Dr. Edina L. Renfro-Michel

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Counseling and Educational Leadership

Dr. Edina L. Renfro-Michel

Office: University Hall 3215
Phone: (973) 655-5381
Email:  renfromichee@mail.montclair.edu

         

 

 

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Mississippi State University
  • M.Ed. University of New Orleans
  • B.A. University of New Orleans

 

Career Appointments 

No information available

 

Publications

 

Resume/CV

I am an assistant professor of counseling in the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership in the College of Education and Human Services. My doctorate in Counselor Education with a minor in School Psychology was earned from Mississippi State University in 2006.

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Published:

Refereed Journal Articles

Philpot, M., Renfro-Michel, E., & Windheim, B. (2010). Understanding clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder from an attachment theory framework. The Wisconsin Counseling Journal, 24, 22 -33. 

Renfro-Michel, E. L., O’Halloran, K. C., & Delaney, M. E. (2010). Using technology to enhance adult learning in the counselor education classroom. Adultspan, 9(1), 14-25. (Cited 3 times). 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Sheperis, C. (2009). The relationship between counseling supervisee attachment orientation and perceived bond with supervisor.

The Clinical Supervisor, 28(2),141-154. (Cited 3 times). 

Renfro-Michel, E., Burlew, L., & Robert, T. (2009). The interaction of work adjustment and attachment theory: Employment counseling implications.

Journal of Employment Counseling, 46(1), 18-26. (Cited 1 time). 

Hope, K., Renfro-Michel, E., & Sheperis, C. (2007). The effects of attachment orientation on the supervisory working alliance.  Journal of the Mississippi Counseling Association, 8(1), 2-11. 

Sheperis, C. J., Doggett, R. A., Hoda, N. E., Blanchard, T., Renfro-Michel, E., Holdiness, S., & Schlagheck, R. (2003). The development of an assessment protocol for reactive attachment disorder. The Journal of Mental Health Counseling. 25(4) 291-310. (Cited 15 times). 

Sheperis, C. J., Renfro-Michel, E., & Doggett, R. A. (2003). In-home treatment of reactive attachment disorder in a therapeutic foster care system: A case example. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 25 (1), 76-88. (Cited 19 times). 

Renfro-Michel, E. L. (2001). Treatments for children with post traumatic stress disorder.

Louisiana Journal of Counseling, IX, 44-47. 

Book Chapters

Renfro-Michel, E., Hall, K., Johnson-Gros, K., & Roberto, N. (2010).

Time-series designs. In C. J. Sheperis , M. H. Daniels, and J. S. Young (Eds.), Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. 

Sheperis, C. J., Doggett, R. A., & Renfro-Michel, E. L. (2003). Disrupted attachment patterns and youth-at-risk: Understanding and treating disruptive behavior. Fostering Our Youth’s Well-being: Healing the Social Disease of Violence. New York: McGraw Hill. 

Other Publications

Renfro-Michel, E. (2009). Child abuse. (Refereed). In Erdford, B. (Ed.), American Counseling Association Encyclopedia of Counseling. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2008). Navigating the journey of aging parents: A book review. (Refereed). Adultspan Journal. 7(2), 109-111. 

Submitted For Review

Renfro-Michel, E. (In review). Foster Parent Stress: A Preliminary Investigation

(Refereed). Journal of Counseling, Research and Practice. 

Manuscripts in Progress

Kooyman, L, Schafer, K., & Renfro-Michel, E. (in preparation). Developing a mediation resource center: Reducing conflict in residence halls. 

Delaney, M., & Renfro-Michel, E. (In preparation). Cognitive and feminist therapies: An integration of theory and practice. 

Renfro-Michel, E., Webber, J., & Mascari, J. B. (Proposal in preparation). It’s Not Rocket Science: Integrating Technology into Your Higher Education Classes. Proposal and first chapter: Virtual Worlds will be submitted to Pearson Publishing by March 31, 2011.

Burlew, L., Renfro-Michel, E., & McClain, G. (In final analysis and writing). Developing and teaching a hybrid career counseling course. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Kelton, A. J. (In preparation). Teaching counseling theories in Second Life. (Refereed). Will be submitted to the Journal of Technology in Counseling. 

Scholarly Presentations 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Lehembre, M. (April, 2012) Ethical Issues Related to Technology Use in Supervision will be presented at the New Jersey Counseling Association in Lincroft, NJ. 

