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Julia Forman

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Julia M. Forman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2004 from Mississippi College and in 2008 was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Regent University. Dr. Forman earned her Ph.D. at Old Dominion University in Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Julia Forman has supervised Master’s counseling students, has taught undergraduate Human Services courses, and has taught graduate Counseling courses at Walden since 2011. Clinically, Dr. Forman’s expertise is working with both sexual assault survivors and with the geriatric population. Dr. Forman has published articles in refereed journals and has been published in two books. She has presented at national, regional, and local conferences. Her primary research interests include intimate partner violence, sexual assault, vicarious trauma, feminist therapy, and gerontology. Dr. Forman has served as the co-editor of ODU’s Counseling newsletter, as Secretary and Awards Chair for ODU’s Chi Sigma Iota National Honor Society chapter, as a lead faculty member for Walden, and as a voting member of the School of Counseling Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee at Walden University.

Courses Taught

COUN 6100 - Intro to Mental Health Counseling

COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

COUN 6316 - Techniques of Counseling

COUN 6250 - Group Process and Dynamics


PhD, Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA United States

MA, Regent University - Virginia Beach, VA United States

BS, Mississippi College - Clinton, MS

Public Service

Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter, Volunteer

Girl Scouts of Americca, Volunteer


Neukrug, E., Cichetti, R., Forman, J. M., Kyser, N., McBride, R., Wisinger, S. (2010). A content analysis of CESNET-L. Journal of Computing in Higher Education.

Forman, J. M., McBride, R. (2011). Counselors’ role in preventing elder abuse: Clinical, ethical and legal considerations. ADULTSpan Journal.

Neukrug, E., Forman, J. M. (2010). Feminist therapy.

Hays, D., Forman, J. M., Sikes, A. (2009). Using artwork and photography to explore adolescent females’ perceptions of dating. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.


Young, L., Nayak, M., Pool, B., Forman, J. M. (2016). A collaborate approach to hybrid certification & OER course design. Northern Virginia Community College.

Hays, D., Byrd, R., Emelianchik, K. M., Healey, A., Sykes, A., Forman, J. M., Green, J. (2009). Advocacy through adolescent mental health interventions. . American Counseling Association.

McBride, R., Forman, J. M. (2009). CESNET: A content analysis. American Mental Health Counselors Association Conference .

Emelianchik, K. M., Byrd, R., Crockett, S., Forman, J. M., Lorelle, S., Michels, B. (2010). Healthy and unhealthy relationships: New research, implications for practice, and training. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Neukrug, E., Richeson, B., McBride, R., Forman, J. M. (2009). Perceptions of ethical behaviors of counselors. American Counseling Association.

McBride, R., Forman, J. M. (2009). Survival on the streets: Experiences of the homeless population and constructive suggestions for assistance. Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education Conference.