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Joel Diambra

Joel Diambra, EdD, LPC-MHSP, NCC

Associate Professor

Biography

I enjoy humor. Perhaps the familiar phrase, laughter is the best medicine is considered cliché, but I experience and utilize the healing power of it daily.

I find camping, hiking, kayak fishing, and motorcycling enjoyable and relaxing.

As a hobby, I like to buy and repair used vehicles (e.g., motorcycles and cars), enjoy them, and trade up, or sell to start a new project.


Research

  • Counselor & Student Development
  • Service Learning
  • Supervision
  • Group Dynamics

Education

  • EdD, Counseling and Counselor Education, The College of William and Mary, 1997
  • EdS, Counseling and Counselor Education, The College of William and Mary, 1993
  • MEd, School Counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1989
  • BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1986
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Awards and Recognitions

  • 2017 | Director of Graduate Studies of the Year, University of Tennessee Graduate Student Senate
  • 2015-2016 | Outstanding Counselor Educator of the Year, Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Publications

Banks, B. & Diambra, J. F. (in press). Suicide response preparedness in counseling students: A study of knowledge, attitudes, and simulated behavior. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.

Diambra, J. F., Zakrzewski, R. F., Cole, K. G., Ingram, A. M., & Basma, D. (2018). Body image discrepancies and college students: A contemporary perspective. Tennessee Counseling Association Journal.

Simpson, L. R., & Diambra, J. F. (2018). Person-Centered and existential approaches to group counseling and psychotherapy: Theory, techniques, and applications. In B. T. Erford (Ed.) Group work: Processes and applications (2nd Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.

Luke, C., & Diambra, J. F. (2017). Neuro informed group work. In T. A. Field, L. K. Jones,  & L. A. Russell-Chapin (Eds), Neurocounseling: Brain-based clinical Approaches, (Chapter 11, pp. 181-194). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Luke, C., & Diambra, J. F. (2017). Identity integration via career development Issues: Counseling college sophomores from moros to sophos. Education, 138(1), 363-370.

Bagley, B., & Diambra, J. F. (2016, September). Counseling survivors of sexual assault: A 5-phase model. Counseling Today, pp 48-52.

Diambra, J. F., Pollard, B. L., Gamble, R. M., & Banks, B. P. (2016). Teaching a human sexuality course: What are counseling students thinking? American Journal of Sexuality Education, 11(1), 76-91. doi:10.1080/15546128.2016.1141737

Heidel, R. E., Breckner, J., Studer, J. R., & Diambra, J. F. (2015). Psychometric properties of the School Counselor National Model® Activity Scale (SCNMAS), Tennessee Counseling Association Journal, 7(1), 17-34.

Shepard, D., Moralejo, J., West, N., & Diambra, J. F. (Spring, 2015). Addressing diversity in clinical supervision. SACES Newsletter, 10(4), 9.


Presentations

West, N., & Diambra, J. F. (2018). Developmental networks and interpersonal support of beginning counselors. Southern Association of Counseling and Supervision, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Spurgeon, S., & Diambra, J. F. (2018). Using dispositions as a gatekeeping tool. Southern Association of Counseling and Supervision, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Blueford, J., & Diambra, J. F. (2018). Preparedness for counseling grieving clients: A look into experience from the field. Tennessee Counseling Association, Nashville, TN.

West, N., & Diambra, J. F. (2018). Developmental networks and interpersonal support of beginning counselors. Tennessee Counseling Association, Nashville, TN.

Hinds, A., & Diambra, J. F. (February, 2018). Human sexuality: Educating future counselors. Annual Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change, Savannah, GA.

Diambra, J. F., & Pollard, B. (December, 2017). Human sexuality for counselors-in-training–questions, secrets/fantasies: What should we be teaching? National Sex Education Conference. Atlantic City, NJ.

Pollard, B., & Diambra, J. F. (December, 2017). Transformation: Advocacy in action. National Sex Education Conference. Atlantic City, NJ.

Diambra, J. F., Moralejo, J. Shepard, D., & West, N., (2017). Addressing diversity in clinical supervision. 1st Annual Graduate School of Education (GSE) Open House.

Hinds, A., & Diambra, J. F. (2017). Human sexuality: Educating future counselors. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.

Moralejo, J. Shepard, D., West, N., & Diambra, J. F. (2017). Addressing diversity in clinical supervision. 1st Annual Graduate Student Senate (GSS) Awards Breakfast.

Stephens, A., & Diambra, J. F. (2017). Keeping burnout at bay: Preparing new professional counselors for wellness.  Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.

Banks, B., & Diambra, J. F. (2017). An exploration of suicide response preparedness in pre- practicum counseling students. America Counseling Association, San Francisco, CA.

Moralejo, J., West, N., Sheppard, D., & Diambra, J. F. (2016).  Addressing diversity in clinical supervision. American Counseling Association. Montreal, Canada.

Banks, B. & Diambra, J. F. (2016). An Exploration of Suicide Response Preparedness in Pre-Practicum Counseling Students, Southern Association of Counseling and Supervision, New Orleans, LA.

Moralejo, J., Shepard, D., West, N., & Diambra, J. F. (2016). Being Intentional About Diversity: A Lens for Clinical Supervision. Southern Association of Counseling and Supervision, New Orleans, LA.

West, N., Shepard, D., Moralejo, J., & Diambra, J. F. (2016). Addressing diversity in clinical supervision. Smoky Mountain Counseling Association, Jefferson City,

Bagley, B., & Diambra, J. F. (2015). Counseling victims of sexual assault: A five phase model. American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL.

Basma, D., & Diambra, J. F. (2015). A photographic journey behind institutional walls: Weaving social advocacy with cultural competence. Association of Counseling and Supervision, Philadelphia, PA.

Pollard, B., Stephens, A., & Diambra, J. F. (2015). “It Got the Ball Rolling”: A Qualitative Exploration of the Influence of Required Experiential Small Group Participation on the Training of Counseling Students as Future Group Facilitators, Tennessee Counseling Association, Murfressboro, TN.

Moralejo, J., West, N., Sheppard, D., & Diambra, J. F. (2015). Addressing Diversity in Clinical Supervision. Tennessee Counseling Association, Murfreesboro, TN.

Stephens, A., Pollard, B., & Diambra, J. F. (2015). Attrition experiences of new professional counselors: A qualitative inquiry, Tennessee Counseling Association, Murfreesboro, TN.

 

Joel Diambra

Contact Information

  • 448 Claxton Education Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd.
  • Phone: 865-974-8774
  • E-mail: jdiambra@utk.edu

Educational Psychology & Counseling Department
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

535 Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452
Phone: 865-974-8145 Fax: 865-974-0135