Associate Department Chairperson, Associate Professor School Counseling Program
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Dr. Christine J. Schimmel is an Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair in the Department of Counseling & Learning Sciences at West Virginia University. Dr. Schimmel coordinates the school counseling program and serves as field placement coordinator. She specifically focuses her energies working with and training pre-service school counselors. In that role, Dr. Schimmel provides supervision to students in field experiences. A former school counselor herself, Dr. Schimmel has spent the last 20 years providing staff development and conference workshops on topics relevant to school counselors, clinical mental health counselors, and teachers. She has presented on topics such as Impact Therapy, creative counseling techniques, counseling theory, dealing with students who exhibit problematic behaviors, growth mindset, protective factors, and group counseling. Dr. Schimmel has published more than 10 articles, books, book chapters, and monographs on these subjects as well. Along with her colleague, Dr. Ed Jacobs, they have published one of the most widely used Group Counseling textbooks on the market, Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills which is now in its 8th edition. In December of 2018, her newest text book with co-editor Dr. Ann Vernon, Counseling Children & Adolescents, was released. It is currently Cognella’s number one selling textbook.