Stephaney S. Morrison
Assistant Professor, School Counseling
Dr. Stephaney S. Morrison is originally from Jamaica, West Indies and completed her Ph.D. at Western Michigan University. She received a master’s degree in Counselor Education, specializing in School Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a BA in Theology, minor in Guidance and Counseling at the Jamaica Theological Seminary, Jamaica. Before pursuing her graduate degrees in America, Dr. Morrison practiced as a professional school counselor in an elementary/junior high school in Jamaica, where she developed and implemented the school’s first comprehensive guidance counseling program. Dr. Morrison received a national award for outstanding guidance counselor and exemplary guidance counseling program from the Jamaican Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture and the Jamaican Association of Guidance Counselors in Education. The school also received an outstanding award for its effective parent education program. Dr. Morrison has memberships in several professional counseling organizations including the American Counseling Association, American School Counselors Association, North Atlantic Regional Association of Counselor Education & Supervision (NARACES), Association of Counselor Education and Supervision and Chi Sigma Iota, a professional honor society.
Dr. Morrison emphasizes the importance of collaboration, advocacy, and diversity in her classes at Hunter College. In utilizing the principles of the American School Counselor Association National Model/ASCA Model, students are challenged to be culturally competent leaders, collaborators and advocates—essential roles for professional school counselors. Dr. Morrison has taught CACREP core courses at the graduate level. Courses include, multicultural counseling, professional issues and ethics in counseling, school-based consultation, culminating seminar in school counseling, theories of counseling and career development. In addition to teaching, Dr. Morrison has provided individual supervision in counseling for school, community counseling and counseling psychology students. Dr. Morrison has also taught practicum in counseling for school, rehabilitation and mental health students.
Dr. Morrison’s research includes preparing school counselors who are committed to educational equity, access and multiculturalism. Her research emphasizes school counselors as competent leaders, collaborators and advocates in the movement to remove systemic barriers to student academic success. Particularly, Dr. Morrison’s research interests include Caribbean immigrant child disciplinary practices and parental involvement, partnerships with school-family-community, Caribbean children’s academic achievement, closing the achievement gap and counselor training and development. Her dissertation described the child disciplinary practices of Jamaican-American parents/caregivers. Dr. Morrison is currently preparing articles for publication based on her dissertation. Because of the large population of Jamaican-American families in New York City, these articles are geared toward providing essential information to guide school, family and mental health counselors in their work with the Jamaican population.
To date, Dr. Morrison has co-authored a manuscript published in the British Journal of Guidance and Counseling about Caribbean women and depression.