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 Presentations  

Stratton, J., DeBell, C., Huntington, J., & Cates, J. (October 2014).  Uh Oh!  Mistakes, do-overs, and lessons learned in counselor supervision.  Paper presented to biannual conference of Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Jackson Hole, WY.

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

Service to Profession

  • Treasurer (Executive Board), Human-Animal Interaction Section of Division 17, American Psychological Association, 2009-present

Service to University

  • RHCHP Educational Technology Committee, 2013-present
  • RHCHP Research Committee, 2014-present

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