School of Education Counseling & Psychology in Education

Seth Olson

Seth Olson
Associate Professor
Counseling and Psychology in Education: Counseling, School of Education
UED Delzell Education Center 209
Phone: 605-677-5346
Associate professor in the Counselor Education Program at the University of South Dakota. Practiced as a Mental Health Counselor in various settings since 1999.
Teaching Interests:
Teach primarily counselor education courses with focus in clinical training courses and counseling theories.
Research Interests:
Research focus in areas of counselor supervision, constructivist teaching methods, counselor training, and marriage.
  • Ph D, Counselor Education and Supervision, Kent State University, 2004
  • MA, Community Counseling, University of South Dakota, 1999
  • BA, Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997
  • Knezivic, B., Olson, S., (2014), Counseling those Displaced by War: Experiences of Refugees from the Former Yugoslavia, The Professional Counselor.
  • Stephen, F., Olson, S., (2014), American Indian Acculturation: Tribal Lands to Predominantly White Postsecondary Setting, Journal of Counseling and Development, vol. 92, iss. 3, pp. 280-293.
  • KORCUSKA, J., Olson, S., (2010), Creating constructivist courses in practica and internship, Sage Publications, Inc..
  • Olson, S., Mistler, B., KORCUSKA, J., (2010), Creating constructivist courses in supervision, Sage Publications, Inc..
  • Duncan, K., Olson, S., Roseman, C., (2008), The mock career fair, Association for Specialists in Group Work.
  • Olson, S., KORCUSKA, J., Paez, S., (2007), Creating narrative leagues in schools, The Professional School Counselor, vol. 10, iss. 5, pp. 520-523.
  • Olson, S., (2004), Quantum change: When epiphanies and sudden insights transform ordinary lives, Counseling Today.
  • Olson, S., (2004), Inappropriate group activities: “These will work”, American Counseling Association.
  • Osborn, C., West, J., Bubenzer, D., Duba, J., Olson, S., (2003), Dimensions and areas for leadership, Brunner-Routledge.
  • Page, B., Jencius, M., Rehfuss, M., Olson, S., Foss, L., Petruzzi, M., Dean, E., Sager, D., (2003), Paltalk on-line groups: Process and reflections on students’ experience, Journal for Specialists in Group Work, vol. 28, pp. 35-41.
Awards and Honors:
  • 2011 Nomination for Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota