Christine J. Schimmel, EdD, NCC, LPC
Assistant Department Chairperson
Associate Professor and
Coordinator, School Counseling Program
West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology
Dr. Christine J. Schimmel is an Associate Professor and Assistant Department Chair in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University. Dr. Schimmel coordinates the school counseling program as well as serves as field placement coordinator. She specifically focuses her energies working with and training pre-service school counselors. In that role, Dr. Schimmel provides supervision to students in both practicum and internship experiences. A former school counselor herself, Dr. Schimmel has spent the last 20 years providing staff development and conference workshops on topics relevant to both clinical mental health and school counselors. She has presented on topics such as Impact Therapy, creative counseling techniques, counseling theory, dealing with difficult students, and group counseling. Dr. Schimmel has published more than 10 articles, book chapters and monographs on these subjects as well. Along with her colleague, Dr. Ed Jacobs, they have published one of the most widely used Group Counseling textbooks on the market, Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills, which is now in its eighth edition. In December 2018, her newest text book with co-editor Dr. Ann Vernon, Counseling Children & Adolescents will be released.