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Geneva Gray

Core Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

School of Counseling

Degree Program Ph.D. Counseling Education & Supervision

Dr. Geneva M. Gray is a counselor educator and licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. She received her Ph.D., Ed.S, and Master’s degrees from Georgia State University. Dr. Gray also graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She also holds certifications as a national certified counselor, certified professional counselor supervisor, and master addiction counselor. Dr. Gray was inducted into the Chi Epsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota in 2003. During her membership in the chapter she served as the 2005-2006 Chapter President, the 2004 – 2005 Chapter Secretary, and the 2004 – 2005 Awards Committee Chair. She was the recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Service to the Chapter Award and the 2006 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award.
She has served as faculty advisor for the Alpha Upsilon Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota and was awarded the 2011 Suprina/Turner Founders’ Award.
She currently serves as the treasurer of the International Association for Addictions and Offender Counselor (IAAOC), a division of the American Counseling Association. She has also served as Secretary and President of IAAOC. In addition, Dr. Gray maintains a private practice (Shades of Gray Wellness Center) where she specializes in the treatment of addictive disorders. She also provides clinical supervision for master’s level counselors.
Dr. Gray has presented at numerous national, regional, and local conferences, published research and book chapters in the areas of substance abuse, process addictions, criminal and offender issues, counselor education, counselor development, and LGBT considerations in counseling. In addition, she has mentored dozens of students towards obtaining doctoral degrees in counselor education.
Dr. Gray is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a wife to an amazing husband of 21 years and a mother to two incredible boys.

Courses Taught

COUN 6730 - Counseling Addictive Disorders

COUN 8560 - Dissertation

CPLB 803L - CES Pre-Practicum

COUN 8146 - Crisis Management

COUN 8333 - Vicarious Trauma

COUN 8115 - Counseling Theories

COUN 8890 - CES Practicum

COUN 8895 - Internship

COUN 8660 - Social Change for Professional Counselors


PhD, Georgia State University

Public Service

Alpha Upsilon Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, Guest Speaker - Atlanta, GA

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Member - Atlanta, GA

New Life Church Missions Ministry, Volunteer - Decatur, GA United States

Awards / Honors

Chi Epsilon, Outstanding Service to the Chapter Award, 2006

ACA Ethics Case Study Competition Ð Doctoral Level, 2005

Chi Sigma Iota Fellow (2006). Chi Sigma Iota Inter, 2006

Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Upsilon Alpha, Suprina/Turne, 2009

Chi Sigma Iota, Chi Epsilon, Outstanding Doctoral, 2007

College of Education Scholarship, (2005). Georgia, 2005

Kenneth Matheny Scholarship, (2005). Georgia State, 2005


Powell, P., Gray, G. M., Reese, M. K. (2013). Connecting with others: A qualitative study of online social networking site usage. The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology.


Robinson, T., Gray, G. (2015). 2014 ACA/AMHCA Code of ethics and ethical decision-making.

Gray, G. M., Newton, K., Singh, A. (2005). A missing piece: Training counselors to recognize the needs of lesbians and bisexual women in substance abuse treatment.

Gray, G. M., Dew, B. (2007). Experiential Exercises in Counselor Addiction Training.

Reese, M., Gray, G. M., Emelianchik-Key, K. (2011). Experiential training in a group counseling course: Risks and benefits.

Gray, G. M., Davis, T., Dew, B. (2004). Factors affecting African American women's entry into substance abuse treatment.

Newton, K., Gray, G. M. (2006). Giving voice: Working together to increase minority participation in counselor education.

Singh, A., Chung, Y. B., Gray, G. M. (2006). Helping south Asian women use resilience strategies in the healing process from sexual violence.

Newton, K., Gray, G. M., Dew, B. (2005). High impact learning: Using experiential approaches to improve addiction education for counselor trainees.

Robinson, T., Gray, G. (2015). How to perform a family intervention.

Gray, G. M., McLeod, A., Edwards, B. (2010). I'm in recovery: Exploring the impact of recovery status on the supervisory relationship.

Gray, G. M., McLeod, A., Riley, L. (2011). In Home Alone: Ethical concerns for counselor trainees who provide in-home therapy during Practicum and Internship.

Gray, G. M., Chaney, M. (2006). Making the invisible, visible: Understanding African American men on the 'down low'.

McLeod, A., Gray, G. M. (2009). Pioneering supervisory practices: Preparing counseling trainees to meet the needs of a culturally diverse and global society.

Lee, L., Green, J., Gray, G. (2014). Restorative justice vs. traditional justice systems: Implications for counselors.

Gray, G. M. (2004). Substance abuse treatment and the Tennessee Self Concept Scale: implications for women.

DeGrand, H., Gray, G. (2018). Teaching transgender issues in multicultural courses.

Gray, G. M., Hale, N. (2018). The great paradigm shift: Bridge the divide between land- based and online learning.

Gray, G. M. (2005). The world through her eyes: Assessing lesbians in substance abuse counseling.

Davis, T., Gray, G. M. (2004). Women are not little men: Preparing counselors to work with female substance abusers.