Cortny Stark

Cortny Stark

Cortny Stark

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Human Services
Counseling and Human Services

Biographical Information

A 2019 graduate of the University of New Mexico Counselor Education program, Dr. Stark is a newly appointed assistant professor with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Department of Counseling and Human Services, and an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing trained clinician at the Trauma Treatment Center and Research Facility. Her clinical practice is grounded in a wellness-based humanistic approach, with an emphasis in trauma-informed care. Dr. Stark’s research foci include the public’s perception of professional counselors, community-based advocacy efforts for transgender and gender-expansive youth, and the integration of trauma treatment models in the treatment of special populations.

Areas of Interest

  • Trauma integration and reprocessing
  • LGBTQIAA+ issues in professional counseling and counselor education
  • Advocacy for transgender and gender-expansive children and youth
  • Counselor professional identity

Education

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education & Supervision, University of New Mexico
  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Rehabilitation Counseling, New Mexico Highlands University
  • B.A., Criminology, University of New Mexico

Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) (NM)
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) (NM)
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
  • EMDR Trained Clinician (EMDRIA Approved)

Publications

  • Stark, C., Goodrich, K., Crofts, G. & Brammer, K. (revise and resubmit). How Exposure Influences Clients’ Knowledge, Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research.
  • Brammer, K. & Stark, C. (revise and resubmit). Conceptualization of Pfeffer's Treatment Elements: Using a Humanistic Play Therapy Lens, Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling.
  • Stark, C. (2019). Ritual Abuse and Developmental Trauma: Application of the Triphasic Model of Trauma Treatment in the Case of “Sarah”, International Journal of Cultic Studies, 10. 
  • Keim, J., Stark, C., & Eckhardt, A. (in press). Occupational Stress Inventory – Revised. A Comprehensive Guide to Career Assessment.
  • Stark, C., Goodrich, K. & Sands, H. (2016). Addiction counseling. In Barrio Minto, C., Gibson, D., & Wachter Morris, C. (Eds.) Evaluating Student Learning Outcomes in Counselor Education: Workbook and Applications. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Stark, C. (2016). Trauma informed group supervision: The compartmentalization of trauma-memory and the narrative cure. In Luke, M. & Goodrich, K. Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Supervision Activities.

Other Media
Palacios, A. (Producer). (2019, June 16). Meet Me Where I Am: Harm Reduction & Recovery with Dr. Cortny Stark. [Audio Podcast]. The Theory of Change Podcast. Retrieved from http://theoryofchange.libsyn.com/meet-me-where-i-am-harm-reduction-in-recovery?utm_source=listennotes.com&utm_campaign=Listen+Notes&utm_medium=website

Presentations

  • Stark, C. & Bunch, K. (2019, July 31). Enhancing Attunement, Attachment, and Co-Regulation: An Integrative Trauma Treatment Model for Children and Adolescents. Jefferson College of Health Professions Department of Counseling and Behavioral Health 3rd Annual Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 
  • Stark, C. (2018, October). Motivational Interviewing: Implementation as a Public Health Intervention. Guest Lecture for Health Education 451: Prevention Strategies in Community Health, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Lawyer, A., Stark, C., Lewis, J., Bridge, G., Withrow, A. & Lawrence-Metzler, L. (2018, March 16). Transgender 101. Panel discussion presented at the New Mexico Highlands University Social Work continuing education workshop.
  • Stark, C. (2018, February). Motivational Interviewing: Implementation as a Public Health Intervention. Guest Lecture for Health Education 451/551: Prevention Strategies in Community Health, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Stark, C. & Brammer, K. (2017, July). First-line Advocacy: Affecting Positive Social Change for Transgender Youth through the Counseling Relationship. New Mexico Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
  • Stark, C. (2017, March). Motivational Interviewing: Implementation as a Public Health Intervention. Guest Lecture for Health Education 451/551: Prevention Strategies in Community Health, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Goodrich, K. & Stark, C. (2017, March). Supporting Transgender Youth in K-12 Education. Training for College and Career High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Stark, C. & Zurlo, D. (2016, November). Harm Reduction: A Humanistic Approach in Counseling. Guest Lecture for Counseling 515: Testing and Assessment in Counseling, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Stark, C. (2016, November). A Field in Transition: Supporting Transgender Youth in Counseling. Education session presented at the University of New Mexico – Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Stark, C. (2016, October). Harm Reduction: Returning to a Humanistic Paradigm in Counseling. Education session presented at Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
  • Stark, C. (2016, October). Harm Reduction Curriculum in Counselor Education: Exceeding CACREP 2016 Standards. Education session presented at Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
  • Stark, C. (2016, February). Motivational Interviewing: Implementation as a Public Health Intervention. Guest Lecture for Health Education 451/551: Prevention Strategies in Community Health, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Stark, C. (2015, October). Harm Reduction Curriculum in Counselor Education: Exceeding CACREP 2016 Standards. Education session presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Stark, C. (2015, September). Equine Assisted Recreational Therapy: Healing the Wounds of War. Education session presented at the University of New Mexico – Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Stark, C. & Nevala, P. (2015, March). TBI and PTSD: Veterans Healing Through Equine Therapy. Education session presented at the New Mexico Counseling Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Stark, C. (2015, February). Motivational Interviewing: Implementation as a Public Health Intervention. Guest Lecture for Health Education 451/551: Prevention Strategies in Community Health, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Stark, C. (2014, November). Clinical Application of Herman’s Tri-phasic Model with Family Caregivers of Veterans. Poster presented at University of New Mexico - Individual, Family, & Community Education Showcase, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Stark, C. & Anthony, K. (2014, November). Harm Reduction: Public Health Model of Addiction. Paper presented at University of New Mexico – Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Stark, C. & Anthony, K. (2012, April). Spanning Horizons for Veterans, Partner/Spouses, and Families: Caregiver Omnibus Act of 2010. Poster presented at the National Council of Rehabilitation Educators, San Francisco, California.
  • Stark, C. & Anthony, K. (2012, March). Power Dynamics: Partner/spouse caregivers of veterans with PTSD and the Caregiver Omnibus Act of 2010. Paper presented at the New Mexico Counseling Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico.