Faculty

Argosy University, Sarasota & Argosy University, Tampa Faculty Bios

Dale Lee Coovert

  • Associate Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Professional Ethics, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Post-Modern Theories of Counseling
  • Contact Information
  • Sarasota Office # 158; Tampa Office # 209
  • Phone: 941-379-0404
  • Email: dcoovert@argosy.edu
Dale Lee Coovert

Degrees

  • PhD, Clinical and Community Psychology, University of South Florida, 1989
  • MA, Clinical/Community Psychology, University of South Florida, 1984
  • BA, Psychology, Eckerd College, 1982

Biography

Dr. Dale Lee Coovert is an Associate Professor in the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences at Argosy University, Sarasota. Dr. Coovert received his Ph.D. in Clinical and Community Psychology from the University of South Florida in 1989. After graduation, he worked at the Florida Mental Health Institute, initially as a staff psychologist, then as Director of the Clinical Programs within the Department of Community Mental Health, and finally as Chief of Staff. At the same time, Dr. Coovert taught a variety of classes (including statistical methods) at Eckerd College as an adjunct instructor. In 1995, Dr. Coovert was hired by the University of Sarasota (now Argosy University, Sarasota) to create a doctoral psychology program in Tampa, Florida. That program evolved into the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology offered at the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. In 2001, he left administration for the opportunity to teach counseling students on a full time basis. Dr Coovert has had articles published in Clinical Psychology Review (1989), International Journal of Eating Disorders (1988, 1988, 1993), Journal of Abnormal Psychology (1991), Comprehensive Psychiatry (1988, 1990), Psychosomatics (1988), Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (1990), and in The Encyclopedic Handbook of Private Practice (1990). In addition, Dr Coovert has conducted trainings for mental health professionals on the topics of professional ethics, countertransference, eating disorders, depression, research design, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, multiple diagnoses, clinical record-keeping, empowerment, gifts in psychotherapy, and the coming out process of older gay men.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)

Selected Publications

Coovert, D. L. (May 2012). The Meaning and Impact of Therapist Responses to Client Gifts: A Case Study Investigating the Client’s Experience. Poster Session at the 2012 American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Coovert, D. L. (May 2012). Better Late than Never: A Case Study Approach to Exploring the Experiences of Gay Men Who Came Out Later in Life. Poster Session at the 2012 American counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Laura K. Cunningham

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Creativity in Counseling, Counselor Wellness, Career
  • Contact Information
  • Sarasota Office #156
  • Phone: 941-554-1505
  • Email: lcunningham@argosy.edu
Laura K. Cunningham

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Central Florida, 2010
  • M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, 2004
  • B.A., Women’s Studies and Gender Research, University of Florida, 1996
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Florida, 1996

Biography

Dr. Cunningham’s background and training in counseling includes humanistic person-centered and systemic perspectives. She opened her private practice in 2004 and has had the pleasure of providing counseling individual, couple, family, and children. She currently sees clients at Jewish Family and Children Services. Since 1999, she has taught at several universities including Ringling College of Art and Design, Full Sail University, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, University of Central Florida and Argosy University in the areas of Psychology and Counselor Education and Gaming. She received her Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and her Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES)
  • Southern Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (SACES)
  • Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)

Selected Publications

Ohrt, J. & Cunningham, L. (February, 2012) Wellness in Agencies: Voice from the Field. The Professional counselor: Research and practice 2(1). 90-101.

Recent Presentations

Cunningham, L. & Thomas, T. Dissertation Support Groups: Retention through Connection. Presented at Association Specialists in Group Work. Washington, DC.. (February, 2016).

Debra Leggett, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor and Department Chair
  • Areas of Focus: Trauma, Supervision, Sexual Abuse, Sex Offenders
  • Contact Information
  • Sarasota Office # 152; Tampa Office # 208
  • Phone: 813-463-7187(Tampa) or 941-554-1589 (Sarasota)
  • Email: dgleggett@argosy.edu
Debra Leggett, Ph.D.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education with a doctoral minor in Sociology, Mississippi State University, 2006.
  • M.S., Community Counseling, Mississippi State University, 2001.
  • B.A., Business Management, University of South Alabama, 1990.

