Jayna Mumbauer-Pisano

Assistant Professor


PJW CoE 336


  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Central Florida
  • M.A. in School Counseling, Wake Forest University
  • B.A. in Psychology,  Vanderbilt University
  • B.A. in Human Development, Vanderbilt University

Courses Taught

  • COUN 510: Introduction to Counseling
  • COUN 512: Fundamentals in Counseling
  • COUN 545: Research and Program Evaluation
  • COUN 566: Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools
  • COUN 530: Applied Counseling Skills

Research Interests

  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Creative Interventions in Counseling
  • STEM Graduate Student Mental Health and Wellbeing


Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET). Co-PI

Mental Health Opportunities for Professional Empowerment in STEM (M-HOPES). Co-PI.



Selected Publications

Kim, N. & Mumbauer-Pisano, J. (2023). Integrative developmental model for narrative supervision. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health18(1), 28-40.

Kim, N. & Mumbauer-Pisano, J. (2022). Promoting well-being from the start: Implementation of a wellness curriculum. The Journal of Counselor   Preparation and Supervision. 15(1),

Mumbauer-Pisano, J. & Kim, N. (2021). Promoting wellness in counselors-in-training: Impact of a wellness experiential group. Counselor Education and Supervision. 60(3), 224-234.

Mumbauer-Pisano, J., Kelchner, V. P., & Lambie, G. W. (2020). An exploratory factor analysis of the Counseling Session Experience Scale for Children (CSES). Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling.6(3), 215-227.

Mumbauer-Pisano, J. & Barden, S. M. (2020). Examining a mental health literacy intervention among economically disadvantaged youth. Journal of  Mental Health Counseling42(4), 339-355.

Kim, N., Oh, S., & Mumbauer, J. (2019). Supporting international students: Enhancing college counselors’ multicultural counseling competence. Journal of College Counseling. 22(2). 179-192.

Mumbauer, J. & Kelchner, V. P. (2017). Promoting mental health literacy through bibliotherapy in         school-based settings. Professional School Counseling21 (1). 85-91.


  • National Board of Certified Counselors
  • American Counseling Association Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
  • Association for Humanistic Counseling Association of Child and Adolescent Counseling

Honors / Awards

  • 2019: Chi Sigma Iota Excellence in Counseling Research Award.
  • 2019: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Outstanding Dissertation Award.
  • 2019: Association for Humanistic Counseling: Emerging Professional Leader.