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.
- Counselor & Student Development
- Group Dynamics
- 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
- 2020-2022 NBCC-Center for Credentialing & Education, Board of Directors
- 2020 Spurgeon, S. L., Minton, C. B., Gibbons, M. M., & Diambra, J. F. [invited on as Co-PI after grant awarded] (2020). Ensuring quality training on substance use disorders for counselors-in-training. Grant proposal submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Funded for $199, 703.
Luke, C., Diambra, J. F., & Schimmel, C. (2023). 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.
Upton, C. C., Diambra, J. F., Brott, P. E., & Budesa, Z. (2023, January). Photography as a wellness tool for counselors-in-training. Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 13(1), 1–14. https://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1745&context=jerap
Luke, C., Budesa, Z., & Diambra, J. F. (2022, December). Using an experiential group to promote engagement in a career counseling course. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 15(4), 1. https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol15/iss4/1/
Davison, J., & Diambra, J. F., Woodside, M. R., Shirley, D., & Gaylor, R. (2022, December). Counseling students’ cognitive complexity in a group dynamics course: A qualitative thematic analysis, Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 15(4), 7. https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol15/iss4/7/
Adams, C., Blueford, J. M., & Diambra, J. F. (2022, November). Trauma-informed crisis intervention. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory and Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/15566382.2022.2148810
Diambra, J. F. (2021, October). I’m getting different messages (Chapter 18 Case Study). In J. M. Swank, & C. A. Barrio Minton, Critical incidents in counselor education: Teaching, supervision, scholarship, leadership, and advocacy. American Counseling Association/Wiley.
Diambra, J. F. (2021, October). Biased (Chapter 21 Response). In J. M. Swank, & C. A. Barrio Minton, Critical incidents in counselor education: Teaching, supervision, scholarship, leadership, and advocacy. American Counseling Association/Wiley.
Blueford, J. M., & Diambra, J. F., & Wheat, L. (2021). Counselor preparedness to counsel grieving clients: Insights and implications, Death Studies, 46(10). https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2021.1956644
Stephens, A., Diambra, J. F., Shirley, D., Pollard-Kosidowski, B. (2021). Burnout among new mental health counselors: Applying the Indivisible Self Model of Wellness, The Journal for the Pennsylvania Counseling Association ,21(2), 15-26. http://www.pacounseling.org/aws/PACA/asset_manager/get_file/637962?ver=0,
West, N. B., Diambra, J. F., & Wheat, L. (2021). Developmental networks and interpersonal support of beginning counselors, The Professional Counselor, 14(3). https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol14/iss3/12/
Pollard, B. L., Diambra, J. F., Bettge, J. R., & Burd, C. K. (2021). A qualitative exploration of using experiential groups to train future group counselors, Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 14(2). https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol14/iss2/4/
Diambra, J. F. (2020, May). Navigating the COVID roller coaster. NBCC Visions, https://nbcc.org/resources/nccs/newsletter/navigating-the-covid-roller-coaster?_zs=uSAkD1&_zl=wPll5
Thacker, N., & Diambra, J. F. (2019). Parallel process of professional identity development during clinical supervision: The counselor educator-in-training and counselor-in-training, Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(3). https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol12/iss3/6
Banks, B., & Diambra, J. F. (2019). Suicide response preparedness in counseling students: A study of knowledge, attitudes, and simulated behavior. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(1). https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol12/iss1/3
Diambra, J. F., Zakrzewski, R. F., Cole, K. G., Ingram, A. M., & Basma, D. (2019). Body image discrepancies and college students: A contemporary perspective. Tennessee Counseling Association Journal, (8)1, 18-37. https://tca.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/TCA%20Journal%20Volume%208%202019.%20Final%20Draft.pdf
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.). Merrill.
LaFever, C., West, N., & Diambra, J. F. (November, 2022). Training counseling students for post-mater’s clinical supervision. Southern Association of Counselor Education. Baltimore, MD. Poster Session.
Gibbons, M., Barrio Minton, C., Spurgeon, S. L., & Diambra, J. F. (November. 2022). Remediation and gatekeeping sin the age of COVID and beyond. Southern Association of Counselor Education. Baltimore, MD. Education Session.
LaFever, C., West, N., & Diambra, J. F. (September, 2022). Advocating in Supervision: Arming Emerging Counselors to Convey Their Needs. American Counseling Association, Online recorded 60-minute education session presentation.
Lazarim, P., & Diambra, J. F. (July, 2021). Intercultural encounter in supervision: Building connections and effective cultural learning. Fifteenth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision. Washington D.C. Education Session - Paper Presentation.
West, N., & Diambra, J. F. (November, 2019). Developmental Networks and Interpersonal Support of Beginning Counselors. Tennessee Counseling Association Nashville, TN.
Diambra, J. F., Spurgeon, S. S., Gibbons, M. M., Brott, P., & Wheat, L. (October, 2019). Assessment in Counselor Education: Using Program Dispositions as a Gatekeeping Tool. Seattle, WA.
Diambra, J. F., & Gibbons, M. M. (October, 2019). Crossing the Finish Line: Creative Ways to Support Languishing Doctoral Candidates. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Seattle, WA.
Adams, C., Blueford, J. M., & Diambra, J. F. (March, 2019). Trauma-Informed Application of the Seven-Stage Crisis Model. America Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA.
Shirley, D., & Diambra, J. F. (February, 2019). Navigating the Nuances of Third-Party Payment and Private Pay: HMO or HM-NO? Smoky Mountain Counseling Association, Jefferson City, TN.
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.