Dr. Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich


Dr. Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Counseling
Office: Chima 118
Phone: (330) 972-6851
Email: vfs@uakron.edu
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Contact information

Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich
The University of Akron
Department of Counseling
Chima 118
Akron, OH 44325-5007
Phone: (330) 972-6851
Fax:  (330) 972-5292
Email:  vsf@uakron.edu


Education

  • Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, Counselor Education and Supervision, 2008
  • M.S., Chulalongkorn University, Human Sexuality, 2004
  • B.S.W., Thammasat University, Social Work, 2002

Certification/Licensure

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor/Supervisor Designation, #E1000321, Ohio
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, #5533, Colorado
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor, #833, Center for Credentialing Education
  • National Certified Counselor, #220129, National Board Certified Counselors
  • Registered Play Therapist, #T1572, Association for Play Therapy

Professional Experience

2010-present Assistant Professor, The University of Akron, Department of Counseling
Coordinator, Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program, 2011-present
2008-2010 Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
2007-2008 Teaching Assistant, University of Northern Colorado, School of Applied Psychology and Counselor Education
2006-2008 Career Counselor, University of Northern Colorado
2005-2008 Counselor, University of Northern Colorado, Psychological Services Clinic
2005 Counselor, Gender Reassignment Institute, Bangkok, Thailand
2003-2004 Counselor, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Division of Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery

Professional Organizations

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • National Career Development Association (NCDA)
  • Association for Play Therapy (APT)
  • North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES)
  • Ohio Counseling Association (OCA)
  • Ohio Career Development Association (OCDA)
  • Ohio Association for Play Therapy (OHAPT)

Presentations

National Conferences

  1. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2012, June). Career and social transition of transsexual employees in the workplace. Session presented at the annual conference of the National Career Development Association, Atlanta, GA.
  2. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., Schomaker, S., & Alvarez, C. (2012, June). Ethical, legal, and multicultural considerations in career counseling supervision. Session presented at the annual conference of the National Career Development Association, Atlanta, GA.
  3. Goodman, J., Savickas, M., Hansen, S., Glavin, K., Sangganjanavanich, V. F., Waller, B., & Rivera, L. (2012, June). A response from the counseling profession to the insecure world: A Proposal. Session presented at the annual conference of the National Career Development Association, Atlanta, GA.
  4. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2012, March). Developmental Vs. pathological: DSM V and gender identity disorder in childhood. Session presented at the annual conference of the American Counseling Association, San Francisco, CA.
  5. Goodman, J., Pope, M., Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Tang, M. (2012, March). A response from the counseling profession to the insecure world: A Proposal. Session presented at the annual conference of the American Counseling Association, San Francisco, CA.
  6. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Black, L. L. (2011, October). Leaders of ideas: Creating cultures of inquiry and scholarship in counselor education programs. Session presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN.
  7. Schwartz, R. C., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F., (2011, October). Negotiating success in the real world of counselor education. Session presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN.
  8. Smith, R. L., Sangganjanavanich, V. F., Schomaker, S., & Davis, R. J. (2011, October). Career counseling supervision: A model to work from. Session presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN.
  9. Evans, K., Glavin, K., Lara, T., Sangganjanavanich, V. F., Tang, M., Willis, C., & Walker, B. (2011, October). Teaching career counseling? These strategies and resources are for you! Session presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN.
  10. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2011, July). Career development of transsexual women and men during gender transition. Session presented at the annual conference of the National Career Development Association, San Antonio, TX.
  11. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2011, June). Techniques and interventions in career counseling supervision. Session presented at the annual conference of the National Career Development Association, San Antonio, TX.
  12. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2011, March). Career development of transsexual women and men during gender transition. Session presented at the annual conference of the American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA.
  13. Helm, H. M., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2010, October). Play therapy supervision: Training for becoming a registered play therapist supervisor. Session presented at the annual conference of the Association for Play Therapy, Louisville, KY.
  14. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2010, July). Incorporating sandtray into career counseling: Who, what, when, and how. Session presented at the annual conference of the National Career Development Association, San Francisco, CA.
  15. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Cook, K. (2010, July). Career fantasy: An activity for guidance curriculum. Session presented at the annual conference of the American School Counselor Association, Boston, MA.
  16. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Black, L. L. (2009, October). The multicultural supervision scale: Enhancing a quality of clinical supervision and fostering multicultural supervision competencies. Session presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, San Diego, CA.
  17. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Lenz, A. S. (2009, October). Transformational leadership: Experiential consultation training model as a service to local community agencies. Session presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, San Diego, CA.
  18. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2009, July). Utilizing sandtray and miniatures to facilitate the career decision-making process. Session presented at the annual conference of the National Career Development Association, St. Louis, MO.
    Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Smith, R. L. (2009, July). Critical components of career counseling supervision in the twenty first century. Session presented at the annual conference of the National Career Development Association, St. Louis, MO.
  19. Helm, H. M., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2008, October). Developing skills in play therapy - Supervision theory and technique. Session presented at the annual conference of the Association for Play Therapy, Dallas, TX.
  20. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2008, March). Enhancing the use of the DISCOVER in career counseling and development for college students: A major selection process. Session presented at the annual conference of the American Counseling Association, Honolulu, HI.
  21. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Milkavich, A. K. (2008, March). A narrative approach to career counseling: Applications to the interpretation of the MBTI and SII. Session presented at the annual conference of the American Counseling Association, Honolulu, HI.
  22. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2007, October). Transitioning genders and sex reassignment surgery: Implications for counselor educators and counselors. Poster presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Columbus, OH.
  23. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Black, L. L. (2007, October). Clinical supervision for international counselor-in-training: Practices, difficulties, and recommendations. Poste presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Columbus, OH.

