Janee Steele

Janee Steele

Publication Samples

Grants

Kalamazoo Community Foundation Good Neighbor Grant, 2012

Project Title: WeSustain Our Community (A community garden project to bring together university, business, and church communities)

Amount Funded: $300

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) 2010-2011 Research Grant, 2010

Project Title: Quantitative Attitudes and Research Training Experiences of Master’s Level Counseling Students

Amount Funded: $1032.50

North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) 2010 – 2011 Research Grant, Collaborative Category, 2010

Project Title: Quantitative Attitudes and Research Training Experiences of Master’s Level Counseling Students

Amount Funded: $1000

Great Start Collaborative (A partner of the Early Childhood Investment Corporation), 2010

Project Title: Parent Power (A family literacy group for parents of preschool aged children)

Amount Funded: 30 Kid Builders books (value of $610)

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) 2009-2010 Research Grant, 2009

Project Title: Political Ideology and its Relationship to Attitudes Toward Social Justice Advocacy in Counseling

Amount Funded: $1191

Kalamazoo Community Foundation Change Makers Workshop, 2009

Project Title: Parent Power (A family literacy group for parents of preschool aged children)

Amount Funded: $250

Graduate Student Travel Award, 2006

Western Michigan University

Project Title: Multicultural education & homeless students: Strategies for social justice.

Amount Funded: $397

Editorial Board and Reviewing Activities

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Counselor Education and Supervision, 2012-2013; 2013-2014

Awards and Honors

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Graduate Research and Creative Scholars Award, 2009

Thelma M. Urbick Outstanding Doctoral Student in Counselor Education Award, 2008

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Emerging Leader, 2007

ACA Ethics Committee 2006 Annual Ethics Case Study Competition, Doctoral Student Category, 2nd Place, 2006

King/Chavez/Parks Fellowship Recipient, 2005

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Steele, J. M. (2008). Preparing counselors to advocate for social justice: A liberation model. Counselor Education and Supervision, 48(2), 74-85.

Adkison-Bradley, C. R, Kohler, P. D., Bradshaw, E., Applegate, E. B., Cai, X., & Steele, J. (2007, May 2). Career planning with students with and without disabilities: A study of Illinois school counselors. Journal of School Counseling, 5(11).

Book Chapter

Marbley, A., Steele, J. M., & McAuliffe, G. J. (2011). Teaching social and cultural issues. In G. J. McAuliffe and Associates and K. P. Eriksen (Eds.), Handbook of counselor preparation (2nd ed., pp. 163-192). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Newsletter

Steele, J. M., Murry, N., Steele, D. C. E., Romero, D. R., Kamau, P. M., Wall, A. T., & Plunkett, D. P. (October 2006). Learning and growing together [Student Focus]. Counseling Today, p. 38, 45-46.

Presentations

Refereed Presentations at Professional Meetings

McAuliffe, G., Vernon, A., Tollerud, T., Carney, J., Myers, R., Steele, J., Crocket, K., & Grothaus, T. (2011, October). Innovations in teaching in counselor education: A panel-full of ideas. Paper presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Steele, J. M., & Rawls, G. J. (2010, October). Strategies for research mentorship and training in master's level counseling students. Research presented at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Itasca, Illinois.

Steele, J. M. (2010, October). Findings on the relationship between political ideology and attitudes towards social justice advocacy. Research presented at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Itasca, Illinois.

