Dr. Harvey Charles Peters

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Dr. Harvey Charles Peters

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Human Development

School: Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Department: 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

Peters, H. C. (2023). A-Methodological Saturation: A Grounded Theory Analysis. The Counseling Psychologist, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/00110000231179706 

Peters, H. C., & Luke, M. (2021). Supervision of Leadership Model: An Integration and Extension of the Discrimination Model and Socially Just and Culturally Responsive Counseling Leadership Model. Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/2326716X.2021.1875341

Peters, H. C., & Luke, M. (2021). Social justice in counseling: Moving to a multiplistic approach. Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/2326716X.2020.1854133

Peters, H. C., Luke, M., Bernard, J., & Trepal, H. (2020). Socially Just and Culturally Responsive Leadership within Counseling and Counseling Psychology Leadership: A Grounded Theory Investigation. The Counseling Psychologist, 48(7), 953-985. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000020937431

Luke, M., & Peters, H. C. (2020). Supervision as the signature pedagogy for counseling leadership. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling. https://doi.org/10.7290/tsc020204

Peters, H. C., & Vereen, L. G. (2020). Counseling leadership and professional counselor identity: A phenomenological study. Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy, 7(2), 99-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/2326716X.2020.1770143

Peters, H. C., Killian, T., & Rivas, M. (2020). Queer male couples ecological and relational third space. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 14(2), 134-152. https://doi.org/10.1080/15538605.2020.1753626

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/23727810.2018.1556986

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480719853012

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/2326716X.2018.1461035

Peters, H. C. (2018). The protective circle: Queer fathers and counselors. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 12(1), 2-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/15538605.2018.1421112

Peters, H. C. (2017). Multicultural complexity: An intersectional lens for clinical supervision. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling, 39(2), 176-187. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10447-017-9290-2