Harvey Peters

Harvey Peters
Assistant Professor, Counseling and Human Development

Dr. Harvey Charles Peters is an Assistant Professor in the department of Counseling and Human Development at the George Washington University. Dr. Peters' research centers around the expansion of social justice and cultural responsivity within counseling and related professions. More specifically, his research focuses on children, couples, and families within the margins; counseling leadership; and qualitative methodology. He has published and presented in each of these domains.

In addition to his research, Dr. Peters has worked in a variety of clinical settings, some of which include: family counseling center, inpatient, outpatient, and community counseling clinic. In these clinical settings, Dr. Peters has primarily worked with children and adolescents, women and queer persons, and couples and families from oppressed communities. Dr. Peters has also served as a clinical supervisor for counselors-in-training across various specialties, such as clinical mental health, school, and student affairs. Dr. Peters clinical work is largely informed by humanistic, experiential, developmental, and postmodern theory.

Dr. Peters has also been engaged in service and leadership at the university and professional level. At the professional level, Dr. Peters has been involved with American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ), and the Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy (JCLA).

Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education, Syracuse University
M.S. in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, California State University, Fresno
B.A. in Liberal Studies, California State University, Fresno

Killian, T., Peters, H. C., Brottem, L. (2019). Religious and Spiritual Values Conflicts in Queer Partnerships: Implications for Couples and Family Counselors. The Family Journal, 27(3), 250-256. doi:10.1177/1066480719853012

Luke, M., & Peters, H. C. (2019). LGBTQ* Responsive Sand Tray: Creative Arts and Counseling. Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education, 1(1), 48-58. doi:10.34296/01011002

Cavanaugh, K., & Peters, H. C. (2019). Queer adolescents dating and sexuality: Counselors, counselor educators, and supervisors. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 5(1), 25-48. doi:10.1080/23727810.2018.1556986

Peters, H. C., Luke, M., & Kozak, K. (2018). Adapting CSI principles and practices of leadership excellence to a school counseling leadership context. Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy, 5(2), 95-108. doi:10.1080/2326716X.2018.1461035

Peters, H. C., & Rivas, M. (2018). The self-model of humanistic supervision. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 40(3), 237-254. doi:10.1007/s10447-018-9323-5

Peters, H. C., & Rivas, M. (2018). Affirmative client care: Reconciling evidence-based practices within humanistic engagement. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 10(1), Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol10/iss1/11

In the News

Dr. Harvey Peters published an article entitled, "Supervision as the Signature Pedagogy for Counseling Leadership" in the journal, Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

Dr. Harvey Peters published the article, "Socially Just and Culturally Responsive Within Counseling/Counseling Psychology Leadership: A Grounded Theory" in The Counseling Psychologist. In addition, Dr. Peters presented, "A Socially Just and Culturally Responsive Counseling Leadership Model" at the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development National Virtual Summit.

Dr. Harvey Peters co-authored a peer-refereed article entitled "Counseling Leadership and Professional Counselor Identity: A Phenomenological Study," which was published in the Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy.

Dr. Harvey Peters co-authored a peer-refereed article entitled "Queer Male Couples’ Ecological and Relational Third Space," which has been published in the Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling.

Dr. Harvey Peters presented a 90-minute workshop at the American College Counseling Association Conference titled, "Socially Just and Culturally Responsive Leadership Model."