Fuller, L., Steele, J., Carter, S., & Steele, D. (2008, October). 50 years of multicultural counseling: Looking to the past, defining the future. Paper presented at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Steele, J. M., & Jenkins, S. (2006, November). Multicultural education & homeless students: Strategies for social justice. Paper presented at the National Association for Multicultural Education 16th Annual International Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

Steele, J. M. (2006, October). Collaborative strategies for achieving social justice for students who are homeless. Roundtable discussion at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

Steele, J. M. (2006, October). A constructivist approach to developing advocacy competencies in school counselors-in-training. Paper presented at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

Steele, J., & Asner-Self, K. (2005, October). A comparative study of the effects of didactic and

experiential instruction on multicultural counseling competence. Roundtable discussion at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Steele, J., & Asner-Self, K. (2004, October). Preliminary findings on multicultural counseling

competence and pedagogical style. Research presented at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

Refereed Poster Presentation at a Professional Meeting

Steele, J. M., & Lee, J. (2008, October). Recommendations for training in social justice: Student

perspectives. Poster presented at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Invited Presentations

Steele, J. M. (2011, January). Finding your personal coach: Selecting a mentor in higher education. Invited presenter. MLK, Jr. Day Celebration, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

African American Doctoral Student Panel. (2007, October). On the outside looking in: Firsthand accounts of African American doctoral students navigating the system. Invited panel member. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Plunkett, D. P., Kamau, P. M., Murry, N., Steele, D. C. E., Steele, J. M., Wall, A. T., Adkison-Bradley, C., & Johnson, P. (2005, November). Invited panel member. Chicago State University-Chicago, Illinois.

Work History

Work History
Dec 2012 - Present

Licensed Professional Counselor

Child & Family Psychological Services, PC
  • Obtain medical, psychological, social, and family histories by interviewing or reviewing records as part of the intake process, and throughout the course of counseling
  • Counsel children, families, and adults using individual, family, or group modalities
  • Develop and implement treatment plans using cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused techniques
Mar 2011 - Present

Career and Student Employment Advisor

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Provide individual and group career counseling to traditional and non-traditional students, using exploration of interests, personality, values, life-roles, abilities, and workforce trends to resolve issues in the career decision-making process
  • Administer and interpret career assessments including the Strong Interest Inventory, the Do What You Are (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), and StrengthsQuest to assist students in career or major selection
  • Assist students with resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills. job searches and locating career information
  • Designed and delivered career decision-making workshop for KVCC’s annual Student Opportunity for Success (SOS) event, receiving an average 2.8/3.0 rating on student evaluations in the two years the workshop was presented
  • Developed program goals and evaluation for KVCC’s Women’s Month Conference, which received an average 4.7/5.0 rating on student evaluations in 2012, its first year
  • Designed and delivered resume and cover letter writing presentation to one section of College Success Strategies, resulting in follow-up appointments with 90% of enrolled students in the five semesters it was presented
  • Co-facilitate classroom interpretations of Do What You Are and StrengthsQuest assessments in collaboration with KVCC faculty and Student Strengths Development Office
Jan 2011 - Present

Instructor

Western Michigan University
  • Teach master's level courses in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology programs; courses taught include Multicultural Counseling, Professional Issues and Ethics, and Counseling Practicum
  • Supervise master’s and doctoral level counseling practicum students at WMU clinic, focusing on the application of counseling technique, development of theoretical orientation, and maintenance of ethics and client safety
  • Select textbooks and supplementary reading assignments
  • Design course curriculum and assessments
  • Monitor student progress
  • Assign grades

Education

Education
Sep 2005 - Aug 2010

PhD

Western Michigan University

Dissertation Title:Political ideology and its relationship to attitudes toward social justice advocacy among counselor and counselor educator members of the American Counseling Association (ACA)

Chair: Gary H. Bischof, PhD

Committee Members: Stephen E. Craig, PhD

                                      Jerry Pillsbury, PhD

                                      Peter Weilhouwer, PhD

Jan 2003 - Aug 2005

MSED

Southern Illinois University

Thesis Title:A comparative study of the effects of didactic and experiential instruction on multicultural counseling competence among counselors-in-training

Chair: Kimberly Asner-Self, PhD

Committee Members: Karen Prichard, PhD

                                      Rhonda Kowalchuck, PhD

Aug 1998 - Dec 2002

BA

Southern Illinois University

Certifications

Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor

State of Michigan