I am a professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology programs. I came to West Virginia in 1977 following academic appointments at Murray State University in Kentucky and Central Missouri State University. I received my B.S.E. and M.S. degrees at Emporia State University and my Ed.D. from the University of Northern Colorado. I also have an appointment in the School of Physical Education in the area of sport psychology and sport behavior.
My theoretical orientation is integrative and incorporates a humanistic-learning based and solution focused approaches. My research interests are in rehabilitation psychology, psychology of disability, vocational psychology, personality assessment, psychology of injured athletes, adolescents in crisis including adolescent suicide, and psychiatric rehabilitation.
I teach courses in assessment, vocational psychology, and practicum. I am a licensed psychologist and licensed school psychologist with a wealth of experience as a rehabilitation counselor, vocational evaluator, and psychologist within a variety of rehabilitation and mental-health settings. I also served as president of the West Virginia Psychological Association for 2007; I am currently serving as the Disaster Relief Network coordinator, a program overseen by the APA in conjunction with the West Virginia Psychological Association.
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