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Patrick R. Mullen

Associate Professor

Office: 3076
Phone: 757-221-6071
Email: [[prmullen]]
Areas of Expertise: School Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision, Stress and Burnout among Counselors
Website: {{,W&M Personal Website}}, {{,W&M Publish Website}}
Twitter: {{,@prmullen}}


Dr. Patrick R. Mullen is an associate professor and serves as the faculty director for Project Empower at the William & Mary School of Education. He teaches graduate students in the master's and doctoral counselor education programs with a focus on school counseling. Dr. Mullen holds his Pupil Personnel Services License for School Counseling through the Virginia Department of Education He is also a National Certified Counselor, a National Certified School Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. He presents at state, regional, and national conferences in the fields of counseling and education along with publishing articles in scholarly journals. Furthermore, he is on the editorial board for the Journal of Counseling and Development and Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. He also serves as an Associate Editor for Counseling and Values and Editor for the Journal of School-based Counseling Policy and Evaluation. Dr. Mullen's general research areas include school counseling, counselor education and supervision, and stress and burnout among counselors.


Ph.D. in Education, University of Central Florida, 2014
M.A. in Counselor Education, University of Central Florida, 2009
B.A. in Psychology, Florida International University, 2006

Awards and Activities

Best Practices Research - Faculty Award, American Counseling Association (2020)

Patricia B. Elmore Award for Outstanding Research in Measurement and Evaluation, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (2019)

Locke-Paisley Outstanding Mentoring Award, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2018)

Early Career Faculty and Researchers Mentoring Seminar, Division E of the American Educational Research Association (2016)

Glen E. Hubele National Graduate Student Award, American Counseling Association (2014)

Selected Publications

Mullen, P. R., Niles, J.K., Dukes, A., & Spargo, A. (2022). An examination of the GPS for SUCCESS program. Preventing School Failure, 66 (3), 238-246.

Chae, N., Backer, A., Mullen, P. R., & Cakmak, Z. (2022). School counselors as critical consumers of research: Quality indicators for evaluating quantitative research. Professional School Counseling. 26(1), 1-10.

Mullen, P. R., Chae, N., Backer, A., & Niles, J. K. (2021). School counselor burnout, job stress, and job satisfaction by student caseload. NASSP Bulletin, 105(1), 25-42.

Mullen, P. R., Fox, J., Goshorn, J. R., & Warraich, L. K. (2021). Crowdsourcing for online samples in counseling research. Journal of Counseling & Development, 99(2), 221-226.

Mullen, P. R., Backer, A., Chae, N., & Li, H. (2020). School counselors’ work-related rumination as a predictor of burnout, turnover intentions, job satisfaction, and work engagement. Professional School Counseling, 24(1), 1-10.

Mullen, P. R., Sperandio, K., Hagedorn, W. B., & Hilert, A. (2019). School counselors’ use of SBIRT for substance use screening. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 5, 275-289.

Mullen, P. R., Newhart, S., Haskins, N., Shapiro, K., & Cassel, K. (2019). An examination of school counselors’ leadership self-efficacy, programmatic services, and social issue advocacy. Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy, 6(2), 160-173.

Mullen, P. R., Stevens, H., & Chae, N. (2019). School counselors’ attitudes towards evidence-based practices. Professional School Counseling, 22(1), 1-11.

Mullen, P. R., Blount, A. J., Lambie, G. W., & Chae, N. (2018). School counselors’ job stress, burnout, and job satisfaction. Professional School Counseling, 21(1), 1-10.

Mullen, P. R. & Crowe, A. (2017). Self-stigma of mental health concerns and help-seeking among school counselors. Journal of Counseling & Development. 95(4), 401-411.