Bisola E. Duyile
Secretary, VCU Holmes Scholars Program
Ph.D. Student, School of Education
Program Area: Counselor Education and Supervision
Graduate Assistant in the Child Development Center
- Ph.D. in Education, Virginia Commonwealth University (May 2023)
- M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling, University of the District of Columbia
- B.A. in English Education, Obafemi Awolowo University
Line of Research
My line of research is in the area of mental health concerns of parents/guardians of children with Autism. I examine how social determinants of health factors impacts family functioning and mental health concerns. Positively addressing increased family dysfunction and adjustment. My research aims to improve counselor educators' awareness of disabilities as it relates to the design of the counseling curriculum and integration of counseling interventions that are tailored to the unique needs of individuals with disabilities and their families.
Selected Research and Scholarship
- Waters, J. M., Gantt, A. C., Worth, A., Duyile, B., Johnson, K., & Mariotti, D. (2022). Motivated But Challenged: Counselor Educators’ Experiences Teaching About Social Determinants of Health. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 15(2).
- Robin, L., Johnson, K. F., Duyile, B. E., Gantt, A, Dockery, N., Robin, S.D., Wheeler, N. J. (In press). Family counselors addressing social determinants of mental health in underserved communities. The Family Journal.
- Duyile, B. E., Fahnbulleh, S., Boston, Q., & Dunlap, P. (In press). Cultural beliefs about disability: Implication to rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association Journal.
- Coleman, H., Kozachuk, L, McDermid, C., Duyile, B. E., Mason, H., Alberque, K., and Ozdemir, M. (In-Press) I’ve grown: Parent’s reflections and familial support. Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science.
- Duyile, B.E., Tillery, C. Apugo, D. [In Press] “Now Tell My Mama I Belong in that Slow Class”: Reclaiming the Genius and Post-Secondary Options of Black Students with Disabilities. W. Hunter, J. Taylor, L. Scott, L. (Eds.) The Mixtape Volume 1: Culturally Sustaining Practices within MTSS featuring the Everlasting Mission of Student Engagement. Council for Exceptional Children
- Duyile B. E., Tillery, C., (2022, November). High leverage practices: Inter-professional collaboration for Black students with disabilities. Symposium for the 2022 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Baltimore, MD.
- Hermann, M., Duyile, B. E., Man J., (2022, November). Levinson revisited: Women's lifespan development. Symposium for the 2022 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Baltimore, MD.
- Duyile, B. E. (2022, November) Applications of the Social Determinants of Health Model with Parents of Children with ASD: Implications for Counselors and Counselor educators. Symposium for the 2022 VCA Annual Conference. Richmond VA.
- Duyile, B. E., Tillery, C., (2022, November) High Leverage Practices: Practitioner Collaboration for Black Students with Disabilities Success. Symposium for the 2022 VCA Annual Conference. Richmond VA.
- Wheeler, N. J., & Duyile, B. E. (2022, April) Childhood adversity, mental health, and intimate partner violence. Symposium for the 2022 American Counseling Association, Atlanta, GA.
- Duyile, B. E. (2022, March) Conducting confident critical anti-racist research: Importance of research self-efficacy measures. 2022 AACTE Annual Conference, New Orleans.
- Duyile, B. E., Man, J., Tillery, C., Livingston, A. (2022, March) Practitioner’s collaboration: Influence on Black students with disabilities success. Symposium for the 2022 VACES Annual Conference. Richmond VA.
- Man, J., Livingston, A., Duyile, B. E., & Wheeler, N. J. (2022, March). Existential approaches to treat death anxiety. VACES 2022 Conference. Richmond, VA
- Mahan L. B., Jones J. Gantt A., Duyile B. E., Cannedy M. (2021, October). SDOH integration in counselor education. Symposium for the 2021 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Atlanta, GA.
- Brookover, D.L., Duyile, B. E., Jones, J., Robins, L., & Cannedy, M. (2021, October). Accessible, innovative, and ethical: Publicly available online data for sampling and analysis in counselor education. Symposium for the 2021 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Atlanta, GA.
- Waters J. M., Duyile B. E. (2021). We don’t know everything: Motivation, challenges, and experiences teaching and social determinants of health. Association for Adult Development and Aging 2021 conference, Charlotte, NC
- Brookover D. L., Duyile B. E., Jones J. (2021). Depression symptoms in college students and the relationship to unmet social needs. Symposium for the 2021 Association for Adult Development and Aging conference, Charlotte, NC
- Jones J., Duyile B. E. (2021). Gerontological counselor identity development: Supporting student engagement in aging practice and research. Symposium for the 2021 Association for Adult Development and Aging conference, Charlotte, NC
- Duyile, B. (2021, March) Counselor Educators’ (CES) understanding and awareness of social determinants of health (SDOH) and its implication to students learning and engagement. 2021 AACTE Annual Conference
- Duyile, B., and Brookover D. L. (2021) Counselor Educators’ Awareness of Social Determinants of Health: Influence on students’ engagements. 2021 VACES Annual Conference
Bisola E. Duyile is a third-year doctoral candidate in the counselor education and supervision program at the VCU School of Education. She received a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. She is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in D.C. and a National Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has experiencing working with individuals with disabilities and currently completes her residency in a community mental health center in D.C. Bisola’s research focus is on the lived experiences of persons with disabilities and how that impacts the role of counselors and counselor educators. She is also interested in social determinants of health and equity. In the past, she worked as a case manager and graduate counselor for women with disabilities who also experience chronic homelessness.
What does the Holmes Scholars Program mean to you?
The Holmes scholar program is a community of individuals with common goals. The Holmes scholar program provides me with mentorship, support and motivation to thrive as an underrepresented minority. As a result of my involvement in the program, I feel confident that I will build a network and gather the necessary experience needed to provide best practices.