College of Education and Allied Professions

Elizabeth Graves

Department of Human Services

Elizabeth Graves

 

Phone: 828-227-7211
Email: eggraves@wcu.edu
Office Address: 28 Schenck Parkway, Ste #300 Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC 28803

Research Interests

Child sexual abuse and neglect; resilience to child trauma; Motivational Interviewing training efficacy

Education:

  • PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision; UNC-Greensboro (2012)
  • Spiritual Direction Certificate; Sursum Corda (2006)
  • Post-Master’s Certificate; UNC-Greensboro (2004)
  • M.Ed. in School Counseling; Western Carolina University (2001)
  • B.A. in English; Ohio University (1994)

Biography

  • Dr. Elizabeth Graves is an assistant professor of counseling at Western Carolina University where she serves as the coordinator of school counseling field placements. Prior to joining the Western Carolina University counseling program faculty in 2016, Dr. Graves taught English at a middle and high school in the North Carolina Piedmont for five years, earned her Master’s in School Counseling at Western Carolina University, and then counseled in rural Western North Carolina middle and elementary public schools for ten years. After earning her LPC, she worked PRN in the emergency department, child and adolescent psychiatric hospital, and clinical mental health settings. She completed her doctorate at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2012, where she studied the factors that foster resilience in survivors of child trauma such as sexual abuse. Dr. Graves then taught at and served in the capacity of program director for the Professional School Counseling program at Appalachian University for five years before joining the counseling faculty at Western Carolina University in 2016. Supplemental to her work with clients and kids, she holds certificates in spiritual formation from Sursum Corda (Charleston, SC), yoga from Neighborhood Yoga Teacher Training (Boone, NC), and Motivational Interviewing from MINT (International).

Awards:

· College of Graduate Studies Outstanding Mentor Award (2016) Appalachian State University

· College of Education Outstanding Mentor/Teacher Award (2015) Appalachian State University

· College of Education Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (2014) Appalachian State University

Publications

Book Chapters:

· Wachter-Morris, C., & Graves, E. G. (2016). Sexual Abuse Counseling (Chapter 10). In L. Cherry-Jackson & B. Erford (Eds.), Crisis Assessment, Intervention and Prevention, 2 nd Ed. New York: Merrill.

· Wachter-Morris, C., & Graves, E. G. (2013). Sexual Abuse Counseling (Chapter 9). In L. Cherry-Jackson & B. Erford (Eds.), Crisis Assessment, Intervention and Prevention, 1 st Ed. New York: Merrill.

Peer Reviewed Journals

· Graves, E. G., & Borders, L. D, Ackerman, T.A. (2016). Factors influencing resilience to child sexual abuse in college males: A quantitative investigation of qualitative themes. Journal of Counseling & Development (submitted).

· Curtis, R., Frick, M., 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.  http://www.journalofhappiness.net/article/effects-of-an-online-positive-psychotherapy-class-on-future-counselors-consensual-qualitative-research

· Graves, E. G., & Watkins, R. W. (2015, July/August). Back in the driver’s seat: Patient engagement as the key to a healthy medical practice, patients, and practitioner. North Carolina Medical Journal (accepted).

· Graves, E. G. (2013). Matters of resilience: Mattering relationships and renegotiated masculinity in resilient college males with histories of child sexual abuse (Doctoral dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012). Dissertation Abstracts International, 73, (10-B)(E).

· Cashwell, C. S., Clarke, P. B., & Graves, E. G. (2009). Step by step: Avoiding spiritual bypass in 12 Step work. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 30, 37-48.

Non-Refereed, Statewide Publications:

  • Graves, E. G., & Draughn, M. E. What works with high schoolers? Motivational Interviewing! (2016). NCSCA News, Winter 2016 Issue.
  • Graves, E. G., & Smith, E. M. (2013). First job 101. NCSCA News, Fall 2013 Issue.
  • Graves, E. G., & Smith, E. M. (2013). Dancing or dragging into the digital age: Easy data assessment tools for the busy school counselor. NCSCA News, Spring 2013 Issue.
  • Graves, E. G., & Brinkman, K. M. (2013). School counselors’ use of expressive arts therapies: A best practices approach. NCSCA News, Winter 2013 Issue.
  • Graves, E. G., & Brinkman, K. M. (2013). Fighting burnout. NCSCA News, Fall 2012 Issue
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