Teresa Haase

Teresa Haase

Office Phone: (540) 432-4248


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: n/a

Associate Professor

MA in Counseling and MA in Counseling

Teresa J. Haase earned a BA in English and Secondary Education and an MA and EdS in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University. She holds a PhD in Counseling from The George Washington University. Teresa is licensed as a professional counselor in Virginia and an Approved Clinical Supervisor through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Her clinical, research and teaching interests include the integration of the expressive arts, specifically poetry and metaphor; grief and loss, counselor formation and pedagogy and supervision. Prior to joining the faculty at EMU, Teresa taught high school English and served as an instructor for the Counseling Psychology program at James Madison University. She and her husband live in Harrisonburg with their two children.


PhD, Counseling, 2008, The George Washington University,Washington, DC

MA and EdS, Counseling Psychology, 2002, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

BA, English, 1995, James Madison University, Harrisonburg,VA, with minors in German and Secondary Education


Haase, T. (2012). “Making meaning out of loss: A story and study of young widowhood.” Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 7 (3), 204-221.

Haase, T. (2011). The counselor within collage. In Neukrug, E. (2012) Experiencing the World of the Counselor: A Workbook for Counselor Educators and Supervisors. Brooks/Cole.

Hiney, T. (2002). “Using Line Poetry as a Therapeutic Technique in Sexual Assault Survivor Support Groups.” Journal of Poetry Therapy, 15 (2), 93-98.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

Co-presenter, Resilience as a Key Factor to Working with Traumatized Youth, Virginia Counselors Association annual conference, The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA 2013

Co-presenter, Through Different Lenses: Drawing from Psychoanalysis, Attachment Theory, Multicultural Perspective, and Person-Centered Theory to Work Through a Single Case, Virginia Counselors Association annual conference, The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA 2013

Co-presenter, When Loss Comes Suddenly, Gathering: Working with Loss and Grief Workshop, Eastern Mennonite University, Friday, October 18, 2013

Presenter,Metaphors and Supervision,Supervision Saturday, Virginia Counselors Association, Fredericksburg, VA, November 2012

Co-presenter, Restoring the creative spirit: The use of poetry in counseling and self-care, Peer reviewed paper presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Counselors Association, Fredericksburg, VA, November 2012

Presenter,In Like a Lion, EMU Continuing Education Series, March 2, 2012

Co-presenter,The Power of Presence, Virginia Counselors Association, Chesapeake, VA, November 12, 2011

Co-presenter,Restoring the Creative Spirit, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN, October 27, 2011

Co-presenter,Ethics from the Inside Out. EMU Continuing Education Series, Harrisonburg, VA, April 15, 2011

Co- presenter, The Creative Arts in Counseling, Central Valley Counselor’s Association Workshop, October 8, 2010

Co-presenter, The Power of Presence, Continuing Education Series, Eastern Mennonite University, March 2010

Co-presenter, Myth Busting and Bridge Building: Connecting School Counselors and School Psychologists, Virginia Counselors Association, November 2009

Presenter, Young Widowhood: Reconstructing Identity, International Network on Personal Meaning Conference, Toronto, CA, July 2008

Workshop Presenter, Using the Creative Arts in Counseling, Summer Institute in Counseling, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, June 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010

Co-presenter, Families Perceptions of Services for Mental Illness, American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, DC, August 2005

Poster Presentation, Co-presenter, Peer Support Model for the Development of Counselor Supervisors, American Mental Health Counselors Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 2005

Co-presenter, Families Perceptions of Services for Mental Illness, National Mental Health Association Conference, Washington, DC, June 2005

Presenter, Using Line Poetry in a Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group, Virginia Counselors Association, Richmond, VA, November 2001

Co-Presenter, Using a Reflecting Team to Create a Powerful Counseling Session, Virginia Counselors Association, Richmond, VA, November 2001

Presenter, The Magic and the Meaning of Metaphor: Using Metaphors in the Counseling Setting, Virginia Counselors Association, Roanoke, VA, November 2000

Church, Community and Professional Service

Co-President, Central Valley Counselors Association, 2014-2015

Reviewed research proposals for the Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Graduate Student Research Grant competition, April 2013 & 2014

President-elect, Central Valley Counselors Association, 2013-2014

External examiner for the thesis defense of a student at York University, by invitation from the thesis committee chair, Dr. Nancy Johnston, March 2013

Board Member, Central Valley Counselors Association, 2012-2013

Resident and participant, Farm Co-operative, Stanardsville, VA, December 2004 – December 2012

Member-At-Large, Board of Directors and Chairperson, Services Committee, Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA), Fredericksburg, VA, 2004 – 2005

Honors, Awards and Grants

Counselor Educator of the Year, Central Valley Counselors Association, 2013-2014

Counseling Psychology Faculty of the Year Award, James Madison University, 2006 – 2007

Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award, James Madison University, 2001– 2002

Helen Moore Award for the Pursuit of Counseling Excellence, James Madison University, 2000 – 2001

Certifications and Licenses

Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) #0701004753
Approved Clinical Supervisor #ACS011403

Professional Memberships

Central Valley Counselors Association
Virginia Counselors Assocation
American Counseling Association
Association for Creativity in Counseling
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Association for Humanistic Counseling

Professional Conferences Attended

Ethics Training, April 25, 2014
Virginia Counselors Association, November 6 – 9, 2013
American Counseling Association Conference, March 2013
Virginia Counselors Association Conference, November 2012
Expressive Arts Summit, November 2011
Virginia Counselors Association Conference, November 2011
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, October 2011
National Association of Poetry Therapy Conference, October 2010

EMU Service

Faculty Senate, 2013-2015
Graduate Council, 2012 – present
Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2012 – present
Graduate Dean & CJP Exec Director Search Committee, 2012-2013
Library Task Force, 2011-2012