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A. Stephen Lenz
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A. Stephen Lenz, Ph.D., LPC is graduate of Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. He has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in community-based and University counseling settings. His research interests include community-based program evaluation, counseling outcome research, single-case research, instrument development, and holistic approaches to counseling, counselor education, and supervision. 

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 Vita for Dr.Lenz

Education
  • PhD. Counselor Education & Supervision - Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi - 2011
  • M.A. Psychology - Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi - 2007

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research - The University of Memphis - 2011 - present
  • Adolescent and Family Counselor ,   - The Transformation Center - 2013-present
  • Counseling & Training Clinic Director, Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology - Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi - 2009-2011
  • Clinical Director & Associate Psychologist, Turning Point Project - MHMR of Nueces County - 2010-2011
  • Family, Adolescent & Youth Counselor, Youth Services - MHMR of Nueces County - 2008-2010
  • Case Manager, Youth Services - MHMR of Nueces County - 2007-2008
  • Teaching Assistant, Counseling & Educational Psychology - Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi - 2008-2011
  • Research Assistant, Cognitive Psychology Labratory - Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi - 2005-2007
  • Teaching Assistant, Psychology - Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi - 2002-2005
Honors/Awards
  • Exemplary Practices in Counseling Research and Assessment Award - Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling - 2013
  • Editorís Award- Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation - Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling - 2013
  • Emerging Scholar - Association for Assessment & Research in Counseling - 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award - Texas Counseling Association - 2011
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student - Southern Association of Counselor Education & Supervision - 2010
  • Emerging Leader - Southern Association of Counselor Education & Supervision - 2010
  • Outstanding Employee Award - MHMR of Nueces County - 2010
  • Outstanding Employee Award - MHMR of Nueces County - 2008
  • Recognition of Scholarly Contribution - Psi Chi National Honor for Psychology - 2007

Teaching Experience

  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy - The University of Memphis
  • Group Counseling Processes - The University of Memphis
  • Applications of Cognitive Behavioral Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • Clinical Mental Health Practicum - The University of Memphis
  • Foundations of Counseling - The University of Memphis
  • Clinical Mental Health Internship - The University of Memphis
  • Clinical Techniques - The University of Memphis
  • Advanced Internship in Counseling (doctoral) - The University of Memphis
  • Seminar in Counseling Research (doctoral) - The University of Memphis
  • Research Design & Statistics (doctoral) - Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi
  • Advanced Quantitative Analysis (doctoral) - Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi
  • Advanced Appraisal & Psychometrics (doctoral) - Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi
  • Narrative Therapy: Giving Voice to Client Stories - Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi
  • Wellness in Counseling Practice - Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • Ed.D - Laura Bailey -  
  • Ed.D - Steve Rivera -  
  • Doctoral - Stephanie Gotay* -  
  • Master's - Laura Galinis* -  
  • Master's - Elizabeth Crunk -  
  • Master's - Jill Marter -  
  • Master's - Molly Okean -  
  • Master's - Emily Gafford -  
  • Master's - Kayla Careccia -  
  • Master's - Peeradet Prakongpan -  

