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Dr. Katie C. Fetzer

Dr. Katie C. Fetzer
Assistant Professor
By Appointment Only

Ph.D., Counseling, University of New Orleans, 2018
M.A., Counseling, Louisiana State University, 2010
B.S., Psychology, Louisiana State University, 2007

Dr. Fetzer is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor and currently practices in the private practice setting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Fetzer is the co-owner and co-founder of a mental health practice, The Wellness Studio, which currently has two locations in Louisiana. Dr. Fetzer has 10 years of post-graduate clinical experience working as a professional counselor in both inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse settings. Prior to her current position with the University of the Cumberlands, Dr. Fetzer served as an adjunct professor in the Counselor Education Department at University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she taught multicultural counseling coursework. Dr. Fetzer has 3 years of international teaching experience in the role as a doctoral student teaching assistant (TA) and has presented at conferences both locally and internationally on topics related to globalization and mental health policy. Dr. Fetzer has also guest lectured for Southern University Law School in efforts to train first year law students in multiculturalism to increase multicultural competency and awareness in their legal work. Dr. Fetzer’s certifications include Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certification, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Certification (ASIST), and Psychological First Aid Certification. Her research interests include mental health policy, racial equity, globalization of mental health treatment, as well as spirituality and creativity. Dr. Fetzer’s current research projects are focused on racial identity development and assessment. Her most recent research project examined the policymaking experiences and perspectives of state-level policymakers. In 2017, Dr. Fetzer’s mental health practice was the recipient of the radiance award granted by Family Road of Baton Rouge for their mental health services provided to the local community. Dr. Fetzer lives in Baton Rouge, LA with her husband and two-year-old son and enjoys playing the piano and reading.

Fetzer, K. (2018). A Sociopolitical View of Mental Health: An Exploration of the Lived Experiences of Policymakers Regarding their Perspectives Surrounding Mental Health Policy Construction. University of New Orleans Theses & Dissertations.

James, A., Pool, A., Fetzer, K, Walker, A., Allsbrook, D., & Herlihy, B. (manuscript in progress). The Theoretical and Clinical Implications of Western Counseling Theories and Practices on the Globalization of Counseling: A Case Study.

Herlihy, B. & Fetzer, K. (manuscript in progress). Going Global: The Role of Mental Health Counselors in the Internationalization of Counseling. 

Allen-Bell, A.A. & Fetzer, K. (2018, February). The role of people in justice battles: an overlooked aspect of civil rights litigation. Content session presented at the Institute for Civil Rights and Justice Event, Baton Rouge, LA

Fetzer, K. (2017, October). A Sociopolitical View of Counseling: Mental Health Policy and the Counseling Profession. Roundtable session presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL

Fetzer, K., Herlihy, B., Lyons, M., & Pool, A. (2016, July). Leadership in the Counselling Profession: Preparing Transculturally Competent Leaders. Content session presented at the International Association for Counseling Conference, St. Paul’s Bay, Malta 

Fetzer, K. (2016, October). Counselors Working in Psychiatric Hospitals: Challenges to Professional Identity. Poster session presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, New Orleans, LA 

Fetzer, K., Herlihy, B., James, A., Lyons, M., Pool, A., & Raddler, L. (2015, October). An Autoethnographic Study of the Transcultural Teaching Experiences of Doctoral Counselor Education Students: Implications for the Future of Global Counselor Education. Content session presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Philadelphia, PA 

Fetzer, K., Herlihy, B., James, A., Lyons, M., & Pool, A. (2015, October). Broadening the Scope of Theories for Counseling Globalization: Discussion from a Case Study. Roundtable session presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Philadelphia, PA 

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