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Mark Leggett

Core Faculty
Matt Leggett

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree ProgramM.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Leggett has been with Walden University for over five years after having taught at the University of Alabama for 11 years. He is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Alabama and Louisiana and has over 20 years of experience in private practice work specializing in depression, anxiety and sexual identity issues. Dr. Leggett has taught a number of courses in both programs including; Group Dynamics, Introduction to Counseling, Assessment, Career Development, and supervised practicum and internship students. He is an active member of the Louisiana Counseling Association and the Alabama Counseling Association where he has held a number of positions on the executive council and is involved in both divisions for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Alabama and Louisiana. He just recently completed a five year appointment with the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling where he served two years as the chair of the board. Dr. Leggett enjoys volunteering his time with NAMI, Project Lazarus, Meals on Wheels and various food bank organizations. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

Courses Taught

COU 6250 - Group Process and Dynamics

COU 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

COU 6723 - Multicultural Counseling

COU 6682 - Field Experience

COU 602L - Pre Practicum

Education

PhD, University of Alabama

Public Service

ALGBTIC Louisiana Counseling Association, President Elect - New Orleans, LA

PRIDE LGBTQ+ Student Organization Walden University, Co-Chair

ALGBTIC Division of LCA, Board Member - New Orleans, LA United States

ALGBTIC Alabama Counseling Association , President - Tuscaloosa, AL

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Volunteer - New Orleans, LA United States

Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling, Chair - Birmingham, AL

CSI/Voting & Civil Rights Act March, Organizer - Selma, AL

Project Lazarus HIV/AIDS Transitional Housing and Wellness, Volunteer - New Orleans, LA

Awards / Honors

Helping Hands Award, School of Counseling Walden University, 2020

McCrory Faculty Excellence Award, University of Alabama, 2013

Alabama Counseling Association Emerging Leader, ALCA, 2009

Alabama Counseling Association Individual Publication Award, ALCA, 2008

Alabama Counseling Association Research Award, ALCA, 2007

Ray Taylor Service Award West Alabama AIDS Outreach United Way Agency, Service Award, 2007

Steven L. Mann Humanitarian Service Award, Mystic Krewe of the Druids, 2005

Publications

Satcher, J., Leggett, M. F. (2006). Homonegativity Among Counselors the Alabama Counseling Association Journal

Satcher, J., Leggett, M. F. (2007). Homonegativity Among Professional School Counselors: An Exploratory Study Professional School Counseling Journal

Satcher, J., Leggett, M. F. (2005). What to Say When Your Student may be Gay? A Primer for School Counselors The Alabama Counseling Association Journal

Presentations

Leggett, M. F. (2020). Private Practice: Where Do I Begin? Walden School of Counseling

Leggett, M. F. (2019). Private Practice: Where Do I Begin? Walden School of Counseling

Leggett, M. F. (2019). LGBTQ+ Issues in Counseling LCA

Leggett, M. F. (2018). Mental and Emotional Self-Care Strategies Episcopal Diocese / Tulane University New Orleans

Leggett, M. F. (2017). Sucide Assessment School of Counseling

Leggett, M. F. (2012). Emerging Leader of the Alabama Counseling Association

Leggett, M. F., Elliot, G. (2008). It's Still Elementary, LGBT Issues in Schools

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