Jayce Patton

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
Ph.D. Counseling Education & Supervision

Dr. Patton engages relational cultural theory and critical pedagogy in practice and teaching. His clinical work has centered on clients of gender and sexual diversity, transgender body migration, trauma and the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, abuse, relational concerns, depression, anxiety, bereavement, hoarding, self-harm, and other issues. He has served as faculty in both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision for Walden University. He has served as a member of the Institutional Review Board, various leadership roles for a number of professional organizations, and is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness. He has presented at a number of national conferences including the American Counseling Association, the Association of Assessment and Research in Counseling, the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and has published in several professional journals and as a chapter author of a number of textbooks. He is a Field Experience Coordinator for the MS Counseling Programs at Walden University.


BS, Texas A&M University

MA, Texas State University

PhD, St. Mary's University


Reicherzer, S. L., Garland-Forshee, A. S., Patton, J., Kocet, M. (2014). Counseling in the Periphery of Queer Discourse: Transgender Children, Adolescents, Women and Men.

Reicherzer, S. L., Shavel, S., Patton, J. (2013). Examining research issues of power and privilege within a gender-marginalized community. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Kocet, M. M., Patton, J., Peterson (Lubsen), J., Reicherzer, S. L. (2014). Exploring male bisexuality. .

Cannon, K. B., Reicherzer, S. L., Patton, J. (2014). Relational-Cultural Theory in the Context of Feminism.

Reicherzer, S. L., Patton, J. (2012). Transsexual drag entertainers as keepers of queer power-knowledge. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality


Adeoye, B. F., Patton, J. (2012). A Report from the ACA’s DSM V Taskforce.. American Counseling Association

Patton, J., Milan-Nichols, "., Thompson, J. (2016). Advancing Social Change: A 4 Step Process for Problem and Mirrored Purpose Statements. . Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling and Education.

Patton, J., McGill, K., Sharpe, C., Bal, S., Davis, L. (2013). Best Practices for Incorporating Doctoral Students in Master's Level Student Skills Assessment.. Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling and Education.

Patton, J. (2016). Comprehensive Assessment and Engagement of LGBTQ Clients. . Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia.

Patton, J., Milan-Nichols, "., Low, J., Smith, J. (2016). Counseling Identity in Question: Research to Support Our Profession. . Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling and Education.

Patton, J. (2015). Counseling Transgender Clients. . National Board of Certified Counselors

Patton, J. (2012). Exploring Manifestations of Marginalization and Stigmatization in Same-Sex-Oriented Fathers (SSOF): Two Paradoxes. . American Counseling Association

Patton, J. (2014). Incorporating Creativity in Analysis of Qualitative Research. . Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling and Education.

Patton, J., Winston, A., Milan-Nichols, "., Thompson, J. (2014). Teaching to Create Problem and Purpose Statements for Positive Social Change. . Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling and Education.

Reicherzer, S. L., Patton, J. (2012). Work with Transsexual Clients: A Role Play. . American Counseling Association

Bradley, N. L., Patton, J. L., Bailey, C. L., Levingston, K. B. (2021). The Application of Relational Cultural Theory in Distance Counselor Education Programs.