Faculty Profile

Justin Watts

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Rehabilitation and Health Services
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016.
Major: Counselor Education and Supervision
Degree Specialization: Rehabilitation Counseling, Addictions Research
Dissertation Title: Factors affecting the counseling working alliance for individuals seeking substance abuse treatment
MEd, The University of North Texas, 2011.
Major: Counseling
Degree Specialization: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
BA, The University of North Texas, 2009.
Major: Psychology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

RHAB 5735.900, Alcohol and Other Substance Use Counseling Models, Fall 2021
RHAB 5723.900, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Fall 2021
RHAB 5723.950, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

HLSR 6950.018, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2021
HLSR 6950.018, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
RHAB 5723.001, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Spring 2021 SPOT
RHAB 5735.900, Alcohol and Other Substance Use Counseling Models, Fall 2020 SPOT
RHAB 5735.950, Alcohol and Other Substance Use Counseling Models, Fall 2020 SPOT
HLSR 6950.018, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
RHAB 5950.018, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
RHAB 3975.001, Addictions, Spring 2020 Syllabus
AGER 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
RHAB 5723.001, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Spring 2020
RHAB 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
RHAB 5735.610, Alcohol and Other Substance Use Counseling Models, Fall 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5735.810, Alcohol and Other Substance Use Counseling Models, Fall 2019 SPOT
AGER 6950.705, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5723.810, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Fall 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5723.820, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Fall 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5722.001, Advanced Counseling Techniques in Rehabilitation Counseling, Summer 10W 2019 SPOT
RHAB 3975.001, Addictions, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
RHAB 5723.001, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Spring 2019 SPOT
RHAB 2000.001, Recovery Seminar, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
RHAB 3975.001, Addictions, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
RHAB 5723.810, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Fall 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5723.820, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Fall 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5900.810, Special Problems, Fall 2018
RHAB 5723.001, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Summer 10W 2018 SPOT
RHAB 3975.001, Addictions, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
RHAB 5735.610, Alcohol and Other Substance Use Counseling Models, Spring 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5735.810, Alcohol and Other Substance Use Counseling Models, Spring 2018 SPOT
RHAB 3975.001, Addictions, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
RHAB 5723.810, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Fall 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5723.820, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Fall 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5900.810, Special Problems, Fall 2017
RHAB 5125.610, Alcohol and Other Substance Use Counseling Models, Summer 10W 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5125.810, Alcohol and Other Substance Use Counseling Models, Summer 10W 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5723.001, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Summer 10W 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5900.810, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2017
RHAB 3975.001, Addictions, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
RHAB 5125.810, Alcohol and Other Substance Use Counseling Models, Spring 2017 SPOT
RHAB 3975.001, Addictions, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
RHAB 5723.810, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Fall 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5723.820, Group Work and the Rehabilitation Process, Fall 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5125.810, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counseling Models, Summer 10W 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5125.820, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counseling Models, Summer 10W 2016 SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Watts, J., McDaniels, B., Rivera, S., Resiak, D., Mpofu, E., Redwine, S. (2021). Community Substance Use Safety. Sustainable Community Health. 201-237. Palgrave Macmillan.
Watts, J., Mpofu, E., Li, Q., Cortez, V., Bayina, G. (2021). Community Mental Health Resourcing. Sustainable Community Health. 239-269. Palgrave Macmillan.
O'Sullivan, D., Cambria, A., Gray, J., Watts, J. (2019). Assessment of substance use disorders from an ecological and trauma-informed lens. Assessment in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. New York, NY: Springer.
Mpofu, E., Watts, J., Li, Q., Ngozi, C., Igbeka, P. (2019). Community-based Mental Health Counseling, Recovery Models, and Multidisciplinary Collaboration.. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicing in Integrated Systems of Care. New York, NY: Springer.
Watts, J. R., Xiao, Y. A., Deirdre, O. (2015). Pick it up. Group work experts share their favorite activities for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.
Journal Article
Watts, J., Leeman, M., O'Sullivan, D., Castleberry, J., Bayina, G. (2021). Childhood emotional maltreatment and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the context of centrality of the event and intrusive rumination. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin. 64(2), 108-117. Sage.
Reed, B., Almaguer-Botero, A., Grizzell, S., Watts, J. (2020). Collegiate Recovery Programs: Helping College Students in Recovery Succeed. Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education. 34(2), 58-72.
Watts, J., O'Sullivan, D., Panlillio, C., Daniels, A. (2020). Childhood emotional abuse and maladaptive coping in adults seeking treatment for substance use disorders. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling. 41, 18-34.
Tu, W., Yan, M., Li, Q., Watts, J. (2019). Attitudes toward disabilities among students in college settings: A multidimensional scaling analysis with biplot. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 25, 79-95.
Tu, W., Watts, J., Yang, C., Li, Q., Umucu, E., Marini, I. (2019). The effect of empathy on stigma toward students with substance use disorders in college settings. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling. 50(4), 311-330.
Watts, J., Tu, W., O'Sullivan, D. (2019). The Impact of Self-Stigma on Positive Vocational Outcome Expectations for Students Participating in Collegiate Recovery Programs: An exploratory investigation. Journal of College Counseling. 22, 240-255.
O'Sullivan, D., Watts, J., Strauser, D. (2019). Trauma-sensitive rehabilitation counseling: Paradigms and principles. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 51, 299-312.
Watts, J., Chowdhury, D., Holloway, L. (2018). Success in collegiate recovery programs: Results from a phenomenological investigation. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. 37(2), 163-180.
Watts, J., O'Sullivan, D., Shenk, C. (2018). Child maltreatment severity, chronic substance abuse, and disability status. Rehabilitation Psychology. 63(2), 313-323. American Psychological Association.
Watts, J., O'Sullivan, D., Chatters, S. (2018). Strengthening the working alliance for clients with substance use disorders and child-maltreatment histories. Journal of Mental Health Counseling. 40(1), 58-74.
O'Sullivan, D., Xiao, Y., Watts, J. (2017). Recovery capital and quality of life in stable recovery from addiction. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin. 1, 1-13.
O'Sullivan, D., Watts, J., Xiao, Y. A., Bates, J. (2016). Refusal self-efficacy among Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery peer support members by affiliation length and meeting frequency. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling. 37(2), 87-101. Wiley.
O'Sullivan, D., Blum, J., Watts, J., Bates, J. (2015). SMART Recovery: Continuing care considerations for Rehabilitation Counselors. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin. 58(4), 203-216.
Carver, K. S., Hayslip, B., Gilley, A., Watts, J. (2014). Influences on grief among parentally bereaved adults. Omega -- Journal of Death and Dying. 69, 105-116.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Watts, J. R. (Principal), "National Collegiate Athletic Association Choices Grant," Sponsored by National Collegiate Athletic Association, Other, $29845 Funded. (May 2017August 2020).
Watts, J., "Office of Faculty Success Micro Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $1500.00 Funded. (September 2019December 2019).
Sponsored Research
Sharma, R. (Principal), Watts, J. (Co-Principal), "A study of gaps in training and barriers in Recovery Oriented Systems of Care in Texas," Sponsored by Addiction Technology Research Center at UT Austin, Regional, $11100 Funded. (January 2021September 2021).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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