Catherine Griffith

Assistant Professor
Department of Student Development

B.F.A., Chapman University (Theatre), 2004
M.A., Chapman University (School Counseling), 2011
Ph.D., University of Central Florida (Counselor Education), 2014

(413) 545-4600

Room 357, Hills South
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003

Professional Interests: 

Catherine Griffith’s research interests include the development of affirming interventions with LGBTQ+ youth, and identifying best practices in responding to power-based personal violence (PBPV). In addition, she has an interest in technology, specifically the ethical and legal aspects of the professional use of social media. Currently, she serves on the editorial board for the Journal of School Counseling, is a member of the Affirmative Counseling and Social Justice Committee for the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), and is on the school-based advisory board for the California LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project.