Lucy Purgason

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Lucy Purgason

Associate Professor, Counseling

Graduate & Research Center 115
650 SW Columbia Street
Bend, OR 97702
United States

Ph.D. Counseling and Counselor Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.Ed./Ed.S School Counseling, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.A. Psychology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Licensed School Counselor (OR) (WA)

Dr. Lucy L. Purgason is an associate professor of counseling at Oregon State University – Cascades. She holds licenses and certifications as a licensed school counselor, approved clinical supervisor and national certified counselor. 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.

Courses Taught

School Counseling Practicum (COUN 514)
Study of Schools (COUN 591)Leadership of School Counseling Programs (COUN 546)

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

Johnson, G., & Purgason, L. L. (2021). School counselors’ experiences with ethical decision-making. Professional School Counseling, 25(1),

Purgason, L. L., Honer, R., & Gaul, I. (2020). Capitalizing on cultural assets: Community cultural wealth and immigrant-origin students. Professional School Counseling, 24(1), 1-11.

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, 61(2), 207-224.

Gruman, D., & Purgason, L. L. (2019). A brief experiential school counseling site supervisor training approach. The Clinical Supervisor, 38(2), 243-261.

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. (National Research Award: Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy 2019 Outstanding Article of the Year)

Purgason, L. L., Avent, J., Cashwell, C., C., Jordan, M. E., & Reese, R. F. (2016). Culturally relevant advising: Applying relational cultural theory in counselor education. Journal of Counseling & Development94, 429-436.

Honors and Awards
  • North Carolina Counseling Association Writing and Research Award
  • Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy Outstanding Article Award