Biography

Dr. Debra Leggett is the Department Chair and Associate Professor for the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences at Argosy University, Sarasota and Argosy University, Tampa. She specializes in the treatment of sexual abuse, trauma, and sexual offenders. Subsequently, Dr. Leggett has become a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional, Certified Expert Trauma Professional, National Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida and Indiana. Dr. Leggett has worked with Sex Offenders and Survivors of Sexual Abuse in both group and individual settings. In addition, Dr. Leggett continues to research best practices for treatment of complex issues as well as mentors doctoral student research. For example, she oversaw research on perpetrators of physical and sexual violence to determine whether mandatory arrest laws affected the number of women offenders. She utilizes quantitative methodologies primarily, and has explored issues ranging from marital happiness to resiliency of victims of abuse. She has presented at regional and national conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in academic texts.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • International Associate of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
  • Chi Sigma Iota, Mu Sigma Upsilon Chapter (CSI)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (PKP)
  • International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
  • Florida Counselors Association (FCA)
  • Florida Association of Marriage and Family (FAMF)
  • Florida Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (FACES)

Selected Publications

Leggett, D. G., Strickland, J., H., & Kzewski, E. L. (2015). Field experience in an online setting. In R. Drummond & C. Sheperis (Eds.), The student handbook for online counselor education.

Leggett, D., Beachkofsky, A., & Leggett, J. L. (2014). Ideal mate personality concepts and marital satisfaction: Congruence between ideal and real mate. The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 3(1), 102-111.

Leggett, D. G., & Mustaine, B. (2014). Changes in DSM-5: A Counselor Educator’s review. Journal of Research and Practice in K-20 Education, 1, 29-52.

Byczek, S. R., & Leggett. D. G. (Spring, 2014). Female therapists’ experiences of burnout while providing treatment for domestic violence. The International Journal of Trauma Therapy & Practice, 1(1), 13-23.

Recent Presentations

Player, A., Fleming, T., & Leggett, D. (2015, October). The exploration of social interest, trauma, and trauma resiliency: the relationship amongst concepts. Presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision bi-annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Leggett, D., & Suprina, J. (2015, October). How is it measured? Presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision bi-annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Leggett, D. & Suprina, J. (2013, October). Critical Thinking: A lost art in case conceptualization? Presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision bi-annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Cherise M. Murphy-McNear

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Youth and Family, Blended Families, Trauma Related Disorders, Grief & Loss, Conflictual Parenting, DV, Anger Management, Crisis Management, Interpersonal Relationship
  • Contact Information
  • Tampa Office #212
  • Phone: 813-463-7168
  • Email: CMurphy-McNear@Argosy.edu
Cherise M. Murphy-McNear

Degrees

  • Ed.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Argosy University, Sarasota, 2011.
  • M.A., Professional Clinical Counseling, The Georgia School of Professional Psychology, 2000.
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Illinois, 1993.

Biography

Dr. Murphy is an assistant professor for counselor education programs at Argosy University. She was the 2012 recipient of the LSA Faculty Grant for Keeping Families Safe: Learn and Serve America, sponsored by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. She specializes in children and families with an interactive teaching style-focusing on student-centered learning, and how learned skills can be applied to life’s scenarios. Dr. Murphy has been the Director of Clinical Training for the Master of Arts programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy at Argosy University, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Memberships

  • Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society of Professional Counselors, Alpha Upsilon Sigma (CSI)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Association of Chicago Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT)
  • Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC)
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
  • Florida Counseling Association (FCA)
  • Secretary-Florida Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (FACES)
  • President-Elect Florida Association of Marriage & Family Counselors, (FAMFC; 2015-2017)
  • International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
  • Mental Health America Association (MHAA)
  • National Anger Management Association (NAMA)
  • National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)
  • Sun Coast Mental Health Counselors Association (SCMHCA)

Recent Presentations

Murphy-McNear, C. M., Rumpel, E., & Keeshin, M. (2012, November). Subversive Uniformity-The Risks, Responsibilities, and Rewards of Service Learning. Service Learning Workshop and Roundtable discussion presented at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Multicampus Integration Committee Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Murphy-McNear, C. M. (2012, October). Spiritual Assessment. Invited training: Harold Washington College Internship Training Didactic seminar series. Chicago, IL.

