Connie J. Honsinger

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education

  • Profile
    • Grants and Felowships

      Bully Free Virginia Project, $13,000 to implement Olweus Bullying Prevention Program at Alberta Smith Elementary School, Chesterfield, Va.

    • Awards

      Virginia Elementary School Counselor of the Year award, VSCA, 2011


      American School Counselor Association, School Counselor of the Year semi-finalist, 2011

    • Presentations

      Honsinger, C. (2019). Burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma: Caring for the helping professional. Paper presented at the Restorative Justice in Education Conference, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va.


      Honsinger, C. (2019). Self-care for the helping professional. Paper presented at the Virginia Society for Clinical Workers, Richmond, Va.


      Honsinger, C. (2018). Creating trauma-sensitive environments that benefit all students. Paper presented at the Virginia School Counselor Association Conference, Hampton Va.


      Honsinger, C. (2018). Building a trauma-informed school culture. Paper presented at the Virginia School Counselor Association Conference, Hampton Va.

    • Memberships

      Trauma Informed Care Network (TICN)


      Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)


      American School Counselor Association (ASCA)


      Virginia School Counselor Association (VSCA)


      American Counseling Association (ACA)


      Virginia Counselor Association (VCA)

    • Professional Experience

      Intervention & Training Specialist, Trauma-Informed Care (2017-Present)

      Chesterfield County Public Schools, Chesterfield, Va.


      Resident in Counseling (2015-Present)

      Greater Richmond SCAN, Richmond


      Professional School Counselor (2003-2017)

      Chesterfield County Public Schools, Chesterfield, Va.

    • Certifications

      National Board Certification, 2013


      Certified Trainer, Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

  • Selected Publications
    Journal Articles

    Honsinger, C., & Brown, M. (2019). Preparing trama-sensitive teachers: Strategies for teacher educators. The Teacher Educators’ Journal, 12, 129-152. 

    Lenz, J., Micou, L. L., Honsinger, C., & Bulifant, R. (2018). Principal, 98(2), 10-13.