Renfro-Michel, E, & Volpe, C. (March 2012). Creating Pedagogically Sound Hybrid Courses Presented at NJEdge.net Faculty Showcase Best Practices Conference in Wayne, NJ. 

Renfro-Michel, E., Kooyman, L., O’Halloran, K., & Schafer, K. (October 2011). Shaping the Future: Creating Collaborative Learning Opportunities for Higher Education Counseling Students presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Nashville, TN. 

Renfro-Michel, E., Delany, M., & Gordon, M. (June 2011). Utilizing Attachment Theory in Clinical Supervision: Integrating Theory and Practice. Presented at the Seventh International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision in Garden City, NY. 

Webber, J., Renfro-Michel, E., & Mascari, J. B. (March 2011). Ethics Issues in E-communication, social networking and online counseling with clients. Was presented at the New Jersey Counseling Association conference in Lincroft, New Jersey. 

Webber, J., Renfro-Michel,E., & Mascari, J. B. (September 2010). Social networks, Facebook, and alternative universes: Virtual places to teach and connect with today’s students (Refereed). Presented at the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in New Brunswick, NJ. 

Renfro-Michel, E., O’Halloran, K, & Antonucci, J. (September 2010). Navigating the transition to academia: A multi-faceted graduate student development program (Refereed). Presented at the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in New Brunswick, NJ. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Wilson, J. (2010). Teaching counseling theories in Second Life.

Interview in Second Life for Online Events at http://www.onlinevents.co.uk. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & O’Halloran, K. (2010). Innovation in graduate preparation: Revolutionary technology to enhance student learning (Refereed). Presented at the American College Personnel Association conference in Boston, MA. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2009). Helping students understand difficult concepts: Incorporating Second Life into hybrid courses. (Refereed). Will be presented at NJEDge.Net 6.0 (New Jersey Higher Education Network) conference in Plainsboro, NJ. 

O’Halloran, K., Renfro-Michel, E., & Burlew, L. (2009). Using Technology in the Counselor Education classroom (without sacrificing student interaction!). (Refereed). Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision national conference in San Diego, CA. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2009). The Theorists Project: Teaching counseling theories in Second Life. (Refereed). Keynote Presentation at the International Virtual Conference for Counseling presented in Second Life. http://sl.counseloreducation.org/Conference/conference.html 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Kelton, A.J. (2009). Using Second Life to teach difficult concepts. (Refereed). Presented at the Second Life Educators Conference in Second Life. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Philpot, M. (2009). I hate you don’t leave me: Understanding borderline personality disorder in an attachment theory framework. (Refereed). Presented at the American Counseling Association national conference in Charlotte, NC. (29% acceptance rate). 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Volpe, C. (2008). Reaching the Y generation: Utilizing video- podcasting in college classes. (Invited). This preconference workshop was presented at the NJEDge.Net 5.0 (New Jersey Higher Education Network) Conference. Plainsboro, NJ. (Invited). 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Kelton, A.J. (2008). Using Second Life to teach difficult concepts. (Refereed). Presented at the Northeast Connect Conference. Montclair, NJ. 

O'Halloran, K., Renfro-Michel, E., & Burlew, L. (2008). Using technology in the counselor education classroom (without sacrificing student interaction!). (Refereed). Presented at the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Portland, ME. 

Renfro-Michel, E. & Burlew, L. (2008). What we should be teaching our high school students: Enhancing career success by focusing on work adjustment and attachment issues. (Refereed). Presented at the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision in Portland, ME. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2008). It’s not rocket science: How to easily incorporate video podcasting into your pedagogy. Presented at the Learning 2.0 Conference. Montclair, NJ. 

Renfro-Michel, E. & Burlew, L. (2008). Enhancing career success by focusing on work adjustment and attachment issues. (Refereed). Presented at the American Counselors Association National Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. 29% acceptance rate. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Volpe, C. (2008). It’s not rocket science: How to easily incorporate video podcasting into your pedagogy. (Refereed) Presented at New Jersey’s Higher Education Network’s (njedge.net) 9th Annual Faculty Best Practices Showcase at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, N.J. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Volpe, Courtney (2007). It’s not rocket science:

How to easily incorporate video podcasting into your pedagogy. (Refereed).

Presented at the Northeastconnect regional 2007 conference in New York, NY. 

Renfro-Michel, E., Alleyne, V., & Oliva-Flemming, V. (2007). Taming the wild beast: Counselor educators use of technology. (Refereed). Presented at the

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference in Columbus, OH. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Robert, T. (2006). Attachment and Supervision. (Refereed). 

