Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Elisabeth Liles-Lourick

Title: Professor

Office Location: EUR 219

Email: eliles@csus.edu

Office Phone: 916.278.6173

Mailing Address: 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA, 95819-6079

Office Hours: Spring 2020: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Courses Taught

California State University, Sacramento

Counselor Education Program

Graduate and Professional Studies in Education

EDC 214: Dynamics of Human Development
EDC 216: Counseling Theory
EDC 242: Play and Art Therapy
EDC 270: Organization and Administration of School Counseling Programs
EDC 272: Counseling Children and Youth
EDC 280: Practicum in Communication
EDC 475: Practicum in School Counseling
EDC 480: Field Study in School Counseling

Education

Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Nevada, Reno, 2009 (CACREP-Accredited Doctoral Program)
Emphases: Play Therapy, School Counselor Supervision, and Marriage and Family Therapy
Dissertation Title: Differential Effects of a Ninth-Grade Activity Friendship Group and a Ninth-Grade Talk Therapy Friendship Group on Connection to Peers, Adults, and Extracurricular Activities

M.A., Counseling, University of Nevada, Reno, 2006 (CACREP-Accredited Master's Program)
Emphasis: School Counseling

B.A., English, Secondary Education with a Minor in Writing, University of Nevada, Reno, 2003            

Professional Licenses and Certifications

Association for Play Therapy (#S2127), 2017 
Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S)

California Board of Behavioral Sciences (#499), 2013
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) - Additional Endorsement to assess and treat couples and families

National Board for Certified Counselors (#220092), 2007, 2014
National Certified Counselor (since 2007)
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (since 2014)

State of Nevada License for Educational Personnel (#0000036302), 2004, 2007
Counselor, K-12 (endorsed since 2007)
English, 7-12 (endorsed since 2004)

Publications

Refereed Publications:

Choi, H. B., & Liles, E. E. (2018). Adapting child-centered play therapy for children with spinal muscular atrophy. International Journal of Play Therapy, 27, 205-214. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pla0000088

Packman, J., Liles, E., & Mahon, J. (in review). Preservice teacher’s knowledge about bullying: Implications for teacher education. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

Liles, E. E., & Packman, J. (2009). Play therapy for children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. International Journal of Play Therapy, 18, 192-206.

Packman, J., Smaby, M., Maddux, C., Farnum, C., Hodges, C., Liles, E., Rudd, B. (2009). The impact of skills-based training on counselor locus of control and emotional intelligence. VISTAS Online. American Counseling Association. Available at http://counselingoutfitters.com

Liles, E. E. (2008). The write words. In L. L. Foss, J. Green, K. Wolfe-Stiltner, & J. L. DeLucia-Waack (Eds.), School counselors share their favorite group activities: A guide to choosing, planning, conducting, and processing (pp. 121-122). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Newsletters

Liles, E. E. (2008). Activity therapy for high school students. Nevada Association for Play Therapy Newsletter, 8(2), 2.


Book Contributions

Liles, E. E. (2013). It’s never too late to advocate. In R. M. Borunda (Author), What is the color of your heart? A humanist approach to diversity (2nd ed., pp. 303-304). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Presentations

National and International Presentations 

Liles-Lourick, E., & Choi, H. B. (2018, October). Play therapy interventions for children with spinal muscular atrophy. Poster presented at the Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Phoenix, AZ.


Liles, E. E., & Choi, H. B. (2018, April). Play therapy interventions for children with spinal muscular atrophy. Advanced Education Session presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Packman, J., & Liles, E. E. (2018, March). 13 reasons why not: Helping victims of bullying. Presented at the 2018 National Conference on Bullying, Reno, NV.


Liles, E. E. (2014, November). The gatekeeper role of counselor educators: Prioritizing consumer protection. Roundtable discussion presented at the Western Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Biennial Conference, Anaheim, CA.


Liles, E. E. (2012, November). Strategies for teaching high-quality online counseling courses. Roundtable discussion presented at the Western Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Biennial Conference, Portland, OR.


