Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and School Psychology
Graduate Program Coordinator for Human Relations
Phone: (603) 535-3119
Stephen Flynn is a coordinator of practica experiences at Plymouth State University, as well as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Human Relations program. He 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. He 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.
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
- Altruism and self-interest
- American Indian multicultural issues
- Qualitative research methodology
- Couple, marriage, and family therapy contemporary issues
- Flynn, S. V., & Black, L. L. (2011). An emergent theory of the altruism and self-interest. Journal of Counseling and Development, 89, 459-469.
- 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., 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.
Awards and Distinctions
- 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
- 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