Laura Welfare

Laura Welfare, Associate Professor

Laura Welfare, Associate Professor
Laura Welfare, Associate Professor

School of Education
1750 Kraft Dr., Room 2002
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8194 | welfare@vt.edu

Laura Welfare is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. 

  • Counselor cognitive development
  • Evidence-based practices in counselor education and supervision
  • Supervisor development
  • Counseling assessment
  • Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.A. Marymount University
  • B.A. Wake Forest University
  • July 2018–Present, Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Counseling and Development
  • October 2014–Present, Editorial Board Member, The Clinical Supervisor
  • September 2014 -–Present, Executive Committee Member, The International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision
  • Outstanding Research Award, Chi Sigma Iota, 2018
    Excellence in Advising Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2016
    Outstanding Alumni Award, Department of Counselor Education and Development, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2015
    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

Journal Articles

  • Jones, C., Welfare, L. E., Melchior, S., & Cash, R. (In Press). Broaching as a strategy for intercultural understanding in clinical supervision. The Clinical Supervisor.
  • Cook, R. M., Smith, B., & Welfare, L. E. (In Press). Understanding schizophrenia: A classroom simulation for future human service professionals. Journal of Human Services.
  • Cook, R. M., & Welfare, L. E. (2018). Examining predictors of counselor-in-training intentional nondisclosure. Counselor Education and Supervision, 57, 211-226.
  • Cook, R. M., Welfare, L. E., & Romero, D. (2018). Counselor-in-training intentional nondisclosure in onsite supervision: A content analysis. The Professional Counselor, 8(2), 115-130.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spring 2018, Research Grant, National Institutes of Justice (via the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program)
  • PI for a $100,000 project titled: An Investigation of School Disciplinary Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
  • Collaborative project with Dr. Gerard Lawson
  • Spring 2017, Research Grant, National Institutes of Justice
  • Co-PI for a $689,416 project titled: An Investigation of School Resource and Safety Programs Policy and Practice in Virginia
  • Collaborative project with Drs. Gerard Lawson and Kami Patrizio
  • Spring 2016, Research Grant, National Institutes of Justice
  • Co-PI for a $914,241 project titled: A Multiple Perspectives Analysis of the Influences on the School-to-Prison Pipeline in Virginia
  • Collaborative project with Drs. Gerard Lawson and Kami Patrizio
  • Fall 2015, Research Grant, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Co-PI and Site Coordinator for a $837,102 project titled: Training for Students in Health Professions in Rural Southwest Virginia
  • Three-year project with collaborators at Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and Radford University

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