Cynthia Herlong, PhD

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Phone: 919-349-2146

Professional Profile

Education

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

  • PhD in Counseling and Educational Psychology, 2001. Program: Counselor Education and Supervision with emphasis in career counseling. CACREP Accredited.

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

  • M.S. in Counseling and Student Personnel, 1989. Program: Community Counseling with emphasis in alcohol and drug therapy.

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

  • B.S., Sociology, 1987. Specialty Area: Social Aspects of Medicine.

Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC #3694) North Carolina, 2001
  • Certified Clinical Military Counselor, 2016
  • North Carolina Licensed School Counselor, 2002
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Kansas, 1997
  • Registered Professional Counselor (RPC) Kansas, 1996
  • Kansas School Counselor and Vocational Counselor Certification, 1996
  • Kansas Vocational Special Needs Certification, 1991
  • Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, 1989

Professional Experience

See LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/cynthia-dowdy-phd/4/319/ab3/

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Private Practice, Edenton, NC, October 2020 to Present.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Private Practice, Raleigh, NC, December 2001 to September 2020.

Volunteer Counselor, "Project Access of Wake County", Raleigh NC, January 2009-2014.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Counselor Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • Instruction and supervision for Internship in School Counseling, January, 2002 to May, 2002.
  • Instruction of Career Counseling and Development,   January, 2003 to May, 2003.

Disaster Relief Mental Health Volunteer, Triangle Area Red Cross, Raleigh, NC, October, 2001- 2002.

  • Provided mental health services for clients and American Red Cross staff affected by the NY World Trade Center disaster (November 11-25, 2001).

Volunteer Counselor, Edenton St. Community Mental Health Center, Raleigh, NC, June 2001 to August 2002

  • Provided counseling for clients who have limited resources and no insurance.

Workshop Leader, North Carolina State University, University Career Center, Raleigh, NC, September/October, 2000; February/March, 2001; September/October 2001; April, 2002.

  • Facilitated Career Direction Workshops.

Graduate Assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, August 1997 - May 2000.

  • Provided counseling services for post secondary and graduate students using a brief counseling model for academic, career, and personal issues.
  • Taught two courses of "University Experience" covering topics such as time management, study skills, test taking, diversity, stress management, relationships, accessing resources, career development and health.
  • Taught Major Decisions,a six-week career development course for one undergraduate credit at the Academic Career Information Center.
  • Provided assessment and testing using the Strong Interest Inventory, Campbell Interest and Skills Inventory, Kolb Learning Styles, College Learning Effectiveness, 16pf, Beck Depression Scale, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, DISCOVER, SIGI Values Inventory and Self-Directed Search. See www.cdowdy.com

Counselor, USD 383, Manhattan Area Technical College, Manhattan, KS, August 1994 - June 1997.

  • Provided personal and career counseling for student body of approximately 400.
  • Supported special need population with distribution of study skill packet to new students and specialized orientation tours and presentations for prospective students.
  • Developed and managed single parent program and distribution of resource information.

Vocational Special Needs Coordinator/Transition Counselor, USD 383, Manhattan High School, Manhattan, KS, August 1991 - June, 1994.

  • Implemented and coordinated a three-year, Transition Grant for approximately 125 special needs students.
  • Provided transition counseling and Individual Education Plan (IEP) development.
  • Provided individual career counseling.
  • Provided parent support and resource information.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: Social Rehabilitation Service of the State of Kansas, Manhattan, KS, August 1989 - July 1991.

  • Provided counseling for clients, families, and others in adjustment to disabilities.
  • Developed and monitored rehabilitation goals.
  • Collected and analyzed diagnostic information to determine the nature of disabilities and limitations.
  • Addressed the spectrum of services needed to sustain employment: housing, transportation, medical care, training, legal advocacy, and social development.
  • Established and maintained liaison with community resources and professionals.

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Practicum and Internships

Practicum/Internship as a Licenced Professional Counselor, Kansas State University Counseling Services, Manhattan, KS, fall 1997 and spring 1998.

Intern Counselor, Payne County Misdemeanor Program, Stillwater, OK, spring 1989.

Practicum Counselor, Payne County Youth Service, Stillwater, OK, fall 1988.

Intern Advocate, Stillwater Domestic Violence Services and Parents Assistance Center, Stillwater, OK, summer 1987.

Professional Associations

National

American Counseling Association (ACA), 1987 to present

  • Division:
    • National Career Development Association
    • Association for Adult Development and Aging

State

North Carolina Counseling Association, 2000 to present

  • Division:
    • NC Career Development Association, 2000 to present
      • Chair: Research Grant Committee, 2003 to 2005

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Graduate Coursework

Counseling Theory and Techniques

  • Introduction to Counseling Practice - 3 hrs
  • Principles of Guidance - 3 hrs
  • Advanced Counseling Theory - 3 hrs
  • Community Counseling and Resource Development - 3 hrs

Human Growth and Development

  • Human Development in Psychology - 3 hrs
  • Developmental Interventions - 3 hrs
  • Abnormal Psychology - 3 hrs
  • Lifespan and Personal Development - 3 hrs

Social and Cultural Foundations

  • Psychology of Disability - 3 hrs
  • Multicultural Counseling - 3 hrs
  • Consultation for Counselors - 3 hrs
  • Topics in Counseling and Educational Psychology: Stress Management and Biofeedback - 4 hrs
  • Problems in Psychology: Stress and Health in the Workplace - 3 hrs
  • Environmental and Specialized Studies (graduate continuing education credit) - 5 hrs

Group Work

  • Group Process - 3 hrs
  • Advanced Group Counseling - 3 hrs

Career Development

  • Vocational and Career Information - 2 hrs
  • Principles and Philosophy of Vocational Educational - 3 hrs
  • Occupational Analysis - 3 hrs
  • Administration and Supervision in Vocational Education - 3 hrs
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology - 3 hrs
  • Theory of Vocational Counseling - 3 hrs

Appraisal

  • Individual Appraisal (2 semesters) - 6 hrs
  • Advanced Counseling Appraisal - 3 hrs

Research

  • Foundations of Educational Research - 5hrs
  • Research Methods - 3 hrs
  • Statistical Methods in Education - 3 hrs
  • Experimental Design - 3 hrs
  • Counseling Research: Dissertation Development - 3 hrs
  • Doctoral Research - 15 hrs

Professional Orientation and Identity

  • Principles of Counseling - 3 hrs
  • Professional Counseling Ethics - 3 hrs

Practicum/Internship

  • Counseling Practicum - 3 hrs
  • Internship in Counseling - 3 hrs
  • Advanced Counseling Practices - 3 hrs
  • Clinical Internship Lab - 6 hrs
  • Supervised Teaching Lab - 3 hrs
  • Counseling Supervision Practicum - 3 hrs

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