Janelle Bettis



Janelle Bettis

Department Faculty

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 1015 15th St NW Washington DC 20005
Office 408
1015 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Dr. Janelle Bettis is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. Dr. Bettis obtained her Masters of Arts in Community Counseling and Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University, Northern Virginia. Dr. Bettis has 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a myriad of diagnoses such as bipolar, depression, anxiety, ODD, ADHD. Dr. Bettis has worked in a variety ofsettings such as school, in home, clinic and within the community.

Research interests include multiculturalism/diversity, clinical supervision, wellness, ethics, value conflicts, counselor wellness, and spirituality/religion, in-home/offsite therapy, counselors in training, LGBTQ, and African American women, cognitive complexity/metacognitions.

Dr. Bettis currently serves as 2017-2018 ACES Emerging Leader, Maryland Counseling Association, Secretary, is an NBCC Foundation Mentor, and SACES Co-Chair Graduate Student Committee. Dr. Bettis has served/is also a member of, VCA, DCCA, ASERVIC, ASERVIC-VA, AMCD, AMCD Writing Consortium, National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation Mentor, and Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society Member.

Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Child & Adolescent Development Learning/Learning Disabilities
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Anxiety Disorders
Diversity Community Mental Health
Social Justice and Advocacy
Mood Disorders Bipolar Disorder
Title Location Date
Forging the future: In-Home counseling & counseling training programs. Chicago, Illinois 2017, October
Graduate and teaching Assistants: What’s your ethical responsibility? Chicago, Illinois 2017, October
In-Home Counseling Clinical Supervision: A Multi-Case Study Analysis of Clinical Supervisors Baltimore, Maryland 2017, November
Integration of ASERVIC competencies , San Francisco, California. teaching, supervision, & professional practice San Francisco, California. 2017, March
worldview: The importance of culturally sensitive counseling strategies for the aging LGBT adult. New York, NY 2016, July
Understanding the home: Multicultural considerations for in-home counselors Baltimore, Maryland 2016, November
An emerging program: Ethical dilemmas within the home Williamsburg, Virginia 2016, November
Bring it in the room: Effective strategies for teaching and supervision students of Color Williamsburg, Virginia 2016, November
Spiritual assessment: Exploring the clients spiritual and/or religious worldview New York, New York (2015, July

Bettis, J. (2016). Autism and intellectual disability. In Carlson, J., & Dermer, S.B. (Eds.), The SAGE encyclopedia of marriage, family, and couples counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.


Bettis, J. (Jan ). “Mood Disorders & Music,”. In Chandler Cox and Dr. Jennifer Jordan (Ed.) Clinical Interventions for Counseling Children & Adolescents: A Toolbox for School-Based Therapists & School Counselors, ed.Columbia, South Carolina: CreateSpace Publishing..


Patterson, D., Bettis, J., Dailey, S.F., & Spargo (2018). Integrating religion/ spirituality: An effective treatment modality for veteran women post trauma. , ,