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Martin Cortez Wesley, PhD, LMHC, LPCC-S, NCC, LCADC, MAC, DCC

Title:

Chair and Professor for the Florida School of Counseling

Programs/Classes Taught:

CMHC

  • HSC 501 Fundamentals of Counseling
  • HSC 503 Counseling & Human Development in a Multicultural Society
  • HSC 504 Clinical Techniques of Counseling
  • HSC 505 Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
  • HSC 506 Introduction to Theory and Practice of Family Therapy
  • HSC 509 Human Development Theory
  • HSC 510 Theories in Counseling
  • HSC 511 Professional Practice and Ethics in Counseling
  • HSC 512 Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling
  • HSC 514 Counseling for Career Development
  • HSC 519 Psychological Assessment in Counseling
  • HSC 524 Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
  • HSC 533 Counseling Practicum
  • HSC 541 Trauma and Crisis Interventions
  • HSC 520 Human Sexuality
  • HSC 581 Counseling Internship I
  • HSC 582 Counseling Internship II
  • HSM 508 Research and Evaluation Methodology
  • HSS 534 Perspectives in Substance Abuse Counseling

Electives

  • HSC 542 Psychopharmacology for Counselors
  • HSC 543 Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • HSC 5XX Private Practice Management
  • HSC 5XX Grief and Loss
  • HSC 5XX Integrating Spirituality in Counseling
  • HSC 5XX Addictions and Family Counseling
  • HSC 5XX Ethics and Professional Orientation of Addiction Counseling
  • HSC 5XX Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment and Relapse Prevention in Addictions Counseling
  • HSC 5XX Advanced Theories and Techniques of Addictions Counseling
  • HSC 5XX Alternative Approaches to Addiction Treatment
  • HSC 5XX Motivational Interviewing
  • CES 6XX Advanced SPSS

 CES

  • CES 649 – Teaching in Higher Education
  • CES 677 – Curricular Design & Program Assessment in Higher Ed.
  • CES 660 – Leadership and Advocacy in Counselor Education
  • CES 645 – Multicultural Issues in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • CES 644 – Models of Clinical Supervision
  • CES 690A – Internship I
  • CES 690B – Internship II
  • CES 652 – Advanced Theory and Practice
  • CES 646 – Ethics in CES and Advanced Counseling Specialization
  • CES 692 – Advanced Counseling Practicum
  • RES 600 – Intro to Doctoral Studies and Research
  • RES 652 – Methods and Analysis of Quantitative Research
  • RES 654 – Methods and Analysis of Qualitative Research
  • RES 640 – Survey Research Design
  • CES 696 – 699 – Dissertation

Areas of Expertise:

  • Addiction Treatment
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Tele-Mental Health Counseling
  • Counseling Supervision
  • Counseling Regulation
  • Program Assessment and Accreditation
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy

Biography:

Dr. Martin Wesley is the Chair for the Florida School of Counseling with National Louis University.  He has served as a licensed professional for over 20 years in Arizona, Kentucky and Florida. Clinically, she specializes in marriage and family issues and the treatment of addiction. Dr. Wesley has been teaching for over 20 years and is a leader in Counselor Education and Supervision where he has shaped the profession through online and hybrid/blended education. He has been a leader in counseling regulation and has served for eight years as a member and chair for four years of the State of Kentucky’s Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.  He serves as a CACREP accreditation liaison and site team visitor. He is a Kentucky Colonel and has been honored with various awards and recognitions including the Kearney Campbell Memorial Award and the Counselor Educator of the Year from the Kentucky Counseling Association. Dr. Wesley’s research interests relate to addiction, animal-assisted therapy, spirituality and mental health, distance learning and the study of helpers and their families. He has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in Academic texts. He is currently writing a text on Distance Education and another book related to spirituality and mental health.  He lives with his wife of over 35 years and loves spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Education:

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Walden University, Academic/Counseling Psychology.
  • M.Ed., Northern Arizona University, Human Relations and Counseling
  • B.S., Liberty University, Psychology

