Professional Bio


  • Ph. D., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, MN
  • M.A., West Virginia University-Morgantown, WV
  • B.A., cum laude, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

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Certifications & Expertise

Practice Licensure

  • Licensed Professional Counselor

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • National Career Development Association
  • Society for Counseling Psychology
  • Society for Vocational Psychology, Charter member
  • American Psychological Association (APA), Human-Animal Interaction: Research & Practice, a Section of the Society for Counseling Psychology, Charter member

Research & Scholarship

Recent Publications

DeBell (2006).  What all applied psychologists should know about work.  Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 37, 325-333.

Recent Presentations  

DeBell, C. (2009, August).  Why is there a dog in the library, Mom?  In M.L. Randour (Chair), “Animal-assisted intervention:  Demonstration and guidelines for best practices.”  Symposium paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

DeBell, C. (2008, May).  New rules for a flat world:  Understanding globalization.  Invited Keynote presentation for “Working Locally, Thinking Globally,” The annual Santa Barbara Career Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA.

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Advocacy, School of Education and Counseling, Regis University, 2011
  • Excellence in Teaching, School of Education and Counseling, Regis University, 2010
  • Regis University, Doctoral Studies Grant, 2006

Community Involvement & Service

Community Service
  • Volunteer, Every Creature Counts, Ft. Lupton, CO, 2011-present
  • Volunteer and foster-parent, Front Range German Shepherd Rescue, Rocky Mountain German Shepherd Rescue, Denver, CO, 2009-2011

Service to University or Profession
  • Educational Technology Committee, Rueckert Hartman College for Professional Studies
  • Commission on Admission for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Site Visitor, 2010-present
  • Regis University, School of Education & Counseling, Academic Committee Member, 2008-2013
  • Regis University, Marriage and Family Therapy Committee Chair, 2009-2013
  • Regis University, Marriage and Family Therapy Program Chair, 2007-203
  • Regis University, Marriage and Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate Committee, 2005-present