Education

PhD, Counselor Education, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas 
MS, Counseling, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas
BS, Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 


Research

  • Alvarez, C., “Sandtray in Schools,” Allegheny School Counselor Association, 2021
  • Alvarez, C., “The use of solution-focused supervision to target developmental tasks of counseling students and new professionals
  • Alvarez, C., “How can counselors support individuals and communities affected by gun violence?” 2018
  • Kautzman-East, M., Alvarez, C., “Feedback: Do they even use it? Encouraging counseling students’ engagement with classroom feedback,” 2017
  • Stephenson, S., Alvarez, C., “Post-traumatic play: Identifying and intervening,” 2017
  • Alvarez, C., “Addressing attachment issues when counseling parent-child dyads involving parents with serious mental illness and trauma reactions,” 2016
  • Alvarez, C., “Experiences of career counselors in a supervision group integrating work-life balance, 2015
  • Oliver, M., Alvarez, C., “The use of psychodrama methods in group supervision,” 2013

Publications

  • Alvarez, C.M., Lee, S., “An international perspective on professional counselor identity,” Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research, 2012

Awards & Recognition

  • Pennsylvania Association for Play Therapy board member and newsletter editor
  • 2017 Emerging Leader, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association 
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 
  • Association for Play Therapy 
  • North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 
  • Pennsylvania Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 
  • Pennsylvania Association for Play Therapy 
  • Pennsylvania Counseling Association 

“The Master’s in Professional Counseling program at Carlow University provides students who wish to specialize in working with children with unique training opportunities that emphasize the developmental foundation of the counseling profession. Through coursework in the child counseling concentration, students learn to communicate and intervene with children using play, the language of children.” — Courtney Alvarez

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