Patrick R.  Mullen

Assistant Professor

Office: 3076
Phone: 757-221-6071
Email: [[prmullen]]
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Areas of Expertise: School Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision, Counseling Children and Adolescents, Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, Professional Impairment Among Counselors, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling


Dr. Patrick R. Mullen is an assistant professor of counselor education and the faculty director for Project Empower in the William & Mary School of Education. He teaches graduate students in the master's and doctoral counselor education program with a focus on school counseling. Dr. Mullen is 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 journals Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, and Counseling and Values. Dr. Mullen's general research areas include school counseling, counselor education and supervision, and counseling children and adolescents.


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

Locke-Paisley Outstanding Mentoring Award, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2018)
Excellence in Counseling Research Grant, Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society (2017)
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)
Doctoral Exemplary Research and Practice Award, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (2013)

Selected Publications

Mullen, P. R., Stevens, H., & Chae, N. (2019). School counselors’ attitudes towards evidence based practices. Professional School Counselor. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/2156759X18823690

Mullen, P. R. & Crowe, A. A. (2018). Psychometric investigation of the Short Grit Scale with a sample of school counselors. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 51(3), 151-162. doi: 10.1080/07481756.2018.1435194

Mullen, P. R., Newhart, S., & Gutierrez, D. W. (2018). School Counselors’ Emotional Intelligence and Its Relationship to Leadership. Professional School Counseling, 21(1), 1-12. doi: 10.1177/2156759X18772989

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. doi: 10.1177/2156759X18782468

Lambie, G. W., Mullen, P. R., Swank, J. & Blount, A. (2018). The Counselor Competencies Scale: Validation and refinement. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 51(1), 1-15, doi: 10.1080/07481756.2017.1358964

Mullen, P. R. & Crowe, A. (2017). Self-stigma of mental health concerns and help-seeking among school counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development. 95(4), 401-411. doi: 10.1002/jcad.12155.

Mullen, P. R., Morris, C., & Lord. M. (2017). The experience of ethical dilemmas, burnout, and stress among practicing counselors. Counseling and Values, 62(1), 37- 62. doi: 10.1002/cvj.12048

Mullen, P. R. & Gutierrez, D. (2016). Burnout, perceived stress, and direct student services among school counselors. The Professional Counselor, 6(4), 344-359. doi:10.15241/pm.6.4.344

Mullen, P. R. & Lambie, G. W. (2016). The contribution of school counselors' self-efficacy to their programmatic service delivery. Psychology in the Schools, 53(3), 306-320. doi: 10.1002/pits.21899

Mullen, P. R., Lambie, G. W., Griffith, C., & Sherrell, R. (2015). School counselors’ general self-efficacy, ethical and legal self-efficacy, and ethical and legal knowledge. Ethics & Behavior, 26(5) 415-430, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/10508422.2015.1033627

Mullen, P. R., Uwamahoro, O., Blount, A. W., & Lambie, G. W. (2015). Development of counseling students' self-efficacy during their preparation program. The Professional Counselor, 5(1), 175-184. doi:10.15241/prm.5.1.175

Mullen, P. R., Lambie, G. W., & Conley, A. H. (2014). Development of the Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling Self-Efficacy Scale. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 47(1), 1-17. DOI 10.1177/0748175613513807

Mullen, P. R., & Lambie, G. W. (2013). School counseling in disciplinary alternative education programsJournal of School Counseling, 11(17).