James Madison University

David Julius Ford, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

PHOTO: David Julius Ford
  • Office: Johnston 110
  • Phone: 540-568-4450
  • Email: ford3dj@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    Department of Graduate Psychology
    70 Alumnae Dr., MSC 7401
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

Education

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Old Dominion University, May 2014
  • M.A. in Counseling, Clinical/Mental Health Track, Wake Forest University, May 2011
  • B.A. in Psychology, Wake Forest University, May 1998

Experience

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (NC)
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • I have 7.5 years working in Higher Education.
  • My passion for counseling started while working in Housing and Residence Life.
  • I have experience counseling in a college counseling center, in an addictions treatment facility, a community mental health center, and counseling students with substance abuse concerns.
  • I have experience providing career and academic advising.
  • I have experience providing individual, triadic, and group supervision to Master’s-level Counseling students.
  • I have experience facilitating psychoeducational and interpersonal process groups.
  • I have experience co-teaching graduate Counseling courses in Multicultural Counseling, Group Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Testing and Assessment, Basic Counseling Skills, and Advanced Counseling Skills.
  • I am a classically-trained pianist and have been a church musician for almost 30 years.
  • Currently, I am faculty-in-residence and I live in Chesapeake Residence Hall
  • I am a proud, active, and financial member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

  • Strategies to improve the academic and psychosocial outcomes of African American male students
  • Diversity issues in Counseling, Counselor Education, and Supervision
  • Addictions Counseling, Group Counseling, Testing and Assessment, Fraternity/Sorority Life
  • Persons who self-identify as LGBTQQIA and persons affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Selected scholarship includes:
    • Ford, D. (2013). The fall-out shelter: A look at values. In E. Honderich (Ed.), Addiction counseling: Approaching psycho-education with creativity (pp. 35-36). Virginia: Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision [VACES].
    • Ford, D. (2013). The conflict cycle. In E. Honderich (Ed.), Addiction counseling: Approaching psycho-education with creativity (p. 75). Virginia: Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision [VACES]. Ford, D. (2013). Progressive muscle relaxation. In E. Honderich (Ed.), Addiction counseling: Approaching psycho-education with creativity (pp. 79-82). Virginia: Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision [VACES].
    • Ford, D. (2013). Nutrition and the mood. In E. Honderich (Ed.), Addiction counseling: Approaching psycho-education with creativity (pp. 85-88). Virginia: Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision [VACES].
    • Ford, D. & Johnson, K. F. (2014). Fundamental Christian Americans as culturally different clients. In L. H. Cousins & J. G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE (in press).