Barbara Flom


Office: 237 Heritage Hall
Phone: 715/232-1343


Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota
M.S., Guidance & Counseling, University of Wisconsin-Stout
B.S., Education of Exceptional Children, Penn State University

Research Interests

Resilience processes in children & adolescents
Child/adolescent development
Adventure learning/adventure therapy
Experiential approaches to teaching, learning, counseling
Animal-assisted activities in counseling/education/therapy

Courses Taught

Professional Orientation: School Counseling
Play Therapy
School Counseling Practicum
School Counseling Internship
Adventure Learning
Adaptive Angler Education

Professional Experience

Assistant/Associate/Professor, School Counseling (8/02-present)
Professional School Counselor (8/87-6/02)
Teacher, Emotional/Behavioral and Learning Disabilities(1977-1982)

Professional Publications

Flom, B. (2014, April). Creating a great school family night with graduate school partners. Community Works Journal. Retrieved from

Flom, B., Johnson, C., Hubbard, J., & Reidt, D. (2011). The natural school counselor: Using nature to promote mental health in schools.  Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 6, 118-131.

Flom, B., & Bilzing, D. J. (2011, Spring). Preparing school counselors to meet the needs of special education students.  Counselink, 18-19.

Flom, B., & Bilzing, D. J., (2011, Winter). Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model: Universities and colleges. Counselink, 17-18.

Flom, B. (2010).  Review of Hurt Locker. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 22, 324-325.

Flom, B., and Bilzing, D. J. (2010, Fall). Data partners. Counselink, 7-8.

Flom, B. (2010). Classroom guidance, naturally: Nature-based lessons for elementary school students.  Alexandria, VA: American School Counselor Association.

Griffith, S., & Flom, B. (2010, Spring).  21st century skills: Professional preparation programs can take leadership role. Counselink, 20.

Flom, B., Brouillard, D.Z., & Rothaupt, J. (2010). Addressing racial identity development in an introductory school counseling course. American Counseling Association: VISTAS 2010.

Griffith, S., & Flom, B. (2010, Winter). Preparing future school counselors for internet safety. Counselink, 15-16.

Griffith, S., & Flom, B. (2009, Fall). New programs for managing college debt. Counselink, 18.

Flom, B., & Rothaupt, J.W. (2009). Review of The Other Side of Sunday. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 21, 142-143.

Rothaupt, J.W., & Flom, B. (2008). Review of Michael Clayton. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 20, 277-279.

Flom, B., & Hansen, S.S. (2006). Just don’t shut the door on me: Aspirations of adolescents in crisis.  Professional School Counseling, 10, 88-91.

Flom, B. (2005).  Counseling with pocket pets.  Professional School Counseling, 8, 469-471.

Hansen, L.S., Walker, J. & Flom, B. (1995).  Growing smart:  What's working for girls in school.  Washington, DC:  American Association of University Women Educational Foundation.

Flom, B. (1990).  Self concept: Learning disabled vs. non-learning disabled college students.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 319 163)

Flom, B. (1990).  Group counseling for refugee students:  An elementary school guidance group.  In Kathleen McInnis (Ed.), The Hmong In America (pp. 168-184).  Dubuque, IA:  Kendall Hunt.