Byron Waller

  Associate Professor
  708-534-4904 ext. 4904
  Office Location: G316
  Office Hours: Tuesdays 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  College: COE

  
 
Programs:
Counselor Education and Supervision, Ed.D.
Counseling
Division of Psyc and Counseling

  
  

Dr. Byron Waller was born to a family on the west side of Chicago. He attended the Chicago Public Schools. While going to public school on the west side, he tested into Lane Tech High School where he graduated. After high school, he attended Moody Bible Institute and earned an associate's degree in Christian Education. He then completed his bachelor's degree from Grace College in Psychology. After several years of working in the helping profession, he was able to gain employment at Chicago State University. While working there, he earned his master's degree in Community Counseling. After several years, he received the opportunity to teach psychology courses as he pursued entrance into a doctoral program. After applying to doctoral programs in Counseling and Psychology, he was accepted into the Loyola University Chicago doctoral program. Dr. Waller earned his doctoral degree from Loyola University Chicago in Counseling Psychology. He has been a counselor and counselor educator for more than 25 years. Along with teaching and training, Dr. Waller practices as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.

Dr. Waller continues to teach and train counselors to be effective and competent counselors. He primarily teaches and supervises in the Clinical Mental Health concentration, but also the Counseling Education and Supervision doctoral program. Dr. Waller specializes in career development, international counseling, Christian counseling, spiritual counseling, multicultural and Black issues. Below are examples of his work.

SCHOLARSHIP

Waller, B. (2015). The Environmental Basis of Sexual Orientation
and Sexual Identity: Controversies and debates. Hooking up. The Psychology of Sex and Dating. In Helm.K. M. Santa Barbara, CA. ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Waller, B. (2013). Recapturing intuition: A long lost career decision making. Hoofdacteur LoopbaanVisie. Roermond, the Netherlands.

Waller, B. (2013) African American couple and pastoral counseling. In Helms, K. & Carlson, J.(Eds). Love, intimacy, and the African American couples. New York: Routledge Publishing.

Waller, B. (2012). Real life social justice in the community. In Kottler, J., Englar-Carlson, M. & Carlson, J. (Eds). Helping beyond the 50 minute hour. New York: Routledge Publishing.

Vecchio, C., Waller, B., & Zeng, H. (2011). Returning to the fire: A universal model of career development and cyclical Weltanschauung (worldview). VISTA. NCDA International Symposium. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/ vistas/vistas11/Article_02.pdf

Waller, B. (2010). Clients telling the truth as they know it. In Kottler, J. & Carlson, J. (Eds). Duped, lies and deception in psychotherapy. New York: Routledge Publishing.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS


Accepted


Zeng, H., Waller, B. & Vecchio, C. (2019). A 25-Year Retrospective of a Stand-Alone, Nonprofit Career Development Center. Asian Pacific Rim Confederation for Counsellor Conference. Brisbane Australia.

Zeng, H., Waller, B. & Vecchio, C. (2015). Perceptions of career counseling Faculty on the future of the profession and its role in counseling departments. National Career Development Global Conference. Denver, CO.

Presented

Waller, B., Vecchio, C. & Zeng, H. (2014). Cannexus 1. National Career Development Conference. Ottawa, Canada.

Vecchio, C. Waller, & Zeng, H. (2014). NCDA Global Conference. Long Beach, CA.

Waller, B., Zeng, H., & Vecchio, C. (2013). What to do when you only have ten minutes to assess a client/student. National Career Development Association. Boston, MA.

Vecchio, C., Waller, B., & Zeng, H. (2013). How to help other navigate uncertainty and change. National Career Development Association. Boston, MA.

Waller, B., Vecchio, C., & Zeng, H. (2013). The importance of intuition: A long overlooked for career competency. Hope Research Team. International Conference. University of Padova, Italy.

Vecchio, C., Waller, B., & Zeng, H. (2013). A map for navigating uncertainty and change. International Hope Research Team. International Conference. University of Padova, Italy.

Vecchio, C., Zeng, H., & Waller, B. (2013). What to do when you have yen minutes to assess a client/student. International Hope Research Team. International Conference. University of Padova, Italy.

Zeng, H., Vecchio, C., & Waller, B. (2013). Passion search: How to help others create a clear enthusiastic vision for the future. International Hope Research Team. International Conference. University of Padova, Italy.

Waller, B., Vecchio, C., & Zeng, C. (2013). The future in flux: Enhance your own and your students’/clients’ ability to navigate uncertainty. Careers Conference 2013. Equip, Empower, Embrace the Future. University of Wisconsin-Madison.


VIDEOS

Waller, B. (2015). Narrative Career Counseling. Therapy Talks. Alexander Press.

Waller, B. (2014). Financial infidelity. Therapy Talks. Alexander Press.

Waller, B. (2014). Black couples and spirituality. Therapy Talks. Alexander Press.

Waller, B. (2014). How to begin your passion search. Therapy Talks. Alexander Press.