Matthew Fullen

Matthew Fullen

Matthew Fullen

Assistant Professor

Office

1750 Kraft Dr., Suite 2005 
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Phone

Office: 540-231-8652

Email

mfullen@vt.edu

Department Membership

School of Education

Expertise

  • Counseling Older Adults
  • Access to Mental Health Services in Later Life
  • Suicide Prevention Across the Life Span
  • Application of Resilience and Wellness Models
  • Medicare reimbursement for licensed professional counselors

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA), a division of the American Counseling Association
  • Editorial Board, Adultspan Journal
  • Member, American Counseling Association Public Policy & Legislation Committee
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Counseling & Development

Education

  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University
  • M.Div. Ashland Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Ashland Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Northwestern University

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    • 2018 Awarded Innovative Research on Aging Award (Bronze Award) by Mather Lifeways Institute on Aging.
    • 2018 Awarded the Advocacy in Adult Development and Aging Award by the Association for Adult Development and Aging, a division of the American Counseling Association.
    • Awarded the 2016 Outstanding Adultspan Journal Article Award by the Association for Adult Development and Aging, a division of the American Counseling Association.

    Selected Publications

    Articles

    Fullen, M.C., Gorby, S., Chan, C., Dobmeier, R., & *Jordan, J. (in press).  The current state of gerontological counseling research: A 26-year content analysis.  Journal of Counseling and Development.

    Fullen, M.C. (2019). Defining wellness in older adulthood: Toward a comprehensive framework.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 97 (1), 62-74.

    Fullen, M.C., Granello, D.H., Richardson, V.E., & Granello, P.F. (2018). Using wellness and resilience to predict age perception in older adulthood.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 96 (3), 424-435.

    Fullen, M.C., Richardson, V.E., & Granello, D.H. (2018).  Comparing successful aging, resilience, and holistic wellness as predictors of the good life.  Educational Gerontology,44(7), 459-468.

    Sponsored Research

    2019 (Funded).  Investigating the impact of the Medicare mental health coverage gap on rural communities.  Funded by Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment.
    Amount: $30,000     Role: Principal Investigator

    2018 (Funded).  Double blind randomized control trial on the effect of evidence-based suicide intervention training on the home-delivered and congregate nutrition program through the Atlanta Regional Commission.  Funded by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (Administration for Community Living). 
    Amount: $699,362      Role: Co-Investigator ($75,932 sub-award)

    2018 (Funded).  Expanding older adults’ access to mental health services via policy and practice changes.  Funded by Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture and Environment.
    Amount: $3,450          Role: Principal Investigator

    Additional Information

    Professional website: www.agewellcounseling.org