Skip to main content
Daniel DeCino

Daniel DeCino

Assistant Professor

COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGY IN EDUCATION

Delzell Education Center 210B

Phone: (605) 658-6627

Email: Daniel.DeCino@usd.edu

Bio:

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 in the Fall of 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.


Education:

  • 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:

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

Grants:

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

Publications:

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.

  • Olson, Seth, Chesnut, Steven, and DeCino, Daniel. The Influence of Anxiety on Response to Negative Sentiment Override Assessment Protocols During Couple Counseling. Vol. 43, Iss. 3. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2021. (DOI: https:lidoi.orgl 10.177441mehc.43.4.05)
  • Boughn, Alison, and DeCino, Daniel A.. Development of the Psychological Maltreatment Inventory, 285-299. Vol. 11, Iss. 3. The Professional Counselor, 2021. (DOI: doi: 10.15241/amb.11.3.285)
  • Waalkes, Phillip, DeCino, Daniel A., and Flynn, Steven. A Content Analysis of Qualitative Dissertations in Counselor Education Published between 2017 and 2018. Vol. 60, Iss. 3.. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ceas.12212)
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Strear, Molly M., Chronister, Julie, Liao, Hsin Ya, Chou, Chih Chin, and Chesnut, Steven. A Validation Study of the Multicultural Counseling Inventory for School Counselors, 29. Journal of School Counseling, 2021. (DOI: https:/www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v19n15.pdf )
  • Mourlam, Daniel, Chesnut, Steven, Strouse, Gabrielle, DeCino, Daniel, , Ryan, and Newland, Lisa. Did they Forget? Understanding Teacher TPACK During the COVID-19 Pandemic. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2021.
  • DeCino, Daniel. Self-Care for School Counselors. South Dakota School Counselor Association, 2020.
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Waalkes, Phillip L., and Dalbey, Amanda. "They Stay with You:" Counselor Educators' Emotionally Intense Gatekeeping Experiences. The Professional Counselor, 2020. (DOI: https://tpcjournal.nbcc.org/category/volumes/volume-10/volume-10-issue-4/)
  • Mourlam, Daniel, DeCino, Daniel, Newland, Lisa, and Strouse, Gabrielle. "It's fun!" Using students' voices to understand the impact of school digital technology integration on their well-being". Computers & Education, 2020.
  • DeCino, Daniel A., and Waalkes, Phillip L.. A Duoethnographic Exploration of Two Counselor Educators' Growth in Grading and Assessment. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, 2020. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.7290/tsc020101)
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Waalkes, Phillip L., and Givens, Joel. Letters to Their Younger Selves: Counseling Students' Stories of Practicum through Reflective Practice. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, 2020. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.7290/tsc020103)
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Curtin, Susan, De Jong, David, Seedorf, Stephen, and Dalbey, Amanda. Educational Leaders' Perceptions of Legal Preparedness, 15. Journal of School Leadership, 2019. (DOI: 10.1177/1052684619887550)
  • Waalkes, Phillip L., and DeCino, Daniel A.. Developing Authentic Problem Solving Skills in School Counselors-in-Training through Problem Based Learning. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 2019.
  • Waalkes, Phillip L., DeCino, Daniel A., Stickl Haugen, Jaimie, and Dalbey, Amanda. The Relationship Between Job Roles and Gender on Principal-School Counselor Relationship Quality. Professional School Counseling , 2019. (DOI: 10.1177/2156759X19861105)
  • Newland, Lisa, Mourlam, Daniel, Strouse, Gabrielle, DeCino, Daniel, and Hanson, Cylie. A phenomenological exploration of children's school life and well-being, 311-323. Vol. 22, Iss. 3. Learning Environments Research, 2019.
  • DeCino, Daniel A.. The Power of Experience: Narratives that Promote Critical Transformation and Identity Development. Journal of Counselor Practice, 2019. (DOI: 10.22229/tpo1012019)
  • Newland, Lisa, DeCino, Daniel, Mourlam, Daniel, and Strouse, Gabrielle. School Climate, Emotions, and Relationships: Children's Experiences of Well-Being in the Midwestern U.S., 67-83. Vol. 11, Iss. 1. International Journal of Emotional Education, 2019.
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Waalkes, Phillip L., and McKibben, W. Bradley. A Content Analysis of School Counselors' Legal Experiences Through Self-Reflective Letter Writing. Journal of School Counseling, 2019.
  • DeCino, Daniel A.. Duoethnography: A Mechanism for Higher Education Faculty Mentoring. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2019. (DOI: 10.1108/IJMCE-07-2018-0040)
  • 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.
  • Waalkes, Phillip L., Woodruff, Emily, DeCino, Daniel A., and Stickl Haugen, Jaimie. School Counselors' Conceptualizations of Their Students. Journal of School Counseling.
  • DeCino, Daniel, Schweinle, Amy, and Chesnut, Steven. Joleen's Law: Mandatory Reporter Survey Results..

