James Beauchemin, Ph.D, LCSW
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Dr. James Beauchemin received his PhD from Ohio State University and MSW from the University of Vermont. Dr. Beauchemin’s research interests include wellness promotion, integrated mind-body-spirit interventions, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and the mental health of college students. Recent and upcoming publications include Solution-focused wellness: A randomized controlled trial of college students; Students with disabilities: Utilization of college counseling centers; and Integrative wellness coaching. He has been awarded research funding by the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association (SFBTA) and the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities (BHAC), and has presented papers and conducted trainings at local, regional, and national conferences. Current projects include the development of a web-based solution-focused wellness intervention for college students, as well as examining the effectiveness of integrated body-mind-spirit interventions in the treatment of Schizophrenia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Dr. Beauchemin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has extensive practice experience including clinical work in a university counseling center, community mental health, school social work, and private practice. His expertise in health-related behavior change has led to opportunities such as serving as a Subject Matter Expert for the American Council on Exercise, and providing wellness-focused training for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Dr. Beauchemin is passionate about preparing exceptional social workers, and has taught multiple undergraduate and graduate courses in social work practice, research, multicultural perspectives, and youth development, as well as cross-discipline teaching in Counselor Education and Kinesiology. He was the recipient of both the Ohio State University 2016 Field Instructor of the Year, and 2016 BSW Excellence in Teaching awards.
Areas of Research
- Wellness Promotion
- College Student Mental Health and Well-Being
- Integrated Body-Mind-Spirit Interventions
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Coaching