Psychology and Counseling

Marywood's Department of Psychology and Counseling

Marywood's Department of Psychology and Counseling provides a wide range of programs designed to serve the varied interests and diverse professional orientations of our students. For over 50 years, we have been involved in the training of psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals and have helped students to find their purpose and passion for careers in business, law, education, research, and community work. The Psychology and Counseling department offers degree programs on the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, in addition to post-master's programs. Our rigorous curriculum is based on experimental learning, a strong emphasis on clinical skills, and a focus on leadership, diversity, advocacy, and collaboration.

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Accreditations

Institutional:
Middles States Commission on Higher Education

Program-related:

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (Psy.D.) | American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited. For further information about the accreditation of this program, contact the APA office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association.

M.S. Counselor Education (PK-12 School Counseling) | The Marywood University graduate program in Counselor Education has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

M.A. Mental Health Counseling | The Marywood University graduate program in Mental Health Counseling has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

About The Psychology and Counseling Department

Specifically, the Psychology/Counseling Department strives to:

  • Educate students in understanding the complexity and diversity of human behavior
  • Develop the ability to think critically, understand research, research methodology, techniques of data collection and analysis, and respect for scientifically derived knowledge
  • Educate students to develop and implement assessment and intervention strategies associated with individual and group behavior
  • Facilitate students' understanding of varied roles, obligations, and ethics of human service providers and researchers
  • Develop competencies to critically evaluate and contribute to research in the fields of psychology and counseling.

Graduate Degree Mission Statement and Objectives

The mission of the graduate program in school and clinical mental health counseling is to train master’s-level students to be ethical and caring decision-makers who attend to the varied developmental needs of individuals in Pre K-12 educational and clinical mental health settings. Housed in a comprehensive regional institution steeped in the Catholic tradition, the Marywood counseling program, its faculty and curricular experiences, inspire and transform students to learn, lead and serve in a diverse and changing world. Within this context, the education of the whole person is paramount. The standards-based curriculum is rigorous; faculty expectations are high; and students are challenged to understand and apply the ethical dimensions of personal and professional life and to examine their own attitudes, values and beliefs.

Bearing this in mind, while endeavoring to synthesize and integrate the general education and the professional preparation of its prospective counselors, the Counseling Program faculty adopts the following program objectives:

Counseling Program Objectives

  1. To exhibit ethical professional behavior, skills, and dispositions consistent with the ACA and its affiliate standards in order to assume the role of professional counselors in school and clinical mental health settings.
  2. To acquire sufficient knowledge and skills to effectively provide individual, group, and outreach to meet the various concerns of diverse populations in clinical mental health and school settings.
  3. To exhibit professional leadership and advocacy skills necessary to serve as effective agents of change and advance the cause of diverse and underrepresented groups. Likewise, to develop a mastery of consultation skills and the ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary collaborations.
  4. To acquire a comprehensive knowledge base of research principles and assessment in order to be consumers and producers of quality research. Further, to integrate current empirical information to reform and refine all aspects of the professional counselor.
  5. To demonstrate the capacity for self-reflection, self-evaluation, and integration of feedback.

Psychology and Counseling Faculty

Dwayne Albright
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Matthew Armes
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Stuart Badner
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Cheryl A. Banull
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Dr. Jennifer Barna
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Renee Berry
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Anthony Biduck
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James S. Byrne
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Sister Gail Cabral, IHM, Ph.D.
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Dr. C. Estelle Campenni
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Dr. Brooke J Cannon
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Ross Vincent Capoccia
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Loren Carmichael
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Kathleen N Childs
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Santina Cilento
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Gail Clark
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Dr. Edward J. Crawley
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Brian Da Costa
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Cara-Jean Dougherty
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Heather Lynn Fiedler
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Chelsee Firestone
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Samantha Lynn Fitz-Gerald
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Allison Fruehan-Nah
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Karen A Kotchik Hughes
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Dr. Bradley A. Janey
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Caroline M. Johanson
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Amanda Yarosh Katchur
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Deborah S Katz
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Amanda Khozouri
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Amy Krukovitz
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Michael Lavin
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Carlie Leaman
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Amanda Neri Luchansky
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Fauve Luckey
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Margaret M. Mahoney, Ihm
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Hannah Martello
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Cassandra McMillen
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Kelly Meek
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Lindsay Morton
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Dr. Janet L. Muse-Burke
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Sara Nardone
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Tara O'Neil
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Rachael Palko
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Dr. David J. Palmiter
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Derek Parker
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Lindsay Phillips
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Leah M Popple
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Bree Riley
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Karen Rossmell
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Jessica Rusbatch
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Jeffrey Rutter
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Dr. Lee Ann Sebastiani
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Lori R. Sebastiani
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Kevin Snow
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Joseph Teeple
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Tyshawn Thompson
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Kevin Washington
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Jenny Wildrick
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Michelle Zapotoski
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Psychology Research Laboratories

Cognitive and Perceptual Sciences Laboratory | McGowan 1068
Dr. Edward J. Crawley: crawley@marywood.edu
Basic research on the processes underlying human memory and attention

Counseling Training Lab | McGowan 2006-2010
Dr. Bradley Janey: janey@marywood.edu
Counseling Skills Training Space

Mindfulness Lab | McGowan 1061D
Dr. C. Estelle Campenni: campenni@marywood.edu
Research exploring the effects of mandala coloring on mindfulness, mood, and state anxiety; Research focused on understanding if intolerance for uncertainty mediates the relationship between mindfulness and psychological distress; Qualitative investigations of naturally occurring experiences of mindfulness

Social Psychology Lab | McGowan 1071
Dr. Lindsay C. Morton: lcmorton@marywood.edu
Basic research using correlational and experimental methods to explore social psychological phenomena

Psychology Library
McGowan 1052
This space is for student research and is part of the Curriculum Laboratory, which contains books and journals related to psychology.

From #DayOne, Marywood is here for you each step of the way.

Undergraduate

Psychology (Clinical Services)
Psychology (General/Theoretical)

Graduate

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counselor Education PK-12
Psychology (General/Theoretical)
School Psychology
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