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Department of Leadership & Counseling
322 E. Front St., Suite 440
Boise, Idaho 83702

Phone: (208) 364-4047
Fax: (208) 364-4078
lead@uidaho.edu

Coeur d'Alene

1031 N. Academic Way
Suite 242
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho 83814

Phone: (208) 292-1286
Fax: (208) 667-5275

Susan Stuntzner

Susan Stuntzner, Ph.D.


Office: 1031 N. Academic Way
Phone: (208) 292-1409
Email: stuntzner@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: 1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

College of Education
Leadership and Counseling/Rehabilitation & Community Counseling Program
Assistant Professor

Campus Locations: Coeur d'Alene
With UI Since 2010


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Forgiveness & Spirituality, Family Coping & Adaptation to Disability, Psychosocial Adjustment to Disability, Resiliency & Positive Psychology, Social Justice & Mentoring of Professionals with Disability, Technology Use & Counseling Profession
  • Biography

    Dr. Stuntzner is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of the Rehabilitation & Community Counseling Program at University of Idaho – Coeur d’Alene.  She graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison, August 2007 with a PhD in Rehabilitation Psychology. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor for the State of Idaho, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

    Dr. Stuntzner has experience working with a number of different populations in the counseling and mental health profession. Prior to obtaining her PhD, she worked as a public rehabilitation counselor and for a non-profit organization in the Northwest.  Dr. Stuntzner’s research interests focus primarily on coping and adaptation to disability related to the individual and the family.

  • Selected Publications
    Articles:
    Stuntzner, S.,
    & Hartley, M. (2013). Balancing self-compassion with self-advocacy: A new approach for persons with disabilities to enhance their process of learning to self-advocate. Manuscript submitted for publication.

    Stuntzner, S.
    , & Hartley, M. (2014). Disability & the counseling relationship: What counselors need to know. ACA's VISTA Journal, Winter Issue.


    Stuntzner, S.
    , & Hartley, M. (2014). Resiliency, coping, & disability: The development of a resiliency intervention. ACA's 2014 VISTAs, Spring Issue.

    Stuntzner, S. (2014). Compassion & self-compassion: Exploration of their utility as potential components of the rehabilitation counseling profession. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 45(1), 37-44.

    Stuntzner, S. (2013). Living with a disability. A gateway for practicing forgiveness and compassion. Manuscript Submitted for Publication.

    Stuntzner (in press). Book Review: Self-compassion: Stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind by K. Neff (2011). The Compassion Journal.

    Stuntzner, S. Ricks, S.. & Dalton, J. (2013). Counseling women with disabilities for educational and leadership positions: An under addressed phenomena. Manuscript Submitted for Publication.

    Stuntzner, S. (in press). The art & practice of compassion. Compassion Journal.

    Stuntzner, S., & Dalton, J. (in press). Balancing compassion with the art of advocacy – Changing the societal paradigm of westernized thinking. Compassion Journal.

    Jain, S., Rishi, N., Cardona, B., Stuntzner, S. & Joshi, D. (2013). Family therapy for children with a disability. Indian Journal of Community Psychology.

    Stuntzner, S. (2012, October). Meeting a need: Expanding the rehabilitation counseling program. Envision.

    Books:

    Stuntzner, S.
    (in press). Resiliency & coping with disability. The family after. Counseling Association of India.

    Stuntzner, S. (2014). Reflections from the past: Lessons learned for better living. Counseling Association of India.

    Stuntzner, S. (2012). Living with disability: Finding peace amidst the storm. Counseling Association of India.


    Presentations:

    Stuntzner, S. (2013, November). An Inside Look at the World of Disability: Enhancing Counselors' Skills in Addressing Pertinent Issues of Persons with Disabilities. Oregon Counseling Association, Eugene, Oregon.

    Stuntzner, S., Ricks, S., & Dalton, J. (2013, July). Shades of Grey in the Ivory Towers: Mentorship and Women with Disabilities. 2013 National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Conferences. Baton Larouge, LA.

