Faculty Focus: Dominique Adkins

DOMINIQUE ADKINS

College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Doctoral Studies

Dominique Adkins

Title: Online Full Time Faculty for Clinical Mental Health master’s program and Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program.

Years at GCU: 1½ years. 

Academic degrees:

● Ed.D. 2015, Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP-accredited) from Marymount University

● M.A. 2012, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited) from Marymount University

● B.A. 2008, Psychology from Georgetown University

Faculty scholarship (publications, scholarly presentations, fellowships, etc.):

Professional conference presentations:

● Adkins, D. (2019, November). "As We Forgive Our Debtors: Predictors of Forgiveness Among African Americans." Virginia Counseling Association (VCA) Conference, Hot Springs, Va.

● Boie, I., Adkins, D., Holmes, V., Spafford, J., Hudson, S. (2014, November) "Horse Power and Wisdom: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in Counseling." Virginia Counseling Association (VCA) Conference, Williamsburg, Va.

● Holmes, V.,  Adkins, D., Hudson, S., & Georgieva, M. (2014, October). "Healing, Health & Spirituality in Counseling Multicultural Populations." Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Conference, Birmingham, Ala.

● Holmes, V.,  Adkins, D., Hudson, S., & Georgieva, M. (2014, September). "Healing, Health & Spirituality in Counseling Multicultural Populations." European Branch of American Counseling Association, Milan, Italy.

● Holmes, V. & Adkins, D. (2013, October). "Get with the Program! Unifying Counselor Educators and Graduate Counseling Students on Best Practices for Helping Students Through Their Program Healthier Than When They Started." Research presented at Association Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Denver.

● Spafford, J., Holmes, V., Adkins, D. (2013, February). Creativity in Counseling Supervision. Paper presented at the Virginia Counselor Education and Supervision Graduate Student Research Conference, Harrisonburg, Va.

Poster presentations:

● Adkins, D. (July, 2019). "As We Forgive Our Debtors: Predictors of Forgiveness Among African Americans." The Association of Black Psychologists, Orlando, Fla. 

● Adkins, D. (March, 2017). "As We Forgive Our Debtors: Predictors of Forgiveness Among African Americans." American Counseling Association (ACA), San Francisco.

● Adkins, D. (October, 2016). "Cultural, Religious/Spiritual, and Transgression-Related Predictors of Forgiveness." Southern Association of Counselor Educators (SACES), New Orleans.

● Jackson-Cherry, L., Foster, R, Holmes, V., Hudson, S, and Adkins, D. (2014, September). "Spiritual and religious issues encountered during mid-life." European Branch of American Counseling Association, Milan, Italy.

● Holmes, V. & Adkins, D. (2014, April). "Burnout Prevention and the Importance of Self-care." Poster presentation at Marymount University Student Research Conference, Arlington, Va.

● Jackson-Cherry, L., Foster, R, Holmes, V., Hudson, S, and Adkins, D. (2014, March). "Spiritual and religious issues encountered during mid-life." Poster presented at American Counseling Association Conference, Honolulu.

● Hudson, S., Holmes, V.,  Adkins, D., Zapf., L., & Zappalla, S. (2013, October). "Creativity in Counseling Supervision." Poster presented at the Association Counselor Education and Supervision Conference: Denver 

● Holmes, V. & Adkins, D. (2012, October). "Burnout Prevention and the Importance of Self-care." Poster presented at the European Branch of American Counseling Association, Weisloch, Germany

Notable research in your field: My research looking at the factors that influence forgiveness within the African American community. I am currently working toward replicating the study with a larger sample.

What are you most passionate about in your field? As a licensed professional counselor and counselor educator, I am passionate about educating and empowering my students to advocate for the profession and their clients. In my clinical work with children and families, I am passionate about equipping each family with skills and resources to improve their overall well-being.

What aspect of your teaching style is the most distinctive and/or memorable? My enthusiasm and positivity. I try my best to make the learning experience enjoyable and meaningful by incorporating creativity and technology into the learning experience.

What do you like to do for fun in your spare time? I enjoy traveling, exercising and spending time with friends and family in my free time. I hope to combine my love of tennis and travel by attending all the Grand Slams.

What is something interesting about you that most people don't know? In college I was a member of the Georgetown University Gospel Choir, and I sang with Yolanda Adams at the Kennedy Center during the Martin Luther King Day celebration. The experience was truly awesome!

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