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Jessica Reno Burkholder, Assistant Professor, Department of Professional Counseling

Jessica Reno Burkholder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Professional Counseling
Graduate Center 137

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:

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
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.