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Dr. Ty Leonard

Professor
Office: Hardy 124
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8006A900 College St, Box 8006ABeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-5532(254) 295-5532
Subjects Taught: Applied Counseling Techniques, Problems and Issues in Counseling, Gender and Human Sexuality, Prepracticum, Consultation and Supervision, Practicum
Degrees Earned: B.A., University of the Incarnate Word; M.A., St. Mary's University, Ph.D., St. Mary's University
Bio

Dr. Harris Ty Leonard received his Masters of Arts degree in Community Counseling and his doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from St. Mary’s University. Dr. Leonard is Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Program.   

One of his achievements during his time of service at UMHB has been opening, developing and directing the CLC, which provides counseling services to the Bell County community. He served as Director of the CLC from 205-2013. Dr. Leonard served as the Coordinator of Clinical Instruction for his graduate program for 7 years.He also started the graduate program’s first chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, and continues to serve as the Faculty Advisor.

Dr. Leonard served as the CACREP Liaison for Team Member for the 2010 site visit, which resulted in the successful reaccreditation of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. He participated in composing and preparing the CACREP Self-Study for the Marriage, Family & Child Counseling (MFCC), which resulted in the successful accreditation of MFCC program in 2013. In addition, he recently completed the CACREP mid Cycle report in August of 2016. 

Some of Dr. Leonard’s recent areas of interests in research and professional presentations include the following: investigating the social health amongst faculty in counselor education programs and exploring methods for creating healthier work environments; integrating spiritual and religious beliefs in counseling and supervision; improving althetes' focus and performance; the use of Integral Breathwork in counseling and counselor education; and assessing and supporting graduate counseling students’ ego strength development in supervision.

Dr. Leonard is deeply committed to his role as a counselor educator, and he actively promotes the professional and personal development of students during their time as students in the Graduate Counseling Program. He views the process of becoming a helping professional as a life-long endeavor that requires consistent attention to self-awareness and self-care, and he actively seeks to instill this knowledge in the students he encounters. As a reflection of his commitment to his students, Dr. Leonard was recieved the following awards in 2017:

  1. Outstanding Counselor Educator for 2017. Texas Association of Counseling Association and Supervision.
  2. Excellence in Teaching Award for 2017. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Commitment as an educator

Dr. Leonard is deeply committed to his role as a counselor educator, and he actively promotes the professional and personal development of students during their time as students in the Graduate Counseling Program. He views the process of becoming a helping professional as a life-long endeavor that requires consistent attention to self-awareness and self-care, and he actively seeks to instill this knowledge in the students he encounters. As a reflection of his commitment to his students, Dr. Leonard was recieved the following awards in 2017:

  1. Outstanding Counselor Educator for 2017. Texas Association of Counseling Association and Supervision.
  2. Excellence in Teaching Award for 2017. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Research Interests

ome of Dr. Leonard’s recent areas of interests in research and professional presentations include the following: investigating the social health amongst faculty in counselor education programs and exploring methods for creating healthier work environments; integrating spiritual and religious beliefs in counseling and supervision; improving althetes' focus and performance; the use of Integral Breathwork in counseling and counselor education; and assessing and supporting graduate counseling students’ ego strength development in supervision.