Regional Conferences

  1. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Headley, J. A. (2012, September). Clinical supervision for counselors working with transsexual women and men during gender transition. Session presented at the biannual conference of the North Atlantic Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Niagara Falls, NY.
  2. Odegard, M. A., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2010, October). Infusing social justice and advocacy in counselor education curriculum. Session presented at the biannual conference of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.
  3. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Lenz, A. S. (2010, October). Constructivist teaching paradigm: The experiential consultation training model. Session presented at the biannual conference of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Williamsburg, VA.
  4. Lenz, A. S., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2010, October). Developing empathic responding in masters-level students: Evidence for a photovoice strategy. Session presented at the
    biannual conference of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Williamsburg, VA.
  5. Lenz, A. S., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2010, October). Wellness model of supervision for counselors in training: Implications for learning outcomes. Session presented at the biannual conference of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Williamsburg, VA.
  6. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2008, October). The multicultural supervision scale (MSS): Identifying supervisor cultural competencies. Session presented at the biannual conference of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Houston, TX.
  7. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Black, L. L. (2008, October). The multicultural supervision scale (MSS). Session presented at the biannual conference of the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Breckenridge, CO.
  8. Jain, S., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2008, October). Process of hiring international graduates as faculty member: Advantages and challenges. Poster presented at the biannual conference of the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Breckenridge, CO.
  9. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Black, L. L. (2006, October). Supervising international students. Session presented at the biannual conference of the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Grand Teton, WY.

State Conferences

  1. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2012, November). Developmental vs. pathological: DSM V and gender identity disorder in childhood. Session presented at the annual conference of the Ohio Counseling Association, Columbus, OH.
  2. Lenyk, J. M., Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Prevosnak, V. (2012, November). Preventing counselor impairment: Mindfulness as self-care for counselors. Session presented at the annual conference of the Ohio Counseling Association, Columbus, OH.
  3. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2011, November). Career development of transsexual women and men during gender transition. Session presented at the annual conference of the Ohio Counseling Association, Columbus, OH.
  4. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2011, April). Play therapy with children with reactive attachment disorder. Session presented at the annual conference of the Ohio Association for Play Therapy, Columbus, OH.
  5. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2010, November). Play therapy with children with attachment issues. Session presented at the annual conference of the Ohio Counseling Association, Columbus, OH.
  6. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Cook, K. (2009, November). Filial therapy with Spanish speaking mothers: Contents, contexts, and considerations. Session presented at the annual conference of the Texas Counseling Association, Dallas, TX.
  7. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Lenz, A. S. (2009, November). Consultation in action: Experiential consultation training model (ECTM). Session presented at the annual conference of the Texas Counseling Association, Dallas, TX.
  8. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Capps, J. E. (2006, September). Transitioning genders and sex reassignment surgery: Implications to counselors. Session presented at the annual conference of the Colorado Counseling Association, Longmont, CO.

