Faculty and Staff Profiles

SUZANNE H. LEASE
Assoc Professor, Counsel Educations Psych Research
Email: slease@memphis.edu
Office Location: 304B Ball Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday, 1:30-3:30, Friday, 1:00 - 3:00 and by appointment
Profile

Suzanne H. Lease, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (1989). Dr. Lease is the Training Director for the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program at The University of Memphis. Her current research interests are: career counseling with racial and ethnic minorities, masculine ideologies and work/intimate relationships, multicultural counseling, and spirituality in the LGBT population and their families. She has published in the Journal of Career Development, the Journal of Counseling and Development, and Career Development Quarterly. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Counseling Psychology. For more information on the Counseling Psychology program, visit the Counseling Psychology homepage at: http://cpsy.memphis.edu

Honors/Awards
  • Dean's Award - Excellence in Research - College of Education - 2006

Teaching Experience

  • Counseling Theories (Masters) - The U of M
  • Multicultural Counseling (Masters and Doctoral) - The U of M
  • Foundations of Counseling Psychology (Doctoral) - The U of M
  • Vocational Psychology (Advanced Masters and Doctoral) - The U of M
  • Research in Counseling and Counseling Psychology (Doctoral) - The U of M
  • Dissertation (Doctoral) - The U of M

Outreach

  • BSSVP participant - APA Behvioral Social Science Volunteer Program - 1999-present -  
  • Assessment of Quality Indices - Parkwood Behavioral Health and other MS behavioral health hospitals - 2002-2008 - Mississippi Hospital Association
Service
  •   - Training Director, Counseling Psychology - 2007-present
  •   - Counseling Psychology Student Admissions, [C] - 1992-present
  •   - Co-Training Director, Counseling Psychology - 1998-2007
  •   - Member, Doctoral Task Force Committee - 2004-2008
  •   - Editorial Board member for Journal of Counseling Psychology - 2002-current
  •   - External Reviewer for Tenure - 2004, 2005, 2007
  •   - APA Site Visitor - 2005 - present
  •   - Executive Board Member, Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs - 2007-2010
  •   - Division 17 APA Awards Committee, Member - 2008-2011
Books Published/Reviewed
  • Lease, S. H. (1993). Research in counseling: It can be done. Contemporary Psychology, 38(3), 249-250.
  • Tinsley,  H. E. A., & Lease, S. H. (Volume Eds.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Counseling: Volume 2. Personal and Emotional Counseling. Editor-in-chief: F. T. L. Leong. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Journal Articles
  • Lease, S. H., *Montes, S. H., *Badgett, L. R., *Sawyer, R. J., *Fleming, K. M., *Hampton, A. B., *Ovrebo, E., … *Boyraz, G. (in press). A cross-cultural exploration of masculinity and relationships in men from Turkey, Norway, and the United States. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
  • Parnell, M. K., Lease, S. H., & Green, M. L. (in press). Perceived career barriers for gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. Journal of Career Development.
  • Lease, S. H., *Hampton, A. B., *Fleming, K., *Baggett, L. R., *Montes, S. H., & *Sawyer, R. J. II (2010). Masculnity and interpersonal competencies: Contrasting White and African American men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 11, 195-207.
  • Dahlbeck, D. T., & Lease, S. H. (2010). Career issues and concerns for persons living with HIV/AIDS. The Career Development Quarterly, 58, 359-368.
  • Lease, S. H., & Dahlbeck, D. T. (2009). Parental influences, career decision-making attributions, and self-efficacy: Differences for men and women. Journal of Career Development, 36, 95-113.
  • Lease, S. H., *Çiftçi, A., Demir, A., & *Boyraz, G., (2009). Structural validity of Turkish versions of the Gender Role Conflict Scale and Male Role Norms Scale. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 10, 273-287.
  • Detrie, P. M., & Lease, S. H. (2007). The relation of social support, connectedness, and collective self-esteem to the psychological well-being of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. Journal of Homosexuality, 53(4), 173-199.
  • Lease, S. H., Cohen, J. E., & Dahlbeck, D. T. (2007). Body and sexual esteem as mediators of the phyiscal disability - interpersonal competencies relation. Rehabilitation Psychology, 52, 399-408.
  • Lease, S. H. (2006). Factors predictive of the range of occupations considered by African American junior and senior high school students. Journal of Career Development, 32, 333-350.
  • Yanchak, K. V., Lease, S. H., & Strauser, D. (2005). Relation of disability type and career thoughts to vocational identity. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 48, 130-138.
  • Lease, S. H., Horne, S. G., & *Noffsinger-Frazier, N. (2005). Affirming faith experiences and psychological health for Caucasian lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 378-388.
  • Lease, S. H. (2004). Effect of locus of control, work knowledge, and mentoring on career decision-making difficulties: Testing the role of race and academic institution. Journal of Career Assessment, 12, 239-254.
  • Bridges, S. K., Lease, S. H., & Ellison, C.R. (2004). Predicting sexual satisfaction in women: Implications for counselor education and training. Journal of Counseling and Development.
  • Lease, S. H. (2003). Testing a model of men’s nontraditional occupational choices. The Career Development Quarterly, 51, 244-258.
  • Lease, S. H., & *Shulman, J. L. (2003). A preliminary study of the role of religion for family members of lesbian, gay, or bisexual individuals. Counseling and Values, 47, 195-209.
  • Lease, S. H. (2002). A model of depression in adult children of alcoholics and nonalcoholics. Journal of Counseling and Development, 80, 441-451.
