Chaka Ward-Hatcher, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Email Chaka at chakawardhatcher@tabor.edu

Education

  • DHSc, Nova Southeastern University (in progress)
  • MS, Clinical Community Counseling, The Johns Hopkins University
  • BS, Psychology, Valdosta State University

Professional Background

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tabor College (current)
  • Doctoral Internship, Nova Southeastern University
  • Invited Speaker, Southeastern University
  • Clinical Pastoral Education Unit, Tampa General Hospital
  • Volunteer Counselor, Access Homecare and Hospice
  • Graduate Assistant, Idaho State University Department of Counseling
  • Parent Education Facilitator, Bannock County Courthouse
  • Wellness Coordinator/Counselor, South Georgia Safe Schools/Berrien County Hospital
  • Graduate/Research Assistant, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Counseling Internship, Arrow Center for Education
  • Summer School Teacher/Tobacco Prevention Volunteer/Future Force Volunteer, Youth Empowerment Services
  • Substitute Teacher, Valdosta City Schools
  • Residential Social Service Technician II, Behavioral Health Services
  • Juvenile Tracker, Southwest Key, Inc.

Certifications

  • Board Eligible Certification, National Board for Certified Counselors

Recognitions & Awards

  • Student Travel Award, Pedagogy of Privilege National Conference
  • Student Travel Award, Idaho State University Office of Research
  • E. William Scriba Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University
  • Aegon USA, Inc. Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University
  • Golden Key International, Inc. and Phi Gamma Mu Honor Society, Valdosta State University

Courses Taught

  • PY 111-G General Psychology
  • PY/SO 315 Social Psychology
  • PY/SW 430 Research Methods I
  • PY 215 Human Development
  • PY 302 Tests/Measurements
  • PY/SW 305 Counseling
  • PY/SW 432 Research Methods II

Publications

  • Vereen, L.; Butler, K.; & Ward, C. (2010). Identity Development for Male African American Student-Athletes. Academic Athletic Journal (21)1, 1-22.
  • Booker, B.; Green, A.; Ward, C.; Caro, P. (under review). School Counselor Advocacy for Empowerment. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Co-evaluated The Paul Robeson Academic International School of Excellence (PRAISE) and Dare to be King and Dare to be Queen curricula for the Urban Leadership Institute. Both curricula published in (2009). Effective intervention programs; Materials for educators and mental health professionals. Research Press Publishers.

Presentations

  • Ward, C. & Hatcher, L. (February 2010). Messages in Music: Understanding and Working with Privilege for Advocacy. Association for Specialists in Group Work 2010 National Convention: The Art and Science of Group Work. New Orleans, LA.
  • Booker, B.; Green, A; & Ward, C. (October, 2009). Empowering High School Students: A Collaborative University/Public School Research Project (Presentation Number: 72). Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) 2009 Conference; Transformative Actions: Expanding Social Respect and Relational Consciousness; San Diego, CA.
  • Ward, C. & Lewis, M. (October, 2009). Messages in Music: Making Meaningful Connections with Adolescents. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) 2009 Conference; Transformative Actions: Expanding Social Respect and Relational Consciousness; San Diego, CA.
  • Ward, C. & Hatcher, L. (June, 2009). Working with Privilege to Foster Meaningful Connections with the Adolescent World through Music. Pedagogy of Privilege: Teaching, Learning, & Praxis. University of Denver School of Social Work; Denver, CO.
  • Ward, C.; Green, A.; Asuncion-Miller, L.; & Hatcher, L. (October, 2010). Cultural Historical Activity Theory: Empowering Communities through Holistic Evaluations. Southeastern Regional Counseling Psychology Conference: Holistic Care: Considering the Whole Person, the Context, and the Environment. Radford, VA.
  • Ward, C. & Hatcher, L. (October, 2010). Messages in Music: Understanding and Working with Privilege for Advocacy. Southeastern Regional Counseling Psychology Conference: Holistic Care: Considering the Whole Person, the Context, and the Environment. Radford, VA.
  • Glorifield, C.; Hatcher, L.; Mariska, M.; Wissel, A.; Ward, C.; Lewis, M.; & Hill, N. (October, 2010). Exploring Critical Factors of Counselor Suitability through Q-Methodology: Perceptions of Counselor Educators. Jackson, WY: Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
  • Lewis, M.; & Ward, C. (October, 2008). Counseling Kids with Incarcerated Caregivers. 2008 Washington Regional Counseling Association; Gonzaga University: Spokane, WA.
  • Hatcher, L.; Ward, C.; & Allen, V. (January 2011). Aiding Counselors with Ethical Decision Making and Evaluation: An Innovative Tool for Best Practice. Idaho Counseling Association Annual Conference: Charting a Revolutionary Course – Navigational Tools for Counselors. Pocatello, ID.
  • Hatcher, L.; Ward, C. (January, 2011). Exploring Critical Factors of Counselor Suitability through Q-Methodology: Perceptions of Counselor Educators. Idaho Counseling Association Annual Conference: Charting a Revolutionary Course – Navigational Tools for Counselors. Pocatello, ID.
  • Ward, C.; & Hatcher, L. (January, 2010). Transforming Our Privileges to Empower Clients. Idaho Counseling Association Annual Conference: Counselors as a Compass: Destination Transformation. Boise, ID.
  • Hatcher, L.; & Ward, C. (January 2009). Promoting Group Cohesion: Incorporating Creative Experiential Interventions in the Group Process. Idaho Counseling Association Annual Conference: Counselors as Catalyst for Change: A Call to Action, Coeur d’Alene, ID.
  • Ward, C.; & Lewis, M. (January, 2009). Making Meaningful Connections with the Adolescent World through Music. ICA 2009 Annual Conference, Counselors as Catalyst for Change: A Call for Change: A Call to Action; Coeur d’Alene, ID.
  • Mariska, M.; & Hatcher, L. with Glorifield, C.; Wissel, A.; Ward, C.; Lewis, M.; & Hill, N. (2010). Exploring Counselor Educator’s Perceptions of Critical Factors in Counselor Suitability: A Q-Sort of Counselor Educators. Kasiska College of Health Professions Research Day 2010. Pocatello, ID.