Kristy Burton

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

Kristy L. Burton received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis in Addictions at the University of the Cumberlands in April 2023. She currently serves as Contributing Faculty in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Walden University and has served in this role since February 2024. Dr. Burton began as a part-time faculty member at Walden in the School of Counseling February 2024. She teaches supervision. She has also taught Counseling Skills, Crisis and Trauma Counseling, Addictions Counseling, Professional Development and Ethics, Intro to Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Brief Therapy, and Tech-Assisted Counseling at other colleges and universities. Professionally, Dr. Burton has worked as a school based mental health provider, outpatient provider, and owner of a group private practice. She has a number of publications and presentations on supervision and co-occurring counseling.

Courses Taught

Coun 6671 - Practicum

Coun 6001 - Professional Dispositions


PhD, University of the Cumberlands

MS, John Brown University

BS, Harding University

Awards / Honors

Rosenthal Award, Arkansas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2024

Champion, Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2024


Burton, K. (2024). Beyond the books: Tackling the mental health crisis in higher education. SACES Newsletter

Burton, K., Perez, D., Vinson, L. (2022). The Impact of Trauma-Informed Training on the Leadership of Law Enforcement Officers and their interaction with Marginalized Communities.. International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling


Burton, K., Curley, A. (2024). Guiding Growth with Compassion: Trauma-Informed Supervision Training. Arkansas Counselor Education and Supervision Conference

Burton, K. (2023). Empowering Growth in Supervision. Arkansas Counseling Association

Perez, D., Mikolon, T., Burton, K. (2024). Gatekeeping ethics in internship: Navigating the final semesters with integrity.

Burton, K. (2023). Domestic Violence Intervention: Batterer characteristics. Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence