Faculty

Dr. Courtney Conley, EdD, NCC, LCPC-MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Career, Child and Adolescent, Family, and Supervision
  • Contact Information
  • Office #734
  • Phone: 703-526-5828
  • Email: ceconley@argosy.edu
Courtney Conley

Degrees

  • Ed.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Argosy University, Washington, D.C., 2014.
  • M.A., Counseling, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
  • B.A., English Literature, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2004.

Biography

Courtney E. A. Conley is an Assistant Professor of counseling at Argosy University in Washington, DC. Dr. Conley is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland, National Certified Counselor, and Certified School Counselor. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families from a wide range of multicultural backgrounds. During her time as a school counselor, Dr. Conley spent her career helping adolescents overcome barriers in order to achieve their educational and career goals. As an AVID-trained (Advancement Via Individual Determination) counselor she has worked in schools that have adopted this national program designed to help first generation and low income students access educational opportunities. Prior to Dr. Conley’s work within the school setting, she worked as a mobile therapist providing in-home counseling services to children/adolescents and as a crisis counselor at a sexual assault center in the D.C. area. Dr. Conley has served as the Vice President for the Maryland School Counseling Association and has presented regionally and nationally on topics such as school counselor supervision, using research in schools, and intervention strategies to foster adolescent achievement.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • American School Counseling Association (ASCA)
  • Maryland School Counseling Association (MSCA)

Recent Presentations

Conley, C. E. A. (2013). Bridging the Gap between Counselor and Researcher. Presentation at the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Conference: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – July 2013.

Conley, C. E. A. (2012). Bridging the Gap between Counselor and Researcher. Presentation at the Virginia Counselor Association (VCA) Conference: Fredericksburg, Virginia – November 2012.

Conley, C. E. A. (2011). Do Post-Masters School Counselors Receive Adequate Supervision?: Issues, Challenges and Implications. Presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference: Nashville, Tennessee - October 2011.

Conley, C. E. A. (2011). Optimizing Your Student Support Team. Presentation at the Maryland School Counselor Association (MSCA) Conference: Timonium, Maryland – October 2011

Dr. Stephanie Dailey, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Spirituality, Trauma, Ethics, and Supervision
  • Contact Information
  • Office #737
  • Phone: 703-526-5817
  • Email: Stdailey@argosy.edu
Stephanie Dailey

Degrees

  • Ed.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Argosy University, Washington, D.C., 2011.
  • M.A., Professional Counseling, Argosy University, Washington, D.C., 2005.
  • B.S., Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1997.

Biography

Stephanie F. Dailey is an Assistant Professor of counseling at Argosy University in Washington, DC. Dr. Dailey is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia as well as a National Certified Counselor, a certified trauma professional, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She specializes in working with individuals and groups from a wide range of multicultural backgrounds on counseling issues ranging from normal situational and developmental issues to living and coping with severe and persistent mental illness. As a certified American Red Cross disaster mental health responder and liaison to the American Red Cross disaster mental health partners for the American Counseling Association (ACA), she is also trained to work with disaster survivors, first responders, and emergency preparedness personnel. Dr. Dailey has published and presented regionally and nationally on topics such as crisis and trauma counseling, disaster mental health, counseling assessment and diagnosis, ethics and the integration of spirituality and/or religion into counseling. Her latest publication is lead author of the book, DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors, published by ACA. In 2015, Dr. Dailey served as the senior co-chair of the ACA Ethics Committee; president of the Maryland Counseling Association; President-elect for the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC); and chair of the Argosy University Institutional Review Board.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
  • American Counseling Association Traumatology Interest Network
  • Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Phi Sigma Chapter Member (CSI)
  • Maryland Counseling Association (MCA)
  • Virginia Counselors Association (VCA)
  • Virginia Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (VASERVIC)
  • Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (VACES)
  • Southern Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)

Selected Publications

Dailey, S. F., Gill, C. S., Ray, S., Barrio-Minton, C. A. (2014). DSM-5 learning companion for counselors. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Dailey, S. F., Gill, C. S., Ray, S., Barrio-Minton, C. A. (2014). Historical underpinnings, structural and philosophical changes, and practice implications of the DSM-5. The Professional Counselor, 4, 166-178.

