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Patrice S. Bounds

Assistant Professor of School Counseling & Coordinator of the EMU School-Based Counseling Clinic

John W. Porter Bldg, Suite 304L

734.487.2804

[email protected]

Education

Ph.D. - Counselor Education and Supervision (minor Program Evaluation and Assessment)
The University of Iowa

M.A. - Community Counseling
Chicago State University

B.A. - Psychology
Chicago State University


Patrice Bounds

Professional Summary

Dr. Patrice Bounds is an Assistant Professor in the School Counseling master’s program in the Department of Leadership and Counseling at EMU.  She is also the Coordinator/Consultant of the EMU School-Based Counseling Clinic (SBCC).  The SBCC is a training clinic for advanced-level graduate students (also known as Counselors-in-Training and Interns) in the professional counseling program.  The CITs/Interns provide FREE individual, group, and family counseling for elementary, middle, and high school students within the Ypsilanti School district during the school day.

Dr. Bounds earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Iowa with a minor in Program Evaluation and Supervision, M.A. in Community Counseling, and B.A. in Psychology from Chicago State University.  She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).  Dr. Bounds has over 9 years of experience providing clinical counseling services including, community and school-based counseling, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy with at-risk youth in urban areas, social-emotional counseling to school-based students, career counseling, and restorative practice coaching. 

Dr. Bounds has experience teaching masters and doctoral-level counseling courses in traditional, online, and hybrid formats.  Her teaching philosophy stems from a feminist pedagogy.  The theme of voice particularly compliments her personal style of teaching when training future professional practitioners.  Voice pertains to speaking for oneself and bringing one's own questions and perspectives to the materials.  It creates an environment in which students and professors interact with each other in the learning process.  Dr. Bounds firmly believes that student choices and identity are key components of training competent counselors.  This is essential because as a counselor educator, her goal is to enhance and develop the professional identity of the individual counselor.  This identity cannot be learned simply through textbooks, but by sharing experiences, asking questions, and challenging their own belief systems.  

Interests and Expertise

  • Community & School-Based Mental Health Counseling
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy w/ At-Risk Youth
  • Career Counseling
  • Restorative Practices and Coaching in K-12 School Settings
  • Academic Achievement and Self-Concept of Ethnic Minorities Grades K-16

Selected Publications

MANUSCRIPTS

Bounds, P. S.  (2017). Contextual factors related to African-American adolescent career development.  The Career Development Quarterly, 65, 131-144.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Bounds, P. S., Washington, A. R., & Henfield, M. S. (2017). Individuals and families of African descent. In B. T. Erford & D. G. Hays (Eds.). Developing multicultural counseling competence: A systems approach (3rd ed.).  New York, NY: Pearson Education, Inc.

Bounds, P. S., Washington, A. R., & Henfield, M. S. (2013). Individuals and families of African descent. In B. T. Erford & D. G. Hays (Eds.). Developing multicultural counseling competence: A systems approach (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Owens, D., Goldsmith, S., Bryant, R. M., & Bounds, P. S. (2013). Giftedness and Black girlhood.  In T. Grantham, M. F. T. Scott & D. A. Harmon (Eds.). Young, triumphant, and Black: Overcoming the tyranny of segregated minds in desegregated schools. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press Inc.

Selected Presentations

Bounds, P., Parker-Wright, M., High-Rogers, D., & Griffin, M. (2019).  School-based mental health counseling for urban youth: Exploring the need and assessing the challenges to access.  Program presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference.   Seattle, Washington.

Bounds, P., Parker-Wright, M., High-Rogers, D., & McCurtis-Witherspoon, K. (2018).  Exploring the need of school-based mental health counseling in low-income urban areas.  Panel discussion presented at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference.  Cleveland, Ohio. 

Bounds, P., High-Rogers, D. & Parker-Wright, M. (2017).  Assessing the perceived need of school-based mental health counseling in low-income urban areas.  Program presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

Bounds, P., Parker-Wright, M., & High-Rogers, D. (2014).  Enhancing multicultural counseling competencies through social justice efforts.  Program presented at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. St. Louis, Missouri.

High-Rogers, D. & Bounds, P. (2014).  My skewed perception of beauty: Body image and women of color. Poster presented at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. St. Louis, Missouri. 

Bounds, P. & High-Rogers, D. (2013). Exploring the contextual factors related to the career development of African American adolescents. Poster presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Denver, Colorado. 

Bounds, P. & High-Rogers, D. (2013).  Enhancing the professional identity of counselors through unification.  Program presented at the Illinois Counseling Association’s 65th Annual Conference.  Skokie, Illinois. 

Bounds, P. & High-Rogers, D. (2012). Examining the relationship between career decision self-efficacy, academic self-concept, and ethnic identity of African American high school students: A research proposal. Poster presented at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Kansas City, Missouri. 

Bounds, P. & Storlie, C. (2011).  Stepping stones to leadership: Enhancing leadership opportunities for minority women in counseling professions through Chi Sigma Iota.  Program presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Nashville, TN.

Bounds, P., Wood, S., Bacon, L. C., Lin, Y., Rashid, G., Smith, C., Stoner-Harris, T., & Putman, K. (2011). Transforming a new generation of scholars into researchers! Poster presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference and Exposition. New Orleans, LA.

Courses

  • COUN 503 Life Development
  • COUN 504 Counseling Research
  • COUN 505 Counselor Development: Basic Counseling Skills
  • COUN 520 Assessment in Counseling
  • COUN 530 Career Development and Information Services
  • COUN 622 Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • COUN 651 Counseling with Children
  • COUN 670 Post-Secondary Planning for School Counselors
  • COUN 690 School Field-Based Experience
  • COUN 691 Internship
  • COUN 693 Ethical & Legal Issues in School Counseling

Research

Research Interests:

  • Career Decision-Making
  • Academic Achievement and Self-Concept of Ethnic Minorities Grades K-16
  • School-Based Mental Health Counseling
  • Restorative Practices in K-12 School Settings

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) - Lambda Mu Omega Chapter Member
  • American Counseling Association (ACA) - Member
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) - Member
  • North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) - Member
  • Chi Sigma Iota International Honors Society for Counseling Students and Professionals (CSI) - EMU Pi Omega Chapter Faculty Advisor 

Licensures and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - Michigan
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) - Illinois
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)




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