Interests and Experience

Teaching Interests

CACREP Core Counseling and Mental Health Specialism Topics

Psychopathology and Intervention

Psychological Assessment and Evaluation

Counseling Theories and Practice

Human Development

Research Methods/Research in Counseling

Social and Cultural Perspectives for Counseling

Group and Interpersonal Systems Counseling

Introduction and Orientation to Professional Counseling, Clincial Practice, and Ethics

Elective Counseling Topics

Counseling, Development, and the Mechanisms of the Mind

Neurobiology of Mental Health Conditions and Counseling Interventions

Counseling Children with Developmental Mental Health Conditions

Philosophical Counseling

Generalist Topics

Mental Health Science

Cognitive Science and Cognitive Development

Quantitative Research Methods

Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Hierarchical Linear Modeling

Teaching Experience

Current or Recent Teaching (2019 - Present)

Instructor of Record

Assessment and Appraisal


Contemporary Trends in Mental Health, Appraisal, Intervention, and Research (with Kathryn Douthit and Justin Russotti, Fall 2019; with Kathryn Douthit, Fall 2021)

Research in Cognitive Development (with Silvia S├Ârensen, Spring 2020)

Theories of Human Development (with Kathryn Douthit, Summer 2020)


Assessment and Appraisal (for Zhaopu Xu, Spring 2021)

Counseling Theory and Practice 1 (for Andre Marquis, Fall 2019; for Nancy Gearhart, Fall 2020)

Counseling Theory and Practice 2 (for Andre Marquis, Spring 2020; for Nancy Gearhart, Spring 2021)

Principles and Practices of Mental Health Counseling (for Scott McGuinness, Fall 2020)

Past Teaching (Summer 2009 - Fall 2016)

English Linguistics (Fall 2010)

Foundations of Psycholinguistics (Spring 2011)

Introduction to Psychology (Summer 2009, 2010)

Syntactic and Psycholinguistic Theory in the Teaching of English (Fall 2016)

Workshop on Memory Models and Memory Assessment Instruments (Spring 2014)

Teaching Philosophy

A copy of Oliver's teaching philosophy is available from the Statements page.