About this Episode:

A conversation with Everett W. Painter on how people use tattoos to make meaning of traumatic experience and the implication for counseling practice.

About Everett:

Headshot (Everett Painter)Everett is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Counseling at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Tennessee. Professionally, he spent nine years serving at various colleges and universities across the country in student affairs. For another nine he served as a counselor in the higher education setting focusing on mental health and student development. He also has experience as a clinical facilitator in a community agency addressing substance abuse, anger management, and at-risk families. Clinically, he values an integrative approach informed by humanistic, Adlerian, Jungian, constructivist, and ecological perspectives. His research agenda includes a focus on trauma and professional identity development. Other professional interests include technology, ethics and spirituality. Everett has authored a variety of published works, contributed to two textbooks, and maintains a regular presenter schedule at state, regional, and national conferences. Professional service is important to him as demonstrated by his involvement with numerous counseling organizations such as the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Chi Sigma Iota (CSI). Past accomplishments include winning ACA’s graduate student essay competition, placing twice with his doctoral team in ACA’s graduate student ethics competition, and selection as a CSI Leadership Intern. He was recognized by the University of Tennessee’s Counselor Education Program’s for Most Outstanding Leadership, awarded a University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise, and selected as an Editorial Fellow for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s flagship scholarly journal. Everett lives in Erie, PA with his wife and three children.

You can reach Everett at epainter@edinboro.edu.

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The APA Citation for this Episode:

Shook, M. (Producer). (2018, March 23). Tattoos and Trauma: How the Body Tells the Story with Everett Painter [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://wp.me/p7R6fn-pr.

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