Dr. Jenny L. Cureton
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
310B White Hall
Dr. Cureton’s areas of interest and expertise include crisis and trauma; career development; and community and cultural responsiveness. Her experience as an independently licensed professional counselor (TX, CO) and Approved Clinical Supervisor includes work in community and medical clinics, college/university settings, and private practices. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado and her Master's in counseling from the University of North Texas.
- suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention
- trauma-informed practice
- crisis response
- career development: in intersection with personal development, college and career readiness
- cultural competence and cultural responsiveness
- community readiness to change
- Cureton, J. L., Giegerich, V., & Ricciutti, N. (2022.) Rurality and readiness: Addressing substance use via community assessment. The Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaoc.12105
- James, T., Spates, K., Cureton, J. L., Patel, S., Lloyd, C., & Daniel, D. (2022). “Is this really our problem?”: A qualitative exploration of Black Americans’ misconceptions about suicide. Deviant Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2022.20267
- Lucas, K., Cureton, J. L., Pergantis, S., & Murdock Bishop, J. (2022). Insecurely-attached supervisees’ perspectives of attachment in supervision. Journal of Counselor Practice, 13(1), 79-102. https://doi.org/10.22229/kyl1312022
- Byrd, J. A., Storlie, C., Albritton, K., & Cureton, J. L. (2022). “Where I can be myself”: Black youth narratives of their future career. Professional School Counseling, (26)1, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2156759X221110803
- Cureton, J. L., Clemens, E. V., Henninger, J., & Couch, C. (2021). Readiness of Counselor Education and Supervision for suicide training: A CQR study. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 14(3).
- Cureton, J. L., Giegerich, V., & Murdock Bishop, J. (2021). Addressing heterosexism: Student narratives of a guided imagery activity. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 14(3).
- Stutey, D., Cureton, J. L., Severn, K., Fink, M. (2020). Suicide protective factors: Utilizing SHORES in school counseling. The Professional Counselor, 11(1), 16–30 doi: 10.15241/dms.11.1.16 https://tpcjournal.nbcc.org/category/volumes/volume-11/volume-11
- Giegerich, V., Hall, A., Cureton, J. L., McCartney, J., & Geething, K. (2020). Teaching interpreted counseling practice: A step toward multicultural competence with Deaf clients. CES, 59(3), 172-186. https://doi.org/10.1002/ceas.12182
- Albritton, K. A., Cureton, J. L., Byrd, J. A., & Storlie, C. A. (2020). Exploring perceptions of the path to work/life success among middle school students of color. Journal of Career Development, 47(4), 440-453. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894845319832667
- Stutey, D., Givens, J., Cureton, J. L., & Henderson, A. (2020). The practice of bridling: Maintaining openness in phenomenological research. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 59(2), 144-156. https://doi.org/10.1002/johc.12135
- Cureton, J. L., Giegerich, V., & Murdock, J. L. (2020). Guided imagery on career-related oppression... In M. Pope, M. Gonzalez, E. R. N. Cameron, & J. S. Pangelinan (Eds.), Social justice and advocacy in counseling: Experiential activities for teaching
- Cureton, J. L., & Fink, M. (2019). SHORES: A practical mnemonic for suicide protective factors. Journal of Counseling and Development, 97(3), 325-335. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12272
- Cureton, J. L., Davis, H., & Giegerich, V. (2019). Counselor professional identity development: Narratives from a professional event. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(1).
- Storlie, C., Albritton, K., Cureton, J. L., & Byrd, J. (2019). African American and Latino male youth: Perceived strengths in career exploration. Journal of Counselor Practice, 10(2), 22-50. https://doi.org/10.22229/aal1022019
- Cureton, J. L., Clemens, E. V., Henninger, J., & Couch, C. (2018). Preprofessional suicide training for counselors: Results of a readiness assessment. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 18, 27-40. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-018-9
- Cureton, J. L., & Sheesley, A. P. (2017). Suicide competencies: Stories from counseling interns. Journal of Professional Counseling, 44(2), 14-31. https://doi.org/10.1080/15566382.2017.12069188
- Storlie, C. A., Albritton, K., & Cureton, J. L. (2017). Familial and social influences in career exploration for female youth of color: A study of Relational Cultural Theory. The Family Journal, 25(4), 351-358. https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480717732142
- Cureton, J. L., & Clemens, E. V. (2015). Affective constellations for countertransference awareness following a client’s suicide attempt. Journal of Counseling and Development, 93(3), 352-360. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12033
- Jones, L. K., & Cureton, J. L. (2014). Trauma redefined in the DSM-5: Rationale and implications for counseling practice. The Professional Counselor, 4(3), 257-271. https://doi.org/10.15241/lkj.4.3.257
- Internal Seed Grant, KSU College of EHHS (2021). Community-engaged initiatives to increase the readiness of Northeast Ohio's Black community to address suicide. With Dr. Kamesha Spates.
- Academic Year Research Appointment, KSU (2021-22). Community-engaged initiatives to increase the readiness of Northeast Ohio’s Black community to address suicide. With Dr. Kamesha Spates.
- Research Funding, Costilla County Public Health (2019). Assessment of readiness in San Luis Valley to address substance use.
- Open Grant, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation (2018-19). Kent City Schools college and career preparation. With Dr. Janice Byrd-first.
- Academic Year Research Appointment, KSU (2018-19). Readiness of the northeast Ohio Black community to address suicide. With Dr. Kamesha Spates-first.
- Teaching Development Grant, KSU (2017). Trauma and crisis curriculum in lifespan development and counselor education. With Dr. Janice Byrd.
- “Flashes Take Care of Flashes” Recognition, selected by students. (2020). Kent State University College of Education, Health, and Human Services.
- Emerging Leader, AERA Division E: Counseling and Human Development. (2020).
- Collaborative organization award for major contributions to Kent City Schools. (2018). Presented by Roosevelt HS Principal Love and the Kent City Schools Board of Education to Drs. Janice A. Byrd and Jenny L. Cureton on behalf of the KSU Counseling Dept.
SHORES acronym can help school counselors address suicide prevention (National Board of Certified Counselors, 2022), Going to a concert shouldn’t be scary. What to do when it is. (USA Today, 2021), Professionals say 2020 will have long-term impacts on mental health (NBC News Now, 2020), RGPP reviews community readiness to address substance use (The Mineral County Miner, 2020), Making it safe to talk about suicidal ideation (Counseling Today, 2019), Experts seeing increased anxiety in children (Kent Record-Courier, 2018),