Dr. Matthew Shurts

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Counseling and Educational Leadership

Dr. Matthew Shurts

Office: University Hall 3230
Phone: (973) 655-7190
Email:  shurtsm@mail.montclair.edu

         

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Degrees

  • PhD University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • EdS University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • MS University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • BA Wake Forest University

 

Career Appointments 

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Publications

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Presentations

Your Counseling Degree and Career Possibilities: Thinking Outside of the Box

Fall 2003

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Counseling and Educational Development 647B—Consultation and Counselor Education: Theory & Practice
  • Masters Level Course

Computers & Assessment: An Overview

Fall 2003

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Counseling and Educational Development 777A—Advanced Assessment
  • Doctoral Level Course 

Wellness and the World of Work: Taking a Holistic Approach

Spring 2003

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Counseling and Educational Development 210—Career/Life Planning 

Premarital Counseling: Rationale and Intervention Strategies

Spring, 2003

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Counseling and Educational Development 691—Advanced Clinical Seminar in Couples and Family Counseling
  • Masters Level Course 

Your Counseling Degree and Career Possibilities: Thinking Outside of the Box

Fall 2002

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Counseling and Educational Development 647B—Consultation and Counselor Education: Theory & Practice
  • Masters Level Course 

Wellness: Applications for College Students

Fall 2002

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Counseling and Educational Development 310—Helping Skills

Conducting Premarital Counseling: Basic Strategies for Intervention

Spring, 2002

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Counseling and Educational Development 691—Advanced Clinical Seminar in Couples and Family Counseling
  • Masters Level Course

Love Styles and Wellness: Implications for Students

Spring 2002

  • Davidson Community College; Psychology 301—Interpersonal Psychology

The Relationship Between Love and Personal Wellness

Fall 2001

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Counseling and Educational Development 310—Helping Skills

The Interplay of Love Attitudes and Wellness

Summer 2001

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Counseling and Educational Development 310—Helping Skills

Wellness and Love: Correlations and Implications

Summer 2001

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Counseling and Educational Development 210—Career/Life Planning

National Presentations 

Shurts, W. M., & Gibbons, M. M. (2005).  Help—I've never studied the DSM-IV-TR!   An introduction for DSM-IV-TR beginners.  Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association.  Atlanta, GA. *LEARNING INSTITUTE—INVITED HALF-DAY PRESENTATION* 

Shurts, W. M., & Myers, J. E. (2005).  The relationships among marital messages received, marital attitudes, relationship self-efficacy, and holistic wellness among never-married, traditional-aged undergraduates.  Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association.  Atlanta, GA. 

Shurts, W. M., & Gibbons, M. M. (2004).  My program didn’t cover the DSM-IV-R! A gentle introduction to assessment, diagnosis, and disposition for the DSM-IV-R neophyte.  Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association.  Kansas City, MO.

Gibbons, M. M., & Shurts, W. M. (2004).  Ethical Issues and Suggestions for Practitioners: Considering the Role of Internship Site Supervisor.  Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association.  Kansas City, MO. 

Shurts, W. M., Barrio, C. A., Myers, J. E. (2003).  Advocating for wellness: Helping the helpers.  Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association.  Anaheim, CA. 

Myers, J. E., Sweeney, T. J., Barrio, C. A., & Shurts, W. M. (2003).  The indivisible self: An empirically-based, emerging model of wellness.  Anaheim, CA. 

International Committee Membership (2003).  Experiencing the international group: US counselors working abroad.  Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association.  Anaheim, CA. 

Shurts, W. M., & Armeniox, L. F. (2002).  Infusing business & marketing across courses: An integrative approach.  National Conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.  Park City, UT. 

Watson, J. C., & Shurts, W. M. (2002).  Infusing technology: How do I know where to begin?  National Conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.  Park City, UT. 

Myers, J. E., Shurts, W. M. (2002).  Diversity in perceptions of love: Wellness as a unifying philosophy.  Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association.  New Orleans, LA. 

Shurts, W. M., & Wills, J. B. (2001).  Premarital Counseling: A realistic model for getting involved.  Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association.  San Antonio, TX. 

Regional Presentations 

Shurts, W. M., & Andrisani, F. (2004).  Innovative preventative techniques—Teaching inclusive premarital counseling.  North Atlantic Region of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference.  Mystic, CT. 

Roland, C., Pierce, G., & Shurts, W. M. (2004).  A diverse blend: Postmodern/feminist approach to supervision with counselors-in-training. North Atlantic Region of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference.  Mystic, CT. 

Shurts, W. M., Gibbons, M. M., & Williams, D. J. (2003).  Reflections on supervision training: Doctoral students’ first intensive experience.  Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference.  Chattanooga, TN. 