Presented at the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Lake George, NY. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2006). Supervisee attachment orientations and supervision working alliance. (Refereed). Poster presented at the American Counseling Association’s World Conference, Montreal, Canada. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2005). Attachment orientations and the working alliance in counselor supervision. (Refereed). Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2005). The relationship between supervisee attachment and perceived rapport in supervision: A pilot study. (Refereed). Poster presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Sheperis, C.J., & Renfro-Michel, E. (2004). Behavioral parent training for counselors: Teaching parent/child interaction therapy. (Refereed). Presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Athens, GA. 

Renfro-Michel, E., Holdiness, S. H., & Sheperis, C.J. (2003). Attachment and youth at risk: Recommendations for school counselors. (Refereed). Presented at the Mississippi Counseling Association Conference, Choctaw, MS. 

Renfro-Michel, E., Holdiness, S. H., Hope, K. J., & Sheperis, C. J. (2003). Attachment and adult romantic relationships: An overview. (Refereed). Presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision’s Conference, Chattanooga, TN. 

Browning, D., Renfro-Michel, E., & Hall, K. (2002). A comparison of the MMPALT II and the MMPALT III visual, print and aural subscales for a college of education population. (Refereed). Presented at the Institute for Learning Styles Research’s conference, Auburn, AL. 

Renfro-Michel, E., Hall, K., & Sheperis, C. J. (2002). Post traumatic stress disorder: Recommendations for professional school counselors. (Refereed). Presented at the Mississippi Counseling Association, Biloxi, MS. 

Sheperis, C.J., Renfro-Michel, E., Holdiness, S., Hall, K., & Sheperis, S. (2002). Reactive attachment disorder in schools: Recommendations for professional school counselors. (Refereed). Presented at the Mississippi Counseling Association Conference, Biloxi, MS. 

Sheperis, C.J., & Renfro-Michel, E. (2002). Validation of the Black Adolescent Racial Identity Scale. (Refereed). Presented at the American Counseling Association’s World Conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Renfro-Michel, E., Deroche, M., & Christensen, T. (2001). Counseling couples when one partner is a childhood sexual abuse survivor: Implications for counselors. (Refereed). Presented at the American Counseling Association’s World Conference, San Antonio, TX. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Deroche, M. (2000). Techniques for counseling children diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (Refereed). Presented at the Louisiana Counseling Association’s Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. 

Deroche, M., Renfro-Michel, E., & Christensen, T. (2000). Working with sexual abuse survivors: Family dynamics. (Refereed). Presented at the Louisiana Counseling Association’s Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. 

Scholarly Audio Podcasts

Renfro-Michel, E. (2007). Hurricane Katrina and school counseling services: An interview with Michael Barocco. Counseloradiosource.net. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2007). Spirituality and counseling: An interview with Dr. Tracey Robert. Counseloraudiosource.net. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2006). Work success and work adjustment: An interview with Dr. Larry Burlew. Counseloraudiosource.net. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2006). Integrating nutrition and exercise with school counseling: An interview with Dr. Verna Oliva-Flemming. Counseloraudiosource.net. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2006). Forensic interviewing in child sexual abuse cases: An interview with Dr. Sacky Holdiness. Counseloraudiosource.net. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2006). Counseling with Native American/Alaskan Natives: An interview with Dr. John J. Peregoy. Counseloraudiosource.net.

 

Presentations

Renfro-Michel, E. (2012). How to use pedagogy to integrate technology into your courses: An introduction to teaching hybrid and online classes. Presented to adjunct faculty for the P-3 Modified Alternate Route Program, Montclair State University. Montclair, NJ. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2012). Identifying and preventing childhood sexual abuse presented for the Nutley Parent Advocacy Network. Nutley, NJ. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Festa, G. (2011). Digital media and real world bullying: Introducing empathy to middle school students. Presented at the Montclair State University’s College of Education and Human Services Professional Development Series: Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying in Educational Settings, Series Program One. Montclair, NJ. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Delaney, M. (2010). Using technology to enhance adult learning in the counselor education classroom. Presented at the College of Education and Human Services Faculty Scholarship Poster Session, Montclair State University. 

Burlew, L. D., Renfro-Michel, E. L., Ryerson, K., & Xie, V. (2009). Virtual versus real world learning: Crisis in the classroom? Presented for the Educational Foundations Colloquium Series, Montclair State University.  

