St. Bonaventure University

School of Education Faculty


Moore, Pressley

Pressley Moore

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Counselor Education
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Education

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
CONTACT
OFFICE
Works remotely
COURSES TAUGHT
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Counselor Education and Supervision, 2020
  • EdS, University of South Carolina, Counselor Education, 2011
  • B.S., Lander University, Psychology, 2007
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

As a professional school counselor, licensed professional counselor and nationally certified counselor, I have been privileged to serve in a variety of settings, with a diverse array of clients with varying educational and therapeutic needs. Throughout the last 10+ years, the focus of my work has primarily centered on vulnerable and under-served populations.

I have served as a school counselor/field placement supervisor at the secondary school level, as well as served in alternative placements such as an adult education center and public charter school. I have also served as a student affairs professional at both private and public universities.

Currently, in addition to my work as a counselor educator, I serve as a clinical practitioner in the private practice setting and frequently partner with key stakeholders to provide relevant, culturally responsive solutions and professional development opportunities. 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • NBCC Minority Doctoral Fellow
  • SREB Doctoral Fellow
  • 20+ refereed professional presentations (state, national and international)
  • Moore, C. P., Ohrt, J. & Packer-Williams, C. (2020). A Solution-Focused Approach to Student Reintegration into the Traditional School Setting After a Disciplinary Alternative School Placement. Journal of Child & Adolescent Counseling, 6(2), 83–96
  • For more details, please see linked CV.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

My teaching philosophy is experiential and reflective in nature. I believe in the transformative power of educational experiences. In my classroom, I promote learning by providing structure and meaningful experiences. I cultivate an environment conducive for growth and learning by igniting curiosity and encouraging experimentation.

Students are invited and expected to actively engage in a continuum of experiences designed to extend their learning beyond the written material and a baseline understanding of terms and concepts. I value and prioritize diversity, not only in instructional practices but in students’ backgrounds, perspectives and needs.

It is my goal to help emerging counselors develop a solid counselor identity, expose them to culturally relevant pedagogy and teach them to create, consume and utilize research in a manner that best serves their clients and communities. 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
My research interests include the use of solution-focused brief therapy techniques as an intervention for students returning to comprehensive schools after a disciplinary alternative school placement, school counselor supervision and enhancing equity and inclusion in the classroom and in the field.
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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