Eileen Estes

Eileen Estes

Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling and Human Development
Room 317 - College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Estes' curriculum vita [PDF]

Educational Background

  • PhD, Counselor Education and Student Personnel Services, University of Louisville, 2002
  • MA, Expressive Therapies, University of Louisville, 1991
  • BS, Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986

Teaching Areas

  • Art therapy methods, research in art therapy, internship in art therapy, group counseling, social, legal, and ethical issues in counseling, grief counseling, emotional intelligence

Research Interests

  • Lee, S.Y., Kempf, J., Miller,S.A, & Estes, E.O. Survey of Faculty Perceptions of Art Therapy Accreditation (under review)
  • Lee, S.Y., Kempf, J. & Estes, E.O. What are they thinking? A survey of faculty’s perceptions of art therapy accreditation. CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop. Bloomington, MN July 22, 2023.
  • Ronald, A., Hooper, L., Head, B., Evans-Andris, M., & Estes, E.. Insights of Chaplain Interns and Social Work Interns on Palliative Care Teams: Where are the Counselors? Death Studies; 2020;44(3):141-151
  • The Relationship Between Hopelessness and Parenting Stress Among Mothers Diagnosed with Breast Cancer" A dissertation study in collaboration with Norton Healthcare's Cancer Resource Center. Completed: December 2002
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  • "Understanding the Psychological Needs of the Adolescent Cancer Patient Through Art" Master's paper: Single case-study design Completed: April 1991.

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Favorite, University of Louisville
  • Professional Activities

    • American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
    • Kentucky Art Therapy Association (KYATA)
    • American Counseling Association (ACA)