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Madeleine M. Stevens is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Education's Department of Counselor Education. She provides instruction in master's and doctoral level courses within the Counselor Education program and began her work in July 2021. Dr. Stevens has worked as a licensed professional counselor in college counseling centers, private practices, and community mental health settings, and she has conducted both individual and group counseling via in-person and Telehealth services. Dr. Stevens has published several peer-reviewed articles in various publications, with a focus on professional counselor identity development, group work, and wellness in counseling. She uses a person-centered, culturally-sensitive approach in her clinical and instructional work.

She also remains active in professional counseling organizations at the state, regional, and national level, and has been awarded several honors, including the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2021), the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2021), the Chi Sigma Iota Alpha Chapter Timothy Robertson Supervision/Mentor Award (2020), and Ohio University's J. Melvin Witmer "Creative Altruism" Award (2019).


  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Ohio University
  • M.S.Ed. in Counseling, Youngstown State University
  • B.S. in Journalism, Ohio University

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Stevens, M. M., & Ricciutti, N. (2021). To research, or not to research? It's not even a question! Supporting scientist-practitioners in YSU's Department of Psychological Sciences and Counseling. Youngstown State University Department of Psychological Sciences and Counseling Research Consortium, Virtual.

Stevens, M. M., & Nelson, T. M. (2021). Talking telesupervision: Best practices and considerations. North Central Association for Education and Supervision Graduate Student Committee Webinar Series, Virtual.

Dari, T., Stevens, M. M., & Heckman, L. (October 2020). Incorporating cultural humility into the therapeutic relationship. All-Ohio Counselors Conference, Virtual.

Nice, M. L., & Stevens, M. M. (2020). Incorporating emerging adulthood theory into your curriculum: Creative pedagogy and research. North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (Accepted; Conference cancelled).

Savitsky, D., Stevens, M. M., & Koshel, W. (2020). Body surveillance and countertransference: Preparing college counselors to manage over-identification. North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (Accepted; Conference cancelled).

Stevens, M. M., & Dockery, G. (April 2020). Supporting supervisees in engaging in personal counseling. Chi Sigma Iota Ohio Conference, Kent State University, Virtual.

Stevens, M. M., Schroeder, K., Zhu, P., & Xiong, Y. (January 2020). Join the group work conversation: Engage in research. Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) Conference, Poster Session, Dorado, Puerto Rico.

Bhat, C. S., Vereen, L. G., Nice, M., & Stevens, M. M. (January 2020). Becoming a servant leader: Collaborating to nurture change. Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) Conference, Pre-conference Learning Session, Dorado, Puerto Rico.

Schroeder, K., Stevens, M. M., & Zhu, P. (October 2019). Group work scholars wanted: How to join the conversation. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, Learning Session, Seattle, Washington.

Stevens, M. M. (August 2019). Airing out our experiences of working through the age gap: A roundtable discussion. Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA) Conference, Chicago, Illinois. (Accepted).

Stevens, M. M. (March 2019). Motivation, perceptions, and engagement related to participation in personal counseling among master's-level counselors-in-training in Ohio. Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) Spring Conference, Poster Session, Dublin, Ohio.

Stevens, M. M., & Nardone, S. (2017). Recognizing students in distress. Members of Women's Panhellenic Association, Psychoeducation Training, John Carroll University.

Stevens, M. M., Baker, S., Benson, M., Enlow, A., Howard, A., & Rodriguez, J. (October 2017). Graduate Student Panel. Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) Careers in Student Affairs Conference, Panelist, The University of Akron.

Stevens, M. M., Pringle, K., Quotson, S., & Taylor, R. (September 2017). Recognizing and helping students in distress. Residence Life Training, Youngstown State University.

Stevens, M. M., & Baker, S. (August 2017). Creating success by your standards. Student Leadership Summit, Learning Session, Youngstown State University.

Stevens, M. M., & O'Neill, J. (March 2016). Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Mental Health Advocacy Day presenter, Youngstown State University.

Stevens, M. M., Blanchard, R., & Harrichand, J. (2021). A collective reflection on research identity development. Chi Sigma Iota Exemplar. (Publication pending).

Stevens, M. M. (2021). Research identity among master's-level counseling students: Exploring research motivation, competencies, and advisory working alliance [Doctoral dissertation, Ohio University]. (Defense passed on March 26, 2021).

Tapia-Fuselier, J. L., Rabess, A., Gay, J., Blanchard, R., Morton, F., Bowser, T., Stevens, M. M., & Sapp, T. (2021). COVID-19 Counselor Education and Supervision Resource List: A Joint Collaboration Between CSI and ACES. Chi Sigma Iota International.

Bhat, C. S., & Stevens, M. M. (2021). College and career readiness group interventions for early high school students. Journal for Specialists in Group Work. Doi:10.1080/01933922.2020.1856250

Stevens, M. M., Williams, A. E., & Dowd, S. (2020). Motivation, perceptions, and engagement related to participation in personal counseling among master's level counselors-in-training in Ohio. Journal of Counselor Practice, 11(1), 85-106. doi:10.22229/cou1112020

Stevens, M. M. (June 26, 2019). Take care of each other: Your co-leader and you. The Association for Specialists in Group Work Newsletter: The Group Worker.

Blanchard, R., & Stevens, M. M. (2021). Strengths-based approach. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Multicultural Counseling, Social Justice, and Advocacy. (In review for publication).

Dari, T. & Stevens, M. M. (2021). A case for integrating cultural humility into leadership development in counseling. (In review for publication).

Stevens, M. M., & Foreman, T. (2020). Using Internal Family Systems Therapy in the college counseling setting. Ohio University (Manuscript stage).

Stevens, M. M., & Pillay, Y. (2020). Best practices for telesupervision: Promoting effective university and clinical supervision using technology. Ohio University (Manuscript stage).

Savitsky, D., & Stevens, M. M. (2020). Exploring teletherapy training and attitudes for Midwestern college counselors. (Manuscript stage).

Stevens, M. M. (2019). Promoting consultation through supervision in clinical counseling. Ohio University. (Manuscript stage).

Dowd, S. E., Williams, A. E., & Stevens, M. M. (2019) The examination of the relationship between concussions and mental health issues in Division I college athletes. Youngstown State University. (Manuscript stage).