College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
Dr. Hale has an extensive resume of practitioner experience in both the mental health and school counseling fields. She has worked as a family-based counselor, started a private practice specializing in working with adolescents and families, spent 7 years as a professional school counselor at the elementary school level, and provided counseling services to students in a public special education school. Jane is certified in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy (CT/RT) through the William Glasser Institute and infuses the principles into her teaching, supervision, and clinical practice.
Her research agenda clearly outlines the application of CT/RT to various modalities (i.e. counseling, supervision, and teaching). Dr. Hale is specifically interested in how CT/RT is used to improve school climate, motivation, and overall achievement. Dr. Hale has authored various publications and presentations about the application of CT/RT to counselor supervision, group counseling, and working with diverse populations.