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  • Biographical Information: 

    Dr. Clark D. Ausloos earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and Dance from the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point (2008). He traveld across the US, performing, teaching, and educating. It was then he realized his passion for working with people in a deeper way, through counseling. Dr. Ausloos received his MA in Counseling, with both school and clinical counseling foci (2017), and later his PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Toledo (2020). Dr. Ausloos is a licensed school and clinical counselor, as well as a national certified counselor. Dr. Ausloos has worked in elementary, intermediate, and junior high school settings, as well as private practice, and in higher education. Dr. Ausloos has worked with students at the College of William and Mary, as well as Palo Alto University; served as an adjunct faculty member, and is now serving as Clinical Assistant Professor in the SchoolCounseling@Denver program. Dr. Ausloos continues to work towards making classrooms safety and accessible for students, especially marginalized, non-dominant populations, like queer and trans youth. Dr. Ausloos has authored several publised peer-reviewed manuscripts, has several book chapters and encyclopedia terms in press, and is highly active in research around the world. Through intentional research, Dr. Ausloos aims to empower and promote ethical, affirming training and professional practices within counselor education programs, and within clinical and school settings.

    Courses Taught at University of Denver: 

    • COUN 4610: Basic Counseling Techniques (Fall 2020 - Present)
    • COUN 4710: Group Counseling Theory (Fall 2021)
    • COUN 4740: Roles & Responsibilities (Summer 2022)
    • COUN 4820: Counseling Children, Adolescents, and the Family (Winter 2022)
    • COUN 4901: School Counseling Field Experience (Winter Interterm 2022)
    • COUN 4910: School Counseling Internship I (Winter 2022)
    • COUN 4920: School Counseling Internship II (Fall 2021 - Present)



  • Select Publications: 

    Ausloos, C., Bloom, Z., Goodrich, K.M., Hollenbaugh, K.M.H., Taylor, J., Bennett, C., Blount, A., Gerlach, J. & Schroeder, K. (in press). Standards of Care for Research in Group Work. Journal for Specialists in Group Work.

    Ausloos, C. & Salpietro, L. (in press). Harassment and Discrimination with Trans* and Gender-expansive Youth. In Brown, L.C. & Dari, T (Eds.), Addressing the Impact of Trauma in High Poverty Elementary Schools: A Guide for School Counselors and Mental Health Clinicians. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

    Ausloos, C. & Salpietro, L. (in progress) Culturally Responsive Counseling for Transgender Clients. In Summer, L. & Nelson, L. (Eds.) Multicultural Counseling: Responding with Cultural Humility, Empathy and Advocacy. Springer. New York, New York.

    Clark, M., Ausloos, C., Delaney, C., Waters, L., Salpietro, L., & Tippett, H. (2020). Best Practices Counseling Persons Experiencing Poverty: A Grounded Theory. Journal of Counseling and Development, 98 (3). 283-294. doi:10.1002/jcad.00000

    Salpietro, L., Ausloos, C., Clark, M. (2019). Cisgender Professional Counselors’ Experiences with Trans* Clients. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 13 (3). 198-215. doi:10.1080/15538605.2019.1627975

    Ausloos, C. D., & Nelson, T. (2019). Human Rights 101, Part 2: Implications for Graduate Students and Counselor Education Programs (Part II). Counseling Today: Online Exclusives. Retrieved from:

    Select Presentations: 

    Ausloos, C. (2021). Building Resilience: Working with Queer and Trans Youth and Families. National Board for Certified Counselors’ Bridging the Gap National Conference. Washington, D.C.

    Waters, L., Ausloos, C., Rio, J., & Tippet, H. (June 2021). The Mental Health Needs of Women and Female Reproductive Cancers. Association for Humanistic Counseling Conference, Online.

    Ausloos, C. & Salpietro, L. (February 2021). New Professionals during the Pandemic: Transitioning to an Online Environment. Counselor Education Distance Learning Conference, Palo Alto University (Virtual).

    Litam, S.D., Harrichand, J., & Ausloos, C. (September 2020). The effects of COVID-19 related stress on a national sample of professional counselors. Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) Annual Conference, Online.

     Ausloos, C. & Hepburn, A. (2020). Empowering trans* youth in schools: Affirming approaches for families, teachers, and counselors. National Board for Certified Counselors’ Foundation Symposium, Washington, D.C.



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