Karyl Meister

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Karyl Meister
Gerber 221

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Ph.D. University of Arkansas
M.S. South Dakota State University West River Graduate Center
B.S. Black Hills State University
Dr. Karyl Meister joined NSU's faculty in fall 2014. She received a Ph.D. in counseling education from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., in 2012; M.S. in community counseling from South Dakota State University West River Graduate Center, Rapid City, S.D., in 2007; and B.S. in psychology from Black Hills State University, Spearfish, S.D., in 2004. At NSU, she is co-advisor of the LGBTQ & A Club.
Courses Taught
Multicultural counseling
Assessment in counseling
Crisis, disaster and wellness intervention
Group counseling
Practicum internship
Research Interests
Transgender issues
LGBT issues
Religious issues for those who are LGBT
Lesbians and Amazons
Alternative sexual and affectional orientations
Select Research Projects
I am currently working on a theoretical piece comparing Amazon warrior women to modern-day lesbians. I am also updating my doctoral dissertation, which is an instrument designed to help people who identify as transgender decide where they fall within the eight theoretical categories proposed by myself. This will help them determine if surgery is the correct path for them to take or not.
Professional Organizations
American Counseling Association
Association of Counselor Educators and Supervision
Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling
South Dakota Counseling Association, North Central Chapter
Personal Interests
Spending time with my wife and daughter
Reading, computer games, kayaking