Dr. Baggs is an Associate Professor in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Cumberlands. Dr. Baggs has experience in diverse clinical settings such as schools, correctional facilities, and college counseling centers, as well as significant research experience in spiritual issues in multicultural counseling and mindfulness. Currently, her research agenda is focused on Experiences of Mindfulness and Expressions of Wellness, and she lives in Colorado with her two sons and partner.

PhD Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Florida, 2012
MEd/EdS Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida, 2008
BS Psychology, Florida State University, 2004

Baggs, A. (2020, October). The mindful counselor educator: Barriers to and strategies for the
integration of mindfulness in counselor education and supervision. Paper session accepted to
Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Virtual.
Hurst, T., Blumlein, J., Baggs, A., Bender, S. (2020). A qualitative exploration of combat
veterans’ lived experiences with treatment for trauma: Competencies influence outcomes.
Manuscript accepted for publication.
Angelos, E., & Baggs, A. (2020). Resilience, vicarious trauma and contemplative pedagogy in
counseling. Manuscript in preparation.
Thompson, I., Wolf, C. P., Mott, E., Baggs, A., Thompson, E.S., Callueng, C., & Puig, A.
(2017). Luna yoga: A wellness program for female counselors and counselors-in-training to
foster self-awareness and connection. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 13(2), 169-

  • Well-Being
  • Trauma