Faculty


Michael J. Maxwell

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: School Counseling, Multiple Heritage Population, Multicultural Counseling Pedagogy, Adolescent Development
  • Contact Information
  • Office #243
  • Phone: 214-459-2277
  • Email: mjmaxwell@argosy.edu
Michael J. Maxwell

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, Sam Houston State University, 2009
  • M.Ed., Counseling and Guidance,  Texas State University, 1999
  • B.A., Psychology and Exercise Sports Science, Texas State University, 1996

Biography

Dr. Maxwell is an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education department at Argosy University, Dallas.  Dr. Maxwell began his professional counseling experience in 1999.  Dr. Maxwell has worked previously as a professional counselor with juvenile delinquent incarcerated youth, incarcerated adults, psychiatric head injured patients, as an elementary school counselor, and as a secondary school counselor.  Dr. Maxwell has experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, families, and groups.  Dr. Maxwell enjoys public speaking, teaching, writing, and serving his profession.  Dr. Maxwell also enjoys exercising, playing sports, remaining active in his community and church.

Memberships

  • Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Texas State University Counseling Association (TSUCA)
  • Kappa Delta Pi, Honor Society for field of Education
  • Texas School Counseling Association (TSCA)
  • Texas Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES)
  • American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Selected Publications

Maxwell, M. J. (2015).  Counseling Intern Self-Efficacy and the Big Claw Metaphorical Activity:  A Qualitative Empirical Study. Manuscript submitted for publication to Counselor Education & Supervision.

Henriksen, R. C., Jr., & Maxwell, M. J. (in press).  Counseling the fastest growing population in America: Those with Multiple Heritage backgrounds.Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 39.

Maxwell, M. J., & Gayle, S. (2013).  Counseling adolescent existential issues. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas13/Article_xx.pdf

Maxwell, M. J., & Henriksen, R. C., Jr. (2012). Counseling Multiple Heritage Adolescents: A Phenomenological Study of Experiences and Practices of Middle School Counselors. Professional School Counselor, 16, 18-28.

Maxwell, M. J., & Henriksen, R. C., Jr. (2011). Teaching social justice through service learning. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas11/Article_32.pdf

Maxwell, M. J., & Henriksen, R. C., Jr. (2009). Counseling Multiple Heritage Adolescents. In R.C. Henriksen Jr. & D. A. Paladino (Eds). Counseling Multiple Heritage Individuals,Couples, and Families.  Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Maxwell, M. J. (2009). Multiple Heritage Adolescents: Experiences and Practices of Selected Middle School Counselors.  Doctoral Dissertation at Sam Houston State University.

Henriksen, R. C. Jr., & Maxwell, M. J. (2009). Multiple Heritage Students and Social Justice in Schools. The Counseling Interviewer, 7, 1-8.

Henriksen, R. C., Jr. & Maxwell, M. J. (2009).  Addressing Multiple Heritage Issues in Counselor Training. NC Perspectives, 2, 17-27.

Maxwell, M. J.(August, 2006). Ethics in Rehabilitation Counseling. Professional Issues in Counseling. http://www.shsu.edu/~piic/

Recent Professional Presentations

Maxwell, M. J. (2015).  American Counseling Association 2014 Code of Ethics Update.  Presented to Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Upsilon Delta, Farmers Branch, TX.

Maxwell, M.J. (2015).  Christian Couples Communication.  Presented to Irving Bible Church, Irving, TX.

Maxwell, M. J. (2015). Realistic Approaches to Taking High Stakes, Standardized Exams.  Presented to Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Upsilon Delta, Farmers Branch, TX.

Maxwell, M. J. (October, 2014).  Mental Health Services for the Multiple Heritage Population.  Presented at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Texas Conference on Families, Culture, and Mental Illness, Dallas, TX.

Maxwell, M. J. & Gayle, S. (November, 2014). Counseling Adolescent Existential Issues. Presented at the Texas Counseling Association 58th Annual Professional Growth Conference, Dallas, TX.

Maxwell, M. J. (November, 2014).  Keynote Speaker.  Counselor Self-Efficacy, Metaphor, and the Big Claw Activity.  Presented at the Argosy University National Fall Virtual Psychology Research Conference.

Maxwell, M. J. (November 2014). Anti-Bullying Strategies for All Ages.  Presented at the Steps Against Bullying Conference, DeSoto, TX.

Maxwell, M. J. (October, 2014).  Counseling Multiple Heritage Population.  Presented at the National Alliance of Mental Illness Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Maxwell, M. J. & Henriksen, R. C., Jr. (November, 2012). Counseling Strategies for Working with Multiple Heritage Adolescents. Presented at the Texas Counseling Association 54th Annual Professional Growth Conference, Galveston, TX.

Maxwell, M. J. (March 2012).  Cognitive Behavioral Addictions Counseling, Presented at the University of North Texas Conference of Addictions Treatment, Denton, TX.

