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Melissa Odegard-Koester

Chair
Psychology and Counseling

modegard@semo.edu
(573) 651-2835
Office:  Scully 404


Education

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Counseling, Idaho State University, ID
  • M.S., Counseling Psychology, Community Counseling, St. Cloud State University, MN
  • B.A., Youth Ministry, Bethel University, MN

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
  • Mental Health Systems and Prevention
  • Psychodiagnostics and Treatment
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Social and Cultural Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Counseling Theories
  • Crisis Intervention and Consultation
  • Internship School Counseling
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Internship Elementary Counseling
  • Internship Secondary Counseling
  • Internship Mental Health Counseling
  • Advanced Internship-Mental Health
  • Advanced Internship for Specialists
  • Career Development
  • Secondary Education Practicum

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Research Interests

  • Clinical mental health counseling, clinical supervision, incorporating social justice paradigms into clinical practice, advocacy in counseling, academic leadership, counseling service members/veterans, and utilizing a variety of clinical practice modalities such as hypnosis, expressive arts, and popular culture interventions.

Publications

  • Odegard-Koester, M. A. (2019). Mindful counseling advocacy through active camaigning activity. In M. Pope, M. Gonzalez, E. R. N. Cameron, & J. S. Pangelinan (Eds.), Social justice and advocacy in counseling. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Odegard-Koester, M. A. (2017). Leadership, equity, and social justice in American higher education: A reader. Chapter 22: The politics of leading. In Gause, C. P. (Ed.). Peter Lang Publishing, New York, NY.
  • Odegard-Koester, M. A., & Watkins, P. (2016). Collaborative relationships between principals and school counselors: Facilitating a model for developing a working alliance. Journal of School Counseling, 14(9).
  • Hutchison, B., Odegard-Koester, M., & Koltz, R. (2016). Intentional Work Group Experiences: A Pedagogical Tool for Counselor Educators. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 8(1). https://dx.doi.org/10.7729/81.1105
  • Odegard-Koester, M. A., Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Pope, V. T. (2015). Introduction to professional counseling. Chapter 7: Counselor supervision. In Sangganjanavanich, V. F. & Reynolds, C. A. (Eds.), Introduction to Professional Counseling (pp.161-192). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
  • Koltz, R. L., Odegard, M. A., Feit, S., Provost, K. B. & Smith, T. (2012). Parallel process and isomorphism: A model for decision-making in the supervisory triad. The Family Journal, 20(3), 233-238.
  • Koltz, R. L. & Odegard, M. A. (2012). Creative art in group: Pedagogical implications for integration in group counseling courses. In, Walz, G. R., Bleuer, J. C., Yep, R. K. (Eds.), Compelling counseling interventions: Celebrating vistas sixth anniversary. Online version. American Counseling Association.
  • Ward, J.E. & Odegard, M. A. (2011). A proposal for increasing student safety through suicide prevention in schools. The Clearing House, 84 (4), 144-149.
  • Odegard, M. A. & Vereen, L. (2010). A grounded theory of counselor educators integrating social justice into their pedagogy. Counselor Education and Supervision. Special Issue. Social Justice: A National Imperative for Counselor Education and Supervision, 50 (2), 130-149.
  • Odegard, M. A. & Ward, J. E. (2010). The aftermath of suicide: Implications for school Counselors in Missouri schools. The Counseling Interviewer, 42 (4), 14-16.
  • Koltz, R. L., Odegard, M. A., Provost, K. B., Smith, T. & Kleist, D. (2010). Picture perfect: Using photo-voice to explore four doctoral counseling students experience of the comprehensive exam. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health 5(4), 1-23.
  • Odegard, M., Hill, N., & Vereen, L. (2009). Situating supervision in the context of a social justice paradigm: A convergence of Bernard’s discrimination model and social justice. In, Walz, G. R., Bleuer, J. C., Yep, R. K. (Eds.), Compelling counseling interventions: Celebrating vistas sixth anniversary. Online version. American Counseling Association.
  • Odegard, M., & Koltz, R. (2008). Members’ perceptions of using expressive arts in group. In, Walz, G. R., Bleuer, J. C., Yep, R. K. (Eds.), Compelling counseling interventions: Celebrating vistas fifth anniversary (pp. 249-258). Ann Arbor, MI: Counseling Outfitters, LLC.

