University of Northern Colorado Professional Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision Campus Box 131 Greeley, CO 80639
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision; University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
M.A. in Counseling, Mental Health Track; University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS (CACREP
B.S. in Psychology; Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2018-Present: Interim Director, UNC Counseling Center
2014-Present: Professor, University of Northern Colorado: Teaching, Research, and
2009-2014: Associate Professor, University of Northern Colorado: Teaching, Research,
2004-2009: Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado: Teaching, Research,
2001-2004: Therapist and Supervisor, University Counseling Center: Counseling and
2001-2004: Counselor/Research and Grants Coordinator, Oxford Play Therapy Training
Institute: Counseling, Supervision and Research
Research/Areas of Interest
Play Therapy Outcome Research
Trauma Reenactment and Secondary Trauma
The Doctoral Student Experience
Play Therapy Supervision
Strear, M., Murdock, J., & Helm, H. (2018). CACREP accreditation simulation: Transformative learning in counselor education.
Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.
Clemens, E., Helm, H., Myers, K., Thomas, C., & Tis, M. (2017). The voices of youth formerly in foster
care: Perspectives on the educational attainment gap. Children and Youth Services Review, 79, 65-77.
Lamar, M., Helm, H. (2017). Understanding the researcher identity development of counselor education and
supervision doctoral students. Counselor Education and Supervision, 56, 2-18.
Stutey, D.M., Helm, H., LoSasso, H., & Kreider, H. (2016).Play therapy and photo-elicitation: A narrative examination of children’s grief.International Journal of Play Therapy, 25(3), 154-165.
Williams, A., Helm, H., Clemens, E. (2012). Examining the effect of therapist, work, and supportive factors
on vicarious traumatization. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 34 (2), 133-153.
Helm, H., O'Halloran, S., & Kahlo, D. (2010). Funding training clinics. In A. K. Mobley & J.
E. Myers. Developing and maintaining counselor education laboratories (2nd edition). Alexandria, VA: Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.
Helm, H., Drewes, A., & Stewart, A. (2010). Clinical play therapy supervision. International Association for Play Therapy E-Learning Institute. Association for Play Therapy E-Journal.
Honors and Awards
Lucille M. Harris Award, University of Northern Colorado, 2019
Outstanding Service Provider, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences, 2019
National Service Award, International Association for Play Therapy, October, 2009
Provost Award, Teaching Excellence in Graduate Education, University of Northern Colorado,
Outstanding Teacher, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, May 2007