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Courtney Furlong
Ph.D. Student, HDFS


M.Ed. Rehabilitation Counseling, Auburn University, 2007
B.S. Rehabilitation Services, Auburn University, 2004
Research interests
• Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Sex Trafficking
• Trauma
• Global Issues
• Nonprofit Leadership
Clinical interests
• Trauma
• Sexual assault and exploitation
DOW, C. (2013, March). Global challenges and social innovations [Video]. TEDx Auburn University.

FURLONG, C. (2021, November). Sexual assault and links to sense of control and economic and marital stability. National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).

Courses taught
Translating Research into Social Change
Hunger Studies

Research projects
Sexual assault and links to sense of control and economic and marital stability

Impact of sexual exploitation on marriage and relationships

Auburn University RESTORE Lab, 2019-2020

Jeanne M. Priester Fellowship for Doctoral Study
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Certified Grant Writer
Distinguished Future Faculty
Auburn University's 2012 Young Alumni of the Year Award
Featured in the “Young Influencers List” in Brad Lomenick’s book, The Catalyst Leader

Fun Facts
If you could study any random thing other than HDFS/MFT, what would it be?
Based on my unhealthy obsession with HGTV, I'd probably study interior design.

What has surprised you about being a graduate student?
While I miss being a practitioner, I'm encouraged by the potential for research to influence practice and excited to prepare students to create critical systemic change throughout the world.