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Perry C. Francis

Professor of Counseling & Coordinator of the College of Education Counseling Training Clinic

John W. Porter Bldg, Suite 135

734.487.4410

pfrancis@emich.edu

Education

  • Ed.D., Counselor Education, University of Northern Colorado
  • M.Div., Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
  • B.A., University of Arizona
Perry C. Francis, Ed.D.

Professional Summary

Dr. Perry C. Francis is a professor of counseling and the coordinator of the Counseling Training Clinic in the College of Education Clinical Suite.  The clinic is a training facility for advanced level graduate students in the professional counseling program.  The clinic provides counseling services to clients from the community, student body of EMU, and referrals from the county courts and local mental health centers.
    
Dr. Francis is a member of the American College Counseling Association (ACCA) and has served on the leadership team as a Board Member-at-Large and as the President.  He is also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) where he has served on various committees, task forces, and boards.  Dr. Francis has presented on numerous topics concerning the development and application of ethics and values, suicide prevention and intervention, and professional issues impacting counseling practice at conferences in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.  He has also written numerous journal articles and book chapters and provided webinars on classroom management, working with disruptive and disrespectful students, veteran’s mental health issues on campus, and campus mental health issues for Magna Publications and Paperclip Communications.  Dr. Francis is also an authorized trainer for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s curriculum on the Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Providers.

Dr. Francis earned his degree in counselor education at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC).  Before completing his degree, he was a Lutheran parish pastor and a campus pastor.  He also served as an interim staff psychologist at the UNC Counseling Center. 

As a professor, Dr. Francis works with non-traditional students on a daily basis, helping them to learn to balance their lives, careers, and education.  “I find their biggest concerns center around trying to do it all, be the perfect undergrad or graduate student, perfect employee in a tight economy, and perfect spouse and/or parent.  This incredible stress takes its toll on their lives and relationships.  Understanding how to support them achieve balance makes for a better student and future alumni.” 

Interests and Expertise

  • Ethics and Professional Issues
  • College Counseling
  • Clergy Sexual Misconduct
  • Counseling Micro Skills Training

Selected Publications

Francis, P. C. & Horn, A. S. (2017).  Mental health issues and counseling services in U.S. higher education: An overview of recent research and recommended practices.  Higher Education Policy 30(2), 263-277. doi: 10.1057/s41307-016-0036-2

Kaplan, D. M., Francis, P. C., Hermann, M. A., Baca, J. CV., Goodnough, G. E., Hodges, S., Spurgeon, S. L., & Wade, M. E., (2017).  New concepts in the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 95(1), 110-120. doi: 10.1002/jcad.12122. 

Francis, P. C., Corey, G., & Herlihy, B. (2014). An Introduction to the 2014 American Counseling Association Code of Ethics Revision Process. In B. Herlihy & G. Corey (Eds.), ACA Ethical Standards Casebook (7th ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Francis, P. C., & Dugger, S. M., (2014).  Professionalism, Ethics, and Value-based Conflicts in Counseling: An Introduction to the Special Section.  Journal of Counseling & Development,92(2), 131-134. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2014.00000.x

Dugger, S. M. & Francis, P. C. (2014). Surviving a lawsuit against a counseling program: Lessons learned from Ward v. Wilbanks.  Journal of Counseling & Development, 92(2), 135-141. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2014.00000.x

Francis, P. C. & Abbassi, A., (2010). Ethical issues and considerations for working with community college students with severe and persistent mental disorders.  Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 34(5), 423-437. doi: 10.1080/10668920701382658

Francis, P. C. (2010). Professional student affairs practitioners: History, models, and trends. In S. C. Nassar-McMillan & S. G. Niles (Eds.), Developing Your Identity as a Professional Counselor: Standards, Settings, and Specialties. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Francis, P. C. (2009). Counseling issues of college students. In M. A. Stebnicki & I. Marini (Eds.), Professional Counselor's Desk Reference (pp. 747-756). New York: Springer Publishing Co.

Francis, P. C. (2009). Religion & spirituality in counseling. In M. A. Stebnicki & I. Marini (Eds.) Professional Counselor's Desk Reference (pp. 839-850). New York: Springer Publishing Co.

