Patrice S. Bounds

A photo of Patrice S. Bounds.

Assistant Professor

Leadership and Counseling

304M John W. Porter Building

734.487.2804

[email protected]

Education

  • Ph.D. - Counselor Education and Supervisor (CACREP Accredited), with minor in Program Evaluation and Assessment, The University of Iowa (December 2013)
  • M.A. - Community Counseling (CACREP Accredited), Chicago State University (December 2007)
  • B.A. – Psychology, Chicago State University (December 2004)

Biography

Dr. Patrice Bounds is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the School Counseling master's program in the Department of Leadership and Counseling. 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 holds the following counseling credentials:

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


Dr. Bounds has over 12 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. Prior to relocating to Michigan in 2017, she provided social-emotional school-based counseling services on a contractual basis to students within the Chicago Public School district. She is currently the EMU School-Based Counseling Clinic (SBCC) Coordinator. Within this role, she supervises EMU counseling practicum and internship students as they provide school-based mental health counseling services to 2nd through 12th-grade students in the Ypsilanti Community School district.

Dr. Bounds has experience teaching master's 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.

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.

Teaching

  • 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 Postsecondary Planning for School Counselors
  • COUN 686 Practicum in Counseling
  • COUN 690 Field-Based Experience in School Counseling
  • COUN 691 Internship in Counseling
  • COUN 693 Ethical & Legal Issues in School Counseling

Research Interests

  • Career Decision-Making
  • Academic Achievement and Self-Concept of Ethnic Minorities Grades K-16
  • School-Based Mental Health Counseling
  • Restorative Practices and Coaching in K-12 School Settings
  • The Imposter Phenomenon and Counselor Skill Development

Selected Presentation

  • Garrett, S., High-Rogers, D., Bounds, P., & Abdullah, J. (2020). A Conversation about Racial/Ethnic Concerns: What can Counselors Do? Program presented at the Kempe Center International Virtual Conference: A Call to Action to Change Child Welfare.
  • Garrett, S., Bounds, P., High-Rogers, D. (2020). What's Going On??? Trans-Generational Trauma. Program presented at the Kempe Center International Virtual Conference: A Call to Action to Change Child Welfare.
  • 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 will be 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. and 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, IL.
  • Bounds, P., Parker-Wright, M., and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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., and 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.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association (ACA) – Member
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) – Member
  • Chi Sigma Iota International Honors Society for Counseling Students and Professionals (CSI) – EMU Pi Omega Chapter Faculty Advisor and Member
  • North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) – Member