National/Regional Presenations

  • Odegard-Koester, M. A. (October 2016). Current topics in the Supervision of Counselors. Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association. This workshop allowed participants to receive NBCC CE Credits (6.5 hours) that meet the state requirement (20CSR 2095- 2021) for supervisors of counselors working towards their PLPC in the state of Missouri. Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Odegard-Koester, M. A. & Watkins, P. (2016). Collaborative Relationships in Schools: Identifying a Model for Developing a Working Alliance. North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Regional Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Odegard-Koester, M. A., Koltz, R., and Rapp, M. (2015). The Aftermath: Faculty Voices and Recommendations following a CACREP Site Visit. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Koltz, R., Odegard-Koester, M. A and Wathen, C. (2015). Wellness Strategies to Thrive during the Pre-tenure Experience. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Ward, J. E., Odegard-Koester, M. A., Smith, T. and Monteiro-Leitner, J. (2014). Advocating for quality: Reflections following a CACREP accreditation visit. North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Regional Conference. Kansas City, MO.
  • Odegard-Koester, M. A. & Smith, T. (2013). Reflective pedagogy: Promoting critical examination of the roles of counselor educators. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Denver, CO.
  • West, J., Odegard-Koester, M. A., Hawkins, K., Farmer, M. A & Monteiro-Leitner, J. (2013). There and back again: Broadening counselor worldviews digitally through global, regional, and institutional engagement. American Counseling Association Annual Conference. Cincinnati, OH.
  • Pope, V. T., Ward, & J. E., Smith, T., Odegard, M. A., Monteiro-Leitner, J. (2012). Maintaining quality counseling programs in a budget cutting environment. North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Regional Conference. Kansas City, MO.
  • Pope, V. T., Monteiro-Leitner, J., Odegard, M. A., Smith, T. Ward, & J. E. (2011). Establishing effective counseling program assessment procedures. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Nashville, TN.
  • Koltz, R. L. & Odegard, M. A. (2011). Pedagogical implications for integrating expressive arts into group curriculum. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Nashville, TN.
  • Odegard, M. A. & Koltz, R. L. (2011). Disaster mental health: Integrating counseling intervention and prevention measures in communities and schools. American Counseling Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.
  • Monteiro-Leitner, J., Odegard, M. A., Ward, J. E., Pope, V. T., Smith, T. & (2011). Growth and transformation in career counseling. American Counseling Association of Missouri Annual Conference Presentation. Jefferson City, MO.

University/Community Presentations

  • Odegard-Koester, M. A. (2016) School Counselors: Implementation Leaders that Empower Students to Address Bullying at School: Southeast Missouri School Counselor Association. Fall Meeting. Southeast Missouri State University. Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Odegard-Koester, M.A. (2016). Mental Health Strategies for Teacher Education. Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Ward, J. & Odegard-Koester, M. A. (2016). Addressing Mental Health Crises in the Elementary Setting. Puxico Schools, Puxico, MO.
  • Odegard-Koester, M. A. & Ward, J. (2016). Addressing Mental Health Crises in the Secondary Setting. Puxico Schools, Puxico, MO.
  • Odegard-Koester, M. A. (2015) Counselor Wellness: Southeast Missouri School Counselor Association. Fall Meeting. Southeast Missouri State University. Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Odegard-Koester, M.A. (2015). Mental Health Strategies for Teacher Education. Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Odegard-Koester, M. A. (2015). Clinical Hypnosis: An Introduction. Ethics and Diversity in Psychology invited presenter. Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Odegard-Koester, M. A. (2015). Conducted a 3 hour workshop for Bootheel Counseling in Sikeston, MO on December 3rd, 2015 with title: DSM-5/ICD-10 Transition: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know.

Contact

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