Dailey, S. F., Gill, C. S., Ray, S., Barrio-Minton, C. A. (2014). Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder: Implications and integration for counselors. The Professional Counselor. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Dailey, S. F., & Kaplan, D. (2014). Shelter-in-place and mental health: An analogue study of well-being and distress. Journal of Emergency Management12, 121-131.

Dailey, S. F., & Kaplan, D. (2014). Advancing the counseling profession: Disentwining disaster mental health from traditional crisis interventionManuscript submitted for publication.

Dailey, S. F., Robertson, L., & Gill, C. S. (2013). The Spiritual Competency Scale: Further analysis. Journal of Measurement and Evaluation48(1) 15–29. 

Dailey, S. F. (2013). Disasters and spirituality: A case study. In T. E. Robert and V. Kelley (Eds.), Critical Incidents in Integrating Spirituality into Counseling (pp. 117-128)Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Webinar/Podcast (National)

Dailey, S. F. (2015, May). Using the DSM-5: Countdown to October 2015 Are you ready? Wrap up and bonus session. Webinar presented by the American Counseling Association.

Dailey, S. F. (2015, April). Using the DSM-5: Countdown to October 2015. Are you ready?: General introduction and gender dysphoria. Webinar presented by the American Counseling Association.

Dailey, S. F. (2014, September). Using the DSM-5. Podcast presented by the American Counseling Association.

Recent Presentations

Jungersen, T. S., Walker, L. & Dailey, S. F. (2015, March). The Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program (STEP): An Intervention for Intimate Partner Violence Trauma. Presented as a Learning Institute at the meeting of the American Counseling Association , Orlando, FL.

Bowden, K., & Dailey, S. F. (2015, March). ACA Ethics Committee Panel. Presented as an Education Session at the meeting of the American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL.

Dailey, S. F., & Jungersen, T. S. (2015, March). Sheltering in place and lockdown: Evidence-based knowledge all counselors need to know. Presented as an Education Session at the meeting of the American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL.

Webber, J. M., Mascari, J. B., Lawson, G., Jordan, K., Jungersen, T., & Dailey, S. F. (2014, March). Disaster mental health essential skills and competencies. Presented as a Learning Institute at the meeting of the American Counseling Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dailey, S. F., & Gill, C. S. (2013, October). DSM 5: Teaching strategies for counselor educators and supervisors. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision,. Denver, CO.

Dr. Simone Lambert, PhD, LPC, NCC

  • Associate Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Youth and Family, Addiction Prevention, and Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Contact Information
  • Office #753
  • Phone: 703-526-5872
  • Email: Sflambert@argosy.edu
Simone Lambert

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counseling and Counselor Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2001.
  • M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 1997.
  • B.A., Psychology, University of New Orleans, 1995.

Biography

Dr. Simone Lambert is an Associate Professor in Counseling at Argosy University, Washington DC. She is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor, serving as a counselor and supervisor over the past two decades. Dr. Lambert's research interests include addiction prevention, counselor wellness, sensory processing disorder, and issues related to children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Lambert was the recipient of the 2010 International Association of Addictions and Offenders Counselors (IAAOC) Addictions/Offender Educator Excellence Award. She is a past-president of IAAOC, a division of the American Counseling Association. Her current professional leadership includes serving as the IAAOC representative to the American Counseling Association Governing Council. Additionally, she has served as the editor of ACAeNews. Dr. Lambert has published numerous book chapters and articles primarily focused on issues related to addiction, youth, and families.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Children and Adolescents in Counseling
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
  • Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Phi Sigma Chapter (CSI)
  • International Association of Addictions and Offenders Counselors
  • Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors Association
  • Virginia Counselors Association (VCA)
  • Virginia Association of Marriage and Family
  • Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (VACES)

Selected Publications

Robinson, J., Day-Vines, N., & Lambert, S. F. (in press). Coping centers: Ancillary strategies for incorporating play therapy into classrooms. Virginia Counselors Journal, 34.

Barto, H., Lambert, S., & Brott, P. (2015). Career adaptability, resiliency and perceived obstacles to career development of adolescent mothers. The Professional Counselor5, 53–66.

