Winthrop University: COE Faculty Profile - Pierce, L. Marinn

Name:  L. Marinn Pierce
Title:  Associate Professor
Education:  Ph.D., University of Tennessee; Ed.S University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.S. University of North Carolina at Greensboro; B.M., Brenau University
Office:  145-B Withers/W.T.S. Building   
Phone:  803/323-4591
Area(s):  Trauma (including trauma-informed and community resilience approaches in educational and spiritual communities); Neurophysiology; Somatic approaches to counseling (particularly Somatic Experiencing and Integral Breath Therapy); Integration of spirituality and religion in the counseling process


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Dr. Pierce teaches courses in Crisis and Trauma Counseling, Addictions Counseling, and skills-based courses. She is fascinated by neurophysiology and the integration of the body in the counseling process which informs much of teaching and counseling practice. Dr. Pierce is trained at the Masters level in Integral Breath Therapy and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). She is completing Somatic Experiencing Practitioner training. Additionally, she serves as the President for the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, and is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, the United States Body Psychotherapy Association, and the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. Dr. Pierce has three fabulous and crazy dogs – Cobi, Ruby, and Livvy. She loves reading, college football, good coffee, dark chocolate, and being outdoors.

Last updated by rayj 10/14/2019

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