Graduate Clinical Training Coordinator
Dickmeyer Hall 206
Tony Suarez joined the faculty at Valparaiso University in 2018 and serves as an assistant professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program. Dr. Suarez’s primary research interests include the experience of married or partnered graduate students and their spouses/partners, clinical supervision, professional identity development for counseling students, and the identity development and counseling needs of student-athletes. Dr. Suarez has presented his research at state, regional, and national conferences and has facilitated trainings on supervisor self-care and ethical issues in clinical supervision. Clinically, Dr. Suarez has experience working in community agencies and private practice and has worked in an administrative capacity, as well, as a Training and Quality Management Director. Away from the classroom, Dr. Suarez enjoys watching cooking shows (and occasionally cooking). He is a rabid Chicago sports fan. Dr. Suarez and his wife, Emily, enjoy raising their four-legged daughter, a mopey Basset Hound mix named Pumpkin.
B.S. (Sports Management) – Florida State University
M.A. (Clinical Psychology) – University of Central Florida
Ph.D (Counselor Education) – University of Arkansas
- COUN 688: Advanced Internship
- COUN 687: Counseling Internship II
- COUN 686: Counseling Internship I
- COUN 685: Counseling Practicum
- COUN 667: Clinical Addictions Theory & Treatment
- COUN 620: Human Development
- COUN 545: Community Counseling
- COUN 635: Introduction to Psychopathology
- COUN 691: Adv. Topics: Introduction to Couples Counseling
Married or partnered graduate students and their spouses/partners
Professional identity development
Suarez, A. L., Perryman, K. L., Carver, C. L., & Del Re, J. M. (2020) An exploration of married male doctoral students in counselor education. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 13(4). https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol13/iss4/8
Kern, E., Perryman, K., & Suarez, A. Using the enneagram to facilitate the supervision relationship: A qualitative study. Journal of Counseling Research and Practice, 3(1), 16-30.
Kern, E., Perryman, K., & Suarez, A. Using the enneagram to facilitate resolution of supervisory conflict. Journal of Counselor Practice, 8(2), 136-154.
Suarez, A., & Carver, C. (2017, October). The doc marital house: Addressing married doctoral student issues with the Sound Marital House model. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL.
Suarez, A., & Christian, D. (2017, February). The final touchdown: A conceptual model of student-athlete transition. Presented at the Texas School Counselor Association Conference, Arlington, TX.
Suarez, A., Yam, F., & Carver, C. (2016, October). ‘Til death or doc do us part (Part II): Spouses’ perspectives of challenges that face married doctoral students. Presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Suarez, A., Christian, D., Lance, A., & Gower, E. (2016, July). Student-athletes: Addressing their academic, career, & personal/social needs. Presented at the Arkansas School Counseling Association Conference, Hot Springs, AR.
Suarez, A., Carver, C., & Higgins, K. (2015, October). ‘Til death or doc do us part: A look at unique challenges that face married/partnered doctoral students in counselor education. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
- American Counseling Association
- Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
- Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society International