Barto, H., Lambert, S. F., & Brott, P. E. (2015). The career development of adolescent mothers: A review of 25 years of professional literature. Journal of Employment Counseling, 52(2), 65-76.

Goodman-Scott, E., & Lambert, S. F. (2015). Professional counseling for children with sensory processing disorder. The Professional Counselor, 5(2), 273-292doi:10.15241/egs.5.2.273

Branco Alvarado, S., Rho, J. L., & Lambert, S. F. (2014). Counseling families with emerging adult transracial and international adoptees. The Family Journal, 22, 402-408.

Lambert, S. F., Lambert, J. C., & Lambert, S. J., III. (2014). Distressed college students following traumatic events. VISTAS Online, Article 21, 1-14.

Lambert, S. F., & Goodman-Scott, E. (2013). Collaborating with the Peace Corps to maximize student learning in group counseling. The Professional Counselor, 3(3), 131-140.

Lambert, S. F., & Lawson, G. (2013). Resilience of professional counselors following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Journal of Counseling & Development, 91, 261-268. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2013.00094.x

Lambert, S. F., & Lawson, G. (2012). Online versus postal surveys: Comparison of two parallel administrations. Virginia Counselors Journal, 32, 6-16.

Briggs, M. K., Kipps-Vaughan, D., & Lambert, S. F. (2012). Strategic interventions to address student spirituality. Counselling and Spirituality, 31(2), 99-121.

Lambert, S. F. (2011). Ethical and legal issues in addictions outcome research. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 2(1), 25-36.

Lawson, G., Lambert, S. F., & Gressard, R. (2011). Reframing recovery: Developmental considerations for maintaining change. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 32, 72-83.  

Recent Presentations

Lambert, S., Goodman-Scott, E., Melton, R., & Gill, G. (2015, March). Advocating for and accommodating clients with sensory processing disorder in session and beyond. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL.

Melton, R., Lambert, S., Goodman-Scott, E., & Gill, G. (2014, July). The impact of training mental health counselors in sensory integrative approaches on treatment planning. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Counseling Association,Orlando, FL.

Melton, R., Lambert, S., & Goodman-Scott, E. (2014, July). Recognition, assessment and treatment of sensory processing disorders:  A comprehensive understanding for mental health clinicians.Paper presented at the meeting of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, Seattle, WA.

Lambert, S. F. (March, 2014). Parents' perceptions of adolescent substance use compared to reported adolescent substance use: Prevention implications. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Counseling Association, Honolulu, HI.

Lambert, S. F., & Goodman-Scott, E. (2014, March). ACAC presents, sensory processing disorder: Identifying and serving clients and their families. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Counseling Association Annual, Honolulu, HI.

Lambert, S. F., & Goodman-Scott, E. (2013, July). Sensory processing disorder: Identifying and serving clients and their families. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, Washington, DC.

Lambert, S., & Bodenhorn, N. (2012, March). Restorative justice in the schools: A three-year evaluation of a youth court. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Counseling Association, San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Felicia Pressley, PhD, LPC-S

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Adolescent and Family Dynamics, and Multicultural issues
  • Contact Information
  • Office #736
  • Phone: 703-526-5847
  • Email: fpressley@argosy.edu
Felicia Pressley

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Auburn University, 2013.
  • Ed.S., Counseling and Development, Auburn University Montgomery, 2007.
  • M.S., Counseling, Alabama State University, 2002.
  • B.S., Psychology, Alabama State University, 1997

Biography

Dr. Felicia Pressley is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama .She started as an adjunct professor at the Atlanta campus before securing the Assistant Professor position at the DC campus. Dr. Pressley is new to the area but not to Argosy University. She has professional experiences as a Clinical Supervisor, Faculty member, Private Practice and Scholarship. Dr. Pressley has presented at National, Regional and State Conferences with her research primarily focuses on the influence of family, multiculturalism, social & racial justice issue, and African American Mental Health. She is a current member of the Alabama Counseling Association and American Counseling Association.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Association for Specialist in Group Work (ASGW)
  • Alabama Counseling Association (ACA)

Recent Presentations

Hancock, E. & Pressley, F. D. (2015). Social Justice and Disability. Presentation at the Annual Alabama Counseling  Association (ALCA) Conference: Montgomery, Alabama –November 2015

Pressley, F. D. (2015). Ethics in Multicultural Counseling. Presentation at the Alabama Counseling  Association (ALCA) Chapter I & II Spring Workshop: Florence , Alabama –April 2015.

