Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Gregg Elliott

Meet Dr. Gregg Elliott

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education & Supervision (Adams State University)
  • M.A., Education (University of Texas, San Antonio)
  • B.A., Communication, Sociology (William Jewell College)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Gregg Elliott is an Associate Professor at Colorado Christian University, where he was the 2021 Outstanding Faculty of the Year for the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences. He was the 2023 – 24 Chair of the American Counseling Association Western Region, and he is the Treasurer and a past president of the Colorado Counseling Association. He has been active in legislative advocacy and in working with the American Counseling Association on development of the Interstate Compact for counselor licensure in Colorado and other states. Dr. Elliott has been a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado since 2006. He is dually-licensed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. His clinical experiences include directing a university counseling center, working in a partial hospitalization program for severely mentally ill adults, working in an inpatient hospital setting with adults and adolescents, and working with at-risk youth and families. His clinical specialization has been in working with suicidal clients. Dr. Elliott also maintains a small clinical supervision practice for counselors working to obtain their post-graduate supervised hours for licensure.

Dr. Elliott's research interests include the content and pedagogy of how counselor education programs prepare students to work with suicidal clients, and best practices in and the efficacy of online programs in counselor education. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Colorado Counseling Association, the American Association of Suicidology, Chi Sigma Iota, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Elliott has over 50 presentations and publications at numerous national and regional conferences on topics related to clinical supervision, online education, and suicide prevention, intervention, and treatment, and other topics and in a variety of professional counseling journals.

Publications and Presentations
  • Meyer, M. J., Wiggins, L., & Elliott, G. M. (2023). Adult adoptees’ adoption-related experiences of loss and grief: A transcendental phenomenological study. The Professional Counselor, 13(2). https://tpcjournal.nbcc.org/
  • Binkley, E. E., & Elliott, G. M. (2021). Best practices in suicide pedagogy: A quantitative content analysis.  Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.7290/tsc030101
  • Elliott, G. M., & Henninger, J. (2020). Online teaching and self-efficacy to work with suicidal clients. Counselor Education & Supervision, 59(4), 283-296. https://doi.org/10.1002/ceas.12189
  • Elliott, A., Bohecker, L., Elliott, G. M., Townsend, B. J., Johnson, V., Lopez, A., Roach, K., & Horn, L. (2019). Interstate licensure portability: Logistics and barriers for professional counselors. The Professional Counselor, 9(3), 252-266. https://doi.org/10.15241/ae.9.3.252
  • Elliott, G. M., Audsley, R., Runck, L., Pechek, A., de Raet, A., Valdez, A., & Wilde, B. (2018). The development of self-efficacy to work with suicidal clients. The Qualitative Report, 23(12), 3004-3018. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss12/9/
  • Abrams, C., de Raet, A., McCulloch, D., Elliott, G. M., & Meder, C. (2017). The impact of program modality on Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam subscale scores. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 10(1). https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol10/iss1/5
  • Elliott, G. M. & Reese, C. (2014). Behavioral intervention teams and end-of-semester reporting.  Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention (J-BIT), 2, 19-28.
  • Elliott, G. M. (2013). Reciprocal communication between counseling centers and BITs on suicidal students. Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention (J-BIT), 1, 40-55.
  • Guerra, N. S., & Elliott, G. M. (1997). Cognitive roles in the mediation process: Development of the Mediation Instrument for Cognitive Roles Assessment (MICRA). Mediation Quarterly, 14(2), 1-17.
  • Guerra, N. S., & Elliott, G. M. (1996). Ombudsing in an educational institution:  Use of implicit and explicit power. Journal of the California Caucus of College & University Ombudsmen, 1-11.
Faith and Learning

Dr. Elliott believes that counselors who are followers of Christ are uniquely positioned to serve both Christ and society as the hands and feet of Jesus, partnering with God in God's work of restoration and healing in the world. A counseling degree which integrates biblical perspectives with culturally sensitive and ethical clinical skills helps prepare counselors for this work.