Department of Human Services
Clinical Mental Health Field Placement Coordinator
Office Address: 2 Town Square, Biltmore Park, 320F
College student mental health, identity development, substance abuse, women's and
girl's issues, and media influence of risky behaviors.
PhD in Counseling & Counselor Education, The University of North
Carolina at Greensboro, 2012
Master's in Counseling Western Carolina University, 1998
Bachelor's in Psychology, Wofford College 1994
Most recently Elizabeth has been an Assistant Professor in the Counseling program
at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City for the past several years. There
she directed the Community Counseling Clinic and coordinated the College Counseling
Student Affairs concentration as well as teaching Counseling Process and Skills, Substance
Abuse Counseling, Practica, and Internships.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she loves going on extended family vacations with
her parents, sister and brother and their families, and her daughters to the beach.
She has been living and working in the Asheville area since the mid-1990s and has
been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 18 years. Her experience includes working
in residential wilderness camps, schools, Child and Family services, foster and adoption
agencies, at three university counseling centers and at Copestone psychiatric IOP
program. She spends her free time singing, playing tennis, and has volunteered extensively
in the community with Habitat for Humanity, Jubilee! Socia Justice Team, and Big Brothers
and Big Sisters of WNC.
Publications & Selected Presentations
Likis-Werle, E., & Borders, L.D. (2017). College women's gender identity and their drinking choices.
Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 38, 16-32.
Wahesh, E., Likis-Werle, E., & Moro, R. (2017). Addictions content in counseling journals: A 10-year content analysis
to inform research and practice. The Professional Counselor, 7(1), 89–103. doi:10.15241/ew.7.1.89
Obrien, V. & Likis-Werle, E. (October, 2017). Client experiences of mindfulness meditation in counseling: A qualitative
study informing training. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association
for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Chicago, IL.
Likis-Werle, E. & Borders, L. D. (2017). College women's experiences and perceptions
of drinking: A qualitative exploration. Journal of College Counseling, 20(2), 99-112.
Moro, R., Wahesh, E., Likis-Werle, E., & Smith, J. (2016). Addiction topics in counselor
educator professional development: A content analysis. Journal of Addictions and
Offender Counseling, 37, 2-15.
Wahesh, E. Moro, R., & Likis-Werle, E. (April, 2016). Addiction in Counseling: A 10-Year
Content Analysis of ACA Journals. Poster presented at the international conference
American Counseling Association (ACA), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Likis-Werle, E., Testa, A., Smith, A., & Brown, N. (October, 2016). Fostering student resilience:
Preparing counselors to work with today's college student. Session presented at the
Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) regional conference,
New Orleans, LA.
Likis-Werle, E. & Wahesh, E. (October, 2015). Using experiential and reflective practice
to develop empathy for substance abuse clients in Addictions courses. Program
presented at the annual conference of the Association for Counselor Education
and Supervision (ACES), Philadelphia, PA.
Likis-Werle, E., & Leinaar, L. (October, 2014). Best practices for operating a counseling program
clinic and enhancing student learning. Program presented at the Southern Association
of Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) regional conference, Birmingham, Alabama.