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College of Education and Allied Professions

Dr. Phyllis Robertson

Department of Human Services
Counseling Program

Phyllis Robertson

 

Phone: 828.654.6505
Email: probertson@wcu.edu
Office Address: Biltmore Park, Two Town Square, Room 320A

Research Interest: Cross-cultural counseling; school counseling with special populations; solution-focused/brief counseling, issues in counseling adolescents, school counselor professional development, and creative and expressive arts in counseling.

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2005
  • MA.Ed., Western Carolina University, 1987
  • B.A., UNC-Asheville, 1982

Biography:

Originally fromHendersonville, North Carolina, Dr. Robertson serves as advisor in the School Counseling specialty and teaches in the counseling core. She joined the counseling faculty in the summer of 2005.

Dr. Robertson has five years of school counseling experience at the elementary level and ten years at the middle school level. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, American School Counseling Association, North Carolina School Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Awards:

Western Carolina University Paul A. Reid Distinguished Service Award 2012
WCU College of Education and Allied Professions Exemplary Service Award 2011
WCU College of Education and Allied Professions Peak Performer Award 2009

Publications:

Lindsey, L., Robertson, P. K., Lindsey, B. (in press). Expressive Arts and Mindfulness: Aiding Adolescents in Understanding and Managing Their Stress. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2018.1427167

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.  Retrieved from http://www.journalofhappiness.net/article/effects-of-an-online-positive-psychotherapy-class-on-future-counselors-consensual-qualitative-research

Robertson, P. K. & Full, J. (2015). Rural school counselors and LGBTQ students. Journal of School Counseling, 13(15). Retrieved from  http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v13n15.pdf

Robertson, P., Deck, M., & Isenhour, G. (2014). Education/Training and consultation with school personnel. In Dougherty, M (Ed., 6 th ed.). Psychological Consultation and Collaboration in School and Community Settings. Belmont, CA:
Brooks/Cole/Thomson Learning.

Dougherty, A. M., Curtis, R., & Robertson, P. (2014). Managing role conflict in school counseling. In B. Herlihy and G. Corey,
Boundary issues in counseling: Multiple roles and responsibilities
. (3rd ed.). Alexandria, VA: ACA.

Thompson, H., Robertson, P., Curtis, R. & Frick, M. (2013). Students with Anxiety: Assessment and Counseling Implications for the School Setting. Professional School Counselor, 16 (41), 237-246.

Robertson, P., Curtis, R., Lasher, R., Jacques, S. & Tom, S. (2013). Experience of Postpartum Mood Disorders of Women With More Than One Child. The Family Journal, 21 (4), 437-444. doi: 10.1177/1066480713491068

Robertson, P. & Zeh, D. (2012). Cross cultural issues in integrated care. In Curtis, R. and Christian, E. (Eds.). Integrated Care:
Applying Theory to Practice
. NY: Routledge.

Bruder, M., Crow, R., Cruz, L., Dole, S., Dowling, A., Houghton, R., Lebaron, J., Meltzer, S., Melvin, J., Nickles, G., & Robertson, P.
(2010). Wiki-U: One state comprehensive university’s experience in integrating wikis across the disciplines. Mountain Rise
International Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6
(2), 1-20.

Curtis, R., Van Horne, J. & Robertson, P. (2010). Outcomes of a school-wide positive behavioral support program. Professional School Counselor, 13(3),159-164.

Curtis, R. & Robertson, P. (2010). Prayer and meditation: A review of research. Counselling and Spirituality, 28, 11-32.

Robertson, P. [Case study]( 2010). The use of peer supervision in a group setting. In Corey, J., Haynes, B., Moulton, P. & Muratori, M. (2 nd ed.) Clinical Supervision in the Helping Professions. Alexander, VA: American Counseling Association.

Presentations:

Robertson, P. & Frick, M. (2014). Girls can do that too! Risk and Protective Factors in Delinquency Prevention. Presentation at NC Counseling Association Conference, Pinehurst, NC.

Robertson, P. & Roberts, L. (2013). Is this Illegal?: Ethical and Legal Concerns in Counseling. Presentation at Western Carolina University Counseling Supervision Symposium. Asheville, NC.

Robertson, P. (2012). I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: The Realities of Self-care . Presentation at Western Carolina University Counseling Supervision Symposium. Asheville, NC.

Greene, L., Smith, L. & Robertson, P. (2012). Counselor Educator Sharing Session. Facilitator at NC School Counseling
Association Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Robertson, P. & Roberts, L. (2012) NCDPI School Counselor Evaluation Tool. Presentation for Haywood County School Counselors at Waynesville Middle School, Waynesville, NC.

Robertson, P. & Roberts, L. (2012) NCDPI Guidance Essential Standards. Presentation for Haywood County School Counselors and Social Workers at Waynesville Middle School, Waynesville, NC.

Robertson, P. & Roberts, L. (2012) NCDPI Guidance Essential Standards. Presentation for Buncombe County School Counselors and Social Workers at Valley Springs Middle School, Asheville, NC.

Robertson, P. ( 2011). Seeing the Forest and the Trees. Presentation at Western Carolina University Counseling Supervision Symposium. Asheville, NC.

Robertson, P. & Rumfelt, A. (2011). Youth “Coming Out” In the School House. Presentation at NC School Counseling Association Conference. Greensboro, NC.

Robertson, P., & Wilson, L. (2011). Ethical Issues: Counseling LGBTQ Youth. Presentation at Break by the Lake Student Support Personnel Conference. Lake Logan, NC.

Vita (PDF)

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