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School of Medicine Columbia

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Farren Stackhouse, Ph.D.

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science - Counseling and Rehabilitation Program
School of Medicine Columbia
Phone: 803-216-3694

SOMC VA Campus Building 1
6311 Garners Ferry Rd.
Columbia, SC 29209

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Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor Education
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University of Atlanta

B.A. in Clinical Psychology and Psychology of Addictions
Indiana - Purdue University of Indianapolis 

Areas of Expertise

Rehabilitation, Forensic and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Psychopathology in Sport and Exercise, Culturally Responsive Trauma-Informed Care. 

Research Interests

Neuropsychiatric and psychosocial response, embedding virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR-HMD) for therapeutic translation, transculturation, intricacies of counseling service delivery, addictions-comorbidity protocols, and assessment. My research employs a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies including bivariate analysis and ethnographic research design.

Certifications and Licenses

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor of North Carolina
  • Licensed Professional Counselor of Georgia
  • Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist
  • Board Certified Telehealth Provider
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certified

Professorship Teaching Responsibilities

  • NPSY 757 Psychopathology
  • NPSY 758 Classification and Assessment of Mental Disorders
  • RCON 700 Foundations of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
  • RCON 714 Rehabilitation Assessments
  • RCON 733 Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities

Counseling Experience

Farren Stackhouse, Ph.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science for the Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Dr. Stackhouse has a clinical background which includes work within various clinical settings, inclusive of incarceration facilities, medical and psychiatric infirmaries, emergency departments of hospitals and crisis stabilization units, and private practice. Dr. Stackhouse also has experience working with a variety of clinical mental health concerns, including mental illness, medically complex diseases underlying psychiatric, or substance use issues, behavior adjustment disorders inclusive of suicidality and comorbid diagnoses. In representation of professional organizations, Dr. Stackhouse, has developed research agendas as a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the American Educational Research Association with special interest group focus on education and sport.

Service (selected)

  • Coordinator of Rehabilitation Counseling Student Association (RCSA), University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia
  • PROPEL Research Mentorship, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia
  • Project Development Associate, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA Grant), 2020
  • Research Assistant, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR Grant), 2018-2019.
  • Graduate Research Reviewer, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering Department, 2018-2019.
  • Administrator, Gwinnett County Detention Center, Georgia Re-entry Intervention Program, (GRIP), 2012-2018.

Presentations (selected)

Stackhouse, F. (May 2020). Examining microaggressions experienced by Black athletes. Presentation for the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI). Champaign, IL.

Stackhouse, F. (April 2020). Effects of microaggressions on Black athlete identities. Presentation for the Social Justice in Sport & Exercise Psychology Symposium (SJSEP). Knoxville, TN.

Kim, T., Brooks, M., & Stackhouse, F. (April 2020). Moderating effects of social connectedness on demands of immigration, future anxiety, and life satisfaction; Presentation for the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Diego, CA.

Stackhouse, F., Pepper, M., (July 2019). Deviant racism: Consequences as Black athletes. Presentation for the Counseling and Therapy Summit. Nashville, TN.

Stackhouse, F. (May 2019). Deviant racism: Consequences as Black athletes. Presentation for the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC). Atlanta, GA.

Berger, M., Battle, T., Pepper, M., & Stackhouse, F. (October 2019). HBCU study abroad programs: The lived experiences of doctoral counseling students. Presentation for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). Seattle, WA.

Stackhouse, F. (April 2010). Happiness and sleep quality effects on everyday living: Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis. Presentation for IUPUI Research and Engagement. Indianapolis, IN.

Peer-Reviewed Publications (selected)

Kim, T., Brooks, M., Stackhouse, F. (2021). Discrimination, Social Connectedness, and Future Anxiety of First-Generation Korean Americans. Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling.

Current Writing Activities (In Review):

Stackhouse, F., Brooks, M., Wang, Y., Smith, S., Kim, T., & Limbrick, D. (2023).  A bivariate analysis of racial microaggression awareness and perfectionism among Black NCAA athletes: Implications for counselors to get in the game.

Stackhouse, F., (2023). Striving for transculturation through travel and transformation: A counselor’s auto-ethnographical use of photovoice.

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