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Psychology

College of the Sciences

Fred Washburn

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Co-Director, Mental Health Counseling Program


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 Bldg, Room 432
Phone: (509) 963-2379
Email: FWashburn@cwu.edu


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

General Areas of Interest: Counselor development, supervision readiness, assessing counselor competency, counselor pedagogy

Selected Works: 

  • Washburn, F. A., & Rausch, M.A. (2014). Cognitive complexity: Postmodern career counseling in practice. Journal of Counselor Practice, 5(2), 14-23.
  • 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. 
  • Church, A., Lopez, Z., & Washburn, F (2016, November). The effects of anxiety caused by auditory cues on cognitive functioning. Poster presented at Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Nolte, M. C., & Washburn, F. (2016). Paradigms, metaparadigms and waves: Using ethnography to swim through philosophical waters.  Paper presented at the Association for Humanistic Counseling convention, Portland, OR.
  • Washburn, F., & Duys, D. (2015, October). Supervisee cognitive complexity. Paper presented at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Washburn, F., & Owens, T. (2013, October). Developing and assessing counseling competencies: Constructivism in dialog mapping. Paper presented at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision convention, Denver, CO.
  • Rausch, M., & Washburn, F. (2013, October). Unifying the definition of academic integrity: A strategy for prevention, a method for success. Paper presented at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision convention, Denver, CO.
  • Washburn, F., & Duys, D. (2013, March). Cognitive complexity and multiculturalism. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association convention, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Wiggins, B., & Washburn, F. (2009, August).  Ontological assumptions of quantitative and qualitative research: Can mixed methods bridge the gap? Paper presented at the American Psychological Association convention, Toronto, Canada.

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