M Saltis, PhD, LPC, RPT

Adjunct Professor
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling Concentration
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Bachelor of Science in Psychology
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling Concentration
Social and Multicultural Foundations / Research and Program Evaluation in Counseling / Internship Supervision / Orientation to Professional Counseling / Theories and Practice of Group Counseling / Practicum Faculty Supervisor

M Saltis (they/them) is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and has their PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado. M is a queer, nonbinary, white, mostly-able-bodied, neurodivergent, middle class, and spiritual counselor, supervisor, researcher, and educator who focuses on issues surrounding social justice and diversity, queer and trans topics, and creativity.

  • Saltis, M. N., Critchlow, C., & Smith, J. A (2022-Accepted with Minor Revisions). How transgender and gender expansive youth cope with oppression: making sense of experiences and resiliency factors. Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling.
  • Saltis, M. N., Critchlow, C., & Smith, J. A (2021-In Press). Discovering gender and coming out: the Gender identity journeys and coming out stories of transgender and gender expansive youth. Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling.
  • Saltis, M. N., Giancaterino, B., & Pierce, C. (2020). Professional dispositions of teacher candidates: A critical analysis of measuring dispositions to meet national standards. The Teacher Educator.
  • Wilkinson, B., Saltis, M. N., & Dewell, J. (2020). Promoting cognitive complexity in counselor education:Constructivist and phenomenological practices. Journal of Humanistic Counseling. Online.
  • Matheson, D. W., Rempe, G., Saltis, M. N., & Nowag, A. D. (2020). Community engagement: Mentor beliefs across training and experience. Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, Online.
  • Saltis, M. N., Critchlow, C., & Smith, J. A. (2019). Teaching through sand: Creative applications of sandtray within constructivist pedagogy. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 14(3), 381–390.
  • Duffy, J., Saltis, M. N., Thompson, L. K., & Kassirer, S. J. (2017). A story does exist: A qualitative exploration of the use of reflective stories in pre-practicum. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 7(3), 1–15.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

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