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Chelsey Holden

Dr. Chelsey Holden

Assistant Professor


Dr. Chelsey Holden is Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of School Counseling in the School of Child and Family Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Holden earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Mississippi State University and her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Southern Mississippi. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. Dr. Holden enjoys teaching, training counselors, conducting research, and mentoring student research projects. Her research agenda is focused on wellness for helping professionals, college students, and romantic couples; finances; and the link between mental health wellness and physical wellness.

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (PHD) - Mississippi State University (2017)
  • MS - University of Southern Mississippi (2013)
  • BS - Troy University (2011)

SCS 610: Foundations of School Counseling
SCS 611: Career Counseling
SCS 616: Assessment in Counseling
SCS 617: Counseling Skills
SCS 618: Group Process and Techniques
SCS 621: Ethical Practice of School Counseling
FAM 535: Families in Crisis
FAM 655: Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy Theories I
FAM 675: Family Research Methods

  • The Impostor Phenomenon in Mental Health Professionals: Relationships among Secondary Traumatic Stress, Burnout and Compassion Satisfaction, Contemporary Family Therapy, 2021,
  • MFTs: Training, confidence, and comfort to address client financial concerns, Marriage & Family Review, 2020, 10.1080/01494929.2020.1859038
  • Our Money, My Secrets: Why Married Individuals Commit Financial Infidelity, Contemporary Family Therapy, 2020,
  • Does how you treat yourself affect your health? The relationship between health promoting behaviors and self-compassion. , Journal of Health Psychology, 2020, 10.1177/1359105320912448
  • How Far is Too Far? Parenting Behaviors in Youth Sports, The American Journal of Family Therapy, 2020,
  • A call for ecologically-based teacher-parent communication skills training in pre-service teacher education programmes, Educational Review, 2019, 10.1080/00131911.2019.1666794
  • Discrepant alcohol use, conflict, and couples satisfaction in a community sample, American Journal of Family Therapy, 2019, 10.1080/01926187.2019.1658554
  • Understanding non-technical competencies: Compassion and communication among fourth-year veterinarians-in-training, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2019, 10.3138/jvme.0917-131r1
  • Characteristics of Veterinarians-in-Training: Perfectionism, Personality, and Resilience, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2020, 10.3138/jvme.0918-111r
  • The “perfect” counsellor: Personality factors and multidimensional perfectionism, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2019, 10.1080/03069885.2019.1682122
  • Effective College Instruction
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mississippi Counseling Association
  • Mississippi Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Mississippi School Counselor Association

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Areas of Expertise

Counselor Education; Marriage and Family Therapy; School Counseling