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Matthew Bonner, PhD

Assistant Professor

Matthew W. Bonner received the Master of Science (MS) degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Counselor Education from Old Dominion University. His scholarly research in peer reviewed journals has included multicultural issues, assessment in counseling, grading rigor in counselor education, and human services models of treatment. In regional and national conferences, professional presentations have encompassed topics involving ethical issues, spirituality assessments in minority populations, black men and the professoriate, and spiritual integration in counseling. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Through the Pro Bono Counseling Project, he has provided counseling to clients who could not pay for services in Maryland. He is a licensed counselor in the state of Maryland and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) with the National Board for Certified Counselors.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, May 2014 Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA CACREP Accredited Program Dissertation: Ethical and Legal Knowledge, Cognitive Complexity and Moral Reasoning in Counseling Students

  • Explored and analyzed ethical and legal knowledge and cognitive complexity as factors which influence the level of moral reasoning within internship level counseling students.

M.S., Pastoral Counseling, December 2010 Loyola College, Columbia, MD CACREP Accredited Program

M.Div., Religion, May 2000 Howard University, Washington, D.C.

B.A., Africana Studies, May 1996 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Counseling Association(ACA)

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision(ACES)

Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision(SACES)

CERTIFICATIONS

Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC#291929), NBCC,2011

Licensed Clinical ProfessionalCounselor(MD #LC7248), 2017

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Boyd, L., Bonner, M. W., McAuliffe. (2019). Phase: Assessing psychosocial development and tasks In G. J. McAuliffe (Ed), Positive counseling: A guide to assessing and enhancing client strength and growth. San Diego, CA: Cognella.
  • Hannon, M.D., Nadrich, T., Ferguson, A.,Bonner, M.W., Ford, D.J., & Vereen, L. G. (2019).Contributing factors to earning tenure among Black male counselor educators. Counselor Education and Supervision58, 82-97.
  • Bonner, M. W. (2016). Grading rigor in counselor education. Education Research Quarterly 39(4), 21-42 .
  • Bonner, M.W. (2015). Pastoral counseling. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), Encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Peterson, C. H., Lomas, G. I., Neukrug, E. S. & Bonner, M.W. (2013). Assessment use by counselors in the United States: Implications for policy and practice. Journal of Counseling & Development. Journal of Counseling and Development, 92, 90 – 98.
  • Neukrug, E. S., Peterson, C. H., Bonner, M. W., & Lomas, G. I. (2014). A national survey of assessments taught by counselor educators. Counselor Education and Supervision, 52, 207 – 221.
  • Johnson, K. F. & Bonner, M. W. (2013). Utilizing the six generic human services competencies and ecological systems theory as a basis to understanding barriers faced by marginalized clients. Journal of Human Services, 33(1), 49 – 57.
  • Composed index for: Neukrug, E. (2011). Theory, practice and trends in human services: An Introduction (5th Edition.). Belmont,CA: Brooks/Cole
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
  • Bonner, M. (February 2014). Predictors of moral reasoning in counseling students, Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Bonner, M. (October, 2014). Predictors of ethical and legal knowledge in counseling students, Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Birmingham, AL.
  • Bonner, M. (November, 2014). Basics of research methodology, Benedict College, Columbia, SC.
  • Fox, J.& Bonner, M.(October, 2016). The Ways Paradigm, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bonner, M.(October, 2017). Neglected voices: African Americans in counseling theory, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.
  • Bonner, M., Bayne, H., & Branco, S. (October, 2017). Gatekeeping with Grace: A Team-Based Approach to Protecting Our Profession, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.
  • Bonner, M. & Doughty, F. (March,2019). Implementing Spirituality in Counseling Among Diverse Ethnic Groups. American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Ferguson, A. L., Ford, D. J., Hannon, M. D., Nadrich, T., Vereen, L. G., & Bonner, M. W. (October, 2019). Innovation for success: Intentionality in supporting black male faculty toward tenure. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Seattle, WA.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Clinical Assistant Professor, July 2019-Present Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Visiting Assistant Professor,July 2018-July 2019 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of Clinical Education June 2016-July 2018 Loyola University, Columbia, MD

Adjunct Professor, January 2017-May 2019 Capital Graduate School, Greenbelt, MD

Assistant Professor of Counseling, June 2014-May 2016 Lenoir-Rhyne University, Columbia, SC

Instructor, August 2011-June 2014 Old Dominion University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Supervision

Clinical Supervisor Loyola University Maryland, September 2016-July 2018

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Spring 2012 – Fall 2013

Group Facilitator, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Fall 2012 Summer 2013

Counseling

Individual and Group Therapist Old Dominion University/Norfolk Community Services Board, Fall 2012

Assistant to Clinical Coordinator (Old Dominion University) September 2011 – August 2013

Graduate Assistant to Program Director (Old Dominion University) August 2011 – May 2012

Initial Reviewer to Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) June 2012 – August 2013

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant to Clinical Coordinator, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA September 2011 –August 2013

Graduate Assistant to Program Director, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, August 2011 –May 2012

Initial Reviewer, Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), June 2012-August 2013

ADVOCACY, LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE

Johns Hopkins School Education –Committee on Diversity and Civility (Fall 2019 –Present)
Co-chair
•Reviews school policies, annual diversity projects, and climate surveys. Creates professional development workshops and opportunities for inclusion and civility within the school.
•Organizes, coordinates, and accounts for meetings and members.
•Sends communications to Faculty Senate representing concerns of the committee.

Pro Bono Counseling Project (2016-Present)
Volunteer
•Provides counseling to uninsured and underinsured clients at no cost to low-income Marylanders. Carries a client load with assessment, treatment planning, and process notes. Treats a diverse group of clients with a variety of concerns such as marital therapy, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and career concerns.

Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (2016-Present)
Youth Minister
•Conducted process groups with youth and young adults to discuss issues of mental health issues, self-care, and personal growth.
•Provided congregants with referrals for mental health care.

AWARDS AND HONORS

NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) Minority Fellowship, May 2013