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Department of Counseling and Human Services

Clemmer College

CSHS Faculty and Staff

Department Chair and Staff

Julia Bernard

Julia Bernard

Interim Dept. Chair, Counseling and Human Services

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Julia Bernard

Interim Dept. ChairCounseling and Human Services

Dr. Bernard is an Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services at East Tennessee State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Family Studies from Purdue University, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Tennessee. She is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Leave No Trace Master Educator, a Trauma Informed Care Trainer, and a Mental Health First Aid trainer. She is also the immediate past president of the Southeastern Council for Family Relations. Her research centers on the association between the family of origin and human service providers, specifically, the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

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Audrey Besch

Recruitment and Retention Specialist, Counseling and Human Services

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Audrey Besch

Recruitment and Retention SpecialistCounseling and Human Services

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Audrey Besch, M.S., is a recent graduate from our Masters program in Human Services here at ETSU and in 2016, was also a graduate from our B.S. program. Her professional/research interests include adults with dyslexia and recollection of family climate, working with adults with disabilities, and advocating for animal welfare. Audrey is a proud fur-mama of three wonderful dogs and a cat. She loves kayaking, traveling, and low-key evenings with her people. 

Counseling Program

Jim Bitter

James R. Bitter

Ed.D., NCC, Professor

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James R. Bitter

Ed.D., NCCProfessor

Professor (Ed.D., Counselor Education, Idaho State University, 1975). Professional interests include: partner and family counseling, school counseling, Adlerian psychology, systems therapy, Gestalt therapy, and narrative therapy.

Rebekah Byrd

Rebekah Byrd

Ph.D, NCC, LPC, Associate Professor; Counseling Program Coordinator

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Rebekah Byrd

Ph.D, NCC, LPCAssociate Professor; Counseling Program Coordinator

Associate Professor (Ph.D., Counselor Education, Old Dominion University, 2010). Professional interests include: School counseling, school counselor supervision, counseling children and adolescents, play therapy, human rights and social justice, group work, self-injury in adolescents, LGBTQ individuals, women's studies and Adlerian theory.

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Graham Disque

J Graham Disque

Ph.D., Professor/Clinic Director

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J Graham Disque

Ph.D.Professor/Clinic Director

Professor (Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1992). Professional interests include: Internal family systems, systemic group work, family constellations, somatic experiencing, focusing, NVC, trauma work, body centered therapies i.e. Hakomi and PBSP, Equine assisted learning and therapy, and Non-Dual approaches to spirituality.

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Emily Donald

Emily Donald

Ph.D., Assistant Professor

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Emily Donald

Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, (Ph.D., Counseling Cognate: Multicultural Counseling, UNC-Charlotte, 2015), LPC-S (NC), NCC, ACS, RPT; Professional interests include: Counseling children and adolescents, play therapy, single-case and mixed methods research designs, masters level research skills, multicultural issues in counseling, internationalization of counseling, and supervision. 

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Rebecca Milner

Rebecca Milner

Ph. D., Assistant Professor

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Rebecca Milner

Ph. D.Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, (Ph.D. Counseling and Supervision, JMU, 2014); Professional interests include interpersonal, person-centered, feminist, and systems frameworks; expressive arts, narrative, and mindfulness-based practices; Intergroup Dialogue facilitation; hobbies include national and international travel, fitness, reading, time with family and friends, cooking (or sometimes just eating, especially desserts), and enjoying the great outdoors

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Janna Scarborough

Janna L. Scarborough

Ph. D.,  

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Janna L. Scarborough

Ph. D. 

Department of Counseling and Human Services; Professor of Counseling (Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Virginia, 2002). Professional interests include: school counselor professional development and practice, accountability and outcome research in school counseling, leadership, collaboration and systems change in schools, education and supervision of professional counselors, and working with K-12 students with disabilities and LGBTQ youth.

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Human Services

Bethany Novotny

Bethany Novotny

Ph. D., Assistant Professor

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Bethany Novotny

Ph. D.Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Counselor Education & Supervision, Duquesne University, 2016). LPC, NCC; Professional interests include: Grit, mindset, resiliency, and mindfulness, sports/athletic counseling, career counseling, LGBT counseling, and multimodal instruction.

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Deidra Rogers

M.A., Lecturer

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Deidra Rogers

M.A.Lecturer

Deidra A. Rogers is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina.  She graduated in 2002 from Winthrop University with a BA in Psychology and Minor in Social Sciences.  In 2015 she attended Liberty University where she received her Master’s in Human Services Counseling: Life Coaching.  Deidra has over 10 years’ experience in the non-profit sector serving adult individuals with mental and physical disabilities.  She recently completed a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service to America) with the National Corporation for Community Service in Knoxville, TN.  Deidra has prided herself on being of service to her community.  One of Deidra’s most favorite life quotes are: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” by Mahatma Gandhi.  Deidra’s passion for service has lead her to serve outside of the United States as a Missionary on two mission trips: Haiti and Dominic Republic.  Deidra will be an instructor for both on-ground and online “Intro to Service Learning” in the Department of Counseling & Human Services.

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Teresa Brooks Taylor

M.A., HS-BCP, Assistant Professor; Director of Service Learning and America Reads

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Teresa Brooks Taylor

M.A., HS-BCPAssistant Professor; Director of Service Learning and America Reads

Director of Service Learning and America Reads

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