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Casey A. Barrio Minton, PhD, NCC

Department Head, Professor of Counselor Education


Originally from Buffalo, New York, Casey has had the opportunity to live in Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Texas. She was delighted to join UT in 2015 and begin adventuring in East Tennessee. She lives with her partner (Joel), elementary-aged daughter (Leah), and two sweet pups (Rosie & Sadie). For wellness, Casey enjoys exploring new food and drink, playing board games, taking in nature, and setting personal running goals that seem just out of reach.


  • Professionalization & Teaching in Counselor Education
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Multicultural & Social Justice Counseling


  • PhD, Counseling & Counselor Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005
  • MS, Counseling, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002
  • BA, Sociology/Communication, St. Norbert College, 2000
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Professional Service

Selected Professional & Community Leadership:

  • Counselor Education & Supervision, Editor (2024-2027)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, President (2021-2022)
  • Contact Careline of East Tennessee, Board of Directors (2019-current)
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, President (2017-2018)
  • Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, President (2013-2014)
  • Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, Founding Editor (2012-2017)
  • Chi Sigma Iota International, President (2011-2012)

Awards and Recognitions

  • David K. Brooks, Jr. Distinguished Mentor Award, American Counseling Association, 2020
  • Fellow, American Counseling Association, 2019
  • Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award, American Counseling Association, 2017


Selected Recent Publications:

  • Lenz, A. S., Ault, H., Balkin, R. S., Barrio Minton, C. A, Erford, B. T., Hays, D. G., Kim, B. S. K., & Li, C. (2022). Responsibilities of users of standardized tests (RUST-4E). Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 55(4) 227-235.
  • Budesa, Z. & Barrio Minton, C. A. (2022). Enhancing counselor education and supervision through deliberate practice. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, 4(1), Article 5.
  • Thacker, N. E., Barrio Minton, C. A., & Riley, K. B. (2021). Marginalized counselor educators’ experiences negotiating identity: A narrative inquiry. Counselor Education & Supervision, 60(2), 94-111.
  • Barrio Minton, C. A., Gibbons, M. M., & Hightower, J. M. (2021). Community-engaged research and evaluation: Building partnerships and applying program evaluation. Journal of Counseling & Development, 99(2), 210-220.
  • Thacker, N. E., & Barrio Minton, C. A. (2021). Minoritized professionals’ experiences in counselor education: A review of research. Counselor Education & Supervision, 60(1), 36-50.
  • Barrio Minton, C. A. (2020). Signature pedagogies: Doctoral-level teaching preparation. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, 2(2), 488-500.
  • Farrell, I. C., & Barrio Minton, C. A. (2019). Advocacy among counseling leaders: The Three-Tiered Legislative Professional Advocacy Model. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, 6(2), 144-159.
  • Barrio Minton, C. A., Wachter Morris, C. A., & Bruner, S. L. (2018). Pedagogy in counselor education: 2011-2015 update. Counselor Education & Supervision, 57(3), 227-236.

Recent Books:

  • Gill, C. S., Dailey, S. F. Karl, S., & Barrio Minton, C. A. (2024, in production). DSM-5-TR learning companion for counselors (2nd ed.). American Counseling Association. [Wiley]
  • Gibbons, M. G., & Barrio Minton, C. A. (Eds). (2024, in production). Case studies in counselor education. [Cognella]
  • Chang, C., & Barrio Minton, C. A. (Eds.). (2022). Professional counseling excellence through leadership and advocacy (2nd ed)Routledge.
  • Swank, J. M., & Barrio Minton C, A. (Eds.). (2022). Critical incidents in counselor education. American Counseling Association [Wiley].
  • Barrio Minton, C. A., & Lenz, A. S. (2019). Practical approaches to applied research and program evaluation for helping professionals. [Routledge]
  • Barrio Minton, C. A., Gibson, D. M., & Wachter Morris, C. A. (2016). Evaluating student learning outcomes in counselor education. American Counseling Association. [Wiley]
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Contact Information

  • 444 Claxton Education Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd.
  • Phone: 865-974-8382
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