Freeman, S. J. & Francis, P. C. (2006). Casuistry: A complement to principle ethics and a foundation for ethical decisions. Counseling and Values, 50(2), 142-153. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-007x.2006.tb00050.x

Francis, P. C. & Stacks, J. (2003). The association between spiritual well-being and clergy sexual misconduct. Journal of Religion and Abuse: Advocacy, Pastoral Care, and Prevention, 5,(1) 79-100. doi: 10.1300/J154.v05no1_6

VanBrunt, B., Rountree, R., Crisp, D., & Francis, P. C., (2011). Responding to a death on campus. In T. Fitch & J. L. Marshall (Eds.), Group Work and Outreach Plans for College Counselors. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Selected Presentations

Herman, M. A. &  Francis, P. C.  (2017, February).  The History of the Code of Ethics: Implications for Counselors.  Presentation at the Second Annual Holy Cross Law and Ethics Conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Francis, P. C. (2016, October).  Ethics, Values, Competence, and Standards of Care: What is the Common Denominator?  Presentation at the European Branch-American Counseling Association Annual Convention, Geneva, Switzerland.  

Goodnough, G., Francis, P. C., & Spurgeon, S. L. (2015, October).  The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics: How the new code impacts counselor education programs. Presentation at the 2015 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Francis, P. C., Martz, E., & Kaplin, D (2014, June).  The revised 2014 ACA Code of Ethics: A review of critical changes. Presentation at the National Career Development Association Global Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Francis, P. C. (2014, January). The upcoming 2014 Code of Ethics for the ACA.  Presentation at the 21st annual meeting of the Georgia College Counseling Association, Savannah, GA.

Francis, P. C. (2013, November).  Ward vs. Wilbanks et al.: Implications for the counseling profession.  Presentation at the annual Professional Growth Conference of the Texas Counseling Association, San Antonio, TX.

Francis, P. C. (2013, November).  Therapist's values & discriminatory referral practices: Ethical dilemmas in making referrals.  Presentation at the annual Professional Growth Conference of the Texas Counseling Association, San Antonio, TX.

Francis, P. C. (2013, October).  Ward v. Wilbanks et al.: Can counselors use religious beliefs as the basis for refusing to see LGBTQ clients? Presentation at the annual convention of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina , Greensboro, NC.

Francis, P. C. (2013, October). Ward v. EMU: What happened & how does it impact counseling? Presentation at the 64th annual convention of the Florida Counseling Association, Tampa, FL.

Francis, P. C. (2012, November). Therapist's values & discriminatory referral practices: Ethical dilemmas in making referrals to other mental health providers. Presentation at the European Branch-American Counseling Association Annual Convention, Heidelberg-Wiesloch, Germany.

Francis, P. C. (2012, November). Ethics and social media in the counseling.  Presentation at the European Branch-American Counseling Association Annual Convention, Heidelberg-Wiesloch, Germany.

Francis, P. C. & Kaplan, D. M. (2012, October). Ward v. Wilbanks et al.: Can college counselors use religious beliefs as the basis for refusing to see LGBTQ clients? Presentation at the 6th bi-annual convention of the American College Counseling Association, Orlando, FL.

Francis, P. C. (2012, March). Therapist's values & discriminatory referral practices: Ethical dilemmas in making referrals to other mental health providers. Presentation at the American Counseling Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Van Brunt, B. J. & Francis, P. C. (2010, October).  Managing aggressive behavior.  Presentation at the 5th bi-annual convention of the American College Counseling Association, St. Louis, MO.

Francis, P. C. & Raleigh, M. J. (2010, October).  Forensic assessment & evaluation and its application to college counseling, ethical & legal issues. Presentation at the 5th bi-annual convention of the American College Counseling Association, St. Louis, MO.

Francis, P. C., Raleigh, M. J., & Van Brunt, B. J.  (2010, January).  Ethical and legal issues in forensic evaluation and its application to college counseling.  Presentation at the 17th annual meeting of the Georgia College Counseling Association, St. Simon Island, GA.

Van Brunt, B. J., Francis, P. C., & Raleigh, M. J. (2010, January). Mandated educational programs: Suicide, aggression, and domestic violence.  Presentation at the 17th annual meeting of the Georgia College Counseling Association, St. Simon Island, GA.

Courses

  • COUN 503 Dynamics of Life Development
  • COUN 504 Research in Counseling
  • COUN 508 Theories of Counseling
  • COUN 515 Crisis Intervention
  • COUN 540 Group Process I
  • COUN 580 Counselor Development: Counseling Process
  • COUN 691A-D Internship
  • COUN 692 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in College Counseling

Research

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association
  • American College Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Michigan Counseling Association

Licensures and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor ‐ Michigan
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Authorized Trainer, Suicide Prevention Resource Center

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