Dr. Jude Austin
School of Health Professions - Master of Arts in Counseling Program
Dr. Jude Austin has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, he is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Professional Counseling Program at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and serves as the program’s Clinical Coordinator. He is also in private practice in Temple, Texas, working with individuals, couples, and families. His research focuses on counselor education pedagogy, specifically finding ways to help counseling students develop therapeutic presence in session. He is also the co-author of the books Counselor Self-Care published by the American Counseling Association, Surviving and Thriving in your Counseling Program published by the American Counseling Association, and The Counselor Educator’s Guide – Practical In-Class Strategies and Activities published by Springer Publishing Company. He is also a Key Note speaker at the 2021 American Counseling Assoiciation Conference.
My research and scholarship chiefly focuses on identifying ways counselor training programs can help students develop therapeutic presence with their clients. I am in different stages of completion for several other projects adjacent to this topic, such as creating a conceptual model for therapeutic present pedagogy in counselor training, understanding the psychophysiological aspects of therapeutic presence in-session, exploring the political/religious values' influence on ethical decision making, examining how nested models of counselor education influence on student anxiety and self-efficacy, discussing therapeutically present responces to crisis in schools, and continuing the validation of the Family Adjustment Measure(FAM). Most recently I am a co-author of the book Counselor Self-Care, published by the American Counseling Association.