Angie Waliski, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Division of Health Services Research, PRI

Health Research Scientist, Health Services Research and Development, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System


VA Phone: (501) 257-1728
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Research Expertise

Dr. Waliski received a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She is a licensed professional counselor and a nationally certified counselor. Angie has been the president of the Arkansas Counseling Association (ArCA), a branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and was part of the ArCA governing board for 6 over years. In addition to her work on the state level, she has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development and is currently on the Graduate Student Committee for the American Association for Creativity in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). In March of 2008, she received the ACA Robert Rencken Emerging Professional Leader Award. As part of her work for abused and neglected children, she has been working with the Arkansas Legislative Task Force for Abused and Neglected Children since 2005. Angie is one of a seven member subcommittee allocating funding for the development of Child Advocacy Centers across the state. Her current interests include the use of expressive therapies when treating children.

Research Interests: Counseling preschool age children, expressive therapies, sexual abuse, trauma, and neglect.

Recent Publications

Current Publications (2009-2016)

  1. Waliski A. “An introduction to expressive and creative techniques for counselors in training.” Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. 2009; 4(4): 375-385.
  2. Waliski A, Bokony P, Edlund CN, Kirchner J. “Counselors called to service: Impact of parental deployment on preschool children.” The Family Journal. 2012; 20(2): 157-163. doi: 1177/1066480712438531
  3. Waliski A, Kirchner JE, Shue VM, Bokony PA. “Psychological trauma of war: Training school counselors as front line responders.” Journal of Rural Health. 2012; 1-S, doi: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2012.00404.
  1. Waliski A, Bokony PA, Kirchner JE. “Combat-related parental deployment: Identifying the impact on families with preschool-age children.” Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. 2012; 22(6): 653-670. doi:10,1080/10911359.2012.2655621.
  2. Waliski A, Kirchner JE. “Joining Forces: Counselors collaborating to serve military families.” Journal of Military and Government Counseling. 2013; 1(1): 19-25.
  3. Waliski A, Blevins D, Spencer HJ, Kirchner J. “Family relationships, mental health, and injury among OEF/OIF Veterans postdeployment.” Journal of Military Behavioral Health. 2013; 1(2): 100-106.
  4. Bokony PA, Whiteside-Mansell L, Swindle T, Waliski AD. “Increasing parent-teacher communication in private preschools.” NHSA Dialog. 2013; 16(1): 45-64.
  5. Waliski A. “Suicide among Veterans and the implications for counselors.” American Counseling Association, VISTAS Online.
  6. Waliski A, Ray D, Kirchner JE. “School counselors’ observations of OEF/OIF children and families: Identifying opportunities for assistance.” Journal of Military and Government Counseling. 2013; 1(2): 101-110.
  7. Waliski, A., Townsend, J., Cheney, A.M., Sullivan, S., Hunt, J., & Curran, G.M. (2014). Establishing community partnerships for the prevention of mental distress and suicide in military personnel and veterans. Journal of Military and Government Counseling, 2(1), 2-15. Retrieved from