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Kirsten LaMantia

Assistant Professor

klamantia@semo.edu
(573) 651-2138
Office: Scully 409G  


Education

  • Ph.D. (CACREP accredited), Counselor Education and Counseling, Idaho State University
  • M.A., Community Counseling, Saint Xavier University
  • B.F.A., Acting, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University

Licensure/Certifications

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Idaho Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Familty Therapists

Courses Taught

  • Group Counseling
  • Social and Cultural Counseling
  • Counseling Skills
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Counseling Orientation and Ethics
  • Counseling Theories
  • Developmental Theories
  • Internship-Mental Health

Research Interests

  • Multicultural Competence, Social Justice and Advocacy in Counseling, Feminist Pedagogy

Professional Interests

  • Domestic Violence Counseling, Multicultural Counseling, Feminist Theory

Publications

  • Hill, N.R., & LaMantia, K. (in press). Publishing research. In The Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education.
  • LaMantia, K. & Wagner, H. H. (2018). White privilege. In P. Parry & S. Thompson (Ed.), Exploring campus diversity: Case studies and exercises. Landham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • LaMantia, K. & Wagner, H. H. (2018). LGBTQ+ populations. In P. Parry & S. Thompson (Ed.), Exploring campus diversity: Case studies and exercises. Landham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • LaMantia, K. & Wagner, H. H. (2018). Being an ally. In P. Parry & S. Thompson (Ed.), Exploring campus diversity: Case studies and exercises. Landham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • LaMantia, K., Bohecker, L., & Wagner, H. H. (2018). Feminist pedagogy: Reformation of power between professor and counseling student. Feminist Teacher.
  • LaMantia, K., Dee, S., & Crum, K. (2017). Test anxiety and you: The who, the what, and how to overcome. In UI100: The First-Year Seminar. Southeast Missouri State University.
  • LaMantia, K. (2016). Here I Am. Akron, OH: Invisible Publishing.
  • LaMantia, K., & Wagner, H. H. (2015). Strength-based supervision with story stones. In Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Supervision Activities. Association for Specialists in Group Work.
  • LaMantia, K., Wagner, H., & Bohecker, L. (2015). Ally development through feminist pedagogy: A systemic focus on intersectionality. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 9(2).

Select Presentations

  • LaMantia, K., Angerer-Blunt, A., Kardi, A., Dee, S., & Crum, K. (2017). Transitioning in and out of a university training clinic: The counseling interns’ perspective, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • LaMantia, K., Wagner, H. H., & Hakenewerth, T. (2017). Developing a play therapy center within a counselor training clinic, Clinical Directors and Placement Coordinators (CDPC) Pre-Conference, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Wagner, H. H., LaMantia, K., & Bohecker, L. (2016). Feminist pedagogy and intersectionality: facilitating ally development in counselors, American Counseling Association, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • LaMantia, K. (2015). Voices of minority students: A phenomenological ethnodrama. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Philadelphia, PA
  • Wagner, H. H., LaMantia, K., Gess, J., Hill, N., & Yates, C. (2015). Broaching the topic of LGBTQ+ competencies with conservative students. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Philadelphia, PA
  • LaMantia, K., Wagner, H., & Gess, J., (2014). Broaching the topic of LGBTQ competencies with conservative counseling students. Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling Inaugural Conference. New Orleans, LA.
  • LaMantia, K., Elliott, A., Vereen, L.G., (2013). Perceptions of environment and dynamics of counselors-in-training enrolled in a mindfulness small group experience. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference. Denver, CO.
  • LaMantia, K., Wagner, H., & Hill, N.R., (2013). May the fifth force be with you: Integrating social justice in counselor education at the doctoral level, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference. Denver, CO.
  • Pack-Brown, S., Skudrzyk, B.J., LaMantia, K., (2013). Voyaging beyond safety zones: Crafting group leader models to foster wellness with diverse and multicultural populations, American Counseling Association National Conference. Cincinnati, OH.
  • LaMantia, K., & Wagner, H., (2013). Wellness for helping professionals: What works?, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) Service Day, American Counseling Association National Conference. Cincinnati, OH.

Contact

573.651.2132
psychandcounseling@semo.edu
Scully 404
Department of Psychology
One University Plaza, MS 5700
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701