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Victoria Austin

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Victoria Austin's formal training is in clinical mental health counseling and counselor education. She received her Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from in 2015 and her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2012 from Marymount University. She received her B.S. in Psychology in 2007 from George Mason University. She worked as a clinician in various settings from domestic violence programs, community mental health, to private practice and federal agencies. She is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She is also a National Certified Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has worked as a counselor educator for over three years serving as an adjunct faculty in traditional and online settings. At Walden, University, she teaches in the clinical mental health program as a contributing faculty member. She also works as an EAP Consultant for Magellan Health.

Courses Taught

CE 6316 - Techniques of Counseling

Education

EdD, Marymount University

MA, Marymount University

Public Service

ACA Proposal Reviewer for ACA Conferences, Volunteer

Awards / Honors

Virginia Counselor Association Foundation Pete Warren Student Fellow, Virginia Counselor Association, 2015

Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Grant, Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision , 2014

Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award, European Branch American Counseling Association , 2014

Outstanding Doctoral Candidate of the Year, Marymount University , 2015

Presentations

Austin, V. D. (2018). Balancing Work and Personal Life. .

Austin, V. D. (2018). Domestic Violence: Effects on the Workplace. OPM.

Austin, V. D. (2018). Dynamics of Addictive Behavior.

Austin, V. D. (2015). Sociocultural and relational factors impacting the body image experience in young African American women: A Phenomenological Stud. Marymount University.

Austin, V. D. (2015). Sociocultural and relational factors impacting the body image experience in young African American women: A Phenomenological Stud. Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision: Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision:.

Austin, V. D., Jackson-Cherry, L., Foster, R., Hudson, S., Adkins, D., Khumar, D. (2014). Spiritual Influences and Awareness of Men and Women in Midlife: A Phenomenological Approach.

Austin, V. D., Boie, I., Hudson, S., Adkins, D., Spafford, J., Hostetter, K. (2014). Horse Power and Wisdom: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in Counseling. Virginia Counseling Association .

Austin, V. D., Adkins, D., Hudson, S., Georgieva, M. (2014). Healing, Health, and Spirituality in Counseling in Multicultural Populations. European Branch of American Counseling Association.

Austin, V. D., Adkins, D. (2014). Burnout Prevention and the Importance of Self-care. Marymount University Student Research Conference.