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Jessica Reno Burkholder, Assistant Professor, Department of Professional Counseling

Jessica Reno Burkholder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Professional Counseling
Monmouth University Graduate Center 113

Jessica Reno Burkholder, Ph.D.

A licensed professional counselor in New Jersey, Dr. Burkholder’s research interests focus on the ethical development and multicultural training of counselors. Clinically, she has specialized in the treatment of adolescent sexual behavior problems, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders.


Ph.D., Kent State University



Hall, S., Burkholder, J. & Burkholder, D. (2018). Group Work: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Clients. In Gross, D.R. & Stauffer, M. D. (Eds.), Introduction to Group Work, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Publishing.

Scholarly Articles

Burkholder, J., Burkholder, D., & Gavin, M. (In Press). The role of decision-making models and reflection in navigating ethical dilemmas. Counseling and Values Journal.

Burkholder, D., Hall, S. & Burkholder, J. (2014). Ward v. Wilbanks: Counselor educators respond. Counselor Education and Supervision. 53(4), 267-283.

Burkholder, D., & Burkholder, J. (2014). Reasons for ethical misconduct of counseling students: What do faculty think? The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision. 6(2). Electronic Journal

Burkholder, J. R. (2014). Reflections of Turkish international graduate students on life at a U.S. Midwestern university. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling. 36(1), 43-57.  doi: 10.1007/s10447-013-9189-5

Presentations/Invited Talks

Burkholder, J., Hall, S. F., & Burkholder, D. (October, 2018). Using ethical decision-making models to navigate dilemmas in clinical practice. European Branch American Counseling Association, Athens, Greece.

Hall, S. F, Cavaiola, A., Burkholder, J., & Burkholder, D. (September, 2017). Clinical supervision across populations: Methods and techniques. European Branch American Counseling Association. Budapest, Hungary.

Burkholder, J.R., Ford, D. J., & Hall, S. F. (February, 2019) “You’re either an ethical person or your not.” What does it mean to be an ethical counselor? Law and Ethics Counseling Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Burkholder, D., Hall, S. & J. R. Burkholder (March, 2016). Ward v. Wilbanks, Counselor educators respond. American Counseling Association, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Burkholder, J. R, & Burkholder, D. (March, 2016). ). Ethical dilemmas and decision- making models: Stories from the field. American Counseling Association, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Burkholder, J. R, Marks, S. & Smith, L. (March, 2015). Too close for comfort: The experience of countertransference during internship. American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL.

Burkholder, D. U. & Burkholder, J. R. (October, 2013).Counseling faculty attributions of student ethics misconduct. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Denver, CO.

Burkholder, J. (March, 2013). Understanding the needs of first-generation college students: Implications for university counseling centers. American Counseling Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Burkholder, J. (October, 2011). Increasing counselor educator engagement in the international student community. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Nashville, TN.