Juneteenth

Administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of the Juneteenth Independence Day.

Dr. Christian J. Dean is licensed as a professional counselor/board approved supervisor (LPC-S) and a Marriage and Family Therapist/board approved supervisor (LMFT-S) in Louisiana, where he practices at Counseling for Growth, LLC. Dr. Dean is a 26+ year member of the military (Army National Guard or Army Reserves), currently holds the rank of Colonel, and is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom III. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and participated as a collaborative investigator for the DSM-5 Field Trials in Routine Clinical Practice Settings. He works with Spanish Speaking clients, Service Members, Veterans, and with a wide variety of diverse client populations. Dr. Dean is an EMDR trained therapist and also integrates cognitive behavioral therapy in hic clinical work. Dr. Dean has interest, presented and/or published in the use of metaphors in counseling and counselor education, counseling couples, understanding military systems and dynamics, differential diagnostic and diagnostic processes, and ethical considerations in counseling. Dr. Dean resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife Kelly, and two children. Dr. Dean enjoys exercising, traveling, learning about all things real estate or stock/EFT investing, and soccer (especially international and continental tournaments - World Cup, Euro Cup, CONCACAF Cup, Copa America, etc.).


 

PhD Counselor Education and Supervision, University of New Orleans, 2004
MEd Human Services Counseling, University of New Orleans, 2000
BA Psychology, University of New Orleans, 1998

  • Silva, S., Dean, C. J., & Balkin, R. S. (in press). A canonical correlation analysis of self 
    compassion, life balance, and burnout in counselors. Journal of Counseling & Development. 
  • Dean, C. J. (2022). Ladders and shovels: How to climb out of emotional holes and stop 
    digging them. Flamenco Media, LLC.
  • Stewart-Spencer, S. E. & Dean, C. J. (Eds.). (2022). Metaphors in counselor education 
    and supervision. Routledge.
  • Dean, C. J. (2023, October). Decreasing Conflict and Increasing Emotional Intimacy in 
    Couples. Presented at the Louisiana Counseling Association Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA. 
  • Dean, C. J. (2023, October). Suicide Risk Awareness and Prevention with Service 
    Members and Veterans. Presented at the Louisiana Counseling Association Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Dean, C. J. (2023, October). The Use of Metaphors and Other Creative Approaches In 
    Counselor Education. Presented at the Louisiana Counseling Association Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Dean, C. J. (2023, March). PTSD: Assessing, diagnosing, and treatment planning. 
    Presented at the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, held virtually.
  • Dean, C. J. (2023, February). Ethical supervision practices for Louisiana LPC board 
    approved supervisors. Presented at the Connections Count Professional Development Conference in Lake Charles, LA. 
  • Dean, C. J. (2023, February). Suicide awareness and prevention. Presented at the 
    Connections Count Professional Development Conference in Lake Charles, LA.
  • Dean, C. J. (2023, February). Serving Those Who Serve: A Counselor’s Guide to 
    Where and How to Work with Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families. Presented at the 8th Annual Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference in New Orleans, LA. 

     
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Military and Veteran Counseling
  • Diagnosing and Assessment
  • Research


     

Contact

225.205.7508


Office

Remote