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Justin Lauka, PhD

Assistant Professor

Justin D. Lauka is an assistant professor and clinical director in the counseling program. He holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Old Dominion University. His research focus is on counseling supervision, clinical training, and professional and educational standards. He has presented at numerous local, state, regional and national workshops specific to his research interests and published in scholarly journals. Justin possesses both clinical and administrative experience in higher education and community-based settings. Prior to his appointment at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, he served as program director for a CACREP-accredited clinical mental health counseling program. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland and an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and serves as a Site Team Chair for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Program (CACREP).

EDUCATION

May 2011 Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
(CACREP Accredited)

May 2008 M.A. Counseling
Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
(CACREP Accredited)

May 2014 Graduate Certificate in Public Management
Division of Public Administration
Northern Illinois University

May 2005 B.A. Psychology
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

May 2004 B.A. Finance
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS

July 2019 to Present Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
State of Maryland # LC9689

August 2011 to Present Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
State of Illinois # 180007934

November 2008 to Present National Certified Counselor (NCC)
National Board for Certified Counselors # 246582

July 2011 to Present Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
Center for Credentialing and Education # ACS01129

February 2012 to Present Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
National Board for Certified Counselors # 246582

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Lauka, J. D., Hart, K. A., Binhackova, M., & Friedman, E. N. (2015). Cultivating authentic community in counseling programs through faculty-student relationships. VISTAS 2015. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/vistas

Lauka, J. D., McCarthy, A. K., & Carter, D. A. (2015). A national survey on counseling training clinics in CACREP accredited programs. Journal of Counseling in Illinois, 3(1), 5-16.

Lauka, J. D., & McCarthy, A. K. (2013). Proposed guidelines for operating counselor education and supervision training clinics. Counselor Education and Supervision, 52, 109-121.

Lauka, J. D., Remley, T. P., & Ward, C. A. (2013). Attitudes of counselors regarding ethical situations encountered by in-home counselors. The Family Journal, 21(2), 129-135.

Sikes, A., Cole, R. F., McBride, R., Fusco, A., & Lauka, J. (2009). Addressing the needs of substance abusing adolescents: A guide for professional school counselors. Journal of School Counseling, 7(43), 1-23. Retrieved from http://jsc.montana.edu/articles/v7n43.pdf

Sikes, A., Walley, C., Cole, R. F., McBride, R., Fusco, A., & Lauka, J. (2011). Inhalant and prescription medication abuse among adolescents: An inexpensive, accessible, and misperceived trend. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 20(3), 237-252. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1067828X.2011.581903.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

National

Bell, T., Drout, M. O., & Lauka, J. D. (2017, October). CORE-CACREP merger: Teaching strategies to infuse disability-related concepts to CACREP curriculum. Content Presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Bi-Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Mascari, J. B., Urofsky, R., Williams, D., Goodrich, K., Lauka, J.D., & Wilson, A. (2017, October). Competency-based counselor education: Danger or Opportunity? Content Presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Bi-Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Lauka, J. D.  & Moody, S. (2016, March). Justice-oriented supervision: Supervisee advocacy and empowerment. Content Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Montreal, Canada.

Moody, S., & Lauka, J. D. (2015, October). Developmental infusion of social justice constructs in counselor education: Shifting the paradigm. Content Presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Douglas, K., Lauka, J. D., Likis-Werle, E., Hall, S., & Hart, K. (2015, October). Developing and managing counselor education training clinics: A panel discussion. Content Presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Lauka, J. D. (2015, March). A social justice approach to cognitive behavioral therapy. Content Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Orlando, FL.

 

Regional

Lauka, J.D. (2018, October). Deliberate practice: A model for enhancing students’ broaching skills. Content Presentation at the NCACES Bi-Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH.

 

State & Local Presentations

Lauka, J. D., Miley, K., Carter, A., Bell, T., & Duris, K. (2018, November). Advancing the profession in solidarity: Counselor educators and supervisors pre-conference workshop. Day-long workshop at the Annual Conference of the Illinois Counseling Association, Itasca, IL.

Lauka, J. D. & Bell, T. (2016, November). Justice-oriented supervision: Supervisee advocacy and empowerment. Content Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Illinois Counseling Association, Springfield, IL.

Lauka, J. D. & Bilkey, M. (2015, November). Adlerian and cognitive behavioral therapy: An integrative approach. Content Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Illinois Counseling Association, Skokie, IL.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Doctoral-Level
Fall 2015 DCES 704: Advanced Multicultural Counseling, Advocacy and Leadership
Lead Instructor, Adler University

Summer 2013 CAHC 593: Crisis Intervention
Lead Instructor, Northern Illinois University

Spring 2013 CAHC 750: Doctoral Practicum in Counseling
Lead Instructor, Northern Illinois University

Masters-Level
Summer 2018 CMHC 531 Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Lead Instructor, Adler University

Summer 2017 CMHC 698 Internship Seminar
Lead Instructor, Adler University

Spring 2018; Summer 2017; Summer 2016; Summer 2015 CMHC 617: Treatment Planning and Intervention
Lead Instructor, Adler University

Spring 2015 COUN 535: Diagnosis of Maladaptive Behavior
Lead Instructor, Adler University

Spring 2016; Spring 2015 COUN 630: Addiction Counseling (Online/Blended Format)
Lead Instructor, Adler University

Fall 2018; Fall 2017; Fall 2014 COUN 534: Counseling Skills
Lead Instructor, Adler University

Fall 2014 COUN 533: Counseling Theories
Lead Instructor, Adler School of Professional Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Clinical Professor and Clinical Director July 2019 to Present
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Counseling & Human Services
School of Education
Baltimore, MD

Associate Professor and Program Director February 2016 to June 2019 
Adler University
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
Department of Counselor Education and Counseling
Chicago, IL

Clinical Director July 2011 to July 2014 
Northern Illinois University
Department of Counseling, Adult & Higher Education
DeKalb, IL

Professional Counselor September 2016 to June 2019
Private Practice
17 North Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL

Outpatient Counselor January 2009 to May 2011 
ODU/NCSB-Olney Road Counseling Center
Norfolk, VA

ADVOCACY, LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE

July 2019 to Present Committee Member
CACREP 2023 Standards Revision Committee
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

September 2018 to Present CACREP Site Team Chair
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

September 2017 to June 2018 Vice Chair
CACREP-ACES Task Force on Competency-based Education
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

October 2017 to December 2017 Co-Chair, Continuing Education
Conference Committee
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

July 2017 to June 2019 President
Illinois Counselor Educator and Supervisors (ICES)
Division of the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)

July 2015 to July 2017 Co-Chair
Professional Standards Committee
American Counseling Association (ACA)

March 2015 to July 2016 Committee Member
Strategic Planning Committee
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

January 2013 to July 2015 Chair
Clinic Director/Placement Coordinator Interest Network
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

AWARDS AND HONORS

Scholarship Recipient, Peggy Woofter Hull Scholarship, Old Dominion University May 2010

Award Recipient, Outstanding Practitioner Supervisor Award, Chi Sigma Iota, Omega Delta Chapter, May 2010