Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Counseling and Counselor Education

Departments:

Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE)

Research Interests

Suzanne Degges-White is a licensed counselor whose focus includes working with individuals and families facing transitions. Her academic research explores development over the lifespan with a strong focus on women's relationships and women's developmental transitions. She is currently president of the Association for Adult Development and Aging, a division of the American Counseling Association.

Education

  • Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Counseling and Counselor Education
    • Dissertation: The Relationships among Chronological Age, Subjective Age, Transitions, Wellness, and Life Satisfaction in Women at Midlife
  • Graduate Certificate, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Women's Studies
  • M.S. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Counseling, 2000
  • B.A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Psychology

Recent Publications

Refereed Journals

  • Degges-White, S., and Stoltz, K. (in press). Archetypal identity development, meaning in life, and life satisfaction: Differences among clinical mental health counselors, school counselors, and counselor educators. Adultpsan.
  • Young, T., Turnage-Butterbaugh, I., Degges-White, S., and Mossing, S. (in press). Wellness within undergraduate students on academic probation. Journal of College Counseling, Phipps, R., and Degges-White, S. (2014). A new look at transgenerational trauma transmission: Second generation Hispanic immigrant youth. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 42, 174-187.

Books

  • Killam, W., Degges-White, S., and Michel, R. (Eds.) (under contract). Career counseling interventions for diverse populations. New York: Springer.
  • Degges-White, S., and Van Tieghem, J. P. (in press). Toxic friendships: Findings solutions that work. New York: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Degges-White, S., and Colon, B. R. (Eds.) (2014). Expressive arts interventions for school counselors. New York: Springer.
  • Degges-White, S., and Gainey, C. (2014). Mothers and daughters: Living, loving, and learning over a lifetime. New York: Rowman and Littlefield

Book Chapters

  • Magruder, J., and Degges-White, S. (2014). Counseling issues over the academic year. In S. Degges-White and C. Borzumato-Gainey (Eds.), College mental health counseling: A developmental approach. New York: Springer.
  • Smith, C. V., Franklin, E., Borzumato-Gainey, C., and Degges-White, S. (2014). Counseling students regarding sexuality and sexual relationships. In S. Degges-White and C. Borzumato-Gainey (Eds.), College mental health counseling: A developmental approach. New York: Springer.
  • Booth, N., Travis, S., Borzumato-Gainey, C., and Degges-White, S. (2014). Social concerns: Finding one's place. In S. Degges-White and C. Borzumato-Gainey (Eds.), College mental health counseling: A developmental approach. New York: Springer.
Suzanne Degges-White

Contact

815-753-9163
sdeggeswhite@niu.edu
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