Faculty


La-Don Jackson

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Counselor pedagogy; consultation and supervision; psychopathology; ethics; multiculturalism and social justice interventions; substance abuse, theories of counseling.
  • Contact Information
  • Office #333
  • Phone: 847-969-4939
  • Email: ldjackson@argosy.edu
La-Don Jackson

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Northwestern University, 1978
  • M.A., Educational Psychology, Northwestern University, 1976
  • B.A., Psychology, Lake Forest College, 1975

Biography

Dr. Jackson received his PhD in Educational Psychology from Northwestern University.  He has over 35 years of experience working in the field of Community Mental Health, Inpatient Psychiatric Services and Substance Abuse Services at various levels.  He has been teaching at the graduate level and engaged in private practice for numerous years.  Special interests include diversity issues, treating the chronic mentally disordered client, group leadership and processes, conflict management and resolution, supervision and consultation, counseling theory, substance abuse issues, as well as, the use of simulation in teaching.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
  • Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)
  • Illinois Counselor Education and Supervision Division (ICESD)
  • Illinois Association of Multicultural Counseling Division (IAMCD)
  • Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association (IMHCA)
  • North Central Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCRACES)

Recent Presentations

Jackson, L. D. & Heaston, P. Y. (February, 2015). The Color of Rubies: Supporting and empowering students’ academic success. The Forest P. Powell Memorial Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Dinner. Evanston, IL.

Jackson, L. D.  (June, 2015). Strategies for integrating social justice interventions into the counseling process. Humancorp’s Staff Retreat. Maywood, IL.

Jackson, L. D.  (November, 2015). Encouraging community empowerment via counselor advocacy. Bobby E. Wright Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center.  Chicago, IL.

J. Scott Nelson

  • Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Training
  • Areas of Focus: Adult, Adolescent, Marriage and Family, Trauma, Substance Abuse, Supervision, Assessment and Appraisal, Advanced Counseling Skills
  • Contact Information
  • Office #334
  • Phone: 847-969–4938
  • Email: jsnelson@argosy.edu
J. Scott Nelson

Degrees

  • Ed.D., Counseling and Counselor Education, Northern Illinois University, 2013.
  • M.S., Professional Counseling, Liberty University, 2006.
  • B.A., Theology, Southeastern University, 1994.
  • A.A., Business Management, University of Central Florida, 1994.

Biography

Dr. Nelson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRADC), in Illinois, and a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).  He has extensive experience in treating substance use disorders, trauma, and facilitating critical incident stress debriefings. Dr. Nelson was a Teaching Associate of Medicine at the University Of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford for five years, Adjunct Faculty at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb since 2010, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Argosy University in Schaumburg. He also has a successful private counseling practice in Rockford, IL. His research interests include lesbian, bisexual, gay (LBG) substance abuse treatment, and utilizing online virtual clients to enhance counseling student microskills development and self-efficacy.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES)
  • Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)
  • National Association for Addictions Professionals (NAADAC)

Selected Publications

Nelson, J. S., & Yers, C. E. (Summer, 2013).  Taking it outside the office: Using counseling skills to reduce stigma and increase social justice advocacy for clients with substance use disorders. The Journal of Counseling in Illinois, 2(2), 21-26.

Recent Presentations

Nelson, J. S. (Fall, 2015). Community Workshop: Co-occurring Issues and Recommendations.  Argosy University, Schaumburg, IL.

Nelson, J. S. (June 18, 2014). Community Workshop: DSM5- An Overview for Clinicians.  Argosy University, Schaumburg, IL.

Nelson, J. S. (November 5, 2012). Lecture for 2nd year medical students on: Adolescent Addiction and Motivational Interviewing.  University of Illinois Chicago Medical School:  Rockford, IL.

Julianna M Robinson

  • Associate Professor& Department Chair
  • Areas of Focus: Child and Adolescent, Family, Supervision, Advanced Counseling Skills, Group
  • Contact Information
  • Office #332
  • Phone: 847-969-4970
  • Email: jmrobinson@argosy.edu
Julianna M Robinson

Degrees

  • PhD., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of North Texas, 2001.
  • MSEd., Counseling, Western Illinois University, 1995.
  • MS., Biochemistry, Western Illinois University, 1992.
  • BA., Biology and Chemistry, Monmouth College, 1990.

Biography

Dr. Julie Robinson’s doctorate in Counselor Education is from the University of North Texas where she specialized in play therapy under Dr. Garry Landreth, a world renowned play therapist.  She has been teaching in Counselor Education programs since 2000.  Dr. Robinson, is currently the Department Chair for the Counselor Education Department at Argosy University Schaumburg.  In 2007 Dr. Robinson received the Counselor Educator of the Year Award from the Illinois Counselor Educators and Supervisors Division of the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA).  Most recently Dr Robinson received the Mentor of the Year Award from the North Central Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors.  Dr Robinson has served as a play therapist on the Children’s Diabetes team in NewCastle England, directed a Children’s Hospice Program in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and had a private practice in Illinois. Dr. Robinson’s research interests include play therapy with chronically and terminally ill children, and counselor education training.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES)
  • Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)

Selected Publications

Robinson, J., Jencius, M. (2010). The healing power of play.  Counseling Today , 53(5), 22-23.

Robinson, J., Landreth, G., & Packman, J. (2007). Fifth grade students as emotional helpers with kindergarten children, using play therapy procedures and skills.  International Journal Of Play Therapy, 16(1),20-35.

Recent Presentations

Robinson, J. (2013). Ethical Decision Making for Those Working With Minor Clients Presented to Aurora Family Counseling Services

Robinson, J. (2013). The Three Hats of Clinical Supervision Presented to Aurora Family Counseling Services

Robinson, J. (2012). Looking Through the Eyes of Children:  Toys are Their Words, Play is Their Language Pre-Conference Workshop presented to Illinois Counseling Association

Robinson, J. (2012). Multimodal Instructional Design: Integrating Differentiated Learning and Cognitive Styles for Counselor Educators in a Changing Educational Environment Roundtable Presentation for North Central Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors Conference