Invited Presentations

  1. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2012, March). Filial therapy. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Marriage and Family Counselors/Therapists, The University of Akron, Akron, OH.
  2. Headley, J., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2012, March). Transgressing the binary classification of gender: Understanding transgender women’s experiences and embracing diversity. Presented at the Biennial Graduate Gender Symposium, The University of Akron, Akron, OH.
  3. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2011, August). Child teacher relationship training. Presented at the Center for Child Development, The University of Akron, Akron, OH.
  4. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2010, June). Sand therapy. Presented at the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology Training Clinic, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX.
  5. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2010, April). Beyond understanding the principles: Ethical practice in play therapy. Presented at the Coastal Bend Chapter, Texas Association for Play Therapy, Corpus Christi, TX.
  6. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2010, February). Filial therapy with Spanish speaking mothers. Presented at the annual of the Center for Educational Development, Evaluation, and Research Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.
  7. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2009, July). Ethical and legal considerations in play therapy. Presented at the Coastal Bend Chapter, Texas Association for Play Therapy, Corpus Christi, TX.
  8. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2009, March). Filial therapy: Improving parent-child relationships. Presented at the Coastal Bend Chapter, Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, Corpus Christi, TX.
  9. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2009, February). Play therapy anytime, anyplace: A portable playroom. Presented at the Theta Alpha Mu Chapter, Chi Sigma Iota, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX.
  10. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Zammaripa, M. X. (2008, September). How to conduct literature review. Presented at the Counseling Education Research Consortium, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX.

Grants

  1. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2011). Child teacher relationship therapy with children with internalizing disorders ($2,000). College of Education, The University of Akron.
  2. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2009). The multicultural supervision scale: A confirmatory factory analysis ($1,500). Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
  3. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2008). Using the Marshack interaction method in parent consultation ($1,040). Center for Educational Development, Evaluation, and Research, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
  4. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2008). Spanish-speaking parents’ experiences in filial therapy: A phenomenological study ($1,780). Center for Educational Development, Evaluation, and Research, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
  5. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2007). Graduate student research grant ($1,594.70). Graduate Student Association, University of Northern Colorado.

Honors & Awards

  • Dean’s Citation for Excellence Award, University of Northern Colorado, 2008
  • Graduate Academic Excellence Award, Center for International Education, University of Northern Colorado, 2008
  • Outstanding Career Counselor, Career Services, University of Northern Colorado, 2007
  • International Scholar, P.E.O International Peace Scholarship, P.E.O. International, 2006-2008

Professional Service

Editorial Appointments

  • Editorial Board Reviewer, Journal of Employment Counseling, 2008-present
  • Editorial Board Reviewer, Counselor Education and Supervision, 2011-present
  • Ad Hoc Editorial board Reviewer, Counselor Education and Supervision, 2009-2011
  • Ad Hoc Editorial Board Reviewer, Career Development Quarterly, 2008-present

National Appointments

  • Co-chair, Leadership Alumni Association Taskforce, National Career Development Association, 2012-present
  • Chair, ACES/NCDA Commission, National Career Development Association, 2010-present
  • Member, NCDA International Students Taskforce, National Career Development Association, 2012-present
  • Member, Diversity Committee, National Career Development Association, 2011-rpesent
  • Member, Professional Standards Committee, National Career Development Association, 2009-present
  • Member, University Education Committee, Association for Play Therapy, 2010-present
  • Member, Key Awards Committee, Association for Play Therapy, 2009-resent
  • Team Member (Site Visit), Counseling for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, 2009-present

State Appointments

  • Co-chair, Ethics and Professional Identity Committee, Ohio Counseling Association, 2012-present
  • Assistant Continuing Education Director, Ohio Association for Play Therapy, 2012-present
  • Government Relations, Ohio Career Development Association, 2011-present

University Appointments

  • Coordinator, Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.) Program, Counselor Education Track, Department of Counseling, The University of Akron, 2011-present
  • Member, Computing and Communications Technologies Committee, Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate, The University of Akron, 2011-2014
  • Secretary, Personnel Committee, College of Education, The University of Akron, 2010-present
  • Member, Diversity Committee, College of Education, The University of Akron, 2011-2012; Chair, 2012-present
  • Member, Assistant Professor Search Committee, Department of Counseling, The University of Akron
  • Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committees, Fall 2011-present
    • Richard Maroon
    • Maryann Meniru
    • Kristie WIlliams
    • Joe Rizzo

Consulting

Consultant, Gender Reassignment Institute, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2005-present

Consultant, Monfort College of Business, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, 2007-present

Consultant, Family Outreach (Non-Profit Organization), Corpus Christie, TX, April 2009-March 2010

Consultant, School of Applied Psychology and Counselor Education, College of Education, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, May-August 2007


Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Headley, J. A. (in press). Facilitating career development concerns of gender transitioning individuals: Professional standards and competencies. Career Development Quarterly.
  2. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Lenz, A. S. (in press). The experiential consultation trainingmodel. Counselor Education and Supervision.
  3. Lenz, A. S., Sangganjanavanich, V. F., Balkin, R. S., Oliver, M., & Smith, R. L. (2012). Wellness model of supervision: A comparative analysis. Counselor Education and Supervision, 51, 207-221. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6978.2012.00015.x
  4. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Magnuson, S. (2011). Using sandtrays and miniature figures to facilitate career decision making. Career Development Quarterly, 59(3), 264-273. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-0045.2011.tb00068.x
  5. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., Lenz, A. S., & Cavazos, J. Jr. (2011). International students during employment seeking: A phenomenological study. Journal of Employment Counseling, 48(1), 17-26. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1920.2011.tb00107.x
  6. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Black, L. L. (2011). The initial development of the multicultural supervision scale. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, and Research, 38, 18-36.
  7. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Cavazos, J. Jr. (2010). Workplace hostility, violence, and discrimination: Toward social justice and advocacy. Journal of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, 4, 187-201. doi:10.1080/15538605.2010.524844
  8. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., Cook, K., & Rangel-Gomez, M. (2010). Filial therapy with monolingual Spanish speaking mothers: A qualitative examination. The Family Journal, 18, 195-201.
  9. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Black, L. L. (2009). Clinical supervision for international counselors-in-training: Implications for supervisors. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, and Research, 37, 52-65.
  10. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2009). Career development practitioners as advocates: Understanding gender transition. Journal of Employment Counseling, 46(3), 128-135. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1920.2009.tb00075.x
  11. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Magnuson, S. (2009). Averting role confusion between doctoral students and major advisers: Adviser disclosure statements. Counselor Education and Supervision, 48(3), 194-203. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6978.2009.tb00074.x
  12. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Milkavich, A. K. (2008). A narrative approach to career counseling: Applications to the interpretation of the MBTI and SII. VISTAS 2008. Retrieved from http://www.counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas08/Sanggan.htm

Book Chapters/Encyclopedia Entries

  1. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Nolrajsuwat, K. (in press). Counseling in Thailand. In T. H. Hohenshil, N. E. Amundson, & S. G. Niles (Eds.), International CounselingHandbook. Alexandra, VA: American Counseling Association.
  2. Flamez, B., Cavazos Jr., J., Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Watson, J. C. (2012). Developing scholarship through mentoring and reflection: A transformative process for doctoral students. In C. J. Boden, & S. M. Kippers (Eds.), Pathways to transformation: Learning in relationship. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  3. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2012). My dream jobs: What do I know? In T. M. Lara, M. Pope, & C. W. Minor (Eds.), Experiential activities for teaching career counseling classes and facilitating career groups (Vol. III) (pp. 172-174). Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association.
  4. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2012). The career counselor who I want to be. In T. M. Lara, M. Pope, & C. W. Minor (Eds.), Experiential activities for teaching career counseling classes and facilitating career groups (Vol. III) (pp. 136-137). Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association.
  5. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2011). A creative project: Helping children of color learn about self-concept and career options through lifespan career development theories. In M. Pope, J. S. Pangelinan, & A. D. Coker (Eds.), Experiential activities for teaching multicultural competence in counseling. Alexandra, VA: American Counseling Association.
  6. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2011). Confronting prejudice and stereotypes: Working with transgender individuals. In M. Pope, J. S. Pangelinan, & A. D. Coker (Eds.), Experiential activities for teaching multicultural competence in counseling. Alexandra, VA: American Counseling Association.
  7. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Black, L. L. (2010). Research methods. In G. J. McAuliffe, & K. P. Eriksen (Eds.), Handbook of preparing counselors (pp. 153-162). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  8. Cook, K., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2010). Coconstructed stories. In S. Degges-White, & N. Davis (Eds.), Integrating the expressive arts into counseling practice: Theory-based interventions (pp. 189-190). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.
  9. Black, L. L., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2008). Immediate feedback in counseling. In F. T. L. Leong (Ed.), Encyclopedia of counseling (Vol. IV) (pp. 207-209). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Books

  1. Sangganjanavanich, V. F., & Reynolds, C. A. (Eds.) (contracted, in progress). Introduction to professional counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  2. Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2005). [Real life after sex reassignment surgery: Male-to-female transsexuals]. Bangkok: Sangsan Publishing House.