  • Springer, C. A., & Lease, S. H. (2000). The impact of multiple AIDS-related bereavement in the gay male population. Journal of Counseling and Development, 78, 297-304.
  • Matthews, C. R., & Lease, S. H. (2000). Focus on the lesbian, gay, and bisexual family. In R. M. Perez, K. A. DeBord, & K. Bieschke (Eds.), Handbook of counseling and psychotherapy with lesbians, gays, and bisexuals (pp. 249-273). Washington: American Psychological Association.
  • Lease, S. H. (1999). Occupational role stressors, coping, support, and hardiness as predictors of strain in academic faculty: An emphasis on new and female faculty. Research in Higher Education, 40(3), 285-308.
  • Lease, S. H. (1998). Annual review, 1993-1997: Work attitudes and outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 53, 154-183.
  • Lease, S. H., Cogdal, P. A., & *Londoño-McConnell, A. (1996). Assessing the learning environment for gay, lesbian, and bisexual students on campus: One urban commuter university's experience. The College Student Affairs Journal, 16(1), 16-26.
  • Fong, M. L., & Lease, S. H. (1996). Cross-cultural supervision: Issues for the White supervisor.  In. D. Pope-Davis and H. Coleman (Eds.), Multicultural counseling competencies: Assessment, education and training, and supervision (pp. 387-405). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • McClelland, S. A., Cogdal, P. A., Lease, S. H., & Londoño-McConnell, A. (1996). The development of the Multicultural Assessment of Campus Programming (MAC-P).  Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 29(2), 86-99.
  • Lease, S. H., Cogdal, P. A., & Smith, D. (1995). Counseling expectancies related to counselor's sexual orientation and client's internalized homophobia. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, 2(3), 51-65.
Presentations
  • Mosher, C. M., Lease, S. H., & McGhee, R. A. (August, 2011). Discussing differences: Clients’ perspectives of addressing cultural dissimilarity. Poster to be presented at the American Psychological Association Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Lease, S. H., Gage, A., Jehu, C. M., & Sawyer, R. J. (August, 2011). Incorporating masculinity into the Health Promotion Model. Poster to be presented at the American Psychological Association Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Hampton, A. B., Lease, S. H., Magaletta, P. R., & McLearen, A. M. (August, 2011). Examining the interaction of race and gender on the relationship between aggressive personality traits and substance use in federal offernders. Poster to be presented at the American Psychological Association Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Lease, S. H., Hampton, A. B., Fleming, K. M., Baggett, L. R., Sawyer, R. J., Montes, S. H., Ovrebo, E., Ciftci, A., & Boyraz, G. (August, 2009).  Masculinity and intimate relationships: Comparing U.S., Norwegian, & Turkish Men. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Lease, S. H., Ovrebo, E., Hampton, A. B., Baggett, L. R., Fleming, K. M., Montes, S., Sawyer, R. J. (July, 2009). Masculinity attitudes and relationships: Cultural differences and meanings. Poster presented at the 11th European Congress of Psychology in Oslo, Norway.
  • *Lease, S. H., & *Cohen, J. E. (2005, August). Physical disability, sexual esteem, and relationship initiation and maintenance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • *Lease, S.H., Yanchak, K.V., Sweeney, J., Stancil, B., Uruk, A. C., Ovrebo, E., and Boyraz, G. (2005, August). Masculinity and interpersonal competencies: Contrasting African American and White men. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • *Lease, S. H., & Horne, S. G. (2003, August). Religious attitudes, spirituality, and psychological well-being of LGB individuals. In S. G. Horne (Chair) Symposium - Divine discourses: Shaping GLB spiritual issues and lives. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Horne, S. G. et al. (2003, August). Spirituality and mental health among gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • *Ervin, A., & Lease, S. H. (2003, August). Male gender role conflict, internalized homophobia, and psychological well-being in gay men. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • *Ervin, A., & Lease, S. H. (2002, August). Male gender-role conflict: African American and European American males. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • *Detrie, P. M., & Lease, S. H. (2002, August). Impact of social connectedness on psychological well-being of LGB youth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Lease, S. H., & *Shulman, J. L. (2001, August). Religious conflicts for families of gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • *Lamba, G., & Lease, S. H. (2001, March). Effect of worldview and therapist orientation on therapist preference. Poster presented at the National Counseling Psychology Conference, Houston, TX.
  • *Pittman, L., & Lease, S. H.  (2001, March). Female student-athletes’ academic and athletic expectations and satisfaction. Poster presented at the National Counseling Psychology Conference, Houston, TX.
  • *Bridges, S. K., Lease, S. H., & Ellison, C. R. (2000, August). Predicting women’s sexual satisfaction: Implications for the new millennium. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Lease, S. H., Rasheed, S., & Flores, L. Y. (2000, August). Applying theories cross-culturally. In N. A. Fouad (Ed.), Roundtable discussion: Applying theoretical innovations in vocational psychology. Roundtable presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • *Crisp, D., & Lease, S. H. (2000, August). Mate selection and satisfaction for African American women.  Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • *Coleman, F. L., & Lease, S. H. (2000, August). Clinical characteristics of stalkers.  Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.