Elsa Soto Leggett

Elsa Soto Leggett,
Associate Professor

Teaching Areas: Counselor Education

Research Interest: Counseling Child & Adolescents, Counseling in Schools, Solution Focused Counseling, Play Therapy, & Creative Integration

Education

Counselor Education Ph.D. (CACREP Program) Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi, 2004
The Effects of Solution Focused Classroom Guidance with Elementary Students

School Counseling M.S. Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi, 2001

Elementary Education B.S. Texas Southern University, 1988

 

Licensure & Credentials

Register Play Therapist & Supervisor #S-1548
Association for Play Therapy

2012

Licensed Professional Counselor # 19814

2005

Board Approved Supervisor
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

2006

Certification in School Counseling
Texas Education Agency

2001

 

Awards

2013 Appreciation for Dedication, Commitment, & Service as TACES President
Texas Association of Counselor Educators & Supervisors

2012 Dr. Jamesanna Kirven Outstanding Counselor Award
Texas Counseling Association

2011 National Leadership & Advocacy, Recognition of Advocacy for Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Leadership in Cultivating in the Development of a New ACA Organizational Affiliation
Association of Child & Adolescent Counseling

2011 Distinguished Service Award Outstanding Service and Leadership for Texas Counseling Association as Texas Association of Counselor Educators & Supervisors Senator
Texas Counseling Association

 

 

Published Research

 

Articles

Frels, Onwuegbuzie, Bustamante, Garza, Leggett, Nelson, & Nichter (2013) The Roles, Purposes, and Approaches of Selected Mentors in School-Based Mentoring: A Collective Case Study. Psychology in the Schools.

Moe, Leggett, & Perera (2011). School counseling for systemic change: Bullying and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. In G. R. Walz, J. C. Bleuer, and R. K. Yep (Eds.), American Counseling Association VISTAS 2011 Alexandria, VA: Counseling Outfitters.

Roaten, Ybañez, & Leggett (2011). Professional identity: An exploratory study of practicing professional school counselors. The Counseling Interviewer, 44 (1), 10-15.

 

Chapters & Book Contributions

Leggett (submitted) Success, Stones & Strengths in Expressive Arts Interventions for School Counselors Contributions

Short, Leggett, & Bacon (submitted) Directive Therapy in Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Moe & Leggett (submitted) Bill O’Hanlon in Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Leggett (2014) Play Therapy in Fox, J. E., & Schirrmacher, R. S. (2014). Art and Creative Development for Young Children (8th ed.). Wadsworth-Cengage: Belmont, CA.

Leggett & Ybañez (2011) Drawing a solution: An integration of solution focused counseling and drawing. In Degges-White & Davis (Eds.). Integrating the Expressive Arts into Counseling Practice: Theory Based Interventions (pp34-37).New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

 

Presentations

Leggett & Bacon, (2014).ACAC presents: directive play therapy: a solution focused approach. Presented at American Counseling Association Conference.

Bacon & Leggett, (2014). Ethical issues: Boundaries concerns, dual relationships, & administrative supervision responsibilities Part I & II. Presented at TACES MidWinter Conference.

Boswell & Leggett, (2014). Ethical, legal, & professional issues in supervision: Using a model for ethical decision making Part I & II. Presented at TACES MidWinter Conference.

DeLaGarza & Leggett (2013). Supervision in schools: Complexities in content. Presented at Texas Counseling Association 58th Annual Professional Conference.

Solmonson, Roaten, & Leggett (2013). When values conflict with ethics. Presented at Association of Counselor Education & Supervision Conference.

Leggett (2013). Recipes for solution focused counseling. Presented at Spring Creek Counseling Association.

Leggett (2013). School counseling ethic. Presented at Cypress Fairbanks ISD School Counseling In-service.

Leggett (2013). Directive play therapy: A solution focused approach. Presented at Houston Counseling Association.

Moe & Leggett (2012). Foundations of school counseling for lgbtq youth:Comprehensive, evidence-based, and affirmative approaches. Presented at Texas Counseling Association 56th Annual Professional Growth Conference.

Leggett (2012). Solution focused play therapy. Presented at Sam Houston Association for Play Therapy.

Leggett (2012). School counseling ethics. Presented at Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.

Roaten & Leggett (2012). With crisis comes opportunity: Counseling children in the aftermath of disaster. Presented at American Counseling Association Conference.

Leggett (2011). Solution-focused therapy and play. Presented at Sam Houston Association of Play Therapy’s Bridging Theory to Practice Play Therapy Workshop.

Ybañez & Leggett (2011) Multicultural Competency in Clinical Supervision. Presented at Texas Counseling Association 55th Annual Professional Growth Conference.

Moe & Leggett (2011). A social constructionist approach to supervision: Shaping competency with novice counselors. Presented at Association of Counselor Education & Supervision Conference.