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Dr. Fred Washburn

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Iowa
M.A., Clinical Counseling, Eastern Illinois University
B.A. Social Psychology, Brigham Young University


Office: Psychology Building 432
Phone: (509) 963-2379

Courses Typically Taught at CWU:

  • PSY 438/538 Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • PSY 445 Clinical, Counseling, and Community Psychology
  • PSY 573 Career Development and Counseling
  • PSY 584 Behavior Disorders and Psychopathology
  • PSY 593A Practicum in Counseling I: Interviewing
  • PSY 593B Practicum in Counseling II: Assessment

Research Interests:

  • Counselor Development
  • Cognitive Complexity
  • Supervision Readiness and Relationships
  • Assessing Counselor Competencies

Recent Presentations and Publications:


  • Washburn, F. A., & Rausch, M.A. (2014). Cognitive complexity: Postmodern career counseling in practice. Journal of Counselor Practice.
  • Yoder, A., Larson, H., Washburn, F., Brucker, S., Perdieu, D., & Lee, J. (2013). Adaptation of the child-parent relationship therapy model for use with senior citizen volunteers in school settings: A pilot study. International Journal of Play Therapy, 22(2), 75-89. 
  • Larson, H. A., Yoder, A. M., Brucker, S., Lee, J., Washburn, F., Perdieu, D., Polydore, C., & Rose, J. (2011).  Effects of relaxation and deep-breathing on high school students: ACT prep. Journal of Counseling in Illinois, 1(2), 16-27.
  • Larson, H., Yoder, A., Johnson, C., El Ramahi, M.,  Sung, J., & Washburn, F. (2010). Test anxiety and relaxation training in third-grade students. Eastern Journal of Education, 39(1), 13-22.  

Conference Presentations

  • Washburn, F., & Owens, T. (2013). Developing and assessing counseling competencies: Constructivism in Dialog Mapping. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, CO.
  • Rausch, M., & Washburn, F. (2013). Unifying the definition of academic integrity: A strategy for prevention, a method for success. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, CO.
  • Washburn, F. & Duys, D. (2013). Cognitive complexity and multiculturalism. American Counseling Association, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Wiggins, B. & Washburn, F. (2009).  Ontological assumptions of quantitative and qualitative research: Can mixed methods bridge the gap? American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

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