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Lorraine Joseph, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling (OCMHC)


Dr. Joseph has extensive education, training, and experience working with children/adolescents and their families. In particular, Dr. Joseph enjoys working with adolescents, especially those adjudicated delinquent, and involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice.  She is also passionate about facilitating groups and witnessing/experiencing the magic and power of group dynamics.       

Dr. Joseph chose to teach in the OCMHC program because of Seattle U's commitment to providing students with outstanding student-focused education that integrates theory and practice, which aligns well with her zeal for the field of counseling and interests in the professional identity formation and the development of authentic, compassionate, culturally humble, social justice-minded, and clinically competent emerging & novice counselors. As such, Dr. Joseph’s goal for each course is to foster safe, nurturing, culturally responsive learning environments that equip each student with what they need to thrive--do their best work, and cultivate their appreciation for diverse perspectives and worldviews. Dr. Joseph has published on Practicing Affirmative Counseling: Advocating for Counselor Growth and Social Justice for the LGBTGEQIAP+ Community, and Tips for Counselors to Build Resilience in Children and Adolescents During COVID-19.

Dr. Joseph has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on Self-Care, Creating Safe Spaces for Teens to Discuss Sex and Sexuality, Creative Supervision Approaches To Foster Supervisees’ Social Justice Competencies, Addressing LGBTGEQIAP+ Microaggressions Through Professional Counselor Identity Development, Creative Interventions for Clinical Restoration, Microaggressions in Counseling and Supervision, Understanding, Teaching, and Modeling the Value of Normalizing Pronouns in Clinical Supervision, Creativity in Supervision, and How to Infuse Trauma Competence and Self-Care into Counseling Courses to Positively Impact Students’ Professional Identity Development.

Dr. Joseph would like to work with students on counselor professional identity formation and development, gatekeeping, excellence and creativity in counselor education, counselor preparation, counselor competence and professional efficacy, and counselor self-care.

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