Currently my research is surrounding compassion in counseling. I am examining ways counselors can better explore their own compassion and leverage this to enhance their counseling. Looking at compassion is in a professional counseling setting and discovering ways to cultivate this trait, educational practices for counselors-in-training can be enhanced. Additionally, having a solid understanding of how compassion is incorporated into a professional context can aid in job satisfaction and wellness.
Other areas of research I am interested in include how to integrate and blend technology into the counselor education, supervision, and client experiences. There are many ways in which we utilize and employ technology in the areas of counseling and education, but I feel strongly that we can push those boundaries further and continue to incorporate technology in creative, meaningful ways. Stay tuned for more information about my areas of research as I continue to develop, explore, and research my interests.