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Autumn L. Cabell

Autumn Cabell is an assistant professor in the Counseling program. Her research agenda centers on a) developing interventions that support the mental health and career development of marginalized students particularly in STEM and healthcare and b) examining the career-related concerns of marginalized counselors. She is active in the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). Cabell is currently a reviewer for the Journal of Employment Counseling and the Journal of Counseling and Development. She pursued a PhD in counselor education in order to teach and supervise the next generation of culturally responsive and humble counselors. Cabell has worked in career services, high schools, residential, and community agency settings. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor, certified career counselor, nationally certified counselor and certified clinical trauma professional. She has expertise in career development, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

  • PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MA in School Counseling, George Washington University
  • BS in Psychology, Florida State University
Courses Taught
  • CSL 458 Group Counseling
  • CSL 461 Testing and Appraisal
  • CSL 467 Counseling Theories
  • CSL 552 Practicum
  • CSL 553 Internship I
  • CSL 554 Internship II

Research Interests

  • STEM-H Interventions; Career Development of Historically Underrepresented Students and Counselors; Stress, Trauma, Growth and Resilience

Selected Publications

  • Cabell, A.L., & Kozachuk, L. (2022). Professional leadership, racial microaggressions, and career adaptability of minoritized clinicians in the United States. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 44(2),
  • Cabell, A.L. & Gnilka, P. (2021). A longitudinal model of career search efficacy in engineering students. Journal of Counseling & Development, 99(4), 396-405.​
  • Cabell, A.L., + Brookover, D., + Livingston, A., &+ Cartwright, I. (2021). “It’s Never Too Late”: High school counselors’ support of underrepresented students’ interest in STEM. The Professional Counselor, 11(2), 143-160.
  • Cabell, A.L. (2021). Career search self-efficacy and STEM major persistence. The Career Development Quarterly, 69(2), 158-164.​
  • Cabell, A.L. (2021). Factors associated with the work-related burnout of residential employees: An examination of perfectionism and coping. Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice. 7(1), 1-11.​

​Selected Presentations

  • Cabell, A.L. (2021, July).Counselor educator influencers: Social media as a mentorship opportunity . Presentation at the National Career Development Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Cabell, A.L. (2021, April). Addressing the STEM Crisis: How counselors can support underrepresented students in STEM. Illinois Career Development Association, DeKalb, IL
  • Cabell, A.L. (2020, September). The influence of perceived stress on engineering students’ career self-efficacy: A multilevel model. Presentation at the 2020 Assessment and Research in Counseling Conference, Cincinnati, OH