CYNTHIA DOWDY
dowdy@intrex.net

(919) 349-2146


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.

Dissertation Title: “Assessing the Psychological Resources and Stress Levels of Career Transitioning, First-Year Graduate Students.”

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

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

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

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

Southern College, Collegedale, TN

A.S., Office Administration, 1974

Blue Mountain Academy, Hamburg, PA

Graduated with High School Honors, 1972.

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)- North Carolina, 2001
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
National Certified Counselor (NCC), 1993
Kansas Vocational Special Needs Certification, 1991
Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, 1989

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Licensed Professional Counselor in Private Practice, Raleigh, NC, December 2001 to Present

• See www.cdowdy.com

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- Present. On-call as needed for state and national disasters, however, due to private practice will not participate on location unless a large scale event, but will provide pro bono services in my office for victims.

• 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

• Provide 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.

• Facilitate Career Direction Workshops.

Substitute Teacher, Wake County School District, Raleigh, NC, February 2001 to February 2002.

• Substitute teaching at the middle school and high school level.

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.

• Co-facilitated eating disorders group and academic enhancement groups.

• 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.

• Participated in a special project involving stress assessment and biofeedback at the KSU Recreation Center.

• Worked with individual clients using temperature and EEG biofeedback and provided relaxation strategies and techniques.

• 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.

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.

• Supported 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.

PRACTICUM AND INTERNSHIPS

Practicum/Internship, 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, 1991 to present

American Association for Career Education (AACE), 1991 to present

American Psychological Association (APA), 1998 to present
Division: Vocational Psychology

American Academy of Bereavement an affiliate of The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 2003

State

North Carolina Counseling Association, 2000 to present

Divisions: NC Career Development Association, 2000 to present

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, 2001 to present

Kansas Counseling Association, 1994 to 2000

PRESENTATIONS

Thought Filtering When Others Don't Understand, presentation at Compassionate Friends Support Group, November 2003

Assessing the Psychological Resources and Stress Levels of Career Transitioning Clients, presentation at the North Carolina Counseling Association Conference, February 2002

Perceived Sources of Stress and Coping Behaviors of First Year Graduate Students, co-presentation of research at Kansas State University Graduate Student Forum, awarded first-place in the social science division, May 2000

Understanding Cultural Influence in Career Development of International Chinese Students, co-presentation at the American College Personnel Association Conference, Washington D.C., April 2000.

Career Counseling International Chinese Students Attending U.S. Colleges and Universities, National Career Development Association International Conference, Portland, Oregon, July 1999.

Career Counseling International Chinese Students, Kansas Counseling Association Conference, March 1999.

Student Survey Measuring the Importance of Certain Classroom Characteristics, co-presentation at the Kansas State University Counseling and Educational Psychology faculty meeting January, 1999.

Counselors Preparing for the 21st Century: Internet and the World Wide Web, co-presentation at the Kansas Counseling Association Conference, March 1997.

Females in Non-traditional Occupations, Onaga High School, February 1995.

Vocational Education as a part of Transition Services for Special Need Students, Manhattan USD 383 Paraprofessional In-service, May 1994.

Use of Career Portfolios in a Job Skills Preparation Course, Kansas Association of Vocational Education Special Needs Personnel, February 1994.

Transition- What Teachers Can Do, Learning Disabilities Association Conference, November 1993.

Designing a Career Portfolio for Your Transitioning Students. Kansas Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, October 1993.

CROSS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

Volunteer for North Carolina State University’s Office of International Scholar and Student Services. Participating in the International Friendship Program and serving as a group leader during International Student Orientation, September 2000 - 2002.

Travel in Peoples Republic of China: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, and Guilin, 1998; Travel in Canada and Mexico, 2000; Travel to Seville, Spain and York, England, 2002.

AFS (American Field Service) board member and host parent, 1993 - 2000

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Wings Mentoring Program for young women, October 2003 - Present.

Volunteer Biofeedback sessions for Wake County Hospice staff, August 2003 - Present.

Volunteer at R. J. Raulston Arboretum of North Carolina State University, July 2000 - August 2003.
Garden and participate in other volunteer activities

Docent for Kansas State University Beach Art Museum, 1995 - 1997.

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

CONTINUING EDUCATION SINCE DOCTORATE

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina Sixth Annual Conference, “Pathways to Personal Healing and Professional Growth”, October 9-11, 2003, Winston-Salem, NC (12.5 contact hours).

United Behavioral Health, Clinical Learning through Home Study, “Challenges of Bipolar Disorder: Recognition, Diagnosis, and Treatment”, August 25, 2003, (1 contact hour).

Academy of Bereavement, “Advanced Bereavement Facilitator Training”, July 21-23, 2003, Williamsburg, VA (18.3 contact hours).

National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc., “NBCC School Counselor Job Analysis Survey”, March 5, 2003, via Internet (5 contact hours)

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, “Counseling Theory” workshop, February 21, 2003, Raleigh, NC (1 contact hour)

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina Annual Conference, “Making A Difference- One Person at a Time”, October 24-26, 2002, Wilmington, NC (11 contact hours).

North Carolina Career Development Association 2002 Fall Conference, “Building Foundations to Face a Changing World”, October 11, 2002, Elon University, Elon, NC (5 contact hours).

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC) workshop, “Ethics and Boundaries: Which Side of the Fence Are Your On”, September 20th, 2002, Greenville, NC (6 contact hours)

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, “Professional Orientation” workshop, August 23, 2002, Raleigh, NC (1 contact hour)

The Institute for Counseling Advancement & Personal Growth workshop, “Understanding Anxiety”, May 5, 2002, Raleigh, NC (3 contact hours)

North Carolina Counseling Association Annual Conference, “Counseling at the Center: A Profession for our Times”, February 21-22, 2002, Greensboro, NC (17 contact hours)

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), AMHCA Professional Development Workshop, January 26, 2002, Alexandria, VA (6 CE credits)

Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Provider Course, October 2001, Raleigh, NC (12 CE credits)

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina Conference, “Expanding Horizons”, October 19-20, 2001, Durham, NC (12 contact hours).

North Carolina Career Development Association 2001 Fall Conference, “Communications and Career Counseling: Making the Connection”, October 12, 2001, Elon University, Elon, NC (5 contact hours).

North Carolina Association for Counselor Education and Supervision workshop, “The Impact of Legislation on Counselor Education Programs”, September 28, 2001, Greensboro, NC (6 contact hours).

The Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina regional workshop, “Controlling Stage-fright: A Model for Group Therapy”, September 14, 2001, Wilmington, NC (3 contact hours).

Return to Home Page