Hancock, E. & Pressley, F. D. (2014). Computer and the Counselor: Ethical Considerations of Using Technology. Presentation at the Annual Alabama Counseling  Association (ALCA) Conference: Huntsville, Alabama –November 2014

Hancock, E. & Pressley, F. D. (2014). Multicultural Competence: Advocacy and Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities. Presentation at the Annual Alabama Counseling  Association (ALCA) Conference: Huntsville, Alabama –November 2014

Dr. Marsha Riggio PhD, NCC, LCPC-S, LPC-S

  • Counseling Department Chairperson and Associate Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Children, Military, Older Adults, Transculturalism and Women
  • Contact Information
  • Office #739
  • Phone: 703-526-5815
  • Email: Mriggio@argosy.edu
Marsh Riggio

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of South Carolina, 2000.
  • M.Ed., Counseling, Bowie State University, 1997.
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, 1994.

Biography

Dr. Riggio’s background includes 20 years of mental health experience that involves 15 years in the U.S. Army as a Behavioral Science Specialist/Mental Health Officer and several years as a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor where she has a private counseling and supervision practice in Washington, DC and Maryland.  In addition to over a decade of counselor education experience, she has worked as a counselor, educator, administrator, and senior manager in various school and community agencies. Dr. Riggio has 14 years of higher education experience; 12 years of education experience working with preschoolers-high school; 10 years of senior management experience; and much experience conducting local, state, and national workshops/trainings/research via private and public funds/grants.  She is the Executive Director of the Maryland Counseling Association, Past-President of Maryland Counseling Association, President of the Maryland Association for Marriage and Family Counseling, and Board of Director member for the William V.S. Tubman University Foundation in Liberia. Her research interests are around children, military, older adults, transculturalism, and women.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES)
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
  • Association for Spirituality, Ethics, Religion, and Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
  • Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)
  • Maryland Counseling Association (MCA)
  • Maryland Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (MAMFC)

Selected Publications

Riggio, M. B. (2008, April). Caregiver resource guide. Columbia, MD: Retirement Living Television.

Riggio, M. B. (2007, December). Online and multimedia guide book. Columbia, MD: Retirement Living Television.

Riggio, M.B. (2007, August). RLTV research connections: 150+ facts about those 55+. Columbia, MD: Retirement Living

Boveja, M. E. (Riggio) & McFadden, J. (2000). Urban adolescents and violencia. In Sandhu (Ed.) Faces of Violence: Psychological Correlates, Concepts and Interventions.

Ashton, L. & Boveja, M. E. (1999, Fall). The intern experience: Professional opportunity, personal challenge. Chi Sigma Iota Exemplar, 14(3), 5. Rotter, J. & Boveja, M. E. (1999). Counseling military families. The Family Journal, 7(4) 379-382.

Rotter, J. & Boveja, M. E. (1999). Families and schools: A collaborative endeavor. The Family Journal, 7(3) 276-279. Boveja, M. E. (1998). Parenting styles and adolescents' learning strategies in the urban community. Journal of Multicultural Counseling Development, 26(2) 110-119.

Recent Presentations

Riggio, M. (2016, April). Black Men: Trauma, Bullying, and Resilency. Facilitated  for the Maryland Counseling Association. Rockville, MD.

Riggio, M. (2016, April). Supervisory relationships, supervision models, multicultural and group supervision, and legal issues and ethics in counseling. Training presented for the Liscensed Professional Counselors in Maryland supervision training series. Columbia, MD.

Lambert, S., Unterberg, H. & Riggio, M. (2016, March). Addiction and Family Systems. Presented at the International Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Annual Conference.

Riggio, M. (2016, February). Workplace Violence. Presented at the Maryland Association for Marriage and Family Counselors/Maryland School Counseling Association workshop. Baltimore, MD.

Riggio, M. (2015, February, June & December). Supervisory relationships, supervision models, multicultural and group supervision, and legal issues and ethics in counseling. Training presented for the Liscensed Professional Counselors in Maryland supervision training series. Columbia, MD.

