Dr. Ellen Melton is an assistant professor of counseling. Ellen has been a professor in psychology and counselor educator for over 20 years. She is a Psychologist, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. Ellen maintains a private practice where she sees clients with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues and concerns. In addition, she also supervises LPC-Interns during the completion of their licensing journey.
Ellen created a 40-hour LPC/LMFT Board Approved training program for supervisors in both disciplines and has trained hundreds of supervisors in the state of Texas. Ellen has a book chapter on the legal and ethical issues involved in psychological testing and assessment. She is currently involved in research at St. Edward’s University regarding how the counseling experience plays into student counselor preparedness. A new project is around the impact of going online on such short notice during the Covid19 pandemic.
In future research she would like to study therapy and counseling experience, therapeutic relationships, and counselor therapist preparation as well as issues with online education and telehealth solutions for mental health counseling and psychotherapy.
In her years of teaching and instruction, Ellen has taught across the curriculum in psychology and counseling and continues to enjoy teaching as a way to help pay forward what her education and training has done for her. Among her favorite courses are research, assessment, abnormal psychology, and psychopathology.