Lucy Purgason, Ph.D., LSC, ACS, NCC
Dr. Lucy L. Purgason is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University. She earned her PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Previously she worked as a school counselor for five years in rural and urban settings, including Title I schools and a school specifically for newcomer immigrant and refugee students. Her research interests include understanding the importance of both online and offline relationships for immigrant and refugee students, and students of other underrepresented groups, in both K-12 and higher education settings. In addition, she also pursues scholarship related to mentoring and supervision, with a specific emphasis on relational-cultural approaches.
Ph.D. Counseling and Counselor Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.S./Ed.S. School Counseling, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.A. Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Professional Licensures & Certifications
Washington School Counselor Licensure #504710E (2/2014-Present)
North Carolina School Counselor License #1054891 (12/2005-6/2014)
Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) #1554 (8/2013-8/2023)
National Certified Counselor (NCC) #208787 (8/2006-8/2021)
Introduction to Professional School Counseling
Life & Career Planning
Select Publications (asterisk denotes students)
Purgason, L. L., Honer, R*., & Gaul, I*. (in press). Capitalizing on cultural assets: A strengths-based framework for working with immigrant-origin students. Professional School Counseling
Lloyd-Hazlett, J., Airhart-Larrage, M., & Purgason, L. L. (2020). Important areas of knowledge, points of confusion, and training recommendations for client referrals. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling.
Purgason, L.L., Villalba, J. A., & Fosback, C.*(2020). Exploring ethnic identity through social networking sites: A Q methodology study with immigrant-origin college students. Journal of College Student Development.
Gruman, D., & Purgason, L. L. (2019). A brief experiential school counseling site supervisor training approach. The Clinical Supervisor.
Purgason, L. L., Boyles, J*., & Greene, C*. (2019). Teaching technology and tolerance in tandem: Culturally responsive classroom guidance interventions. Journal of School Counseling, 17(23).
Retrieved from: http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v17n23.pdf
Purgason, L. L., Lloyd-Hazlett, J. & Avent Harris, J. R. (2018). Mentoring counselor education students: A Delphi study with leaders in the field. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, 5(2), 122-136.
(selected by the journal to receive the Outstanding Article of the Year recognition)
Select Presentations (asterisk denotes students)
Purgason, L. L., Racicot-Snyder, A., & Honer, R*. (2020, June). Supporting immigrant students. Talk presented at the American School Counseling Association Conference, Seattle, WA.
Purgason, L. L., Honer, R.*, & Gaul, I*. (2019, November). Capitalizing on cultural assets: Working with immigrant-origin students. Talk presented at the North Carolina School Counselor Association Conference, Concord, NC.
Gruman, D., Purgason, L. L., & DeKruyf, L. (2019, October). School counseling site supervision training: Overcoming constraints using a brief experiential model Talk presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, WA.
Purgason, L. L., & Lloyd-Hazlett, J. (2019, October). Mentoring in counselor education: Research-informed considerations. Talk presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, WA.
Purgason, L. L., Boyles, J*., & Greene, C*. (2018, November). Teaching technology and tolerance in tandem: Culturally responsive classroom guidance interventions. Talk presented at the North Carolina School Counselor Association Conference, Greensboro, NC.
Purgason, L. L., & Hammonds, D. (2018, October). Holistic admissions: An approach to supporting diversity in counselor education. Poster presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Gruman, D., Purgason, L. L., DeKruyf, L., & van Asselt, K. (2018, March). Mentoring the next generation: Dynamic, empirically-supported school counseling supervision. Talk presented at the Evidence-based School Counseling Conference, New York, NY.
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-8376
Office address314B College of Education
Boone, NC 28608-2037