Riggio, M. (2014, March). The Confident You: Taking Charge of Your Life. Keynote Speaker for the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Bowie, MD

Riggio, M. (2014, March). Supervising Clinicians Working with Adolescents. American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry. Baltimore, MD.

Riggio, M. (2013, March). Treatment of Children in Military Families. Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration Annual Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Riggio, M. (2010, November). Working with the Challenging Supervisee. Keynote Speaker at the Licensed Professional Counselors in Maryland annual conference. Columbia, MD

Dr. Ajita Robinson, PhD, NCC, LCPC-S

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Children, Adolescents, Grief & Loss and Life Transitions, Trauma
  • Contact Information
  • Office #735
  • Phone: 703-526-5800
  • Email: amrobinson@argosy.edu
Ajita Robinson

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, The George Washington University, 2014.
  • MA (Research)., Counseling and Human Development, Saint Louis University, 2009.
  • B.A., Psychology, Saint Louis University, 2006
  • B.S., Business Administration, Saint Louis University, 2006

Biography

Dr. Robinson's background includes nearly 10 years of mental health experience that involves working in schools, hospitals and community agencies. Dr. Robinson also has several years as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and National Certified Counselor. She works with children, adolescents, and families in her private counseling and supervision practice in Bethesda, Maryland. She has specializations in Grief, Loss and Life Transitions as well as Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. In addition to over a decade of clinical experience, she has worked as a counselor educator for the past 4 years.  She is the current President of the Maryland Association of Counselors Educators and Supervisors, a division of the Maryland Counseling Association, Advisory Council member of the National Board of Certified Counselors Foundation. Her substantive research agenda focuses on understanding the lived experiences and well-being of urban African American youth and their families as it relates to trauma.

Dr. Don Trahan, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Counselor pedagogy; ethics; intersectionality; multiculturalism and social justice initiatives; theories of counseling in contemporary society.
  • Contact Information
  • Office #755
  • Phone: 703-526-5875
  • Email: dtrahan@argosy.edu
Don Trahan, Jr.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of New Mexico, 2013
  • M.A., Educational Leadership, University of New Mexico, 2015
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2010
  • B.A., Psychology, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2008

Biography

Dr. Trahan is a strong advocate for multiculturalism and social justice. Trahan specializes in multicultural counseling with an emphasis on advocating for historically marginalized groups and/or individuals. His scholarly work focuses on the integration of counseling theories, multicultural issues, and ethical decision-making processes, which has led to the publication of several articles and nationwide presentations addressing such issues. Moreover, his pedagogical practices consist of concepts based upon culturally responsive teaching and leadership. Trahan endeavors to assist his students with developing the competencies required to examine, address, and resolve issues in their communities with a critical lens. This same critical lens is the driving force behind his advocacy for social change.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA), August 2010 to Present
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
  • Association for Specialist in Group Work (ASGW)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy
  • Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society (CSI): (September 2010-Present)
  • North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES)

Selected Publications

Trahan, Jr., D. P. & Goodrich, K. M. (2015). You think you know me, but you have no idea: Dynamics in African American families following a son or daughter’s disclosure as LGBT.  The Family Journal, 23(2), 147-157.

Trahan, Jr., D. P. & Lemberger, M. E.  (2014). Critical race theory as a decisional framework for the ethical counseling of African American clients. Counseling Values, 59, 112-124.

Goodrich, K. M., Selig, J., & Trahan, Jr., D. P. (2012). The self-report family inventory (SFI): An exploratory factor analysis. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 45(4), 245-256.

Recent Presentations

Trahan, Jr., D. P. & Williams, D. E. (October, 2014). Do you know?: The intersection of cultural identities from a clinical lens. Association for Black Culture Centers. Champaign, IL.

Trahan, Jr., D. P. (September, 2014). Counselor educators teaching practices in a multicultural society. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Providence, RI.

Trahan, Jr., D. P. & Goodrich, K. M. (September, 2014). Family dynamics post disclosure: The African American experience. ALGBTIC National Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Trahan, Jr., D. P. & Clayton, J. (October, 2013). Retaining and graduating students of color. Association for Black Culture Centers. Auburn, AL.