Credentials

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), State of Florida # LH17156
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor (LPCC-S), State of Kentucky KY-0665
  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), State of Kentucky, KY-ADCLA00224072
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) National Board of Credentialed Counselors (NBCC)
  • Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC), Center for Credentialing and Education
  • Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) #87000635A - Expired, State of Indiana
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #CC-2297 – Expired, State of Arizona
  • Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) #SA1544- Expired, State of Arizona

Research and Interests:

Research Interests: addiction, animal-assisted therapy, spirituality and mental health, distance learning and the study of helpers and their families.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Kentucky Counseling Association
  • Florida Counseling Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Association of State Counseling Boards
  • Kentucky Association of Addiction Professionals
  • The Association for Addition Professionals (NAADAC)
  • American Mental Health Counselor’s Association

 

Recent Publications and Presentations

Wesley, M. C., Ramaswamy, A., Buckley, M., Kress, V., Sexton, L. (2019, April) License Portability, Distance Counseling and the National Agenda for Licensure Reform. Presentation for the annual conference of the American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA

Wesley, M. C., Ramaswamy, A., Brooks, A., Bratton, I., & Buckley, M., (2018, Oct) Counseling Portability and the development of a counseling interstate compact. Presentation for the semiannual conference of the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Myrtle Beach, NC

Bratton, I., Wesley, M. C. (2017, Oct) Counseling supervision and state board licensure regulations; Lessons learned. Presentation for the annual conference of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL

Wesley, M. C., Sexton, L. Hightower, J (2016, Oct) Synchronous Online Counselor Education and Supervision. Presentation for the annual conference of the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, New Orleans, LA

Wesley, M. C. (2016, April) Using Technology to be an Effective Counselor. Presentation to the Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association quarterly training, Cincinnati, OH

Wesley, M. C., Werries, J. & Grenzig, G. (2015, July) Counseling and counselor education and the first amendment. Presentation for the annual conference of the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association, Philadelphia, PA

Kress, V., Wesley M., Mascari, B. & Lawson, G. (2015, March) Integrating CACREP program accreditation as a requirement in counselor licensure laws: Lessons learned. Workshop presentation for the annual conference for the American Counselor’s Association, Orlando, FL

Wesley, M. C., Bluemlein, J. & Patton, G., (2014, Nov) Online Counselor Education. Efficacy – Face-to-face vs. Online and Synchronous vs. asynchronous Workshop for the annual conference for the Kentucky Counselor’s Association, Louisville, KY.

Wesley, M. C., Bluemlein, J. & Abel, A., (2013, Oct) A detailed look at Kentucky Licensed Counselors. Workshop for the annual conference for the Kentucky Counselor’s Association, Louisville, KY.

Wesley, M. C., (2012, Oct) Getting Started in Private Practice. Workshop for the annual conference for the Kentucky Counselor’s Association, Louisville, KY.

Wesley, M. C. (2012, October) Tablet technology for the counselor and counselor educator. Workshop for the annual conference of the Kentucky Counselor’s Association, Louisville, KY.

Wesley, M.C., (2012) Counseling Atheists, Agnostics and Freethinkers: A multicultural perspective. Workshop for the 2012 annual conference for the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association in Orlando FL

Giles, J., Wesley, M.C. & Dalton-Russell, B., (2012) How do we Help? Partnerships to provide campus counseling services. Workshop for the 2012 annual conference for the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin TX.

Wesley, M. C. (2011, October) Using the iPad for the counselor and counselor educator. Workshop for the annual conference of the Kentucky Counselor’s Association, Louisville, KY.

Stephens, B., Wallace, M., & Wesley, M., (2011) Metaphorical Communication: A universal tool for enhancing communication and facilitating change. In J. Hagen & A. T. Kisubi (Eds.), Best practices in human service: A global perspective  (pp. 275-297). Rolling Meadows, Illinois:  Council for Standards for Human Service Education

Wesley, M. C., Patterson, P. (2011, April) Getting started in private practice. Workshop for the annual conference at the Kentucky Mental Health Counselor’s Association, Somerset, KY.

