Educational Psychology & Counseling Department

Shawn Spurgeon, PhD, LPC-MHSP

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438 Claxton Complex
1122 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452
865-974-4181
sspurgeo@utk.edu

Biography

I am very excited to have the opportunity to work here at the University of Tennessee. Since we moved here in 2006, we have been exposed to and taken advantage of the wonderful outdoor opportunities this state has to offer. We have enjoyed camping, kayaking, and white water rafting as well. My wife and I have three boys and two girls; other than the allergy problems, it’s been lots of fun! I have been a Counselor Educator for 14 years and have worked in a variety of community mental health settings for 17 years. My life experiences definitely serve as a catalyst for my classroom engagement.

Program Coordinator for Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Associate Professor

Counseling – Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Education

  • PhD, Counseling and Counselor Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002
  • EdS, Marriage and Family Counseling, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998
  • MS, Community Counseling, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998

Curriculum Vita

Research Interests

  • African American Males and Wellness throughout the Life Span
  • Professional Counselor Identity Development
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Resiliency in Foster Children


Recent Publications

Spurgeon, S. L. (2015). Employment settings for clinical mental health counselors. In D. S. Sheperis & C. J. Sheperis (eds.), Clinical mental health counseling: Fundamentals of applied practice (pp. 64‐80). New York: Merill.

Recent Presentations

Hermann, M., Spurgeon, S. L., & Watts, R. (2014, October). 2014 ACA code of ethics: Implications for counselor educators and supervisors. Presentation at the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Birmingham, AL.

Gibbons, M. M., & Spurgeon, S. L. (2014, October). Promoting counselor identity development through personal/professional dispositions. Presentation at the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Birmingham, AL.

 

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