Dr. Laura Tejada
Laura
Tejada
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Counselor Education and Faculty Advisor for Family Counseling
Counselor Education
College of Education
Phone
(773) 442-5521
Courses Taught
COUN-410 Seminar in School Counseling
COUN-420 Introduction to Family Counseling
COUN-439 Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning
COUN-444 Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
COUN-445 Practicum in Family Counseling
COUN-464 Internship I: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
COUN-465 Internship I: Family Counseling
COUN-474 Internship II: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
COUN-475 Internship II: Family Counseling
Research Interests
Qualitative explorations of intergenerational familiy histories
Education

University of Akron
Counselor Education and Supervision, Ph.D.
Marriage and Family Therapy Specialty Track

University of Akron
Marriage and Family Therapy, M.S.

Emporia State University
Counselor Education, M.S.

Northern Arizona University
Education, B.S.

Selected Publications

Tejada, L. (2018). Flexible friends have more fun! In S. Springer., L. Moss, N. Manavizadeh, & A. Pugliese. A School Counselor's Guide to Small Groups: Coordination, Leadership, & Assessment.  Alexandria, VA:  Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Tejada, L. (2018). Liplap and I wish…. In S. Springer., L. Moss, N. Manavizadeh, & A. Pugliese. A School Counselor's Guide to Small Groups: Coordination, Leadership, & Assessment.  Alexandria, VA:  Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Oswald, G. R., Tejada, L.. Marme, M., Roberts, P. N. (2017). Understanding perceived short-term outcomes from a professional rehabilitation cultural experience to Cuba. Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis, 17(1), 43-58.

Tejada, L., Logman, E., Knight, B., & McCall, A. (2017). Synching the support system: Young adult siblings of individuals with special needs. In Viers, D. (Ed.). The group therapist’s notebook 2nd ed.: Homework, handouts and activities for use in psychotherapy. New York: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Tejada, L. (2015). Training the Strategic therapist. In Jordan, K. (Ed.). Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Supervision. Chapter 9. New York: Springer Publishing.

Reynolds, C. R., & Tejada, L. (2011). Playing it safe: Ethical issues in play therapy.   In Schaefer, C. (Ed.) Foundations of play therapy, Second Edition, pp. 27-38.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

Russo, J. A., Tejada, L., Hilscher, R. L., & Zarski, J. J. (2007). Maintaining stability: Life cycle transitions in families coping with childhood cancer. In Viers, D. (Ed.). The group therapist’s notebook: Homework, handouts, and activities for use in psychotherapy, pp. 229-237. Invited.

 

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Presentations

International
Tejada, L., & Schwendener, S. (2018, July). Get Gramma Out of Session!: Supervising MFT/C Trainees in Individually-Mired Treatment Systems. Presented at the Oxford Family Counseling Institute of the International Association for Marriage, Family & Couples Counseling, St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, England.

Tejada, L. (2018, May). Kin & Kilometers: Intergenerational Patterns in Long-Distance Relationships. Presented at the Families, Work & Mobility Atlantic Symposium, University of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. 

Tejada, L. (2016, July). Long-distance relationships: Closer than you think. Presented at the Oxford Family Counseling Institute of the International Association for Marriage, Family & Couples Counseling, St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, England. 

National
Tejada, L., & Kane, M. (2019, January). Finding your way through: Vicarious trauma and the qualitative researcher. Workshop presented at The Qualitative Report 10th Annual Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Tejada, L., & Sosalla, M. (2018, October). Developing great play therapists with Developmental Supervision. Workshop presented at the 2018 Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

      

Tejada, L., & Tavakoli, S. (2016, July.) The basics of developmental supervision in mental health counseling. Workshop presented at the American Mental Health Counselors Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Tavakoli, S., & Tejada, L. (2015, July). Conceptualizing Complex Trauma through the AN-CABS Model of assessment and treatment planning. Workshop presented at the American Mental Health Counselors Association Annual Conference,

Philadelphia,   PA.

           

Klein, D. H., & Tejada, L. (2014, October). For the play therapist: The value of engaging parents’ histories. Workshop presented at the 31st Annual Play Therapy Conference, Houston, TX.   

State
Tejada, L. (2018, April). Developing great play therapists: Developmental supervision. Workshop presented for the Illinois Association for Play Therapy, Evanston, IL.

Tejada, L. (2018, March). Partners in play: Play Therapy and Family Therapy. Workshop presented at the Illinois Affiliation for Marriage & Family Therapy Annual Conference, Naperville, IL.

Tejada, L. & Tavakoli, S. (2016, March). Building effective supervisor-supervisee relationships with developmental supervision and isomorphism. Workshop presented at the 2016 Annual Conference, Illinois Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Naperville, IL.

Tejada, L. & Tavakoli, S. (2015, March). Basics of developmental supervision. Workshop presented at the 2015 Annual Conference, Illinois Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Naperville, IL.

Reynolds, C., Tejada, L., & Wootten, K. (2015, November). Incorporating playful strategies in play therapy supervision. Workshop presented at the Ohio Association for Play Therapy, Columbus, OH.

Reynolds, C., & Tejada, L. (2013, November). Developmental issues in play therapy supervision. Workshop presented at the Ohio Association for Play Therapy, Columbus,OH.

Reynolds, C., & Tejada, L. (2013, November). Playing it straight in supervision: Dealing with counter-transference issues in play therapy. Workshop presented at the Ohio Association for Play Therapy, Columbus, OH.

Local
Camp, A., & Tejada, L. (2018, October). Connection & Containment: Communicating Through Aggressive Play. Workshop presented at the 8th International Art In Response to Violence Conference, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Tejada, L. (2018, September). Play Therapy: Starting Points Part 2. Continuing Education workshop presented to clinical staff at Leyden Family Services, Franklin Park, IL.

 

Tejada, L. (2018, April). Play Therapy 101: Three basic skills—Tracking, content reflection, and limit-setting. Workshop presented at the Spring 2018 Office of School Counseling and Post-Secondary Advising of Chicago Public Schools Toolkit, Roberto Clemente High School, Chicago, IL.

 

Tejada, L. (2017, November). Play Therapy 101: Three basic skills—Tracking, content reflection, and limit-setting. Workshop presented at the Fall 2017 Office of School Counseling and Post-Secondary Advising of Chicago Public Schools Toolkit, Roberto Clemente High School, Chicago, IL.

 

Tejada, L. (2017, September). Play Therapy: Starting Points—Part 1. Continuing Education workshop presented to clinical staff at Leyden Family Services, Franklin Park, IL.

 

 

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