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

Department

Counseling and Higher Education (CAHE)

Research Interests

Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC 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 a past president of the Association for Adult Development and Aging, a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and a former member of the ACA Governing Council.

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

  • Woodruff, E., Degges-White, S., & Carter, A. (in press). The multidimensional nature of asexual identities: An exploration of wellness, social support, and experiences of microaggressions. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling. http://doi.org/  )_1IZp4x76
  • Gibson, D. M., Pence Wolf, C., Kennedy, S. D., Gerlach, J., Degges-White, S., & Watson, J., (2021). Development of the counselor wellness competencies. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy. DOI: 10.1080/2326716X.2021.1925997
  • Degges‐White, S., & Kepic, M. (2020). Friendships, subjective age, and life satisfaction of women in midlife. Adultspan Journal19(1), 39-53.
  • Glick, B., & Degges-White, S. (2019). Student conduct administrative professionals: relationships between professional identity, training, skills, and experience. College Student Affairs Journal, 37, 170-183.

Books

  • Degges-White, S., Kepic, M., & Killam, W. (2020). Counseling the contemporary woman. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Killam, W., Carter, A., & Degges-White, S. (2020). Group development and group leadership in student affairs. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Degges-White, S., & Davis, N. L. (Eds.) (2017). Integrating the expressive arts into the science of counseling (2nd). New York: Springer.
  • Degges-White, S., & Van Tieghem, J. P. (2015). Toxic friendships: Knowing the rules and dealing with the friends who break them. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Book Chapters

  • Degges-White, S. (2020). Expressive arts in schools: Visual and performing arts and sandtray interventions to promote self-discovery. In C. Maykel & S. Bray (Eds.), Promoting Mind–Body Health in Schools: Interventions for Mental Health Professionals (p. 217-232). Washington, DC: APA.
  • Degges-White, S., & Killam, W. (2020). Team and committee work. In W. Killam, A. Carter, & S. Degges-White (Eds.), Group development and group leadership in student affairs. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Killam, W., & Degges-White, S. (2020). Groups to support student veterans. In W. Killam, A. Carter, & S. Degges-White (Eds.), Group development and group leadership in student affairs. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Degges-White, S. (2020). Counseling midlife women. In S. Degges-White, M. Kepic, & W. Killam (Eds.), Counseling the contemporary woman. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Suzanne Degges-White

Contact

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sdeggeswhite@niu.edu
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