Daniel DeCino

Daniel DeCino

Assistant Professor


Delzell Education Center 210B

Phone: (605) 677-5840

Email: Daniel.DeCino@usd.edu


Daniel received his Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D from the University of Northern Colorado. Daniel joined the USD Division of Counseling Psychology Related Programs Faculty Fall 2016. He enjoys being outdoors.

Teaching Interests:

School Counseling, Masters and Doctoral Training, Multicultural and Counseling Theories.

Research Interests:

Multicultural Competency, Critical Consciousness, Narrative Methodology, Qualitative and Quantitative Research, and School Counselor Training.


  • Ph D, Counselor Education and Supervision , University of Northern Colorado, 2014
  • MA, Clinical Counseling, University of Northern Colorado, 2009
  • BA, Sociology w Concentration in Criminology, Mesa State College, 2002

Licensures and Certifications:

  • National Certified Counselor, NBCC
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies


  • An Ecological Approach to Understanding the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2017 - 2018)
  • Center for Teaching and Learning Grant Proposal, Center for Teaching and Learning.


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • DeCino, Daniel A., and Waalkes, Phillip L.. Are you prepared for Subpoena and Court Testimony?. ASCA , 2018.
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Strear, Molly, and Van Velsor, Patricia. Transformative School Counselor Leadership: An Intrinsic Case Study. Professional School Counselor, 2018. (DOI: 10.1177/2156759X18808626)
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Waalkes, Phillip A., and Matos, Cristina. "Be Ready for it": School Counselors' Experiences with Subpoena and Testifying in Court. Professional School Counseling , 2018. (DOI: 10.1177%2F2156759X18786450)
  • DeCino, Daniel, and Waalkes, Phillip. Aligning epistemology with member checks in qualitative research: Conceptualization, design, and implementation. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018.
  • DeCino, Daniel, Waalkes, Phillip, and Smith, Paul. Letter writing: A creative tool for school counselors working with adolescents. The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2018.
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Strear, Molly, and Olson, Seth. Exploring School Counselors' Social Desirability, Multicultural Counseling Competence, and Demographics in the Midwest. Journal of School Counseling, 2018.
  • Waalkes, Phillip, DeCino, Daniel, and Borders, DiAnne. The found poet: A new role for the structured peer group supervision model. The Journal of Poetry Therapy, 2017.


  • DeCino, Daniel A., Seedorf, Steephen. Legal Preparedness in Education: An Exploration of Administrators' Perceptions. Presented at the Education Law Association, Cleveland, OH. (November 8, 2018)
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Strear, Molly, Van Velsor, Patricia. Implementing comprehensive school counseling programs through transformative leadership.
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Strear, Molly. An Ecological Approach to Understanding the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL. (October 7, 2017)
  • Decino, Daniel, Strear, Molly. Making Space. Presented at the American School Cousneling Association Annual National Conference, Denver, Colorado. (July 6, 2017)
  • Decino, Daniel, Strear, Molly M.. Making Space: Social Justice Advocacy Through Intentional School Counseling Practice. Presented at the American Counseling Association, San Francisco. (March 16, 2017)