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Lori Nixon

Dr. Lori M. Nixon (Bethea)

Assistant Professor

School:

School of Arts & Sciences

Department:

Psychology & Counseling

Office Location:

Farley Center, 110

Office Hours:

All Fall, 2021 office hour meetings will be conducted virtually and in person, please schedule an appointment:
  • M: (virtual) 4:30PM-6:30PM
  • TH: (in office) 10:00AM-11:00AM, 12:15PM-1:15PM

Educational Background

  • Barry University, Miami, FL
    • PH.D, Counseling with a Specialization in Marital & Family counseling, 2016
  • Monmouth University, West Long branch, NJ
    • Post Master’s Certificate in Professional Counseling, 2008
  • Monmouth University, West Long branch, NJ
    • MA, Psychological Counseling, 2007
  • Monmouth University, West Long branch, NJ
    • BA, Psychology, 2005

Professional Experience

Licenses/Certifications:
  • NJ Licensed Professional Counselor (2011- Present)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
  Georgian Court University (2016-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling, 2019-Present – Core Faculty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology & Counseling, 2017-2019
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology & Counseling, 2016-2017
Intentional Hearts Counseling Services, Oakhurst, NJ (2015- Present)
  • Owner, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ocean Mental Health Services, Toms River, NJ (2012-2016)
  • Outpatient Services
Barry University, Miami Shores, FL (2011)
  • Adjust Instructor- Counseling Graduate Program
Henderson Behavioral Health, Lauderdale Lakes, FL (2009-2011)
  • Crisis Services
Ocean Mental Health Services, Toms River, NJ (2007-2009)
  • Children’s Services
Courses Taught
  • CMH 5600- The Counseling Profession
  • CMH 5304- Techniques of Marriage and Family Counseling
  • CMH 5357- Seminar in Addiction Treatment & Prevention
  • CMH 5300- Counseling Theories
  • CMH 6000- ProSeminar
  • CMH 5603- Crisis Intervention
  • CMH 5802- Internship in Counseling I
  • CMH 5400- Life Span Development
  • PS 111- Intro to Psychology
  • PS 270- Theories of Personality
  • PS 223- Psychopathology
  • PS 223 H- Psychopathology Honors
  • PS 300- Multicultural Psychology
  • PS 455- Senior Seminar
 

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • Couples/Relationship issues
  • Christianity & Counseling
  • Issues impacting BIPOC groups
  • Multiculturalism
  • Integration of Dance therapy in Counseling

Additional Information

Publications:
  • Nixon- Bethea, L. (2018). Riley’s worry away: A children’s book about worrying. Totowa, NJ: Author.
  • Nixon, L. (2016). “Navigating the Black church: Stories of men on the down low”. Proquest. (Dissertation)
Media/Interviews:
  • Walk- Morris, T. (2021, November, 9). How Eurocentric beauty standards harm black women. Shape.
  • Andrews, T. (2021, October). Beware this creepy cultish dating trend.Cosmopolitan, 270, 60-61. (Print)
  • Hui, K. (2021, July, 16). How to find a culturally sensitive therapist. Very Well Health. 
  • LAmie, L., & Andrews, T. (2021, March, 31). Heres everything you need to know about lovebombing and why its so dangerous. Cosmopolitan.
  • Andrews, T. (2021, March, 9). 10 not so  obvious signs youre in a toxic relationship. Cosmopolitan.
  • Moran, G. (2020, April, 2). Books for helping children deal with worry and fear. GCU Magazine.
  • Strupp, J. (2019, September, 3). Gutted programs, loneliness: 6 big challenges NJ students face this school year. Asbury Park Press.

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