Support

  • Make a Difference, Inc. IT Infrastructure & Program Evaluation - Strengthening Communities Grant - $19,625 (Not funded) - 2013
  • Bridging the Achievement Gap through Leadership-based Service Learning - State Farm Youth Advisory Board - $95,926 (Not Funded) - 2012
  • Crisis intervention and individual counseling services to victims of crime - Office of the Attorney General (Texas) - $84,000 (Awarded) - 2011-2013
  • Emerging Scholar Stipend - Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling - $205 (Awarded) - 2012
  • Emerging Leader Stipend - Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision - $750 (Awarded) -  
  • Research Mentoring Grant - The University of Memphis - $225 (Awarded) -  
Service
  • The University of Memphis - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Coordinator - Spring 2013 - present
  • Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling - Research Committee (Chair 2013; Member 2011-2012) - 2011-present
  • Journal of Counseling and Development - Editorial Board Member - 2013 - present
  • Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation - Editorial Board Member - 2012 - present
  • Journal of College Counseling - Associate Editor- Research (2013-present) Editorial Board Member (2011-2012) - 2011 -present
  • Journal of Professional Counseling - Editorial Board Member - 2012- 2013
  • Journal of Creativity in Mental Health - Editorial Board Member - 2011- 2013
  • Texas Career Development Association Directions - Editor - 2010- 2011
  • Texas Counseling Association Wellness Committee - Committee Co-Chair - 2009-2011
  • Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education - Research Committee - 2011- present
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision - Conference Proposal Reviewer - 2011
  • Association for Creativity in Counseling - Graduate Student Committee - 2010 & 2011
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision - Conference Program Reviewer - 2012
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision - Supervision Interest Network - 2010 - present
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision - Research Award Proposal Reviewer - 2011
  • Texas Career Development Association - Secratary - 2011
  • Texas Career Development Association - Publications Committee Chair - 2010 -2011
  • Texas Association for Counselor Education & Supervision - Mid-winter Conference Planning Committee - 2009-2011
  • Texas Association for Counselor Education & Supervision - Conference Program Reviewer - 2009-2011
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society for Psychology - Chapter President - 2006 - 2007
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society for Psychology - Chapter Vice-President - 2005 - 2006
  • Coastal Bend Play Therapy Association - University Ambassador - 2006 - 2007
  • Coastal Bend Play Therapy Association - Membership Committee - 2006 - 2007
Consulting
  • Memphis Jail and Shelby County Prison - 2013-present
  • Daybreak Treatment Center - 2013-present
  • Rhodes College, Department of Student Affairs - 2012
  • Banquette Independent School District - 2010
  • Wynn Seale Academy for the Fine Arts - 2009
  • Banquette Independent School District - 2009
Books Published/Reviewed
  •  Lenz, A. S., &  Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2013). Wellness and self-care for professional counselors. In V. F. Sangganjanavanich, & C. A. Reynolds (Eds.), Introduction to Professional Counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
  • Lenz, A. S. (in press). Occupational Aptitude Survey and Interest Schedule- Third Edition. In C. Wood, & D. G. Hays (Eds.), A Counselorís Guide to Career Assessment Instruments (6th ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association
  • Lenz, A. S. (2013). Instructorís Resource Manual, Counseling Assessment: Theory and Practice. Columbus, OH: Pearson.
  • Lenz, A. S. (2013). Test Bank, Counseling Assessment: Theory and Practice. Columbus, OH: Pearson.
Journal Articles
  • Lenz, A. S., Darnell, A., Fitzgerald, L., & Brownlee, T. (in press). A meta-study of publication patterns for the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin from 1998-2012. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
  • Lenz, A. S., Taylor, R., Fleming, M., & Serman, N. (in press). Effectiveness of dialectical-behavioral therapy for treating eating disorders. Journal of Counseling and Development
  • Lenz, A. S. (in press). Integrating relational cultural therapy concepts into supervision. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health
  • Lancaster, C., Lenz, A. S., Meadows, E., Brown, K. C. (in press). Evaluation of a conflict resolution program for urban adolescent girls. Journal for Specialists in Group Work
  • Lenz, A. S., Lancaster, C., Holman, R. L., & Gotay, S. (in press). Effects of relational health on adjustment to college. Journal of College Counseling
  • Lenz, A. S., Perepiczka, M., & Balkin, R. (in press). Evidence for the mediating effects of a support group for attitudes toward statistics. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation
  • Lenz, A. S. (in press). Mediating effects of relationships with mentors on college adjustment. Journal of College Counseling
  • Lenz, A. S., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2013). Evidence for the utility of a Photovoice task as an empathic skill acquisition strategy among counselors in training. Journal of Humanistic Counseling
  • Galinas, L. & Lenz, A. S. (2013). Helping counseling students develop effective time management strategies. Tennessee Counseling Association Journal, 5, 1-3. Retrieved from http://mtsuccps.com/_TCAJOURNAL/
  • Lenz, A. S. (2013). Calculating effect size in single-case research: A comparison of nonoverlap methods. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 46, 64-73. doi:10.1177/0748175612456401
  • Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Lenz, A. S. (2012). The experiential consultation training model. Counselor Education and Supervision, 51, 296-307.
  • Lenz, A. S., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F., Balkin, R., Oliver, M., & Smith, R. L. (2012). Wellness Model of Supervision: A comparative analysis. Counselor Education and Supervision, 51, 207-221.
  • Lenz, A. S., Zamarripa, M. X., & Fuentes, S. (2012). A Narrative approach for terminating therapy. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, Research, 32(2), 2-13.
