Associate Professor & Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Westlake Hall 343
Ph.D., Counselor Education and Counseling (CACREP) from Idaho State University
Master of Counseling, Community Counseling (CACREP) from Idaho State University
B.S., Psychology from Idaho State University
Dr. Jobie L. Skaggs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Human Service, and Counseling. She is the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Coordinator, and the CACREP Liaison for Bradley's counseling programs. She is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor (IL).
Dr. Skaggs has more than five years of general and forensic private-practice experience. During her tenure as a clinician she developed, and was the clinical supervisor, of the Bannock Domestic Violence Center and a board member for the Idaho Women's Network.
Dr. Skaggs teaches Research Methods & Applications, Theories & Techniques of Counseling, Principles of Group Counseling, Human Growth & Development Counseling, Human Development Counseling, Counseling & the Dynamics of Aging, Counseling Ethics & the Law, Pre-Practicum, and Practicum/Internship.
Dr. Skaggs’ research interests include counselor impairment, issues related to counseling offenders, supervision, multicultural counseling, and the impact & logistics of international study abroad.
Dr. Skaggs’ published articles and monographs include: a review of current research on families coping with a traumatic brain-injured member; review of research methods regarding insight & schizophrenia; homicidal risk & schizophrenia; learning environments in higher education; psychometric properties of standardized certification examinations for various national organizations; and Bradley University’s CACREP 2006 self-study. Dr. Skaggs has presented her research at local, state, regional, and national conferences.
Dr. Skaggs is the CACREP Liaison and Program Coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program; serves as the Secretary to the University Senate Executive Committee; serves as Executive Secretary for the Graduate Executive Committee; is the London Study Abroad Resident Director; a reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Counselling; an Executive Board member for the Central Illinois Alliance for Equality & Diversity; and a Peoria Pride Steering Committee member.
Dr. Skaggs assisted in the development of the 10th Judicial Circuit Court Visitation Center; was the Executive Council Secretary for the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (2003); served as the Valeska-Hinton Professional Development Coordinator; and was the co-editor for the Illinois Counseling Association Journal (2002 – 2010).