    Dalton, J. & Stuntzner, S. (2013, April). Balancing Compassion with the Art of Advocacy – Changing the Societal Paradigm of Westernized Thinking. 2013 National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.

    Stuntzner, S. & Dalton, J. (2013). Inclusion of Forgiveness as a Necessary Component of Resiliency: Incorporating Forgiveness & Resiliency into the Rehabilitation Curriculum. National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.

    Stuntzner, S. (2013, January). An Inside Look at the World of Disability: Enhancing Counselors' Skills in Addressing Pertinent Issues of Persons with Disabilities. Presentation at Idaho Counseling Association Conference (2013), Coeur d’Alene, ID.

    Stuntzner, S. & Dalton, J. (2012, October). A Recruitment & Training Model for Academia: Considerations for New Professionals. National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Arlington, VA.

    Stuntzner, S. (2012, October). Counseling Women with Disabilities for Education and Leadership Positions: An Under Addressed Phenomena. Research on Women and Education 2012 Conference. Coeur d’Alene, ID.

    Stuntzner, S. (2012, October). Living with a Disability: Finding Peace Amidst the Storm. Presentation for Human Rights Education Institute. Coeur d’Alene, ID.

    Stuntzner, S. (2012, June). Use of Assessment in Counseling. Professional Presentation for the Tibetan Educational Administration. Darmasahla, India.

    Stuntzner, S., Dalton, J., & Jain, S. (2012, March). Recruitment & Training for Academia: A Model for Improving Access for Professionals with Disabilities. American Counseling Association Conference. San Francisco, CA.

    Stuntzner, S., Jain, S., & Dalton, J. (2012, March). Forgiveness & Resiliency: Is There a Connection in Coping with Disability? American Counseling Association Conference. San Francisco, CA.

    Stuntzner, S., & Dalton, J., (2011, October). Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Employment Outcomes: An Inside View of the Vocational Rehabilitation System. National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Arlington, VA.

    Stuntzner, S. & Dalton, J.(2011, October). Training in Technology for Counseling Professionals: Are They Trained Well Enough? National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, Arlington, VA

    Stuntzner, S. & Jain, S. (2011, April). Technology & Ethical Practice: Where is the Profession Today? National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.

    Stuntzner, S. & Jain, S. (2011, April). Forgiveness, Emotional Coping & Adjustment to Disability: What is the Connection? National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.
  • Research Projects
    Articles Under Revision:

    • Stuntzner, S., & Dalton, J. (2013). Inclusion of forgiveness as a necessary component of the rehabilitation counselor education curriculum. Manuscript Submitted / Under Revision.
    • Stuntzner. S., Enright, R., Lynch, R., & Jain, S. (2013). Comparison between two on-line interventions promoting psychological well-being: An experimental study. Manuscript Submitted / Under Revision.
    • Stuntzner, S., Enright, R., Lynch, R. & Jain, S. (2013). Forgiveness and adjustment to disability: Exploring the connection through on-line interventions. Manuscript Submitted / Under Revision.
    • Stuntzner, S., & Dalton, J. (2013). Resiliency Training: An essential component in rehabilitation counselor education. Manuscript Submitted for Publication.

  • Outreach Projects

    Presentations

    • Hartley, M., & Stuntzner, S. (2014, May). Promoting Resilience: Interventions Following a Traumatic Injury and Disability. 2014 Executive Summit, American Psychotherapy Association, Tucson, AZ.

    • Stuntzner, S., Hartley, M., & Ware, S. (2014, March). A Closer Look at Disability: Enhancing Counselors' Effectiveness in Addressing the Needs of People with Disabilities. Pre-conference Learning Institute. 2014 ACA Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    • Stuntzner, S., & Hartley, M. (2014). Resiliency, Disability, and Coping: The Development of a Resiliency Intervention. 2014 Spring American Counseling Association Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.
    • Ware,S., & Stuntzner, S. (2014). Disability and Sexuality: A Comprehensive Model to Address the Sexuality Needs of Persons with Disabilities. 2014 Spring American Counseling Association Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.