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Dr. Colleen Grunhaus

Dr. Colleen Grunhaus
Director of MA Clinical Experiences

PhD Counselor Education and Supervision, William & Mary, 2018
MA Community Counseling, Regent University, 2011

Dr. Colleen Grunhaus is an Assistant Professor at University of the Cumberlands, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia, and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. Dr. Grunhaus earned a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from William & Mary and is a Board Certified Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Grunhaus currently teaches Marriage and Family Counseling, Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment, and Spirituality and Values in Counseling in the counseling program at UC. Dr. Grunhaus has published scholarly work in the areas of counselor and organizational wellness to include counselor burnout, secondary traumatic stress, moral distress, and workplace aggression. She has a passion for increasing counselor retention in the field of counseling by promoting counselor wellness. On a personal note, Dr. Grunhaus enjoys yoga, rock climbing, and hiking with her husband, Golden Retriever, and Labrador Retriever. 

Grunhaus, C. M., & Peck, J. (2021). Online Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. In S. M. Todd, T. M. Mikolon, & D. M. Perez (Eds.), Synchronous online counseling and supervision in the 21st century (pp. 185-202). Cognella. 

Wagner, N. J., Grunhaus, C. M., Tuazon, V. E. (2020). It Happened...Now What?: Effective and Ineffective Responses to Client Suicide. This is a quantitative research project examining agency and supervisor responses to counselors who have experienced a client suicide. 

Gosling, D., Grunhaus, C. M., & Gutierrez, D. (2019). A theoretical model of moral distress and moral injury. This is a conceptual, theoretical paper that proposes a model of the relationships between the constructs of moral injury and moral distress. 

Honderich, E., Grunhaus, C. M., & Martin, C. (2019). Workplace aggression and organizational values in the counseling profession: A descriptive analysis. Counseling and Values, 64(1), 108-128. 

Grunhaus, C. M., Tuazon, V. E., Gonzalez, E., & Wagner, N. J. (2018). A counselor education case study: The counselor value-based conflict model in action. Counseling and Values, 63(2), 164-179. 

McAdams, C. R., Foster, V. A., Tuazon, V. E., Kooyman, B. A., Gonzalez, E., Grunhaus, C. M.…Wagner, N. J. (2017). In-session therapist actions for improving client retention in family therapy: Translating empirical research into clinical practice. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 28(3), 1-19.