Lia (Basilia) Softas-Nall


  • Coordinator and Director of Training
  • Professor of Counseling Psychology
  • Department of Applied Psychology and Counselor Education
  • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Information
291 McKee Hall, Campus Box 131
501 20th Street 
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639 
(970) 351-1631
(970) 351-2625 (fax)

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  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, APA-accredited; Ball State University, Indiana
  • Doctoral Internship; Ball State University Counseling Center
  • M.A. Counseling, Ball State University
  • B.A. in Psychology; Deree College, Athens, Greece
  • B.A. in Pedagogics; University of Ioannina, Greece

Courses Taught

  • Family Systems
  • Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Couples and Family Therapy
  • Family Practicum
  • Practicum in Supervision of Family Therapy
  • Advanced Methods in Couples and Family Therapy
  • Seminar in Personality and Counseling Theories
  • Psychology of Women
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Professional Development Seminar in Counseling Psychology

Research Areas/Interests

  • Couples and Family Therapy/Counseling
  • International Psychology
  • Gender/Cross-Cultural/Ethnicity Issues
  • Supervision of Family Therapy

Theoretical Orientation

  • Systemic/Relational

Sample of Publications

  • Books 
    • Papadiotis, V. & Softas-Nall, B. (2006). Ikogeniaki-sistimiki therapia: Vasikes proseggisis, theoretikes theses kai practikes efarmoges [Family-systemic therapy: Basic approaches, theoretical  positions and practical applications].  Ellinika Grammata: Athens, Greece.
  • Book Chapters:
    • Softas-Nall, B. & Sukhodolsky, D.H. (2006).  Family in the United States: Social context, structure, and roles. In Georgas, J. et al. (Eds.), Families Across Cultures. Cambridge  University Press: Cambridge.  Book received award by APA’s Division in International Psychology.
  • Encyclopedia Entries:
    • Softas-Nall, B. (2008). Family Therapy. In Encyclopedia of Counseling. Leong, F.T.L., Altmaier, E.M., Johnson, B.D (Eds.). (2008). Encyclopedia of Counseling: Volume 1. Changes and Challenges in the 21st Century (pp. 203-207). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Juried Publications:
    • Ingala, A., Softas, B., & Peters, A. (2013). The role of social support in veterans’ college adjustment. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3(11), 14-21.
    • Softas-Nall, L & Hanna, F. (2013). Counseling & psychotherapy with difficult clients/family members: An interview with Fred Hanna. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families,21, 117.
    • Woodson, C., Softas-Nall, L. & Johnson, B. (2012). Family chaos and readiness to change problematic alcohol use. Journal of Human Social Sciences, 12(2), 19-28.
    • Bean, H., Softas-Nall, L. & Mahoney, M. (2011). Reflections on Mandated Reporting and Challenges in the Therapeutic Relationship: A Case Study with Systemic Implications. The Family Journal:  Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families. 19, 3, 286-290.
    • Petrogiannis, K. & Softas-Nall, L. (2010). The Family of Origin Scale in Greece. International  Journal of Psychological Studies. 2, 1, 3-11.
    • Cardona, B. & Softas-Nall, L. (2010).  Family Therapy with Latino families: An interview with Patricia Arredondo. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy  for Couples and Families. 18(1), 73-77.
    • Softas-Nall, B., Beadle, M. Newell, J. & Helm, H. (2008). Spousal Disclosure of Extramarital Relationships: Attitudes of Marriage and Family Therapists. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families.16,(4), 328-337.
    • Softas-Nall, B., Baldo T. and Williams, S. (2001).  Family-of-origin, personality characteristics, and counselor trainees’ effectiveness.  Psychological Reports, 88(3), 854-856.
    • Softas-Nall, B., Baldo, T., and Williams, S.  (1997). Counselor trainee perceptions of Hispanic, Black and White teenage expectant mothers and fathers.  Journal for Multicultural Counseling and Development, 25(4), 234-243.