  • Lenz, A. S., Speciale, M., & Aguilar, J. V. (2012). Relational-Cultural Therapy intervention with incarcerated adolescents: A single-case effectiveness design. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 3, 17-29. doi:10.1177/2150137811435233
  • Lenz, A. S., Oliver, M., & Nelson, K. (2011). In-person and computer-mediated distance group supervision: A case study VISTAS 2011
  • Sangganjanavanich, V. F., Lenz, A. S., & Cavazos, J. (2011). International students during job seeking: A phenomenological study. Journal of Employment Counseling, 48, 17-26.
  • Lenz, A. S. & Roscoe, L. (2011). Personal Wellness Card Sort: A strategy for promoting relational healing. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 6, 69-83. doi:10.1080/15401383.2011.562755 
  • Lenz, A. S., & Smith, R. L. (2010). Integrating wellness concepts within a clinical supervision model. The Clinical Supervisor, 29, 228-245. doi:10.1080/07325223.2010.518511
  • Lenz, A. S., Holman, R. L., & Dominguez, D. L. (2010). Encouraging connections: Integrating expressive art and drama into therapeutic social skills training with adolescents. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 5, 142-157. doi:10.1080/15401383.2010.485086
  • Merritt, P., Hirshman, E., Wharton, W., Stangl, B, Devlin, J., & Lenz, A. (2007). Evidence for gender differences in visual selective attention. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 597-609. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2007.01.016
Presentations
  • Lenz, A. S. Surviving Your First Meta-analysis. (2013, October). Session presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision INFORM Preconference, Denver, CO.
  • Lenz, A. S., Keller-Dupree, E., Hall, M., Nesbit, E., Ogle, N., & Perepiczka, M. (2013, October). Tackling the Tenure-track: Balancing Teaching, Scholarship, Service, & Collegiality. Session presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Smith, R. L., Hollenbaugh, M., Flamez, B., & Lenz, A. S. (2013, October). Mixed Methods and Single Case Research Designs: A Bridge Between Quantitative and Qualitative Paradigms. Session presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision INFORM Preconference, Denver, CO.
  • Lancaster, C., & Lenz, A. S. (2013, October). College Ready? Developing a College and Career Specialization in School Counseling Preparation Programs. Session presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, CO.
  • Lenz, A. S., & Mueller, C. E. (2013, September). A Reanalysis of the Student Adjustment to College Questionnaire. Session presented at Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling National Assessment and Research Conference, Houston, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S. (2013, September). Assessment and Research Practices through Community-based Program Evaluation. Session presented at Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling National Assessment and Research Conference, Houston, TX.
  • Peterson, C., Hall, S. B., & Lenz, A. S. (2013, September). The Use of Research in the Field. Session presented at Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling National Assessment and Research Conference, Houston, TX.
  • Keyl, A., & Lenz, A. S. (2013, November). Promoting Achievement through Holistic Guidance with High School Students. Session presented at Tennessee Counseling Association Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Lenz, A. S. (2013, June). Identifying what is Working in your Counseling Program. Session presented at the West Tennessee Counseling Association Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.
  • Lenz, A. S., & Hill, T. M. (2012, September). Psychometric Analysis of Using the Supervisory Working Alliance Inventory in a Group Setting. Session presented at Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education National Assessment and Research Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Lenz, A. S. (2012, September). Evaluation of Relational-Cultural Therapy Programming with Incarcerated Adolescent Females. Poster presented at Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education National Assessment and Research Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Lancaster, C., & Lenz, A. S. (2012, September). Effects of Creativity Training on SecondGrade Studentsí Creative Ability and Academic Achievement. Session presented at Association for Creativity in Counseling Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.
  • Lenz, A. S. (2012, September). Evaluation of Relational-Cultural Therapy Programming with Incarcerated Adolescent Females. Session presented at Association for Creativity in Counseling Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.
  • Hill, T. M., Gnika, P., Perepiczka, M., & Lenz, A. S. (2012, March). Decreasing Dropout and Increasing Outcomes: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Systematic Measurement for Counselors. Session presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Lenz, A. S. The ABAC's of Single-Case Research for Counselor Educators. (2012, September) Session presented at the biennial conference of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Savannah, GA.
  • Lancaster, C., & Lenz, A. S. (2012, September). College Ready? Developing a College and Career Specialization in School Counseling Preparation Programs. Session presented at the biennial conference of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Savannah, GA.
  • Lenz, A. S., Lancaster, C., Omura, J., Suddeth, B., Sweeney, B., Broccato, R. (2012, June). Career Development and College Readiness Programming with High School Juniors. Session presented at the West Tennessee Counseling Association Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.
  • Lancaster, C., & Lenz, A. S. (2012, June). College Ready? Developing a College and Career Specialization in School Counseling. Session presented at the West Tennessee Counseling Association Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.
  • Albart, A., Taylor, R., & Lenz, A. S. (2012, June). Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Settings. Session presented at the West Tennessee Counseling Association Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.
