Dr. Cristen Wathen is a core faculty member in the Counseling Department at Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, CA.  She currently serves as the ACES Secretary and has served on the ACES board as RMACES President and President Elect.  She has a background in working with survivors of trauma and child sexual abuse. She also has experience counseling and advising college students and working with underserved populations in educational settings.  Cristen attended Baylor University for her master’s in Counseling and Idaho State University for her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Counseling  Before joining PAU, she was an Assistant Professor at Montana State University for four years.

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