Kathleen Brown-Rice and Susan Furr












Kathleen Brown-Rice and Susan Furr received the 2016 Outstanding Scholar Award for Quantitative or Qualitative Research for their article, “Counselor Educators and Students With Problems of Professional Competence: A Survey and Discussion.”

Dr. Kathleen Brown-Rice is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota. Dr. Brown-Rice is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor (SD, NE, and NC), Licensed Mental Health Provider (NE), Certified Addiction Counselor (SD), Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (NC), Qualified Mental Health Provider (SD), Approved Clinical Supervisor. Her research efforts are on developing and enhancing ethical and competent services to clients and focus on three main areas: a) professional counselor supervision, training and dispositions, b) Native American mental health with an emphasis on the implications of historical trauma, and c) risky substance use. To further understand emotional regulation and intergenerational transmission of pathology, she incorporates neural imaging and genotyping.

Dr. Susan Furr is a Professor in the Department of Counseling at UNC Charlotte. She worked for over 20 years in the field as a school counselor and a counselor at the university counseling center before moving to university teaching. Her research and writing interests include counseling student development and professional dispositions, grief and loss in recovery from addiction, college student development, and psychoeducational groups.

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