Justin Watts, Ph.D., NCC

Assistant Professor
Justin Watts

Justin Watts PhD. NCC, CRC LPC -Associate is an assistant professor in the department of Rehabilitation Health Services at the University of North Texas. He teaches coursework in Substance Use Counseling, Trauma and Crisis Intervention and Group Counseling. His research agenda focuses on child-maltreatment and it’s impact on psychosocial development across the lifespan, and how these early experiences encourage the development of negative coping mechanisms and post-traumatic stress. Recent research has focused on childhood psychological abuse and its impact on young adults’ mental health.

Primary Research Interests: 

The impact of child-maltreatment among young/emerging adults, trauma, post-traumatic stress, childhood psychological maltreatment.

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