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Deborah Jackson

Deborah L. Jackson

Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Email: Dr. Jackson
Telephone: (662) 325-9840; 325-2091
Office: 509 D Allen Hall


  • B.S., Baylor University, Education-Biological Sciences/Physical Education
  • M.A., Mississippi State University, Teaching: Emphasis-Counseling
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, Community Counseling
  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Community Counseling/Minor: Health Promotion

Research Interests

  • Multicultural And Diversity Issues/Counseling
  • Alcohol And Drug Education And Assessment
  • Stress Management Counseling
  • Motivational Interviewing

Courses Taught

  • Counseling Skills Development
  • Principles of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Stress Management Counseling
  • Mood Disorders and Suicide
  • Assessment Techniques for Counselors
  • Practicum (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
  • Psychological Testing in Education and Related Settings
  • Developmental Counseling and Mental Health
  • Introduction to Counseling

Selected Publications

  • Jackson, D.L. & Walling, L. E. Fall 2007). Recreational sports participation as mediating factor for college student alcohol use. Recreational Sports Journal, 31(2), 119-130.

Selected Presentations

  • Jackson, D.L., & Hawkins, H. (2012, November) Counseling LGBTQ: Ethics, religion, values & the law. Mississippi Counseling Association State Conference, Biloxi, MS.
  • Jackson , D., Looby, E. J., & Sims, K. (2011, October). Don't ask; Don't tell: Alive and well in counselor education programs? Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Jackson, D.L.,Hawkins, H., & Simms, K. (2011, November) Beyond the rainbow: Understanding campus climate and reshaping the vision for LGBT awareness and advocacy programs on the college campus. Mississippi Counseling Association State Conference, Biloxi, MS.
  • Jackson, D.L. (2010). Alcohol and drug assessment practices with student offenders at colleges and universities. American Counseling Association National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Jackson, D.L. (2010). Focus groups as assessment tools for student affairs professionals. Ohio College Student Personnel Association Conference, Worthington, OH.

Selected Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • American College Counseling Association (ACCA)
  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
  • Mississippi Counseling Association (MCA)
  • Mississippi Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (MACES)

Selected Professional Activities

  • MSU Safe Zone Training Coordinator
  • MSU Safe Zone Advisory Board, Chair
  • MSU COE Diversity Committee Member

Selected Honors and Awards

  • MSU Diversity Award Nominee (2012)

Certifications and Licensure

  • Counselor, MSU Student Counseling Services
  • National Board of Certified Counselor (NBCC) (# 48741)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (Mississippi) - In Progress

Personal Interests

  • Golfing
  • Gardening
  • Spending time with family, friends, and pets