Laura Welfare, SE

Laura Welfare

Laura Welfare
Associate Professor

Office

1750 Kraft Dr., Room 2002

Phone

Office: 540-231-8194

Email

Department Membership

School of Education

Expertise

  • Counselor cognitive development
  • Evidence-based practices in counselor education and supervision
  • Supervisor development
  • Counseling assessment

Professional Activities

  • October 2014-Present, Editorial Board Member, The Clinical Supervisor
  • September 2014 - Present, Executive Committee Member, The International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision
  • December 2014 – May 2017, Health Professions Educator Academy Steering Committee Member, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • May 2010-December 2014, Editorial Board Member, Counselor Education and Supervision

Education

  • Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.A. Marymount University
  • B.A. Wake Forest University

Research Interests

                                                          

    Awards and Honors

    Excellence in Advising Award. College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech (2016)
    Teacher of the Week. Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research, Virginia Tech (2015)
    Early Career Alumni Award. School of Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2013)
    Certificate of Teaching Excellence. College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech (2012)

    Selected Publications

    Book Chapters

    • Welfare, L. E., Greason, D. P. B., & Mobley, A. K. (2017). Managed care, billing and documentation. In J. S. Young & C. Cashwell (Eds.), Clinical Mental Health Counseling: A guide to effective practice, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (Invited)
    • Welfare, L. E. (2010). Evaluation in supervision. In L. Bradley & N. Ladany (Eds.), Counselor supervision (4th ed.) (pp. 337-352). Philadelphia, PA: Taylor - Francis. (Invited)
    • Lawson, G., Bodenhorn, N., & Welfare, L. E. (2010). Virginia Tech: A campus and a community respond. In J. Webber & J. B. Mascari (Eds.), Terrorism, trauma and tragedies: A counselor's guide to preparing and responding (3rd ed.) (pp. 73 - 79). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association Press. (Invited)
    • Lawson, G., & Welfare, L. E. (2010). Distance education and clinical training. In A. K. Mobley & J. E. Myers (Eds.), Developing and maintaining counselor education laboratories (2nd ed.) (pp. 362-385). Alexandria, VA: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (Invited)

    Articles

    • Sanders, C. B., Welfare, L. E., & Culver, S. (2017). Career counseling in middle schools: A study of school counselor self-efficacy. The Professional Counselor, 7(3), 238 – 250.
    • Welfare, L.E., Wagstaff, J., & Haynes, J. R. (2017). Counselor education and Title IX: Current perceptions and questions. Counselor Education and Supervision, 56(3), 193 – 207.
    • Borders, L. D., Welfare, L. E., Sackett, C. R., & Cashwell, C. (2017). New supervisors’ struggles and successes with corrective feedback. Counselor Education and Supervision, 56(3), 208 – 224.
    • Jones, C. T., & Welfare, L. E. (2017). Broaching behaviors of licensed professional counselors: A qualitative inquiry. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 38, 48 - 64.
    • Wagstaff, J., & Welfare, L. E. (2016). Brief alcohol screening and intervention for college students with the mandated student: Some practical considerations. Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention, 4, 16 – 26.
    • Welfare, L. E., Nolan, M., & Vari, R. (2016). Patient-Centered learning curricula: Evaluating the impact of the Friday wrap-up on student conceptualization of patient psychosocial characteristics, Medical Science Educator, 26(4), 543 – 546.

    Sponsored Research

    Spring 2017-Fall 2018, Research Grant, National Institutes of Justice

    • Co-PI for a $690,000 project titled: An Investigation of School Resource and Safety Programs Policy and Practice in Virginia
    • Collaborative project with Drs. Gerard Lawson and Kami Patrizzio

    Spring 2017 – Fall 2017, Research Grant, National Institutes of Justice

    • Co-PI for a $914,000 A Multiple Perspectives Analysis of the Influences on the School to Prison Pipeline in Virginia
    • Collaborative project with Drs. Gerard Lawson and Kami Patrizzio

    Fall 2015 – Spring 2018, Research Grant, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    • Co-PI and Site Coordinator for a $945,000 project titled: Training for Students in Health Professions in Rural Southwest Virginia
    • Three year collaborative project with colleagues at Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and Radford University

    Fall 2015, Research Grant, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

    • Co-PI for a $528 project titled: Factors in Supervision and the Impact on Intentional Nondisclosure by Counselors-in-Training
    • Collaborative project with doctoral candidate Ryan Cook