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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Clinical Certifications and 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 and Scholarship

Recent Presentations

DeBell, C, Stratton, J S, Huntington, J, Nash, J, Davis, A, Duggan, C. Building a University–Based Integrated Health Clinic: Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Address the Health for ALL People. American Psychological Association (APA) National Conference. Denver, CO.  Platform presentation.  August 4-7, 2016. 

DeBell, C. S., Miller, B., Cates, J.   Using real time feedback in psychotherapy.  The annual URSC Excellence in Research and Scholarship Celebration.  Regis University, Denver, CO.  Paper presented.  April 7, 2016.

Anemaet, W, Nash, JD, Dalbey, SR, Debell, CS.  Managing Persistent Pain in Individuals with Arthritis: An Interprofessional Approach. American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals 2015 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. Platform Presentation: November 6-11, 2015.

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 and Recognition


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

Grant Awarded

  • University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC), Faculty Research and Scholarship Grant, $4994. Awarded. January 2016.

Community Involvement and 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

Service to Community

  • 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