Awards and Honors:

  • Excellence in Research Award, School of Education, University of South Dakota, 2020

Presentations:

  • DeCino, Daniel, Waalkes, Phillip L., Summerville, Tiffany, Jorgensen, Maribeth. Counselor Educators' Experiences of Dissertation Chairing Relationships. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Atlanta, GA. (October 9, 2021)
  • DeCino, Daniel, Chang, Victor. Gatekeeper Identity Development: An Application of Bioecological Systems Theory. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Atlanta, GA. (October 7, 2021)
  • Waalkes, Phillip L., DeCino, Daniel A., Mizutan, Yumia L., Phelps-Peneda, Monica. Duoethnography: A critical polyvocal qualitative methodology that disrupts metanarratives. Presented at the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), Cincinnati, OH. (September 11, 2021)
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Chang, Victor. The Emotional Complexities of Gatekeeping for Counselor Educators and Supervisors. Presented at the American Counseling Aassociation (ACA) Virtual Conference Experience: Continuing Education, Counselor Excellence, Community Everywhere, Virtual. (April 5, 2021)
  • Mourlam, Daniel, Chesnut, Steven, Strouse, Gabrielle, DeCino, Daniel, Los, Ryan, Newland, Lisa. Did they Forget? Understanding Teacher TPACK During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Online. (April 1, 2021)
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Seedorf, Stephen, Faganel, Jennifer. Legal and Ethical Standards for Virtual Counseling Sessions with K12 Students. Presented at the Education Law Association , Virtual. (November 6, 2020)
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Jorgensen, Maribeth. "Tip of the Spear": Counselor Educators' Emotionally Intense Gatekeeping Experiences. Presented at the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES), Virtual. (October 3, 2020)
  • Jorgensen, Maribeth, Bender, Sara, McCutchen, Ashley, DeCino, Daniel A.. Loss of a Client by Suicide: Impact on Counselor Professional Identity and Practice,. Presented at the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES), Virtual. (October 3, 2020)
  • Waalkes, Phillip L., DeCino, Daniel A.. Content Analysis of Qualitative Dissertations in Counselor Education. Presented at the Association for Research and Assessment in Counseling Annual Conference , Virtual. (September 12, 2020)
  • Waalkes, Phillip L., DeCino, Daniel A.. Building Strong Dissertation Chairing Relationships with Relational Pedagogy. Presented at the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Annual Conference, Virtual. (September 11, 2020)
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Waalkes, Phillip L., Givens, Joel. Letters to their Younger Selves: Counseling Students' Stories of Practicum through Reflective Practice. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision-Seattle. (October 10, 2019)
  • Newland, Lisa, DeCino, Daniel, Mourlam, Daniel, Strouse, Gabrielle. Children's Emotional Well-Being in Midwestern U.S. Schools. Presented at the International Society for Child Indicators, Tartu, Estonia. (August 2019)
  • Mourlam, Daniel, DeCino, Daniel, Newland, Lisa, Strouse, Gabrielle. Children's Technology Use in U.S. Schools: Conducive or Unconducive to Well-Being?. Presented at the International Society for Child Indicators, Tartu, Estonia. (August 2019)
  • DeCino, Daniel A.. School Counselors' Experiences with Subpoena and Court. Presented at the ASCA: Revolutionary Ideas, Boston, MA. (June 29, 2019)
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Molly, Strear, Shipp Dunbar, Adria. A Call for Counselors from Diverse Student Voices in Postsecondary Spaces. Presented at the American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA. (March 30, 2019)
  • 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.. Facing the Gavel: School counselors' Experiences with Subpoena and Testifying in Court. Presented at the North Central Assocation for Cousnelor Education and Supervision, Cleveland, OH. (October 18, 2018)
  • DeCino, Daniel A., Strear, Molly, Van Velsor, Patricia. Implementing comprehensive school counseling programs through transformative leadership. Presented at the American Counseling Assocation (ACA), Atlanta, GA. (April 27, 2018)
  • 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)