Joelle France Lewis

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

Dr. Joelle France Lewis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and has been a remote Core Faculty with Walden University since 2015. She began teaching in higher education in 2005, including in CACREP-approved CMHC programs exclusively since 2010. She is married, has two grown children, and has many pets. In 2022, she retired from full-time faculty and is now Contributing Faculty, focusing on teaching Field Experience and PrePracticum. She has a Doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision, a Master's in Business Administration (Leadership), and a Master's in Social Work.

Courses Taught

COUN 6260 - Assessment in Counseling

COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

GRTP 6100 - Group Lab

COUN 6723 - Multicultural Counseling

COUN 6682B - Counseling Internship

COUN 6682A - Counseling Internship

CPLB 601L - PrePracticum

COUN 6024 - Advising Forum

RESI 6621 - Residency

COUN 6671 - Practicum


EdD, Argosy University/Denver

Master's, Colorado Christian University

Masters, Colorado State University

BA, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Public Service

Self, Volunteer - Buffalo

Church, Volunteer - Buffalo

Independent, Volunteer - Buffalo

Operation Christmas Child, Volunteer - Buffalo

Self, Volunteer - Buffalo

Awards / Honors

Faculty of the Year, , 2014

Chi Sigma Iota, Argosy University/Denver, 2013


Dunbar-Davis, K., Lewis, J. P., McLain, C. M. (2017). Chapter 6: Systemic Functioning of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders.

Mc Lain, C. M., France Lewis, J. (2018). Professional behaviors and dispositions: Counseling competencies and lifelong growth.

Spewart-Spencer, S. S., Dean, C. C., McLain, C. M., Lewis, J. F., Dunbar-Davison, K. Band of Counselors; Winning the Battle Turning Raw Recruits into Skilled Counselors. To Vol. 2. Metaphors and Therapy: Enhancing Clinical Supervision and Education .

Stewart-Spencer, S. S., Dean, C. ., McLain, C. M., Lewis, J. P. (2016). The Bubble Girl.


McLain, C. M., Lewis, J. P. (2012). A Constructivist Approach to Teaching Empathy. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision

McLain, C. M., Lewis, J. P., Mc Lain, C. M. (2013). Promoting Beginning Student Development through Scaffolding in Teaching Basic Skills and Professional Dispositions. ACES

Lewis, J. P., McLain, C. M. (2014). "These are Not the Droids You are Looking For, These are Better!" Online Technology, In seat and Online Assessment in Counselor Education Supervision. RMACES conference

Lewis, J. P., McLain, C. M. (2014). The Twilight Zone: Educators and Supervisors Finding a Voice in Training the Next Generation of Counselors. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision

Tate, Y., McLain, C. M., France, J. P. (2013). Cutting Edge and Efficacious Treatment for Child and Adult Survivors of Neglect and Abuse. Colorado Counseling Association

McLain, C. M., Lewis, J. P. (2016). Ink and Insight: Tools In Narrative Therapy. CCA

Lewis, J. P., Olguin, J. (2013). Who's Your Melvin?. Colorado Counseling Association

Lewis, J. P. (2020). The Target Sociogram and How to Use it in Practice . Wyoming Counseling Association