Stacey A Litam, Ph.D., LPCC, NCC
 Title: Instructor - Visiting
 Dept: Counseling, Administration, Supervision & Adult Learning
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. , Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Kent State University, 2018
M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, John Carroll University, 2014
B.S., Psychology, John Carroll University, 2009
Brief Bio:
Stacey Diane A. Litam, Ph.D. is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with over five years of experience within agency, college, and community mental health settings. Dr. Litam currently works as an LPCC at a Northeast Ohio agency where she provides counseling services to survivors of sex trafficking, persons with addictions, and LGBTQ clients. She is a researcher, educator, and social justice advocate on topics related to human trafficking, human sexuality, LGBTQ+, and multicultural issues. In Fall 2017, Dr. Litam joined the Counseling faculty at Cleveland State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor.  

Dr. Litam has facilitated over 50 state, national, and international presentations on topics including sex trafficking, integrating creativity with diverse populations, decolonizing the model minority stereotype, and the influence of internalized racism and intra-ethnic othering on Asian American adult identity development. She has published three peer-reviewed articles and one book chapter. In February 2016, Dr. Litam was a recipient of the Movers and Shakers Award from the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club, which honored 25 leaders in Northeast Ohio under the age of 30. Dr. Litam¿s clinical work and research has been featured in various outlets including the December 2015 cover story of Counseling Today and on The Thoughtful Counselor Podcast.
Honors and Awards:
National Awards and Fellowships

April 2019 - Outstanding Service to Specialized Populations Award, National Board for Certified Counselors
National award that honors extraordinary commitment, leadership, and accomplishment in service to underserved populations.

February 2018 - Humanistic Dissertation Award, Association for Humanistic Counselors
National award given to a doctoral candidate who successfully defended a dissertation with a strong humanistic foundation

February 2017 - Mary Smith Arnold Anti-Oppression Award, Counselors for Social Justice
Honors professional counselors and counselor educators who have an exemplary record of challenging multiple oppressions in the counseling profession as well as in their local schools and communities. 

February 2017 - Humanistic Advocacy and Social Justice Award, Association for Humanistic Counseling
Established to recognize an AHC member who has served as a significant advocate for social justice issues.

February 2016 - Doctoral Minority Fellow, The National Board of Certified Counselors
National fellowship awarded to 23 doctoral students designed to promote effective, culturally competent counselors who provide services to underserved populations. Award amount: $20,000

February 2016 - `Ohana Honors Award, Counselors for Social Justice
Honors individuals who affirm diversity and advocate for social justice in the spirit of nine elements of the indigenous Hawaiian concept of `Ohana or extended family.

February 2014 - Emerging Leader Award, The Association for Humanistic Counseling
Awarded to an emerging leader who demonstrates humanistic values in counseling, service, and pedagogy.

State and Regional Awards

March 2018 - David K. Brooks Award, Kent State University
Awarded to a doctoral student who excels within the areas of research, scholarship, and service.

August 2017 - Lillian Friedman Scholarship, Kent State University
Awarded to an outstanding graduate student studying in the area of mental health and is intended to encourage outstanding scholarship and research potential; Award amount $1000.

May 2017 - Outstanding Instructor Award, Cleveland State University
Awarded to recognize demonstrated excellence in pedagogy.

November 2016 - Graduate Student Award, Ohio Counseling Association
Recognizes a counseling graduate student who has excelled in service to OCA and has demonstrated excellence and commitment to the counseling profession.

April 2016 - Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Honors a doctoral student in OACES who has distinguished themselves in the areas of leadership, scholarship, research, and counseling practice.

February 2016 - Movers and Shakers Award, Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club
Honors 25 under 30 leaders in Northeast Ohio who provide significant contributions within their professional areas of service, community, business, or non-profit organizations.
Research Interests:
Dr Litam's research topics are diverse and include topics related to human trafficking, human sex trafficking, human sexuality, and the phenomenological experiences of individuals with intersecting marginalized identities.
Teaching Areas:
CNS 706: Psychopathology
CNS 709: Psychopharmacology
CNS 504: Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling
CNS 712: Theories of Personality
CNS 505: Appraisal in Counseling
CNS 623: Group Counseling
CNS 622: Individual Theories in Counseling
CNS 529: Intro to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Professional Affiliations:
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
Ohio Counseling Association (OCA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Kappa Sigma Upsilon, Chi Sigma Iota
Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC)
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
Professional Service:
July 2018 - Present - Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Counseling and Development

April 2018 - Professional Subject Matters Expert, National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

July 2017 - Present - Governing Council, American Counseling Association