My Expertise

Dr. Hinson has a wealth of counseling experience in multiple settings including private practice, therapeutic foster care, residential settings, intensive in-home, day treatment, and outpatient therapy among individuals, families, and groups.
Credentials include National Board Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist-Associate, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. 

Studies include:
o   Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice
o   Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology   
o   Master’s degree in Agency Counseling from North Carolina     
     Central University,
o   Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at The     
     College of William and Mary. 

Dr. Hinson's research interests include social justice advocacy among licensed counselors, technology and supervision, and cognitive development among adult learners. She has presented and published her research nationally. She was also featured in the Counseling Today publication.

Awards include: ACES (Association for Counselor Education and Supervision) Emerging Leader Fellowship, Nancy Howell Scholarship Award from LPCANC, American Multicultural Counselor Development Fellow, and North Carolina Central University 40 Under 40 Honoree.  

Professional memberships include:
-American Counseling Association (ACA)
-Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
-American Multicultural Counselor Development (AMCD)
-Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)

RESEARCH

Haskins, N., Whitfield-Williams, M., Shillingford, M. A., Ofuani, C., Moxley, R., & Singh, A. (2013). The experiences of black master’s counseling students: A phenomenological inquiry. Counselor Education and Supervision.


Shillingford, M. A., Trice-Black, S., & Whitfield-Williams, M. (2013). Children with Incarcerated parents: A child-centered play therapy approach. In L. Fazio- Griffith & J. Curry’s, Integrating Play Techniques in Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (Edited).


Whitfield-Williams, M. (2013). The need for attention to cognitive development in the preparation and practice of mental health counselors as advocates for social justice (Doctoral dissertation).  Retrieved from ProQuest dissertations & theses (3529089)


Work in Progress: Manuscripts


Whitfield-Williams, M. (in progress) Fact or Myth: Exploration of Social Justice Advocacy by Community Counselors.


PRESENTATIONS


 National:

Love, G., Whitfield-Williams, M., Hale, J., Watson, T. (July, 2014).  The Exploration of Ethnocentric Monoculturalism with Majority Culture Counselors-in Training.  Accepted at the Fourteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. Vienna, Austria.

Whitfield-Williams, M. (March, 2014). Reactionary Social Justice and Advocacy.  Presented at the American Counseling Association. Honolulu, HI.   

Whitfield-Williams, M. (October, 2013).  No Lip Service! Advocacy in Action: 50 Ways to Serve as a Social Justice Advocate.  Presented at the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors. Denver, CO.  

Whitfield-Williams, M. (July, 2013). Advocacy in Action: 50 Ways to Serve as a Social Justice Advocate In and Out of Session. Presented at the American Mental Health Counselors Association Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

Whitfield-Williams M., Haskins, N. (March, 2012). Counselor Education:  The Black Student Perspective.  American Counseling Association AMCD Graduate Student Research Symposium. San Francisco, CA

Whitfield-Williams M., Haskins, N. (October, 2011). Counselor Education:  The Black Student Perspective.  Presented at the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors. Nashville, TN

Haskins, N., Whitfield-Williams, M. (March, 2011). School Counselor Advocacy Inventory. Presented at the American Counseling Association. New Orleans, LA

 State:

Whitfield-Williams, M. (October, 2011). Social Justice Advocacy: Did Counselors Get the Memo?  Presented at 14th Annual Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina. Winston Salem, NC

Whitfield-Williams, M. (February, 2011).  Counselor Education:  The Black Student Perspective. Presented at Virginia Association Counselor Education and Supervision Graduate Student Conference. Williamsburg, VA

Haskins, N., Heywood, K., Whitfield-Williams, M. (October, 2010). The Other Side of Multiculturalism. Presented at Virginia Counselors Association Conference. Williamsburg, VA

Whitfield-Williams, M. (October2010). What’s Your Supervisory Tech-nitude? Presented at Virginia Counselors Association Conference. Williamsburg, VA

Whitfield-Williams, M. (October, 2010). Counselor Education:  The Black Perspective. Presented at Virginia Counselors Association Conference. Williamsburg, VA

Whitfield-Williams M. (October, 2010). Integrated Developmental Supervision Model with Deliberate Psychological Education. Presented at 13th Annual Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina. Cary, NC

Whitfield-Williams M. (October, 2010). Person-Centered Theory in Working with LBGT Adolescents.  Presented at 13th Annual Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina. Cary, NC

Whitfield-Williams M. (February, 2010). Integrated Developmental Supervision Model.  Presented at Virginia Association Counselor Education and Supervision Graduate Student Conference.  Williamsburg, VA
 
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