Bianca Augustine is a clinical assistant professor in the Counselor Education program at W&M. Dr. Augustine is a Resident in Counseling for the Commonwealth of Virginia, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and a Life Member of Chi Sigma Iota International, the honor society for professional counselors.
Dr. Augustine's clinical interests include mental health counseling with minoritized ethnic groups and those with affectional and gender-expansive identities, as well as counseling concerns related to sexuality, trauma, and grief. Dr. Augustine works from an integrative, trauma-informed approach, often with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at its foundation. Her research interests include the aforementioned areas, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the treatment of racialized trauma, creative interventions in counseling, and the experiences of minoritized groups in counselor education and supervision programs and the profession.
Dr. Augustine is very passionate about counseling and teaching through social justice and anti-racist lens and an intersectionality-oriented perspective, in which she also integrates the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In alignment with her values of advocacy, service, and education, she is actively involved in and holds leadership roles in multiple professional organizations. She is an Emerging Leader for the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), Secretary-Elect of the Hampton Roads Counseling Association, and holds leadership positions within the Association for Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness (ACSSW), Association for Contextual and Behavioral Sciences (ACBS), and the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender-Expansive Identities (SAIGE).
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Old Dominion University
M.A. in Psychology, Counseling Concentration, McNeese State University
B.S. in Psychology, Sociology Minor, McNeese State University
Activities and Honors
Research and Scholarship Committee Member, Association for Sexology Counseling and Sexual Wellness (2022 - present)
Public Education Subcommittee Chair, Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (2022 - present)
Graduate Student Dissertation Scholarship, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2021)
Emerging Leader, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2020 - 2022)
Michael Dowdy Emerging Leader, Virginia Counseling Association, (2020)
Aaron, S.G., Augustine, B. R., & Guest, J. D. (2022). Rupture prevention and resolution strategies when racial microaggressions occur in the classroom. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Summer 2022 Newsletter.
Augustine, B. R. (in press). Commentary on sexology counseling and sexual wellness in clinical mental health counseling. Journal of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness: Research Practice and Education.
Augustine, B. R., Galscoe, G., & Guest, J. (2020). Racial battle fatigue among counselor education and supervision students. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Fall 2020 Newsletter.
Augustine, B. R., Augustine, T. N., Broussard, C., & Bartling, C. (2014). Impact of social comparison on relationship satisfaction. American Journal of Psychological Research, 10.
Gantt, A., Augustine, B. R., & Pearce, J. (2020). Broaching spirituality with survivors of intimate partner violence. Interaction: The Newsletter of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling.
Moe, J., Carlisle, K., Augustine, B. R., & Pearce, J. (2020). De-colonizing international counseling for LGBTQ youth. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 14(2), 153-169. doi:10.1080/15538605.2020.1753625.
Moe, J., Gantt, A., Augustine, B. R., & Sparkman-Key, N. (in press). Suicidal behavior and LGBTQ populations: The Role of multiple minority stress, depression, social support, and hope. Journal of Homosexuality.
Stalnaker-Shofner, D., Augustine, B. R., & Dockery, N. (in press). Chapter seven: Admissions and enrollment. In Stalnaker-Shofner, D. (Ed.), A comprehensive guide for counselor educators: Training graduate students and new educators for the CES field.