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Kathleen Levingston

  • Kathleen Levingston
  • Dir, Military Ctr Connections
  • 120 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23508
  • 757-683-3326
  • klevings@odu.edu
  • Web Page
  • Kathleen Levingston teaches a variety of undergraduate human services courses as a faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Human Services as well as specializes in play therapy and expressive techniques in counseling.
  • Education

    University of New Orleans, 2004
    Major: Counselor Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2001
    Major: Community Counseling
    Degree: M.Ed.
    University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1999
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Military Families Play Therapy Supervision
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Human Services Board Certified Practitioner
    Sponsoring Organization: Center for Credentialing and Education
    Date Obtained: 2010-09-01
    Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor
    Sponsoring Organization: Association for Play Therapy
    Date Obtained: 2008-11-01
    Licensed Professional Counselor
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Virginia
    Date Obtained: 2005-12-12
    Licensed Professional Counselor
    Sponsoring Organization: Washingston State Department of Health
    Date Obtained: 2005-05-01
    Expiration Date: 2006-05-31
    Licensed Professional Counselor
    Sponsoring Organization: State of Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners
    Date Obtained: 2004-05-01
    Expiration Date: 2005-05-31
  • Expertise

    Counseling
    Play Therapy, Children and Adoescents, Mental Health, Military Culture
    Child Abuse
    Counseling Children and Adolescent Victims
    Child Development
    Mental Health
    Military Operations
    Mililary Lifestyle- Child and Family Social/Emotional Concerns
  • 2013: 2013 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award, Military Child Education Coalition
  • 2013: Service Award, Darden College of Education
  • 2012: Guest of Honor, In Support of Children 20th Anniversary Celebration
  • 2012: ODU Shining Stars Faculty Award, Division of Student Engagement and Enrollment Services
  • 2011: Outstanding Faculty Member, ODU Ebony Impact Gospel Choir
  • 2011: Shining Star Award, ODU Division of Student Affairs
  • 2010: Outstanding Faculty Member, ODU Ebony Impact Gospel Choir
  • 2010: Shining Star Award, ODU Division of Student Affairs
  • 2009: Shining Star Award, ODU Student Affairs
  • 2009: Cambridge Who's Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2009: Shining Star Award, ODU Division of Student Affairs
  • 2004: Crescent City Scholarship Award, University of New Orleans
  • 2004: Doctoral Graduate Assistantship, University of New Orleans
  • 2004: Outstanding Doctoral Graduate, University of New Orleans
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Virginia Beach Military Connected Academic and Support Prorgrams
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
    Date: September, 2012 - August, 2015
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Levingston, K.; Ward, C.
    Military Family Parent Support Groups
    Sponsoring Organization: Walmart Foundation
    Date: January, 2012 - December, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Levingston, K.; Ward, C.
    Boosting students’ mathematics achievement and promoting positive social connections for military connected families at targeted Newport News Public Schools.
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA)
    Date: September, 2011 - August, 2014
    Investigators:Ward, C.; Levingston, K.; Craigen, L. M.; Grant, M.
    Stduent Veterans Association Startup Initiative
    Sponsoring Organization: Give and Hour in partnership with the Walmart Foundation
    Date: January, 2012 - January, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Levingston, K.
    TEAMS: Training teachers and school counselors to address the needs of military conneced students
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Center for Educational Partnerships
    Date: January, 2011 - May, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Craigen, L. M.