Stephen Flynn

Stephen FlynnStephen Flynn
Associate Professor of Counselor Education and School Psychology
Graduate Program Coordinator for Couples and Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Phone: (603) 535-3119


Stephen Flynn is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Fellow, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in New Hampshire and Colorado, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado and South Dakota, and Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) in South Dakota. Dr. Flynn teaches clinical and research oriented courses in both clinical mental health and school counseling programs. He has diverse experience in applied settings including: Couples & family training institute, university counseling center, private practice, mental health agencies, inpatient psychiatric hospital, emergency room assessment team, and as the director of a counselor training lab, and as the coordinator of clinical experiences for a CACREP accredited counseling program.

Dr. Flynn has led multiple empirical investigations in the counseling profession. His work has been accepted for publication in the following counseling journals: The Journal of Counseling and Development, Counselor Education and Supervision, Career Development Quarterly, and the Journal of Humanistic Counseling. He has been appointed as a full-time Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Counseling and Development and Counselor Education and Supervision.

Degrees and Education
  • PhD, Counselor Education, University of Northern Colorado
  • MA, Mental Health Counseling and Applied Psychology, Rowan University
  • BA, Psychology, University of Northern Colorado

Research Interests
  • Altruism and self-interest
  • Multiculturalism
  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Couple, marriage, and family therapy contemporary issues

Recent Publications
  • Flynn, S.V., Olson, S., & Yellig, A. (in press). American Indian acculturation: Tribal lands to predominately White postsecondary settings. Journal of Counseling and Development.
  • Flynn, S. V., & Sangganjanavanich, V. (2014). Professional roles, functions,  and consultation with other professionals. In V. Sangganjanavanich & C. Reynolds (Eds.), Introduction to professional counseling. Counseling and Professional Identity in the 21st Century. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Flynn, S. V. & Black, L. L. (2013). Altruism-self interest archetypes: A paradigmatic narrative of counseling professionals. (3).
  • Flynn, S.V., Duncan, K. J., & Evenson, L. I. (2013). An emergent phenomenon of American Indian secondary students’ career development process. The Career Development Quarterly, 61, 124-140.
  • Flynn, S. V., Chasek, C. L., Harper, I. F., Murphy, K. M. & Jorgensen, M. F. (2012) A Qualitative Inquiry of the Counseling Dissertation Process. Counselor Education and Supervision, 51, 242-255.
  • Flynn, S. V., Duncan, K. J., & Jorgenson, M. F. (2012). An emergent phenomenon of American Indian post-secondary transition and retention. Journal of Counseling and Development, 90, 437-449.
  • Flynn, S. V., & Black, L. L. (2011). An emergent theory of the altruism and self-interest. Journal of Counseling and  Development, 89, 459-469.

Awards and Distinctions
  • Nominatee for the Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2012
  • Dean Exemplary Performance in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2010
  • Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado, 2009
  • Dean’s Citation for Excellence in Graduate School, University of Northern Colorado, 2009
Courses Taught
  • Clinical Mental Health & School Counseling (internship)
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Counselor Education & Supervision (internship)
  • Crisis Intervention in Professional Counseling
  • Group Counseling Theories
  • Introduction to Couple, Marriage, & Family Counseling
  • Legal & Ethical Aspects in Counseling
  • Practicum: Individual & Relational Counseling
  • Research in Counselor Education (seminar)
  • Theories of Counseling

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