Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Anne Metz, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator of the Counselor Education Program at the University of Lynchburg. Dr. Metz is naturally drawn to the theoretical aspects of our profession. She teaches Counseling Theories, Abnormal Behavior, Human Development, and Marriage and Family Therapy. She also enjoys clinical supervision and teaches the Counselor Education Program’s clinical mental health practicum course. Dr. Metz is passionate about case conceptualization and loves helping students link theory and practice. Her research focuses on the intersection of mental health and the law. She is currently conducting a mixed methods study on how prosecutors and defense attorneys in Virginia make use of risk assessment in sentencing and plea negotiations. Dr. Metz’s advocacy interests focus on social justice issues public policy, health disparities, climate change, and mass incarceration. She currently serves on the expert panel for Virginia General Assembly’s Criminal Justice Workgroup. Prior to joining the University of Lynchburg faculty, Dr. Metz completed postdoctoral work at the University of Virginia School of Law. During her residency, she worked in emergency services conducting psychiatric assessments for inpatient hospitalization and civil commitment. She also served as the mental health liaison for the Staunton-Augusta Therapeutic Docket, a post-plea diversion program for individuals with serious mental illness. Before returning to graduate school for my doctoral work, Dr. Metz also provided outpatient services and facilitated a DBT group at a university counseling center in Virginia.
- PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision – James Madison University
- MA/EdS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling – James Madison University
- BA, Philosophy and Religious Studies – University of Virginia
- Metz, A., Monahan, J., Garrett, B., & Siebert, L. (in press) Risk and Resources: A Qualitative Perspective on Low-Level Sentencing in Virginia. Accepted by Community Psychology.
- Monahan, J., Metz, A., Garrett, B., (2018). Judicial Appraisals of Risk Assessment in Sentencing. Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 36:565–575. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/bsl.2380
- Metz, A. (2018). Advance Directives: A Tool for Social Justice Advocacy. Virginia Counseling Journal. 36: 6-14.
- Metz, A. (2017) Back to Nature: The Impact of Nature Relatedness on Empathy and Narcissism in the Millennial Generation. VISTAS 2017. Article 11. http://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/vistas/back-to-nature.pdf?sfvrsn=4