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Meredith Rausch, PhD - Augusta University. Augusta , GA, US

Meredith Rausch, PhD Meredith Rausch, PhD

Associate Professor | College of Education


A leading expert in counselor education with research focusing on underserved populations, particularly LGBTQ+ individuals and women.



Dr. Meredith Rausch is an award-winning researcher in school counselor education and an associate professor in the Department of Advanced Studies & Innovation in the College of Education.

Rausch is a nationally certified counselor whose research focuses on underserved populations, particularly LGBTQ+ individuals and women, and mentorship.

She received her doctoral degree from the University of Iowa, and earned a master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Counselor Education

Veterans and Military Families

LGBTQ+ Mentorship

Accomplishments (3)

College of Education Research Award (professional)

Augusta University

National Certified Counselor (professional)

National Board of Certified Counselors

Outstanding Graduate Student Award (professional)

North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Education (3)

University of Iowa: Doctoral degree, Counselor Education/School Cou

University of Wisconsin: Master's degree, Counselor Education/School Cou

University of Wisconsin: Bachelor's degree, Speech Communication and Rheto

Affiliations (5)

  • Navigating Post-Doctoral Career Placement, Research, and Professionalism
  • Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision
  • Association for Creativity in Counseling
  • Military Behavioral Health Journal
  • American Counseling Association

Articles (2)

Counselor in Training 360 Degree Case Conceptualization Process for Group Supervision

The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Meredith A. Rausch, Augusta UniversityFollow Laura L. Gallo, Boise State University


This article introduces a developmental process for case conceptualization practice during group supervision based on the underpinnings of the Integrative Developmental Model presented by Stoltenberg and McNeill (2010) and Mindsets by Dweck (2006). The design incorporates a strengths-based method encouraging reflective practice and risk-taking. Practical methods for group interaction and discussion are presented.

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“That Is When My Life Changed for the Better”: Students’ Perceptions of Exemplary School Counselors

The Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling

Meredith Rausch, Gerta Bardhoshi


This study is an analysis of senior high school students’ responses to an essay question that asked about the positive impact of their school counselors and importance in their academic, career, and personal/social development. Using thematic analysis, we analyzed 259 student college scholarship essays submitted to the School Counseling Association of a Midwestern state. The resulting six themes were personal attributes of the school counselor, professional attributes of the school counselor, process of engagement, school counseling services provided, challenging student circumstances, and personal impact of the school counselor.

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