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.

  • 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.
  • DeCino, Daniel A.. The Power of Experience: Narratives that Promote Critical Transformation and Identity Development. Journal of Counselor Practice, 2019. (DOI: 10.22229/tpo1012019)
  • 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.
  • Newland, Lisa, Mourlam, Daniel, Strouse, Gabrielle, DeCino, Daniel, and Hanson, Cylie. A phenomenological exploration of children's school life and well-being. Learning Environments Research.
  • 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.. International Journal of Emotional Education.


  • 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.
  • 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)