Counselor Education Ph.D. (CACREP Program), Sam Houston State University, 2011
Christian counseling training: Experiences and perceptions of licensed Christian counselors
Community Counseling M.A. (CACREP Program), University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2002
African-American mothers attending college: The relationship between life stressors, social resources, and academic performance
Psychology B.S., Creighton University 1999
Licensure & Credentials
Licensed Professional Counselor # 20032
Board Approved Supervisor
National Certified Counselor # 70862
2011 National Crime Victim Service Award Nominee
U.S. Office of Victims of Crime
2015 Piper Professor Award Nominee
Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation
Bacon, K. M. (2016). Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) (Submitted). Health Resources and Services Administration, (Four Year Grant, $2,535,060), for the University of Houston Victoria.
Autry, L., Bacon, K. M., & Smith, W. (2016). Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Student Training (Submitted). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (Three Year Grant, $731,599), for the University of Houston Victoria.
Bacon, K. M. & McGavin, J. (2015). Professional Counseling Veteran Affairs Internship Pilot Program Funded by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, (One Year Grant, $59,425), for the DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX.
Bacon, K. M. (2015). Other Victim Assistance Grant Funded by the Texas Office of Attorney General, (Two Year Grant, $84,000), for the Parris Foundation, Houston, TX.
Bacon, K. M., Boswell, J., Autry, L., & Leggett, E. S. (2014). Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals Grant. Health Resources and Services Administration, (Three Year Grant, $852,110.39), for the University of Houston Victoria.
Finch, J. P., & Bacon, K. M. (2015). Teen fathers: Implications for school counselors. Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory and Practice, 42(1), 3-12.
Finch, J. P., & Bacon, K. M. (2015). An examination of teen fathers: What can school educators learn from the data? The Journal of the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, 2(1), 1-10.
Moe, J., Bacon, K. M, & Leggett, E. (2015). School counselors as allies: The relationship between sexual orientation competence and open and affirming service for LGBTQ youth. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling. doi:10.1080/15538605.2015.1029206
Phillips, D. Y., Walsh, B., Bullion, J. W., Reid, P. V., Bacon, K., & Okoro, N. (2014). The intersection of intimate partner violence and HIV in U.S. women: A review. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 25(1), S36-S49. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2012.12.006
Chapters & Book Contributions
Short, D., Leggett, E. S. & Bacon, K. M. (2015). Directive Therapy. In E. S. Neukrug (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (pp.297-301). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.
Bacon, K. M., & Leggett, E. S. (January, 2016). Crossing the Bridge to Understanding Counselor Supervision: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Dual Relationships, Boundaries, & Administrative Supervision Responsibilities Parts 1 & 2. Presented at the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Mid-Winter Conference, Austin, TX.
Boswell, J., & Bacon, K. M. (November, 2015). TACES Presents: Executive and administrative tasks of supervision. Presented at the Texas Counseling Association Professional Growth Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.
Boswell, J., Bacon, K. M., & Smith, B. (November, 2015). TACES Presents: Methods and techniques in group supervision. Presented at the Texas Counseling Association Professional Growth Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.
Bacon, K. M., Boswell, J., Leggett, E. S., & Walker, K. (October, 2015). Training graduate students in integrated behavioral healthcare: A model for Counselor Education programs. Presented at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Professional Growth Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Bacon, K. M., Oyarvide, A., Shore, A., & Cooper, T. (May, 2015). Ethical issues in counseling: Case examples from the Texas State Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors (TSBEPC) complaints hearings. Presented to the Bay Area Counseling Association, Pasadena, TX.
Barksdale, B. J., & Bacon, K. M. (March, 2014). Counseling Special Populations Focus: Foster Care Children. Presented at the American Counseling Association National Conference. Honolulu, HI.
Leggett, E. S., & Bacon, K. M. (March, 2014). Directive Play Therapy: A Solution Focused Approach. Presented at the American Counseling Association National Conference. Honolulu, HI.
Moe, J., & Bacon, K. M. (March, 2014). Foundations of school counseling for LGBTQ youth.
Presented at the American Counseling Association National Conference. Honolulu, HI.