Maxwell, M. J. (February, 2010). School Counselor Interventions with Biracial Teens, Presented at the Texas School Counselors Association Annual Conference, Galveston, TX.

Noelle St. Germain-Sehr

  • Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Training
  • Areas of Focus: LGBTQ Issues, Women’s Issues, Transpersonal Experiences, Transpersonal Approaches in Counseling, Mindfulness Meditation, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Grief and Loss
  • Contact Information
  • Office #241
  • Phone: 214-459–2233
  • Email: nstgermain-sehr@argosy.edu
Noelle St. Germain-Sehr

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX, 2003
  • M.Ed., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of New Orleans, 1993
  • B.M., Music and Psychology (Double-Major), Loyola University, New Orleans, 1991

Biography

Dr. St. Germain-Sehr is an Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Counselor Education department at Argosy University, Dallas. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor and a National Certified Counselor with over 20 years of experience as a mental health clinician, and 14 years in counselor education. Dr. St. Germain-Sehr maintains a part-time private counseling practice in Denton, Texas.  Her primary clinical interests include transpersonal experiences, LGBT issues, women’s issues, mindfulness, and grief.  She has specialized training in EMDR, LGBTQ issues, women's issues, clinical dreamwork, transpersonal approaches to counseling, mindfulness meditation, adult survivors of sexual abuse, critical incident stress management (CISM), management consultation, and tobacco cessation.  Her clinical practice settings have included community agencies, Employee Assistance Programs, university health center, multidisciplinary practices, and private practice.  She has presented regularly at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences, and has conducted professional workshops and trainings on a variety of mental health topics.  She is actively engaged in research and has several professional publications.  Her current research interests include counselor competence in addressing transpersonal issues, efficacy of transpersonal interventions in counseling, psychological and relational impacts of transpersonal experiences, the intersection of women’s studies and transpersonal psychology, and lesbian identity development.

Memberships

  • American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Association for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
  • Chi Sigma Iota International (CSI)
  • Chi Sigma Iota, AUD Chapter
  • International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS)
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Women’s Interest Network (SACES WIN)
  • Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
  • Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES)
  • Texas Association for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (TAGLBTIC)

Selected Publications

(Publications reflect last names of “Collier” or “St. Germain”)

Rose, K. K., Gillum, N. L., Collier, N. R., & Scalice, H. (Winter, 2010).  Meeting minimum standards for child care centers: How we are doing and what we need to do to improve.  Texas Child Care Quarterly.

Collier, N. R., Lumadue, C. A., & Wooten, H. R. (2009). Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena:  Warrior Princess:  Reception of texts by a sample of lesbian fans and web site users.  Journal of Homosexuality, 56(5), 575-609.

Bowling, S. W., Kearney, L. K., Lumadue, C. A., & St. Germain, N. R. (2002). Considering justice: An exploratory study of family therapy with adolescents.  Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 28(2), pp. 213-223.

Wooten, H. R. & St. Germain, N. R. (2001). Heart-centered hypnotherapy in sports counseling.  Journal of Heart-Centered Therapies, 4(1),pp. 57-66.

Collier, N. R., & Falls, L. A. (2010). Making sense out of Sensory Processing Disorder in schools. School Counselor:  Special Education Students (Sep/Oct).

Recent Presentations

(Publications may reflect last names of “Collier” or “St. Germain”)

St. Germain-Sehr (September, 2015).  Grief and Loss Counseling.  Presentation sponsored by Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Upsilon Delta Chapter at Argosy University, Farmer’s Branch, TX.

St. Germain-Sehr (May, 2015).  Mindfulness and Mindsight:  Awakening Empathy and Compassion.  Presentation sponsored by Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Upsilon Delta Chapter at Argosy University, Farmer’s Branch, TX.

St. Germain, N. R. & Sehr, A. M.  (November, 2014).  Challenging Times:  Navigating Relationship Dissolution and Stepfamily Reformation in Lesbian and Gay Families.  Presentation at the Texas Counseling Association (TCA) 58th Annual Professional Growth Conference in Dallas, TX.

St. Germain, N. R. & Sehr, A. M.  (October, 2014).  Collaborative Approaches to Gatekeeping and Enhancing Counseling Interns’ Competence with LGBT Clients.  Round-table session at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) biannual regional conference in Birmingham, AL.

St. Germain, N. R. & Sehr, A. M.  (September, 2014).  Challenging Times:  Navigating Relationship Dissolution and Stepfamily Reformation in Lesbian and Gay Families.  Presentation at the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) Inaugural Conference in New Orleans, LA.

St. Germain, N. R. & Sehr, A. M.  (September, 2014).  Collaborative Approaches to Gatekeeping and Enhancing Counseling Interns’ Competence with LGBT Clients.  Poster session at the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) Inaugural Conference in New Orleans, LA.

St. Germain, N. R. – Panel Member (September 24, 2013).  How to Blend Courses Effectively.  Panel member for Argosy University Blended Taskforce Webinar on effectively integrating online and face-to-face teaching strategies, presented to 19 Argosy campuses nationwide.

