Sterling P. Travis is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Studies at the School of Education. He completed his master’s degree in community counseling from the University of Mississippi, and then earned his doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision from the College of William and Mary. His research focus is on individual psychology; evidence-based practices; and college student development. Sterling has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences. He has extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Before joining the faculty at Hopkins, he served as the Clinical Director of a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders. He has served as a counselor at several university counseling centers and has worked in private practice and several grant-funded counseling centers. Additionally, Sterling has extensive experience supervising clinicians at the graduate level and those seeking state licensure. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Sterling currently serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.
2017, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): Counselor Education & Supervision
Cognate: College Student Development
Dissertation Title: A Delphi Study Regarding How, Can, and Should Individual Psychology Demonstrate Efficacy and Effectiveness Given Evidence Based Practice Evaluation Standards.
2013, The University of Mississippi, University, MS
Masters of Education (M.Ed.): Community Counseling
2011, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Bachelor of Science (B.S.): Psychology
MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS
American Counseling Association (ACA) (2011 – present)
American College Counseling Association (ACCA) (2013 – present)
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) (2014 – present)
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)(2017-present)
North American Society for Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) (2012 – present)
Mid-Atlantic Adlerian Psychology Society (MAPS) (2013 – present)
South Carolina Society of Adlerian Psychology (SCSAP) (2015 – present)
Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (SACES) (2014 – present)
Virginia Counseling Association (VCA) (2014 – present)
2016, Licensed Professional Counselor (License # 0701006908), Commonwealth of Virginia
2013, National Certified Counselor (Certificate #: 318463)
Tuazon, V., Travis, S.P., Honderich, E., Williams, A., Menefee, S., & Gressard, C.(2019). Drunkorexia: An Exploratory Investigation of College Students with Alcohol-Related Infractions. Journal of College Counseling.
Travis, S. P., (2018). Why individual psychology needs to gain evidence-based status.Journal of Individual Psychology74(3), 281-286. University of Texas Press.
Greene, C. A., Williams, A. E., Harris, P. N., Travis, S. P., & Kim, S. Y. (2016). Unfolding Case-Based Practicum Curriculum Infusing Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Preparation. Counselor Education and Supervision, 55: 216–232.
Booth, N. R., Travis, S. P., Borzumato-Gainey, C., & Degges-White, S. (2013). Social involvement: Helping students find their place in campus life.In C. Borzumato-Gainey & S. Degges-White (Eds.). College student mental health counseling: A developmental approach, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Travis, S. P. (May 2019). How, Can, and Should Individual Psychology Demonstrate Efficacy and Effectiveness Given the Current Evidence Based Practice Evaluation Standards.North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Annual Conference, Tucson, Arizonia.
Greene, C. A., Travis,S. P., & Foster, V. A. (November 2017). Incorporating moral education in counseling with young children: Encouraging prosocial choices and behavior. Association for Moral Education, St. Louis, Missouri.
Tuazon, V., Travis, S.P.,& Honderich, E. (March 2017). Drunkorexia and College Students with Alcohol-related Consequences. American Counseling Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.
Travis, S.,Tuazon, V., & Honderich, E. (October 2016). Drunkorexia: Eating and drinking behaviors of college students. Virginia Counseling Association Annual Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Greene, C., Williams, A., & Travis, S.P.(March, 2016). “We thought you’d just tell us’don’t do drugs'”: A substance abuse program for athletes. American CounselingAssociation Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
Harris, P., Greene, C., Williams, A., Kim, S., & Travis, S.P.(Oct.2015). Say what?Recognizing microaggressions in group counseling case studies. Association of Counselors,Educators and Supervisors, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Travis, S.P.(Oct. 2015). Invited lecturer: Adlerian Theory and Practice. Theories and Strategiesof Counseling School-Aged Children. College of William and Mary.
Greene, C. & Travis, S.P.(June, 2015) My body, my ideal: Building resilience to EDs amongcollege athletes through dissonance, connection, and empowerment. Eating Disorder inSport Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.
Travis, S. P.(May, 2015). Increasing social interest in college students. North American Societyof Adlerian Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Travis, S. P.(March. 2015). Using Adlerian Psychology to Assist College Students inDeveloping a Sense of Belonging. William and Mary School of Education ResearchSymposium. Williamsburg, Virginia.
Travis, S. P.,Greene, C., & Merlin, C. (Nov. 2014). From Glamorize to Empathize: Effective Programming for Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness. Virginia Counseling Association Annual Conference. Williamsburg, Virginia.
Travis, S.P.(Oct. 2014). Invited lecturer: Adlerian Theory and Practice. Theories and Strategiesof Counseling School-Aged Children. College of William and Mary.
Greene, C., Harris, P., Kim, S., Travis, S.P.,& Williams, A. (Oct, 2014). The case of Charlee: An experiential trauma-focused practicum. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Birmingham, Alabama.
Greene, C., & Travis, S.P., (Oct, 2014). Motivating athletic team culture change around substance use. American College Counseling Association Annual Conference. San Antonio, Texas.
Magruder, J., Booth, N. R., Hankton, U. N., Pratt, C., Travis, S. P.(Nov, 2013). Using brief assessments. Mississippi Counseling Association Conference. Jackson, Mississippi.
Travis, S. P.(July, 2013). Development and analysis of an Adlerian eating disorder assessment. North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.
Travis, S. P.(June, 2012). An investigation of Adlerian models applied to eating disorders.North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
Assistant Clinical Professor, 07/2018 – Present Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Doctoral Teaching Internship, 08/2013-05/2016 College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
02/2018 – Present Licensed Professional Counselor New Town Counseling Center, Williamsburg, VA
02/2018 – Present PRN Psychotherapist Veritas Collaborative, Richmond, VA
05/2017 – 02/2018 Clinical Director Veritas Collaborative, Richmond, VA
01/2015 – 01/2017 Group Co-Facilitator, New Directions New Horizons Family Counseling, Williamsburg, VA
08/2014 – 09/2016 Resident Counselor, New Horizon Family Counseling Center College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
08/2013 – 05/2016 Resident Counselor, New Leaf Clinic College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
09/2014 – 05/2015 Eating Disorder Intervention Leader, Resilient Female Athlete Program College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
08/2013 – 05/2015 Resident Counselor, Office of Counseling Services Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
08/2012 – 07/2013 Team Founder, Eating Disorder Treatment & Awareness Team The University of Mississippi, University, MS
08/2012 – 07/2013 Intern, College Counseling Center The University of Mississippi, University, MS
08/2012 – 01/2013 Practicum Student, Haven House Communicare, Oxford, MS
ADVOCACY, LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
Secretary (2016 – Present): North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Adlerian Research Network Liaison to the Board Member (2016-present): North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Editorial Board (2015 – 2016): William & Mary Educational Review Adlerian Counseling and Therapy Section Co-chair (2015 – 2016): North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Long Range Planning Committee Member (2014 – 2016): North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Emerging Leader (2014 – 2016): North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Public Relations Committee Member (2014 – Present): North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Eating Disorder Treatment and Awareness Team Founder (2012 – 2013): The University of Mississippi
HONORS AND AWARDS
Masters Student Excellence in Research Award (2013): The University of Mississippi Chi Sigma Iota – Epsilon Mu Chapter (2012): The University of Mississippi & the College of William and Mary Sigma Alpha Lambda National Honor Society (2010): James Madison University Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society (2008): Lynchburg College