Rebecca McLean joined Walden University in 2019 as a Contributing Faculty Member in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and teaching in both the master's and doctoral counseling programs. She is also currently a Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at Western Illinois University - Quad Cities and served as the departmental Chairperson from January 2011- July 2014 and is currently the back-up CSI faculty advisor. Prior to this, she was on faculty at the University of Arkansas for almost a decade. Dr. McLean received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Education degree in Community Counseling from Kent State University. She received her Ph.D. in Guidance and Counseling with a specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Akron. Dr. McLean began working in the mental health field in 1988 and counseled clients in a variety of settings including an outpatient community mental health center for adults with severe emotional disabilities, two university counseling and development centers, two parochial family service agencies, and in private practice. Additionally, she worked as an Emergency Clinician for a County Psychiatric Emergency Services and volunteered with the American Red Cross Disaster Services Unit. Dr. McLean has an extensive teaching, research, and service record. Dr. McLean is a site-visit team member for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and has over two decades of CACREP-related activities. She served as the 2014 AARC National Assessment & Research Conference Chair and was Editor of Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation (CORE) from 2013-2017. Professional organizations include the American Counseling Association, American Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, American Association for Creativity in Counseling, North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and Chi Sigma Iota. She is the 2017 recipient of the NCACES Deanna Hawes Outstanding Mentor Award and served as the NCACES Member-at-Large 2019-2020. She is currently the co-faculty advisor for the Chi Sigma Iota Xi chapter.
COUN 6360 - Assessment in Counseling and Education
COUN 8203 - Survey Research Methods
PhD, The University of Akron
MEd, Kent State University
BA, Kent State University
WQPT Quad Cities PBS, Volunteer - Moline
M & N Augustine Foundation, Volunteer - Fayetteville
Awards / Honors
Deanna Hawes Outstanding Mentor Award, North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2017
Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation Editor – Certificate of Appreciation, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), 2014
2014 National Conference Chair – Certificate of Appreciation, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), 2014
Faculty Scholar, College of Education and Human Services, Western Illinois University , 2011
Outstanding Individual Achievement Award for Tenured Counselor Educators, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2008
Mclean, R. A., McLean, D., Kress, V. (2023). Meaningfulness and selecting CMHC as a career: A cross sectional pilot study of master's students and recent graduates. Journal of Humanistic Counseling
Mclean, R. A. (2018). The debate: Impaired vs. incompetent vs. unethical.
Mclean, R. A. (2018). Initial assessment: The practice interview.
Mclean, R. A. (2017). A Time of New Beginnings. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation
Elledge, L. C., Elledge, A. R., Mclean, R. A., Cavell, T. A. (2017). School Experiences Questionnaire--Modified Version.
Mclean, R. A., Beck, M. J., Kress, V., Watkins, M. C. (2016). Social and Relational Aspects of Bullying and Victimization in Elementary School: Strength-Based Strategies for Prevention. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health
Elledge, L. C., Elledge, A. R., Mclean, R. A., Cavell, T. A. (2016). Social Risk and Peer Victimization in Elementary School Children: The Protective Role of Teacher-Student Relationships. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Mclean, R. A., Watkins, M. (2016). Assessment and testing.
Powell, M., Mclean, R. A. (2016). The Juvenile Addiction Risk Rating. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development
Faith, M. A., Elledge, L. C., Mclean, R. A., Cavell, T. A. (2015). Conflict and Dominance Between Siblings as Predictors of Children’s Peer Victimization. Journal of Child and Family Studies
Kress, V., Mclean, R. A., Whitlock, J., Mease, L. (2015). Spirituality/Religiosity, Life Satisfaction, and Life Meaning as Protective Factors for Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in College Students. Journal of College Counseling
Mclean, R. A. (2013). A review of the Worklife Indicator.
Mclean, R. A. (2017). Tips for applying for counselor education faculty positions. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
DiCosola, A., Berglund, E., Mclean, R. A. (2016). Supervisory relationships: The influence of similar and differing theoretical orientations. Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
Mclean, R. A., Berglund, E. (2015). Elementary school students’ behaviors: Correlates to diverse peer victimization experiences. Association for Assessmen and Research in Counseling
Mclean, R. A. (2015). Using your creativity to publish in Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CORE) Journal. Association for Creativity in Counseling
Mclean, R. A. (2014). The relationship between types of bullying/victimization and internalization/externalization problems for bullies and victims. American Counseling Association
Mclean, R. A., Nkels, H. (2013). Gatekeeping from admission to graduation: Screening, annual review, due process, remediation, and retention. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Mclean, R. A. (2013). Using assessment and research to position oneself for that competitive counselor education faculty position. Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
Kress, V., Mclean, R. A., Mease, L. (2013). Spirituality/religiousness, life satisfaction, and life meaning as protective factors for non-suicidal self-injury in college students. American Counseling Association
Mclean, R. A. (2018). Helping students with APA format.
Peluso, P., Mclean, R. A., Berglund, E. (2016). Getting to know the AARC journals. Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
Mclean, R. A. (2021). Promoting Restoration (Kintsug): The Powers of Empathy and Mister Rogers. Association for Creativity in Counseling