Dr. Nathaniel Ivers

Dr. Nathaniel IversDr. Nathaniel Ivers
Associate Department Chair and Assistant Professor

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Mailing Address:

Department of Counseling, Box 7406, WFU, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Faculty member at Wake Forest University since July 2012


Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education, UNC-Greensboro, 2009
MA in Counseling, Wake Forest University, 2006
B.S. in Psychology, Brigham Young University, 2003
A.A.S. in Psychology, Ricks College, 2000

Research and Special Interests:

Bilingual counseling; Culture; Terror Management Theory; Existentialism; Counseling with Spanish-speaking immigrants; Wellness

Awards (selected):

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, UNCG, 2009
  • Outstanding Research Award, Chi Sigma Iota, 2009
  • Outstanding Research Award, Upsilon Nu Chi Chapter, CSI, 2009
  • Marian Pope Franklin Award, UNCG, 2008

Professional Service (selected):

  • Chair,Committee on Addiction Counseling Training and CACREP Standards, IAAOC, 2011- present
  • Editorial Review Board,Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 09/2010 – present
  • Ad Hoc Editorial Board, Career Development Quarterly, 12/2011 – present

Counseling Experience:

  • Part-time Private practitioner, Winston-Salem, NC, 2009-2010
  • PRN Bilingual Alcohol Counselor, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 2009-2010
  • Part-time Bilingual Counselor, Host Homes of Catholic Social Services, Winston-Salem, NC, 2008-2009

Professional Licensure and Memberships (selected):

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Human Services: Board Certified Practitioner
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors
  • International Association for Addictions and Offender Counselors
  • Association for Creativity in Counseling

Recent Publications (Selected):

  • Ivers, N. N. (2012, in press). The effect of ethnicity on multicultural competence. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, and Research.
  • Ivers, N. N., Milsom, A., & Newsome, D. W. (2012, in press). Using Gottfredson’s theory of circumscription and compromise to improve Latino students’ school success. Career Development Quarterly.
  • Gladding, S. T., & Ivers, N. N. (2012). Group work: A counselor educator’s guide to preparing a course syllabus. In D. M. Perera-Diltz and K. C. MacClusckie (Eds.), The counselor educator’s survival guide: Designing and teaching outstanding courses in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling (171-186). Francis, KY: Routledge.
  • Ivers, N. N., & Myers, J. E. (2011). Mortality as a context for multicultural practice: Awareness of death and relating with diverse clients. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 6(1), 15-28. doi: 10.1080/15401383.2011.557310
  • Ivers, J. J., & Ivers, N. N. (2010). Teaching deeper culture in elementary school foreign language classes. Learning Languages, 15(2), 20-21, 23.
  • Shattell, M., Quinlan-Colwell, A., Villalba, J., Ivers, N., & Mails, M. (2010). A cognitive-behavioral group therapy intervention with depressed Spanish-speaking Mexican women living in an emerging immigrant community in the United States. Advances in Nursing Science, 33(2), 158-169.
  • Villalba, J., Ivers, N. N., & Ohlms, A. B. (2010). Cuento group work in emerging rural Latino communities: Promoting personal-social development of Latina/o middle school students of Mexican heritage. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 35(1), 23-43.
  • Ivers, J. J., Ivers, J. J., & Ivers, N. N. (2008). Cross-cultural instruction, consciousness raising, and inviting heightened self-esteem. The Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 14, 11-24.

Recent presentations (selected):

  • Clarke, P., Ivers, N., Shaw, E. (October 2014) Integrating Demetia Education into Counselor Education: The Why and the How. Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Birmingham, AL.
  • Zambrano, E., & Ivers, N. N. (2012, January). Self-care for helper: Strategies in professional counselor wellness.  Keynote address presented at the 2012 South Texas Counseling Association Winter Workshop. San Antonio, TX, January 13, 2012.
  • Ivers, N. N., & Veach, L. J. (2011, March). Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions for English- and Spanish-speaking Medical Center Trauma Unit Patients. Presentation given at the 2011 American Counseling Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.
  • Ivers, N. N. (2010, October). The Influence of Existential Factors on Counseling Students Multicultural Counseling Competence. Presentation given at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Williamsburg, VA, October 30, 2010.
  • Ivers, N. N., & Henderson, K. (2010, November). Using Gottfredson’s Career Development Approach with Latino/a Adolescents. Presentation given at the 2010 Texas Counseling Association Conference, Austin, TX, November 12, 2010.
  • Ivers, N. N., & Myers, J. E. (2010, October). The Cultural Adaptation of the Five Factor Wellness Inventory (5F-WEL) into Spanish. Presentation given at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Williamsburg, VA, October 30, 2010.
  • Cannon, E. B., Jackson-Cherry, L., Kocet, M., Frank, D., Ivers, N. N. (2010, March). Toward wholeness: Integrating spiritual and LGBT identities. 2010 American Counseling Association Conference, Pittsburg, PA, March, 2009.
  • Ivers, N. N. (2009, October) Mortality salience and self-esteem: The effect of increased death awareness on counseling students’ perceived multicultural counseling competence. 2009 Ernest Becker Foundation Conference, Seattle, WA, October, 2009.
  • Paredes, D., Ivers, N. N., Kemer, G., & Stanciu, A. (2009, March). Experiences in counseling in a second language – Lost in translation? 2009 American Counseling Association Conference, Charlotte, NC, March, 2009.


Enjoys spending time with family, playing and watching sports, and reading.

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