Areas of Expertise
My areas of interest include: identifying and assessing competencies in working with LGBTQIA+ clients; exploring dynamics of same-sex relationships; sexual minority identity development and understanding how sex, gender, sexuality, and minority stress affect mental health; wellness for professional helpers; crisis counseling and safety planning when working with victims of domestic violence; couples counseling; non-directed play therapy; pedagogy for increasing tolerance among master's students when working with diverse populations; enhancing infusion of cultural diversity training into counseling courses; and ethical and legal dilemmas in teaching tolerance.
Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Mississippi
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of South Alabama
B.A. Psychology, University of South Alabama
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have a personal and professional commitment to building a multicultural and diverse learning environment that fosters social justice and advocacy. I enjoy teaching graduate courses in counseling; providing supervision for counselors-in-training; collaborating with colleagues to present at counseling conferences and conduct scholarly research; providing affirmative counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, and couples; and participating in advocacy and service.
Outstanding Research Award, Univeristy of Mississippi, 2017
American Counseling Association, Member
American Mental Health Counseling Association, Member
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Issues in Counseling, Member
Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Member
Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter, International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society, Member and Faculty Advisor
Mississippi Counseling Association, Member
Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Member
Publications & Presentations
Perryman, M. L., Barnard, G. M., & Terrell, K. R. (2018). Counselor and social worker perceptions of sexual minorities related to religiosity and political ideology. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 15(1).
Reysen, R., George, P. L., Dugger, S. M., & Terrell, K. R. (Accepted). A holistic approach to college student retention: Using a four-tier student support and retention model. In M. Frederick, P. A. Sasso, & J. M. Maldonado (Eds.), The dynamic student meta-theory: A new model for student success. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
Terrell, K. R., & Dugger, S. M. (Accepted). Exploring the relationship among mental health concerns, social support, and relationship satisfaction in female same-sex couples. Journal for LGBT Issues in Counseling.
Main. J. A., Terrell, K. R., Therthani, S. (Accepted). Enhancing research competencies to promote social justice and multiculturalism. In M. Pope, M. Gonzalez, E. Cameron, & J. Pangelinan (Eds.), Experiential Activities for Teaching Social Justice and Advocacy Competence in Counseling.
Terrell, K. R., & Main, J. A. (October, 2017). Enhancing the infusion of cultural diversity in core CACREP courses. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.
Terrell, K. R., & Cayson, K. (November, 2016). LGBTQIA+ counseling: Exploring the rainbow of sexual and gender microaggressions. Presented at the Mississippi Counseling Association Annual Conference. Biloxi, MS.
Terrell, K. R., Main, J. A., & Therthani, S. (October, 2016). Enhancing the infusion of cultural diversity in core CACREP courses. Presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.
Kerwin, A., Terrell, K. R., & Suddeath, E. (July, 2016). Counseling parents of LGBTQIA+ individuals using an affirming approach. Presented at the American Mental Health Counselors Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.
Terrell, K. R., & Lukes, R. (November, 2015). LGBTQIA+ counseling: Skill development beyond knowledge and awareness. Presented at the Mississippi Counseling Association Annual Conference. Biloxi, MS.
Kerwin, A., Suddeath, E., & Terrell, K. R. (November, 2015). Counseling parents of LGBTQIA+ individuals using an affirming approach. Presented at the Mississippi Counseling Association Annual Conference. Biloxi, MS.
Perryman, M. L., Booth, J., & Terrell, K. R. (October, 2015). The dark side of the rainbow: Ethical and legal dilemmas in teaching tolerance. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
Noor, A., & Terrell, K. R. (April, 2015). Essential qualities for professional helpers: How can they be identified, personified, and sustained? Presented at Woodall Spring Conference for the Helping Professions: Delta State University, Cleveland, MS.
Terrell, K. R. (October, 2013). Intimate partner violence, advocacy, and awareness. Lecture conducted for the University of South Alabama, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Mobile, AL.
Pope, A., Terrell, K. R., & Ridgway, L. (March, 2013). Safe zone LGBTQIA+ ally development faculty and staff training. Lecture conducted for the University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.