College of Education and Allied Professions

Dr. Melodie Frick

Clinical Mental Health Field Placement Coordinator
Department of Human Services

 


 Email: mhfrick@wcu.edu
Office Address:
BP 355

Research Interest: Couples and Family Issues, Counselor Supervision, Counselor Burnout, Group Work, Ethics, Sexuality and Women's Issues.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2009.
  • M.S., Community Counseling, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 1997.
  • B.A., Major in Psychology, Minor in Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, 1993.

Biography:

A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Dr. Frick joined the counseling faculty in August, 2012. Dr. Frick has practiced in the field of clinical mental health counseling since 1997, is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Her professional memberships include the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Association for Specialists in Group Work, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and Chi Sigma Iota.

Publications

Frick, M. H., Curtis, R. C., Thompson, H., Li, Y., & Simpson, M. (accepted/in press). Working with developmental trauma: Results of neurofeedback training with adolescent females and counseling implications. Journal of Counseling & Development.

Frick, M. H., Thompson, E. H., & Curtis, R. (accepted/in press). Using films to increase counseling students’ cultural competence in working with LGBTQ clients. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.

Curtis, R., Frick, M. H., Thompson, H., Robertson, P., Li, Y., Graves, E., & Goetz, K. (2016). Effects of an online positive psychotherapy class on future counselors: Consensual qualitative research. The Journal of Happiness & Well-Being, 4(2), 196-211.

Johnson, T. C., & Frick, M. H. (2016). Investigation of millennial students’ responses to a shelter-in-place experience. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 53(4), 444-457.

Frick, M. H., & Glosoff, H. L. (2014). Becoming a supervisor: Qualitative findings on self-efficacy beliefs of doctoral student supervisors-in-training. The Professional Counselor: Research and Practice, 4(1), 35-48.

Curtis, R. C., Thompson, E. H., Juhnke, G. A., & Frick, M. H. (2014). Treatment fit: A description and demonstration via video of a brief and functional treatment fit model. The Professional Counselor: Research and Practice, 3(3), 141-151.

Thompson, E. H., Robertson, P., Curtis, R. C., & Frick, M. H. (2013). Students with anxiety: Implications for school counselors. Professional School Counseling, 16(4), 222-234.

Thompson, E. H., Frick, M. H., Trice-Black, S. (2012). Counselor-in-training perceptions of supervision practices related to self-care and burnout. The Professional Counselor: Research and Practice, 1(3),152-162.

Selected Presentations

Curtis, R., Frick, M. H., & Thompson, H. (2017, February). Positive psychology: Evidence-based techniques for building client and counselor resilience. North Carolina Counseling Association’s annual conference, Durham, NC.

Frick, M. H., & Thompson, E. H. (2017, January). Working with developmental trauma: Research findings using neurofeedback with adolescent females. American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences annual conference, Las Vegas, NV. 

Thompson, E. H., & Frick, M. H. (2016, February). Experiential group work training: Student reactions and self-efficacy. Association for Specialists in Group Work national conference, Washington, DC.

Frick, M. H., & Thompson, E. H. (2014, September). Enhancing sexuality courses: Watching films can promote student growth and advocacy for LGBT communities. Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling national conference, New Orleans, LA.

Robertson, P., & Frick, M. H. (2014, January). Girls can do that, too!: Risk and protective factors in delinquency prevention. North Carolina Counseling Association conference, Pinehurst, NC.

Frick, M. H., & Thompson, E. H. (2013, October). Enhancing diversity awareness via experiential learning: The use of films in a sexuality course. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Denver, CO.

Frick, M. H. (2012, September). Poster sessions: An effective teaching method that increases students' presentation self-efficacy. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Savannah, GA.

Frick, M. H., & Thompson, H. (2011, October). Promoting wellness in counselor education training and supervision: Counselors-in-training perceptions of self-care and burnout and implications for supervision practices. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Nashville, TN.

Castillo, Y., & Frick, M. H. (2011, October). Solution focused supervision: Removing barriers for optimal growth. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Nashville, TN.

Frick, M. H. (2010, November). Couples in crisis: Helping couples face life’s challenges. Texas Counseling Association conference, Austin, TX.

Frick, M. H. (2010, October). Factors that influence the self-efficacy of doctoral student supervisors. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Williamsburg, VA.

Frick, M. H., & Castillo, Y. (2010, February). Mindpeace: A psychoeducational, cognitive-behavioral group for stress and anxiety management. Association for Specialists in Group Work conference, New Orleans, LA.

Frick, M. H., & Castillo, Y. (2009, November). Mindfulness techniques for counselors-in-training: From enhancing counselor efficacy to connecting and facilitating change. Texas Counseling Association conference, Dallas, TX.

Glosoff, H. L., & Frick, M. H. (2009, March). Meeting the mental health needs of older adults: Improving mental health service delivery for adults over the age of 65. American Counseling Association conference, Charlotte, NC.

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