Shurts, W. M. (2003).  Incorporating Premarital Counseling Training into Marriage and Family Curricula.  Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference.  Chattanooga, TN. 

Cashwell, C. S., Degges-White, S., Gainey, C., Shurts, W. M., & Spurgeon, S. (2001).  Helping students translate theory into practice in couples and family counseling.  Annual Conference of the South Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.  Athens, GA.

State Presentations 

Shurts, W. M., & Gibbons, M. M. (2004).  Help—I’ve never studied the DSM-IV!  An introduction for DSM-IV beginners.  Annual Conference of the North Carolina Counseling Association.  Charlotte, NC. 

Wills, J. B., & Shurts, W. M. (2003).  Advocating for marriage: Should counselor have a role?  Annual Conference of the North Carolina Counseling Association.  Charlotte, NC. 

Gibbons, M. M., & Shurts, W. M. (2003).  Computer-based assessment and counseling: Some preliminary considerations.  Annual Conference of the North Carolina Counseling Association.  Charlotte, NC. 

Shurts, W. M. (2002).  A Marketing Primer: Conceptualizing the Process.  Annual Conference of the North Carolina Counseling Association.  Greensboro, NC. 

Shurts, W. M. (2002).  Premarital counseling: Strategies for engaging the engaged.  Annual Conference of the North Carolina Counseling Association.  Greensboro, NC. 

Wills, J. B., & Shurts, W. M. (2001).  Increase your earning potential: Marketing your counseling degree.  Annual Conference of the North Carolina Counseling Association.  Greensboro, NC. 

Shurts, W. M., & Wills, J. B. (2001).  Divorce Prevention: The state of premarital counseling. Annual Conference of the North Carolina Counseling Association.  Greensboro, NC. 

Shurts, W. M., & Wills, J. B. (2000).  The clinical treatment of sexual dysfunctions: Female and male arousal and orgasmic disorders.  Annual Conference of the North Carolina Counseling Association.  Charlotte, NC. 

Erwin, M., & Shurts, W. M. (2000).  The nuts and bolts of starting a private counseling practice.  Annual Conference of the North Carolina Counseling Association.  Charlotte, NC.

 

Service

National Service

Technology Committee Member, Association of Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, 2003.

Technology Interest Network, Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, 2003.

International Committee Member, American Counseling Association, 2002-2003

Student Volunteer, American Counseling Association Annual Conference, 2002

Technology Committee Member, Chi Sigma Iota International, 1999-2002

Student Volunteer, American Counseling Association Annual Conference, 2001

Student Volunteer, American Counseling Association Annual Conference, 2000

Regional Service

Supervision Interest Network, Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, 2003.

Community Counseling Interest Network, Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, 2003.

Technology Interest Network, Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, 2001-Present

University/Local Service

Faculty Search Committee, Montclair State University, 2005

Course Coordinator—Group Dynamics, Montclair State University, 2004-2005

President-Elect, President, and Past President, Upsilon Nu Chi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, 2001-2004

Technology Committee Chair/Webmaster, Upsilon Nu Chi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, 2000-Present

Vice President-External, Counselor Education Student Association, 2000-2001

Professional Development Committee Member, Counselor Education Student Association, 1999-2000

Professional Association Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 
  • Association for Spiritual, Ethical, Religious, and Value Issues in Counseling 
  • International Association of MArriage and Family Counselors 
  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisxual & Transgender Issues in Counseling 
  • North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselow Education and Supervisor 
  • Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • NARACES Journal of Counseling: On the editorial board & Reviewer of Manuscripts

Other Types of Reviews

  • American Counseling Associations Reviewer: Annual Conference Program
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Reviewer: Bi-Annnual Conference Program

Leadership Positions in Professional Organizations

  • Internation Fellow Co-Coordinator - Chi Sigma Iota International

 

Awards 

National/International 

Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Chi Sigma Iota International, 2004

Outstanding Advocacy Poster Presentation Award, Chi Sigma Iota International, 2003

Chi Sigma Iota International Fellow, 2001

State 

Third-Place Poster Presentation, Annual Conference of the North Carolina Counseling Association, 2000 

University/Local

Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Upsilon Nu Chi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2003-2004

Summer Research Award, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2003

Marion Pope Franklin Award, Counselor Education Student Association, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2003

Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Counselor Education Student Association, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002

Cohort Award, Counselor Education Student Association, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002

Student Employee of the Year Finalist, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002

Summer Research Award, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2001

Joyce Daughtry White Scholarship, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, School of Education, 2000

Charles Hayes Fellowship, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1999

Dean's List, seven semesters, Wake Forest University, 1993-1997

 

Projects

Program of Speciality

  • Counseling

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Premarital and pre-union counseling
  • Counselor Education Pedagogy
  • Romantic Relationship Development

 

Links

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