  • Lenz, A. S. (2011, March). I Will Care for You and You will Care for Them: Attending to Wellness in Supervision. Session presented at American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Lenz, A. S. (2011, September). Facilitating Treatment Planning and Evaluation Using Brief Assessments with Counselors in Training. Poster presented at Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education National Assessment and Research Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S. (2011, November). Evaluating and Enhancing Practices in Counselor Education and Supervision with Single-   Case Research: Design, Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting Your Results. Session presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision INFORM Preconference, Nashville, TN. 
  • Lenz, A. S., Oliver, M., Nelson, K. (2011, October). Enhancing Working Alliance during a Hybrid Distance and In-Person Group Supervision Course: Implications from a Single-Case Research Design. Poster presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Ricard, J. R., & Lenz, A. S. (2009, October). The Impact of Social Networking and Texting on Adolescent Relationship Building Skills: Counseling Implications. Session presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2009 Conference, San Diego, CA. 
  • Lenz, A. S., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2010, October). Wellness Model of Supervision for Counselors in Training: Implications for learning outcomes. Session presented at the biannual conference of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Lenz, A. S., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2010, October). Developing Empathic Responding in Masters-Level Students: Evidence for a Photovoice Strategy. Session presented at the biannual conference of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Lenz, A. S. (2010, October). Constructivist teaching paradigm: The experiential consultation training model. Session presented at the biannual conference of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Lenz, A. S. (2007, April). 2D:4D & Depression: Evidence for the mediating effects of prenatal androgens on clinical depression. Poster presented at Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
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  • Lenz, A. S. & Holman, R. L. (2007, April). 2D:4D and Physical Fitness: Evidence for the mediating effects of prenatal androgens on sexually selected traits. Poster presented at Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO. 
  • Lenz, A.  S. (2007, April). The Prenatal Androgen Hypothesis: An application for clinical depression. Poster presented at Southwestern Psychology Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Lenz, A.S. & Holman, R. L. (2007, April). 2D:4D and Physical Fitness: Mediating effects of prenatal androgens on sexually selected traits. Poster presented at Southwestern Psychology Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S. & Merritt, P. (2006, April). Fat-free Mass & Height: Mediating effects on gender differences in spatial cognition. Poster presented at Southwestern Psychology Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S. & Seidel, S. (2006, April). Emotional conquest strategies in written communication. Poster presented at Southwestern Psychology Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX
  • Lenz, A. S., & Balkin, R. (2011, January). Single-Case Designs: A Powerful Means to Evaluate Practices in Counselor Education. Session presented at Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Mid-Winter Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S., & Oliver, M. (2011, January). Hybrids May Not Be as Efficient as We Thought. Session presented at Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Mid-Winter Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S., Schmidt, C., Ikonompoulos, J., & Fuentes, S. (2010, November). Taking a Stand Against Mental Health Stigma in Our Schools. Session presented at Texas Counseling Association Professional Growth Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S., Lopez, S., Vela, C., Pope, J., & Rangel-Gomez, M. (2010, February). Safeguarding Students against Mental Health Stigma: What Teachers Can Do. Session presented at Center for Educational Development, Evaluation, & Research Annual Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.
  • Lopez, S., Dominguez, D., Lenz, A. S., Vela, C.A., Rangel-Gomez, M., & Pope, J. (2010, February). Trabajando Juntos: Involving Spanish-Speaking Parents in the School. Session presented at Center for Educational Development, Evaluation, & Research Annual Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S., & Holin, L. M. (2010, February). Integrating Wellness Concepts into Clinical Supervision: An innovative parallel process. Session presented at Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Mid-Winter Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S., Dominguez, D. L., Lopez, S., Vela, C., Pope, J., & Gomez, M. (2010, February) Transformational leadership through service learning: Emerging themes from 2nd year doctoral students. Poster presented at Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Mid-Winter Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S. (2009, January). Counseling the Physical Self: Working out the kinks for a new counselor education paradigm.Ē Session presented at Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Mid-Winter Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S., Holman, R.L, & Schmidt, C. (2009, January). Effective use of childrenís games in facilitating social skills development. Session presented at Center for Educational Development, Evaluation, and Research Annual Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S. (2009, November) Wellness Model for Supervision of Counselors. Session presented at Texas Counseling Association Professional Growth Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Lenz, A. S., Holman, R., & Dominguez, D. (2009, November). Creative Social Skills Training for Counselors.  Session presented at Texas Counseling Association Professional Growth Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Lenz, A. S. (2009, November). Consultation in Action: Experiential Consultation Training Model (ECTM). Session presented at Texas Counseling Association Professional Growth Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Rasnick, R., Lenz, A., & Merritt, P. (2005, November). Mediating Effects of Body-fat on Gender Differences in Spatial Cognition. Texas A&M University System Pathways Students Research Symposium, Kingsville, TX.