Murphy-McNear, C. M. (2012, October). Bi-racial Cultural Identity Development. Invited training: Harold Washington College Internship Training Didactic seminar series. Chicago, IL.

Murphy-McNear, C. M. (2012, August). Parent-Child Relationship, Managing Misbehavior & Play Therapy Interventions. Internship Training didactic series at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Chicago, IL.

Murphy-McNear, C. M. (2012, July). What to Expect While Expecting Clinical Supervision: Good vs. Bad Supervision. Internship Training didactic series at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Chicago, IL.

Murphy-McNear, C. M. (2012, June). Child Welfare & Mandatory Reporting: Demystifying DCFS system. Internship Training didactic series at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Chicago, IL.

Beverly Mustaine

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Grief and Loss Counseling; Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder and Eating Disorders; Family Therapy; Adolescents; Clinical Supervision
  • Contact Information
  • Sarasota Office #168
  • Phone: 941-554-1563
  • Email: bmustaine@argosy.edu
Beverly Mustaine

Degrees

  • Ed.D., Counselor Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. Areas of concentration: Family Therapy and Applied Psychology, 1986
  • M.Ed., Counseling, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1977
  • B.A., Psychology, cum laude, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1975

Biography

Dr. Bev Mustaine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) in Florida and holds the National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CCMHC) national certifications. Dr. Mustaine has been active in CACREP, the accrediting body for counseling programs nationwide and the American Counseling Association. She has had numerous articles published in national and international counseling and addictions journals. She has worked as a counselor in a mental health agency, a college counseling center and in private practice.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Florida Counseling Association (FCA)
  • Florida Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (FACES)

Selected Publications

Lehman, D., Mustaine, B, & Coovert, D. (under review). Pets as family secret keepers.

Rego, J. M., Mustaine, B. L., & Reynolds, J. W. (under review). Utilization of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in a natural setting in the treatment of trauma: A case study. Submitted for publication to the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research.

Westermann-Bolton, R., Mustaine, B., & Ogletree, S. (under review). After the Hurricane: Using Adlerian-Based Intervention to Build Individual and Community Resilience in Disaster Trauma Survivor. Submitted for publication.

Leggett, D. G., & Mustaine, B. (2015). Ethical decision in supervision: Using Kitchener's critical evaluation in a case study. Published in the FMHCA Newsletter.

Leggett, D. G., & Mustaine, B. (2014). Changes in DSM-5: A Counselor Educator’s review. Journal of Research and Practice in K-20 Education, 1, 29-52.

Mustaine, B. L. (2012) Book review – Curran, L.A. (2010). Trauma competency: A clinician’s guide. Journal of Trauma Counseling International. EauClaire, WI: PESI.

Recent Presentations

Mustaine, B. L. (2016, June). Grief and Loss Counseling with the Elderly. Continued Education Unit: Friendship Center for Aging Studies. Sarasota, FL.

Mustaine, B. L. (2015, March). Grief and Loss in Mental Health Counseling. Presented in the annual conference for the Association for American Counseling. Orlando, Florida.

Mustaine, B. L. (2014, July). DSM-5 Training. Invited training: Florida Counseling Association and Hodges University. Ft. Myers, FL.

Mustaine, B. L., & Winchell, L. (2014, January). Building Trust and Creating Community in an Online Learning Environment. Presented at the 36th annual conference for the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. St. Petersburg, Fl.

Mustaine, B. L. (2014, May). Grief and loss issues: A systemic perspective. Presented at the Traumatology Symposium, Sarasota, FL.

Mustaine, B. L. (2014, March). DSM-5 Training. Invited training: Florida Counseling Association and Argosy University. Sarasota, Fl.

Mustaine, B. L. (2014, January). Grief and Loss Issues in Family Systems. Presented at the annual conference for the Association for Florida Counseling. Tampa, Florida.