Wesley, M. C., Gentile, T. (2011, April) Using the iPad for the counselor and counselor educator. Workshop for the annual conference at the Kentucky Mental Health Counselor’s Association, Somerset, KY.

Wesley, M. C., (2010, Oct) Confessions of a Christian counseling heretic. Workshop for the annual conference for the Kentucky Counselor’s Association, Louisville, KY.

Wesley, M. C., (2010, Oct) Screwing up: The human side of being a professional counselor. Workshop for the annual conference for the Kentucky Counselor’s Association, Louisville, KY.

Wesley, M. C., Minatrea, N. (2010, May) Getting started in private practice. Workshop and expert panel for the annual conference at the Kentucky Mental Health Counselor’s Association, Somerset, KY.

Wesley, M., Minatrea, N. & Watson, J. (2009) Animal-assisted therapy in the treatment of substance dependence, Anthrozoös, 22(2), 137-148

Wesley, M. C. (2009, Spring) Animal-Assisted Therapy, A Video Presentation for the Conversations Series for Lindsey Wilson College Columbia, KY

Minatrea, N., & Wesley, M. (2008). Reality Therapy Goes to the Dogs. International Journal of Reality Therapy, 28(1), 69-77

Stephens, B., Wesley, M. C. (2008, October) The use of metaphors in therapy. Presentation at the annual conference for the Kentucky Counseling Association (KCA). Louisville, KY

Wesley, M. C. (2008, October) Addiction Services in Kentucky, A Video Presentation for the Conversations Series for Lindsey Wilson College Columbia, KY

Wesley, M. C. (2008, October) Social Learning Theory and Contingency Management Treatment, A Presentation for the "Focusing on Treatment and Care" Conference. Columbia, KY

Wesley, M. C., Williamson, D., Williamson, J., Stephens, B., & Phillips, D., Tips for professionals publishing in journals: Requirements for the Journal for the School of Professional Counseling. Presentation for the annual conference at the Kentucky Mental Health Counselor’s Association, Somerset, KY.

Wesley, M. C. (2008, April) Getting started in private practice. Presentation for the annual conference at the Kentucky Mental Health Counselor’s Association, Somerset, KY.

Wesley, M. C., Minatrea, N., & Watson, J. (submitted, 2007). The influence of animal assisted therapy (AAT) on therapeutic alliance. Anthrozoös Manuscript submitted for publication.

Wesley, M. C. (2007, October) The counselor’s own family. Presentation at the annual conference for the Kentucky Counseling Association (KCA). Louisville, KY

Woodward, V. &  Wesley, M. C. (2007, October) What new counselors need to know about the law. Presentation at the annual conference for the Kentucky Counseling Association (KCA). Louisville, KY

Williamson, J. N., Williamson, D., Parsons, J., &  Wesley, M. C. (2007, October) Advice to young professionals from young professionals: Tips for beginning counselors and counselor educators. Presentation at the annual conference for the Kentucky Counseling Association (KCA). Louisville, KY

Wesley, M. C. & Minatrea, N. (2007, September) Integrating animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in treatment for addiction disorders. Presentation at the annual conference for the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), Nashville, TN.

Wesley, M. C. (2007, April) Addiction treatment in Kentucky: A call for change. Presentation for the annual conference at the Kentucky Mental Health Counselor’s Association, Somerset, KY.

Wesley, M. C. & Minatrea, N. (2007, April) Animal-assisted therapy in treatment. Presentation for the annual conference at the Kentucky Mental Health Counselor’s Association, Somerset, KY.

Wesley, M. C. & Minatrea, N. (2007, March) Animal-assisted therapy in the treatment of chemical dependency. Presentation given at the annual conference for the American Counseling Association. Detroit, MI.

 

Contact Information:

 

Office
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Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
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