Christine Lynn Norton, PhD, LCSW

TAPS Advisory Board

Christine Norton

Christine Lynn Norton, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Norton is a Professor of Social Work at Texas State University. Christine has over 25 years experience working with adolescents and families in a variety of practice settings including community and wilderness-based outdoor behavioral healthcare programs, juvenile justice, youth and family counseling, school social work, and youth mentoring and educational empowerment programs. Christine is a Research Scientist with the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center and she helped launch Foster Care Alumni Creating Educational Success (FACES) at Texas State. She is the Foster Care Liaison Officer to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and is the founder of the Foster Care Adventure Therapy Network, an international group of programs and practitioners who utilize adventure therapy with current and former foster care youth and young adults. She has over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, has edited three books, and has authored over ten book chapters. She is a leading social work scholar who has presented her research nationally and internationally. Christine is active in study abroad and service learning on her campus, and is a Fulbright Scholar, having taught adventure therapy in the Department of Civic Education and Leadership at National Taiwan Normal University from January-June 2017. She also served as a delegate for Women4Peace, a U.S. State Department 100K Strong in the Americas grant, working to bring experiential peace-building strategies to rural women and girls in Colombia.