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Melinda R. Paige

Assistant Professor

Areas of Focus: Counselor Education & Supervision, Trauma and Crisis Mental Health

Contact Information

Office #226

Phone: 770-407-1193

Email: mpaige@argosy.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Practice (CACREP Accredited), Georgia State University, 2015
  • Ed.S., Professional Counseling (CACREP Accredited), Georgia State University, 2011
  • M.S., Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University, 1998
  • B.A., English with an Emphasis in Business, Florida State University, 1993

Biography

Dr. Melinda Paige is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University, Atlanta. She is a licensed professional counselor, certified professional counselor supervisor, and national certified counselor, serving as a trauma counselor for the last 18 years. Dr. Paige’s research interests include trauma therapist development and trauma mental health competency. Dr. Paige was the recipient of the 2014 Chi Epsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Outstanding Practitioner Award. Dr. Paige has published and presented on self-injury, trauma, and vicarious traumatization.

Memberships

  • International Association for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)
  • Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA)
  • Chi Sigma Iota International (CSI)

Publications

Paige, M., Chang, C., Guvensel, K., & Viehl. C. (In Review). Experiences of Recovery Counselor Development among Trauma Therapists. Journal of Mental Health Counseling

Paige, M., Chang, C., Brack, G., Whisenhunt, J., Guvensel, K., & Viehl. C. (In Review). Competencies in trauma counseling: A qualitative investigation of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of trauma-competent counselors. Journal of Mental Health Counseling.  

Whisenhunt, J., Chang, C., Brack, G., Orr, J., Adams, L., Paige, M., McDonald, C., & O’Hara, C. (2015). Self-injury and suicide: Practical information for college counselors. Journal of College Counseling.

Whisenhunt, J., Chang, C., Brack, G., Orr, J., Adams, L., Paige, M., McDonald, C., & O’Hara, C. (2014). Professional counselors’ conceptualizations of the relationship between suicide and self-injury. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 36(3), 263-282.

Recent Presentations

Paige, M. (2014, October). Experiences of recovery: Counselor development among trauma therapists. Roundtable presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Birmingham, AL. 

Whisenhunt, J., Chang, C., Paige, M., McDonald, C., & O’Hara, C. (2013, September). Professional counselors’ conceptualizations of the relationship between suicide and self-injury. Paper presented at the Association for Assessment and Research in   Counseling, Houston, TX.

Paige, M., & Viehl, C. (2013, June). Counselor impairment: Recognizing the signs of coping with compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization and burnout. Paper presented at the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia Annual Conference, Savannah, GA.

Paige, M., & Viehl, C. (2013, February). Counselor impairment: Recognizing the signs of coping with compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization and burnout. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Graduate Student Conference, Columbia, SC.

Paige, M., Richie-Melvan, S., & Vines, D. (2011, November). Evaluation of rapid resolution therapy for post-trauma survivors. Poster presented at the Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress, Los Vegas, NV.

Melinda R. Paige