Renfro-Michel, E. (2009). Utilizing Second Life in a counseling theories class. Poster presentation for the College of Education and Human Services, Montclair State University. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Volpe, C. (2008). Integrating video podcasting into your pedagogy.

Presented at the MSU Summer Symposium: Making the Transition from Face-to-face to Online Pedagogy. Sponsored by the Office of Information Technology: Technology Training and Integration at Montclair State University. (Invited). 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2008). Efficacy of utilizing video podcasts in pedagogy. Presentation for Showcase of Current Technology Integration for Mr. Cary Africk. Sponsored by the Montclair State University’s Office of Information Technology. (Invited). 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2008). Group conflict resolution. A one-hour workshop presented to Resident Assistants at Montclair State University. Sponsored by Montclair State University Resident Education. (Invited). 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2008). The effects of video podcasting on pedagogy in face-to-face and hybrid classes. Presented at the New Year’s Resolution Faculty Forum Showcase sponsored by the Montclair State University’s Office of Information Technology: Technology Training and Integration. (Invited). 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Volpe, C. (2007). It’s not rocket science: How to easily incorporate video podcasting into your pedagogy. A one-hour workshop presented to Montclair State University Faculty. Sponsored by Montclair State University’s Office of Information Technology: Technology Training and Integration. (Invited). 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2007). Counseling children and adolescents: Ethical issues. Guest lecturer for Professional Issues in Counseling at Fairfield University. Fairfield, CT. (Invited). 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2006). Behavior management for parents: The keys to time-out and job card grounding. A one-hour workshop presented to Rowan County Parents. Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning – Parenting Center, Morehead State University. Morehead, KY. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2004). Clinical supervision training: Multicultural Issues and Attachment in Supervision. A full day training workshop presented for clinical faculty and field supervisors throughout Mississippi. Sponsored by the Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor Association. Jackson, MS. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2004). Clinical supervision training: Multicultural issues and attachment orientations in supervision. A full day training workshop presented for clinical faculty and field supervisors throughout Mississippi. Sponsored by the Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor Association. Jackson, MS. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Hall, K. (2002). Behavior management in the classroom. A half-day workshop presented to special education teachers and paraprofessionals. Sponsored by the Special Education Department of the Starkville Public School Board. Starkville, MS. 

Renfro-Michel, E. & Holdiness, S. (2002). Stress management for foster parents: How to handle those difficult days. A half-day workshop presented to Mississippi foster parents. Sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Starkville, MS. 

Renfro-Michel, E., & Holdiness, S. (2002). Behavior management. A half-day workshop presented to Mississippi foster parents. Sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Meridian, MS. 

Holdiness, S., & Renfro-Michel, E. (2002). Talking to kids about their feelings: Reducing anxiety for you and your children. A half-day workshop presented to Mississippi foster parents. Sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Meridian, MS.

 

Service

Professional Association Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES)
  • New Jersey Counseling Association (NJCA)

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • The Clinical Supervisor

Professional journals for which you are the editor

  • The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Leadership Positions in Professional Organizations

  • North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Executive Board

 

Awards 

Nominated: Outstanding Dissertation Award for the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (2006). 

Janie G Rugg Scholarship (2002) Awarded by the Mississippi Counseling Association 

Emerging Leaders Award (2001) Awarded by the Southern Association of Counselor

Educators and Supervisors

Renfro-Michel, E., & Kelton, A.J. (2008). The Theorists Project. Virtual learning prize application submitted to the New Media Consortium (NMC), $5,000. Unfunded. 

Renfro-Michel, E. (2006). Integrating new state certification standards into school  practicum and advanced practicum. Grant submitted to the Center for Teaching and Learning at Morehead State University, $1,000. Unfunded. 

Doggett, R.A., Sheperis, C., Renfro-Michel, E., & Holdiness, S. (2002) Evaluation of the  assessment, treatment, and training needs of adoptive and foster parents in  Mississippi who have children with reactive attachment disorder. Grant submitted to the Faculty Senate, Mississippi State University, Mississippi. $2000. Funded.

 

Projects

Program of Specialty

  • Counseling

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Attachment Theory
  • Counselor Supervision
  • The relationship between attachment and supervision working alliance
  • Pedagogically driven technology use in counselor education and higher education courses
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder 

Research Projects

The effectiveness of hybrid courses in counseor education:

We are studying the relationship between attachment, learning style, and technology competence in relation to successful completion of hybrid courses.

Mediation Rescource Center Program Effectiveness:

We are studying the effectiveness of the Mediation Resource Center - an on campus collaboration between the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership and Residence Life.