Dr. Shawn Spurgeon is licensed in the states of North Carolina and Tennessee to practice as a professional counselor (LPC). He completed his education with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling and Counselor Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and taught at two separate universities before taking a position as a faculty member in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2006. Dr. Spurgeon has taught at three separate CACREP-accredited programs and mainly focuses on Ethics, Assessment, and Psychopathology.
COUN 6360 - Assessment in Counseling
COUN 6100 - Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
COUN 6730 - Counseling Addictive Disorders
Awards / Honors
Alumni Excellence Award, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2017
Counselor Educator Advocacy Award, American Counseling Association, 2018
Susan Hammonds-White Leadership Award, Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, 2015
Vivian L. Haun Excellence in Service Award, Project GRAD, 2017
Spurgeon, S. L. (2016). AARC standards for multicultural research. . Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation
Spurgeon, S. L. (2014). Challenges in educating students with highly disruptive behavior: Report from a large urban, high poverty elementary school. . Journal of At-Risk Issues
Spurgeon, S. L. (2017). Evaluating the unintended consequences of assessment practices: Construct irrelevance and construct underrepresentation. . Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development
Spurgeon, S. L. (2016). New concepts in the 2014 ACA code of ethics. . Journal of Counseling and Development
Spurgeon, S. L. (2013). The human factor: Student reactions to the integration of personal dispositions into two counseling programs. . Journal of Humanistic Counseling and Education
Spurgeon, S. L. (2017). Assessment in Counselor Education: The use of Dispositions as a Gatekeeping tool. .
Spurgeon, S. L. (2013). Current trends in ethics: A discussion with the ACA Ethics Committee. .
Spurgeon, S. L. (2015). Dinner with a side of social justice: Navigating the boundaries of professional advocacy responsibilities in social relationships. .
Spurgeon, S. L. (2015). Teaching assessment across the curriculum: Challenges and opportunities. .
Spurgeon, S. L. (2016). Counselors and counselor educators responding to media requests. .
Spurgeon, S. L. (2013). Wellness, spirituality, and personal dispositions of practicing counselors: Implications for practice. .