Courtney Welton-Mitchell

Adjunct Faculty

Professional Biography

Courtney Welton-Mitchell, L.P.C., Ph.D. (Social Psychology, University of Denver)
Assistant Professor, International Disaster Psychology M.A. program

Areas of Interest: Applied Research (Trauma, Refugees, Disaster/Complex Emergencies); Consultancy and Training for Humanitarian Organizations; Asylum Evaluations; Disaster Simulations. Courses: Gender Based Violence; Crisis Intervention; International Disaster Psychology I/ III; Cognitive and Affective Models.

Conference Presentations/Publications: Asylum and Refugee Studies; International Disaster Psychology; Trauma (memory, traumatic growth/resilience, domestic violence); Anti-violence Public Service Ads.

Experience: International - Peace Corps volunteer and trainer Nepal; Program Manager UNWFP Nepal, Bhutanese Refugee Operation; Head of Sub-office UNWFP Tanzania, Great Lakes Refugee Operation; Acting Head of Psychosocial Unit, AMERA Egypt; Adjunct Faculty, Refugee Studies and Forced Migration, AUC, Cairo. Trainer and consultant for humanitarian organizations (e.g., UNHCR, UNWFP, HRRC) in various locations including Egypt, Turkey, Tanzania, Nepal, The Gambia, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Domestic – providing psychological evaluations for asylum, U and T visa applicants in the U.S. and abroad; trainer and mentor for clinicians through HealthRight International; crisis intervention, psychological assessments, and group therapy in correctional facilities; outreach to homeless youth and adult populations; individual and group therapy for adult survivors of childhood abuse.

For more information about Courtney Welton-Mitchell:


  • Ph.D., Affect/Social Psychology, University of Denver, 2012
  • Other, Psychological First Aid , National Center for Traumatic Stress Network, 2011
  • MA, Psychology, University of Denver, 2009
  • Other, Oxford University, 2003
  • MA, Counseling, University of New Mexico, 1997
  • BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, New School for Social Research/Parson's, 1992

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Certified Foster Parent
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • National Board Certified Counselor