Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jeff Cline

Meet Dr. Jeff Cline

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision (Regent University)
  • M.A., Counseling (Harding School of Theology)
  • M.A., History (Arkansas State University)
  • BSE, Social Science (Arkansas State University)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor/Tech-Assisted (LPC-S/TA, Arkansas)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC, National Board for Certified Counselors)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS, Center for Credentialing and Education)
  • Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH, Center for Credentialing and Education)
  • Board Certified Coach (BCC, Center for Credentialing and Education)
  • Prepare/Enrich Certified Facilitator
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Jeff Cline is a fulltime online faculty member in the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at CCU. He enjoys a variety of professional activities including counselor education, clinical practice, supervision, scholarship, and service. For the past decade Cline has served as the clinical director at a nonprofit, non-denominational, Christian counseling center located in northeast Arkansas. He has experience working with individuals, couples, and families utilizing a holistic, strengths-based approach.

Cline is a member of multiple professional counseling organizations and maintains an active schedule of presenting at state and national conferences. In his local community, he engages in coaching, consulting, program development, fund raising, professional networking, writing, and providing psycho-educational classes and presentations. He is also the founder of the Northeast Arkansas Mental Health Professionals Wellness Association, a monthly gathering of professional helpers that supports personal and professional well-being. Cline’s counseling specialties and research interests include holistic wellness, spiritual integration, motivational theory, and relational reconciliation.

Presentations
  • Cline, J. (2020, June). Lead, Motivate, Inspire: Strategies for Organizational Growth. Keynote address for Arkansas Counseling Association's Leadership Conference, Online.
  • Cline, J. (2019, November). Is Private Practice for Me? Strategies for Developing a Successful Private Practice. Educational session for the Arkansas Counseling Association, Hot Springs, AR.
  • Cline, J. & Gregory, S. (2018, April). “Wellness ambassadors: Cultivating holistic living in communities counselors serve.” Education session for the American Counseling Association National Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Cline, J. (2018, April). “Wellness, career-sustaining behaviors, and burnout among rural counselors.” Poster session for the American Counseling Association National Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Cline, J., & Guile, R. (2017, October). “Spiritual integration in counseling: Equipping Christian practitioners for competent practice.” Educational session presented at the Arkansas Christian Counselors and Therapists Conference. Little Rock, AR.
  • Cline, J. & Jones, M. (2016, October). “Keystone: Emphasizing wellness and resiliency in counselor education and clinical supervision.” Educational session presented at the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. New Orleans, LA.
  • Jones, M. & Cline, J. (2016, October). “Utilizing digital storytelling to enhance student self awareness for becoming a counselor.” Educational session presented at the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. New Orleans, LA.
  • Newmeyer, M., Cline, J., & Chesser, K., (2014, February). “A comparison of traditional and accelerated learning models in training group counseling students.” Educational session presented at the Association for Specialists in Group Work National Convention. Orlando, FL.