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Stephanie J.W. Ford

Contributing Faculty
Stephanie Ford

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

While employed at Walden University Stephanie has served as a faculty member in the schools of psychology and counseling, a field experience coordinator for the school of counseling, director of the Central Office of Field Experience for the University and a Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador. Stephanie is committed to being a scholar-practitioner. Her research and scholarship interest in cultural humility in counseling and supervision, leadership, clinical counseling skills development, technology in counseling and anthropometrics has provided her an opportunity to serve local, state, national and international communities and the counseling profession. Stephanie has worked in numerous clinical settings including community mental health, university health and counseling centers as well as inpatient and outpatient mental health units. She has severed in several capacities on the Ohio Counseling Association board and committee as well as local organizations’ committees and councils. Stephanie is committed to supporting students with achieving their academic and professional pursuits.

Courses Taught

COUN 6250 - Group Process and Dynamics

COUN 6101 - Foundations of Graduate Study in Counseling

COUN 6722 - Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories

COUN 6306 - Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling

COUN 6723 - Multicultural Counseling

COUN 6720 - Diagnosis and Assessment

COUN 6671 - Counseling Practicum

COUN 6682A - Counseling Internship

COUN 6682B - Counseling Internship


BA, University of Cincinnati

MA, Fisk University

PhD, University of Akron

Awards / Honors

Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence, , 2008

Chi Sigma Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding, , 2011


Ford, R., Ford, S. J. (2009). Multicultural Counseling and Diagnosis

Ford, S. J. (2005). Multicultural Diagnosis and Conceptualization


Scott, S. K., Spadaro, N. I., Ford, S. J. (2015). Affective training in counselor education American Counseling Association

Ford, S. J., Rush-Wilson, T. (2015). African American Caregivers Association for Humanistic Counseling

Sprio, L., Ford, S. J. (2015). Multicultural Supervision Assessing Cultural Association for Humanistic Counseling

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