St. Germain, N. R. (May, 2013).  Current Issues in Counseling LGBT Individuals, Couples, and Families.  Presentation at the Denton Mental Health Professionals Meeting in Denton, TX.

Chou, W., Leonard, H. T., & Collier, N. R. (November, 2012). Counselors’ Ego Strength Development and Supervision.  Workshop Presentation at the Texas Counseling Association (TCA) 56th Annual Professional Growth Conference in Galveston, TX.

Collier, N. R. (September, 2012).  Changing Society from the Inside Out:  Enhancing Counselors' Empathy for LGBT Experience.  Workshop Presentation at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) biannual regional conference in Savannah, GA.

Collier, N. R. – Panel Member (September, 2012).  Motherhood and Academia: Experiences with Work/Life Balance.  SACES Women’s Interest Network Panel Discussion at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) biannual regional conference in Savannah, GA.

Collier, N. R. (April, 2012).  Effective Communication Skills and Strategies for the Hair Removal Professional.  Webinar presented for The Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, Inc. (“SCMHR”).

Chou, W., Leonard, H. T., Farmer, S., & Collier, N. R. (February, 2012). Counselors’ Ego Strength Development and Supervision.  Workshop Presentation at the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES) Mid-Winter Conference in Austin, TX.

Collier, N. R. & Holman, L. F. (October, 2011).  Developing a Supervision EXPERIENCE!  Experiential Techniques Applied to Practicum and Internship.  Roundtable Presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) biannual national conference in Nashville, TN.

Collier, N. R. (September, 2011).  LGBT-Related Bullying in Schools:  Empowering Ourselves and Our Kids.  Workshop Presentation at the Texas Counseling Association (TCA)/Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES) Directors of Guidance Conference in Austin, TX.

Collier, N. R. (October, 2010).  Developing a Supervision EXPERIENCE!  Experiential Techniques Applied to Practicum and Internship.  Workshop Presentation at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) biannual regional conference in Williamsburg, VA.

Collier, N. R.  (September, 2010).  Experiential Techniques for Supervision:  What They Are & Why They Work.  Workshop Presentation at the Texas Counseling Association (TCA)/ Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES) Directors of Guidance Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Collier, N. R.  (February, 2010).  Perceptions, Needs, and Experiences of Parents of Children with Sensory Processing Disorder.  Workshop Presentation at the 18th Annual International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting in Denton, TX.

Rose, K., Collier, N. R., Gillum, N., & Marshall-Greene, H.  (February, 2010).  Availability vs. Acceptability in Non-Parental Child Care Arrangements: Empowering Parents to Make Informed Choices and Advocate for Quality.  Poster Presentation at the 18th Annual International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting in Denton, TX.

David L. Hargis

  • Associate Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Hypnotherapy, Chronic Pain Management, Mind-Body Psychotherapy, adjustment to physical disability.
  • Contact Information
  • Office #244
  • Phone: 214-459-2224
  • Email: dhargis@argosy.edu
David L. Hargis

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of New Orleans, 1995
  • M.A., Rehabilitation Counseling, Northwestern State University, 1983
  • B.A., Psychology, University of New Orleans, 1979  

Biography

Dr. Hargis is an Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Counselor Education department at Argosy University, Dallas. Dr. Hargis began his professional career in 1979, working with people with new spinal cord injuries, traumatic head injuries, and strokes. He has worked with people suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, phobias, relationship issues, and enjoys working with what he calls “everyday people with everyday problems”. Dr. Hargis is a board member for the North Texas Society of Clinical Hypnosis and trains therapists in the use of hypnotherapy.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • North Texas Society for Clinical Hypnosis

Selected Publications

Hargis, D. L. & Strano, D. (Spring 2004). A Preliminary Examination of Cognitive Factors And Suicide Risk In Individuals Experiencing Chronic Pain. Wisconsin Counselor.

Recent Professional Presentations

Hargis D. L. (2015). Chronic Pain and More. Presented at the North Texas Association of Clinical Hypnosis Annual Workshop. Dallas, TX.

Hargis D. L. (2014). Instructor, Basic Level Hypnotherapy. Presented at the North Texas Association of Clinical Hypnosis Annual Workshop. Dallas, TX.

Hargis D. L. (2012). Instructor, Basic Level Hypnotherapy. Presented at the North Texas Association of Clinical Hypnosis Annual Workshop. Dallas, TX.

Falls, L., Mustaine, B. L., Hargis, D. L., Septeowski, D., Dahlen, P., Suprina, J., & Maxwell, M. J. (2011, March). The BIG and not so EASY: Solutions for Meeting CACREP 2009 Standards. ACA 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition.

Hargis D. L. (2011). Instructor, Basic Level Hypnotherapy. Presented at the North Texas Association of Clinical Hypnosis Annual Workshop. Dallas, TX.