Wayne State College

Steven Dinsmore

Dr. Steven Dinsmore teaches counseling classes at Wayne State College. Before coming to WSC, Dr. Dinsmore was an assistant professor of Counseling Psychology at Ball State University, and he also has high school teaching experience with the Department of Defense in Wiesbaden, Germany.

He is also:

  • An active member of the American Psychological Association
  • An active member of the American Counseling Association
  • An active member of the American Education Association
  • An active member of the Nebraska Counselor Association and past President
  • An active member of the Nebraska Counselor Education Association and past President
  • A member of the Wayne State College Rank Promotion and Tenure College Committee and past Chair 
  • A past President of the Wayne State College branch of Nebraska State Education Association

Ed.D., Counseling Psychology and Guidance Practices, Ball State University, 1974
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Ball State University, 1972
B.A., Secondary Education and History of Civilization, Bob Jones University, 1966

Academic Interests
Dr. Dinsmore's teaching interests are human services counseling, clinical mental health, chemical dependency, human sexuality, differential diagnosis and treatment planning, developmental counseling over the lifespan, career development and life planning, individual and group assessment, and essentials of effective counseling. His research interests include human relationships, relational and chemical dependency, motivational counseling, contemporary teaching delivery systems and assessment for a diverse population, the role of differential diagnosis in effective treatment protocols, strategies for successful private practice, interviewing procedures to properly assess trauma-related conditions, and the role of career and individual development in constructing a successful life.