Elsa Soto Leggett,
Teaching Areas: Counselor Education
Research Interest: Counseling Child & Adolescents, Counseling in Schools, Solution Focused Counseling, Play Therapy, & Creative Integration
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
Licensed Professional Counselor # 19814
Board Approved Supervisor
Certification in School Counseling
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
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.
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.