Catherine Griffith

Catherine Griffith
Phone: (619) 260-4287
Office: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 215H

Assistant Professor, Counseling

Catherine Griffith is an Assistant Professor in the school counseling program at the University of San Diego and a former Associate Director for the Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE). She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and earned her Master's degree and credential in School Counseling at Chapman University in Orange, CA. A passionate advocate for creating school environments that are responsive to vulnerable students and families, her primary research activities include the development and validation of strengths-based counseling interventions and assessments. She has worked with children and adolescents in school, clinical, and community settings, and specializes in the development of positive coping skills and resilience among queer youth. Notably, she has presented over 90 skills-training and research-focused workshops both nationally and internationally, and was recently honored with her prior university’s Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. Griffith currently serves on the editorial review board for the flagship journal Professional School Counseling, co-chairs the American Counseling Association (ACA) Research and Knowledge Committee, chairs the Increasing Research Quality Workgroup for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) School Counselor Interest Network (SCIN), and is member of the Evidence-based School Counseling Conference (EBSCC) Advisory Board.