Dr. Chris Simpson

Assistant ProfessorChris Simpson
Phone: 903-886-5783
E-mail: Chris.simpson@tamuc.edu

Dr. Chris Simpson, joined the faculty in 2005. He has practiced in community agencies since 1998. Dr. Simpson has worked with a variety of populations including: persons recovering from chemical dependency, theft intervention, self-injurious behavior, and grief recovery. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). He has been trained in Gestalt therapy and play and activity therapy. In his private practice, Dr. Simpson works predominantly with children and adolescents using play and activity therapy and expressive arts interventions such as sandtray therapy . He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the American School Counselor Association, and Texas Counseling Association. Dr. Simpson's primary research interests are play and activity therapy, group counseling, grief recovery with children, and self-injurious behavior. He is currently involved in research studies on self-injurious behavior in secondary school settings and the use of camp experiences in grief work with children. He taught previously at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California and as an adjunct for the University of North Texas and TAMU-C. In the department, Dr. Simpson has taught or currently teaches group counseling, child and adolescent related coursework, and the clinical courses