Dr. LaShauna Dean

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Office:   Valley 3113
Phone:   (973) 720-3923
Email:deanL3@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   Mondays and Tuesdays 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Department: Special Education and Counseling
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Addictions, Diversity & Multicultural Counseling

Academic Degrees:

  • PhD, Counselor Education & Supervision, Old Dominion University, 2013
  • MA, Counseling, Regent University, 2008
  • BA, Psychology, Virginia Wesleyan College, 2002

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (New Jersey)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Master Addictions Counselor
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (Virginia)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor

Professional Experience:

Dr. Dean’s has worked in the field of mental health counseling for over eight years in a variety of roles including specializing in substance abuse and trauma. She has worked with clients diagnosed with Axis I and II disorders as a counselor, substance abuse clinician, case manager, crisis intervention worker, and intake/assessment clinician. Dr. Dean is a Nationally Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in Virginia, Master Addiction Counselor, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey. Dr. Dean is an active member of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society and the American Counseling Association, and is a published author and researcher.

Current Teaching:

  • CSP 6510: Counseling for Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • CSP 6220: Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
  • CSP 5990: Addictive Behavior Across the Lifespan
  • CSP 6030: Multicultural Counseling
  • CSP 6860, Practicum
  • CSP 6870, Internship

Refereed Publications:

Dean, L. (2017). Synthetic drugs: What school and mental health counselors need to know. In P. S. Lassiter & T. J. Buser (Eds.), Annual review of addictions and offender counseling (v. 3), (pp. 7- 21). Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Hinkle, M. S., & Dean, L. (2017). Creativity in teaching case conceptualization skills: Role-play to show the interconnectedness of domains. Journal of Creativity in Counseling. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2016.1249813

Dean, L., & Hinkle, M. S. (2015). Using photos from the past to make meaning for the future. In C. S. Bhat, Y. Pillay, & P. R. Selvaraj (Eds.), Group work experts share their favorite activities for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, (pp. 194-197). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Dean, L., & Hinkle, M. S. (2015). Empowering older adults through resources. In C. S. Bhat, Y. Billay, & P. R. Selvaraj (Eds.), Group work experts share their favorite activities for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse. (pp. 226-230). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Hinkle, M. S., & Dean, L. (2015). Journey toward sobriety collage. In C. S. Bhat, Y. Pillay, & P. R. Selvaraj (Eds.), Group work experts share their favorite activities for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, (pp. 369-371). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Neukrug, E., Bayne, H., Dean-Nganga, L., & Pusateri, C. (2013). Creative and novel approaches to empathy: A neo-Rogerian perspective. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 35(1), 29-42.
Edited

Dean, L. (2015). Motivational interviewing. In E. Neukrug (Eds.), Encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy. Norfolk, VA: SAGE.

Pusateri, C., Dean, L., & Paylo, M. (2014). Dissociative disorders and somatic symptom
disorders. In V. E. Kress and M. J. Paylo’s (Eds.), Treating those with mental disorders: A comprehensive approach to case conceptualization and treatment. Columbus, Ohio: Pearson.