Daniel Gutierrez

Vera W. Barkley Associate Professor

Office: 3070
Phone: (757) 221-1824
Email: [[dgutierrez]]
Areas of Expertise: Positive Psychology, Contemplative Practices


Daniel Gutierrez is an associate professor in the Counselor Education program at William & Mary, the Co-Director of the Thrive Research and Intervention Center, and the coordinator of the addictions emphasis for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.

Broadly, his research is in the area of mental health and addiction counseling interventions, positive psychology, and contemplative science. His research has focused on cross-cultural evidence-based mental health interventions for working with marginalized populations, the process of thriving in response to significant adversity and chronic stress, and the influence of contemplative practices and spirituality on personal and social transformation.

He also has a special interest in community-based interventions and intensive longitudinal research, and is in a partnership with Aegis Trust, an international non-profit organization with a mission to prevent genocide, mass atrocities, and spread peace. Alongside, Dr. Spencer Niles, Dr. Gutierrez co-coordinates a study abroad trip to Rwanda interested students are encouraged to email to learn more.


Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Central Florida, 2014 
M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, University of Central Florida, 2009 
B.A. in Psychology, University of Central Florida, 2005

Selected Publications

Gutierrez, D. (2019). Spiritus contra spiritum: Addition, hope, and the search for meaning. Journal of Spirituality in Clinical Practice. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/scp0000201

Gutierrez, D., Revens, K. E, & DeHaven M. J. (2019). The Development of a community counseling training clinic for Latino immigrants. Collaborations: Journal of Community Based Research in Practice. 20,1-15. https://doi.org/10.33596/coll.26

Gutierrez, D., Carlson, R., Daire, A. P., & Young, M. E. (2017). Evaluating treatment
outcomes using the integrative model for brief couples counseling. The Family Journal, 25, 5-12. doi:10.1177/1066480716678619.

Gutierrez, D., Conley, A. H., & Young, M.E. (2016). The effect of jyoti meditation on student counselors' stress and emotional intelligence: A randomized controlled trial. Counselor Education and Supervision. 55, 109-121.

Gutierrez, D., Barden, S.M., Gonzalez, J., & Ali, S. (2016). Perspectiva masculina: An exploration of intimate partners of Latina breast cancer survivors. The Family Journal. 24, 222-229. doi: 10.1177/1066480716648690

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