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Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Counseling and Counselor Education

Departments:

Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE)

Research Interests:

Suzanne Degges-White is a licensed counselor whose focus includes working with individuals and families facing transitions. Her academic research explores development over the lifespan with a strong focus on women’s relationships and women’s developmental transitions. She is currently president of the Association for Adult Development and Aging, a division of the American Counseling Association.

Education:

Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Counseling and Counselor Education
Dissertation: The Relationships among Chronological Age, Subjective Age, Transitions, Wellness, and Life Satisfaction in Women at Midlife 

Graduate Certificate, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Women’s Studies

M.S. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Counseling, 2000

B.A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Psychology

Recent Publications:

Refereed Journals

Degges-White, S., & Stoltz, K. (in press). Archetypal identity development, meaning in life, and life satisfaction: Differences among clinical mental health counselors, school counselors, and counselor educators. Adultpsan.

Young, T., Turnage-Butterbaugh, I., Degges-White, S., & Mossing, S. (in press). Wellness within undergraduate students on academic probation. Journal of College Counseling, Phipps, R., & Degges-White, S. (2014). A new look at transgenerational trauma transmission: Second generation Hispanic immigrant youth. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 42, 174-187.

Books

Killam, W., Degges-White, S., & Michel, R. (Eds.) (under contract). Career counseling interventions for diverse populations. New York: Springer.

Degges-White, S., & Van Tieghem, J. P. (in press). Toxic friendships: Findings solutions that work. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Degges-White, S., & Colon, B. R. (Eds.) (2014). Expressive arts interventions for school counselors. New York: Springer.

Degges-White, S., & Gainey, C. (2014). Mothers and daughters: Living, loving, and learning over a lifetime. New York: Rowman & Littlefield

Book Chapters

Magruder, J., & Degges-White, S. (2014). Counseling issues over the academic year. In S. Degges-White & C. Borzumato-Gainey (Eds.), College mental health counseling: A developmental approach. New York: Springer.

Smith, C. V., Franklin, E., Borzumato-Gainey, C., & Degges-White, S. (2014). Counseling students regarding sexuality and sexual relationships. In S. Degges-White & C. Borzumato-Gainey (Eds.), College mental health counseling: A developmental approach. New York: Springer.

Booth, N., Travis, S., Borzumato-Gainey, C., & Degges-White, S. (2014). Social concerns: Finding one’s place. In S. Degges-White & C. Borzumato-Gainey (Eds.), College mental health counseling: A developmental approach. New York: Springer.

Suzanne Degges-White

Contact

(815) 753-9163
sdeggeswhite@niu.edu
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