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Northwest Missouri State University


Elizabeth Dimmitt

Elizabeth Dimmitt

Email

Office

2365 Colden Hall

Phone

660.562.1852
660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2008

Instructor


Education

  • MS in Counseling Psychology
  • BS in Psychology and Sociology

Courses Taught

  • 08-103 General Psychology
  • 08-323 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • 08-438 Principles of Counseling
  • 08-627 Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Freshman Seminar

Academic Interests

  • Stigma reduction
  • Suicide prevention
  • Adolescent health and risk behaviors
  • Family response to miscarriage
  • Parent education
  • Family dynamics
  • Creative therapeutic techniques
  • Interactive learning in the college setting
  • Mentoring and supervision
  • Professor/student relationships and classroom success
  • Play therapy

Scholarly Activity

  • Dimmitt, Elizabeth & O’Keefe, Sarah (2012). Dealing with Defiance: Research and Applicable Strategies to Improve Parent-Child Relationship. Presented at the Missouri American Counselor Asssociation Annual Conference. A presentation to education counselors about effective helping techniques with families dealing defiant children. Sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University.
  • Dimmitt, Elizabeth, Palmer, A., Jones, S., Swihart, H., Okeefe, S., Mauzy, K., Jimenez, J., Clark, C. (2011).  Silent  Suffering: Developing Understanding and Applicable Coping Skills to Use with Families Who Lost a Child to Miscarriage. A presentation  to education counselors about effective helping techniques with families dealing with  miscarriage. Presented at the Missouri American Counselors Association Annual Conference.  Sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University.
  • Dimmitt, Elizabeth & Mehl, N. (2010). Addressing Anger: Developing Applicable Active Coping Skills to Use with Kids and Adolescents. A presentation to educate counselors about effective methods of treatment for children who are struggling with anger. Presented at the Missouri American Counselors Association Annual Conference. Sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University.
  • Dimmitt, Elizabeth & Sterling, L. (2009). Remembering Recess: The Benefits of Re-Learning How To Play. A presentation to educate school counselors about productive, therapeutic, and fun means of interacting with children of all ages. Presented at Missouri School Counselor Association Annual Conference. Sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University. 

Student Group Advisement

  • Wesley Foundation board member

Other Professional Experiences

  • President of Compass Counseling Center, Inc.
  • Secretary of American Counseling Association of Missouri
  • Military and Family Life Consultant
  • Trained Doula
  • Certified Birth Educator

Other

Volunteer and Service

  • Mental Health Task Force
  • Project Rachel Consultant

Hobbies

  • Painting/drawing
  • Dancing
  • Jewelry making