Liles, E. E. (2010, November). Advocacy for the profession of counseling during a time of landmark budget cuts. Roundtable discussion presented at the Western Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Biennial Conference, Sacramento, CA.


Liles, E. E. (2010, November). Mentoring the first year counselor educator: Important things we have learned. Roundtable discussion presented at the Western Association for Counselor Educaction & Supervision Biennial Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Liles, E. E. (2010, November). Using principles of group activity therapy in counselor education. Presented at the Western Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Biennial Conference, Sacramento, CA.

 

Liles, E. E. (2010, November). Walking a fine line: Maintaining the rigor of CACREP accreditation during a budget crisis. Roundtable discussion presented at the Western Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Biennial Conference, Sacramento, CA.

 

Packman, J., Smaby, M., Maddux, C., Farnum, C., Hodges, C., Liles, E., Rudd, B. (2009, March). The impact of skills-based training on counselor locus of control and emotional intelligence. Poster session presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Charlotte, NC.

State Presentations 

Liles-Lourick, E. E., & Packman, J. (2018, October). Responding with empathy: Counseling children who have been bullied. Presented at the 18th Annual California Association for School Counselors Conference, Riverside, CA.

Liles, E. E., & Packman, J. (2018, March). 13 reasons why not: Helping victims of bullying. Presented at the California Student Mental Wellness Conference, Rocklin, CA.

Liles, E. E. (2017, April). Therapeutic limit-setting in the classroom. Presented at the California Student Mental Wellness Conference, Rocklin, CA. 

Liles, E. E. (2009, February). Activity friendship group for high school freshmen. Presented at the Nevada School Counselor Association Conference, Reno, NV.

Liles, E. E. (2006, January). Understanding disabilities through literature. Presented at the Nevada Reading Week Conference, Reno, NV.

Local/Regional Presentations

Liles, E. E., & Choi, H. B. (2019, March). Play therapy interventions for children with chronic health conditions. Three-Hour Workshop presented at the Annual California Association for Play Therapy Southern California Regional Play Therapy Conference, San Diego, CA.

Liles, E. (2016, February). Play therapy: Multicultural considerations. Presented at the 22nd Annual Multicultural Education Conference, California State University, Sacramento.

Liles, E. E. (2015, April). Three dangerous words that influence children’s identity development. Presented at the 21st Annual Multicultural Education Conference, California State University, Sacramento.

Liles, E. E. (2009, November). Promoting multicultural awareness in high school students using activity therapy. Presented at the 16th Annual Multicultural Education Conference, California State University, Sacramento.

Trainings Conducted

November 2018, Communicating with Young Children: Creating Conversation and Building Relationships. Placer County Office of Education, Rocklin, CA. 

September 2018, Facilitating Growth in Children through Child-Centered Play Therapy. Sierra Foothills Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Auburn, CA.

May 2018, Facilitating Growth in Children through Child-Centered Play Therapy. Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Rancho Cordova, CA.  

February 2018, Effective Communication with Young Children: Tools & Techniques to Enhance And Expand Children’s Thinking and Feelings. Placer County Office of Education, Rocklin, CA.

October 2017, Enhancing Children’s Play. Placer County Office of Education, Rocklin, CA.

June 2016, Multicultural Considerations in Play Therapy. Counseling and Educational Psychology Department, University of Nevada, Reno.

March 2016, Play Therapy. Dignity Health, Sacramento, CA.

June 2015, Play Therapy. Turning Point, Sacramento, CA.

April 2012, Therapeutic Limit-Setting. Cedar Creek Montessori School, Berkeley, CA.

October 2011, Play Therapy. WellSpace Health (formerly The Effort), Sacramento, CA.

Research Interests

Play Therapy with Special Populations, School Counseling, Counseling Victims of Bullying, Training and Supervising Counselors, Creative Interventions in Supervision

Professional Associations

American Counseling Association (ACA)

  •  Public Policy and Legislation Committee Member, 2015-Present

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Association for Play Therapy (APT)

California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT)

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)