshire

BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Service

Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Board Member - Wheat Ridge

Thrive, Volunteer -

Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), Board Member -

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Northern Colorado, 2002

Publications

Suarez, E. C., Hull, C., Hartman, D. (2015). Addressing Spiritual Competencies in Supervision: Strategies for Supervisors. Counseling and Values

Suarez, E. C., Tan, A., Rehfuss, M., Parks-Savage, A. (2014). Nonsuicidal self-injury in an adolescent population in Singapore. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Suarez, E. C., vonDresner, K., Underwood, L., Franklin, T. (2013). Providing counseling for transgendered inmates: A survey of correctional services. The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy

Suarez, E. C., Davis, P., Crawford, N., Rehfuss, M. (2013). Reentry program impact on Missionary Kid depression, anxiety, and stress: A three-year study. Journal of Psychology and Theology

Suarez, E. C., Hallman, J., Yarhouse, M. (2018). Shame and Psychosocial Development in Religiously Affiliated Sexual Minority Women. Journal of Psychology and Theology

Presentations

Suarez, E. C., LaDD, R. (2015). Which Statistical Test Should I Use? A Refresher in Quantitative Statistical Analysis for Counseling Researchers. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (INFORM) Conference

Suarez, E. C., Smith Stuart, A. (2015). Multiracial Identity Development in the Classroom. National Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference

Suarez, E. C., Bland, C. (2013). Triadic Supervision: An Effective, Efficient, And Relational Model for Training Students. Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference

Suarez, E., Gingrich, F., McNeil, D. (2017). The Role of Mental Health Professionals in Promoting Racial Reconciliation. Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference

Suarez, E. C., Brogan, J., Blakely, C. (2018). Addressing Safety in Difficult Counseling Conversations. American Counseling Association Annual Conference

Suarez, E. C., Hartwig Moorhead, H., Colburn, A. (2013). Not Your Mama’s Classroom: Doctoral Programs in an Online World. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference

Suarez, E. C., Ladd, R. (2013). Increasing Interconnectivity in the Online Classroom. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference

Suarez, E. C., Ink, J. (2013). Incorporating Different Learning Styles Into Online College Statistics Courses. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference

Suarez, E. C., Brogan, J. (2013). Improving Pedagogy in Counselor Education. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference

Dyben, A., Suarez, E., Brogan, J. (2017). Promoting Cultural Curiosity and Safety in Group Discussions. Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference

Suarez, E. C., Brogan, J. (2017). Counselor Education Inclusive Pedagogical Practices. Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference