College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Dr. Sam Steen
PhD, George Mason University
Associate Professor
Co-Academic Program Coordinator, Counseling
Center Director, Diversity Research and Action Consortium

Contact Information

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Phone: 703-867-1960
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Email: ssteen (@gmu.edu)

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Krug Hall 202
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030

Profile

Dr. Sam Steen is an Associate Professor and licensed Professional School Counselor who specializes in school counseling, group work and cultivating Black students’ academic identity development. Dr. Steen was a school counselor for 10 years and these practitioner experiences shape his research agenda, approach to teaching, and service.  Currently, two objectives guide his scholarship: 1) to further develop creative and culturally sustaining school-based counseling interventions that improve student achievement; including The Achieving Success Everyday Group Model (ASE Group Model) designed to promote social emotional and academic development for students of color and 2) to explore issues related to the training and preparation of pre-service counselors and school counselors in the local, regional, and national community. Dr. Steen is a Fellow for the Association for Specialists in Group Work, a division of the American Counseling Association. Recently, Dr. Steen received the Al Dye Research Award and the Professional Advancement Award both from ASGW recognizing his outstanding efforts advancing the field of group work though research and development of a new and innovative strategies for schools, families, and marginalized communities.  

Research Interests

Currently, two objectives guide his scholarship: 1) to further develop creative and culturally sustaining school-based counseling interventions that improve student achievement; including The Achieving Success Everyday Group Model (ASE Group Model) designed to promote social emotional and academic development for students of color and 2) to explore issues related to the training and preparation of pre-service counselors and school counselors in the local, regional, and national community. 

Recent Publications

Chan, C. D., Ngadjui, O. T., Jackson, T., & Steen, S. (in press). Unsettling complex inequities on school climate for males of color: School counseling applications from an intersectionality-based policy analysis (IBPA). Professional School Counseling

Ieva, K.P., Beasley, J. B., & Steen, S. (in press). Equipping School Counselors for Antiracist Healing Centered Groups: A Critical Examination of Preparation, Connected Curricula,  Professional Practice and Oversight. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling Journal

Steen, S., Shi, Q., & Melfie, J. (2021). School-Based group counseling interventions and academic achievement: A comparative review of studies. Journal of School-Based Counseling Policy and Evaluation, 3, 1-13.

Steen, S., & Hines, E. (2020) Concluding Reflections and Engaged Group Work Practice with African American Children and Adolescents. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work45(3), 1-2.

Hines, E. M., & Steen, S. (2020). Group Work with Black/African American Males. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work45(2), 1-2.

Steen, S., & Hines, E. M. (2020). Introduction to Group Work with African American Children and Adolescents. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work45(1), 1-2.

Hines, E. M., Hines, M. R., Moore III, J. L., Steen, S., Singleton, P., Cintron, D., & Henderson, J. (2020). Preparing African American Males for College: A Group Counseling Approach. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 1-17.