Mustaine, B. L. (2013, October). A Systemic Perspective of Grief and Loss. Presented at the annual conference for the Association for Florida Counseling. Orlando, Florida.

Caroline Perjessy, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Specialize in treatment of Trauma, Career Counseling, Women’s Issues
  • Contact Information
  • Sarasota Office #160, Tampa Office #206
  • Phone: 813-463-7127
  • Email: cperjessy@argosy.edu
Caroline Perjessy, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counseling and Human Development Services, Kent State University, 2013.
  • M.S., Community Counseling, Youngstown State University, 2006
  • B.A., Psychology, Youngstown State University, 1998

Biography

Dr. Caroline Perjessy is the Director of Training and an assistant professor for the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences at Argosy University, Sarasota and Argosy University, Tampa. Clinically, she specializes in the treatment of trauma, and women’s issues. Pedagogically and clinically, she operates from a humanistic-constructivist perspective. Dr. Perjessy’s research interests relate to trauma, doctoral education, and online learning and pedagogy. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has used DBT in private practice and community mental health settings, primarily in group format. Dr. Perjessy is also a Certified Professional Clinical Supervisor (CPCS) and conducts supervision from a postmodern perspective. Subsequently, Dr. Perjessy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Ohio and Georgia, and is in the process of obtaining her Florida LMHC license. She utilizes qualitative methodologies primarily, and has explored issues ranging from sexual abuse of adolescents to how women complete their doctoral education. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in Academic texts.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)
  • Association for Group Work (ASGW)

Selected Publications

Hinkle, M. & Perjessy, C. (expected publication 2016). Solution Focused Approach to Counseling Adolescent Victims of Sexual Abuse. In Scholl, M. & Hansen, J. (Eds.) Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues.

Perjessy, C. & Schermer, T. (2014). Career counseling needs of doctoral students: Postmodern interventions for a changing vocational landscape. In Eliason, G., Eliason, T., Samide, J., & Patrick, J. (Eds.). Career Development Across the Lifespan: Counseling for Community, Schools, Higher Education, and Beyond. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing

Whisenhunt, J., & Chibbaro, J., Perjessy, C. (2014). Psychosocial factors in adolescent self-injury. In Garrett, M. (Ed.). Youth and Adversity: Understanding the Psychology and Influences of Child and Adolescent Resilience and Coping. Hauppauge, NY: Nova.

Iarussi, M., Perjessy, C., & Reed, S. (2013). Addiction-Specific CACREP Standards in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs: How Are They Met? Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling, 34(2), 99-113.

Recent Presentations

Perjessy, C., Chibbaro, J., Whisenhunt, J., Keim, M., Boes, S. (2016). Clinical Supervisors Assessment of Employability and Its’ Relationship to CACREP. American Counseling Association, Montreal. Canada

Perjessy, C. (2015). Once Upon a Supervisee: 5 Techniques to Foster Supervisee Development. Invited Guest Speaker for Chi Sigma Iota CEU Workshop. University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA.

Whisenunt, J. & Perjessy, C. (2015). Supporting Student Ownership of Learning through Peer-based Processing Group. Innovations in Pedagogy Conference, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA.

Perjessy, C., Hinkle, J, Cox, C. (2015). The Use of Reflecting Teams in Supervisee Skill Development. Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, Philadelphia, PA.

Cox, J., Perjessy, C., West, E. (2015). Training Future Counselor Educators: Analysis of CES College Teaching Syllabi. Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, Philadelphia, PA.

Samuel Pizzi

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Character Development, Existential Issues
  • Contact Information
  • Sarasota Office #157
  • Phone: 941-554-1591
  • Email: spizzi@argosy.edu
Samuel Pizzi

Degrees

  • M.A., Pastoral Theology (Post- Doctoral), Barry University 2003
  • Diploma, Pastoral Theology Rice School of Pastoral Ministry 2003
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology Heed University 1975
  • Certificate of Advanced Study, Rehabilitation Counseling Springfield College 1972
  • M.Ed., Rehabilitation Counseling Springfield College 1972
  • B.A., Psychology, Suffolk University 1970 - cum laude

Biography

Dr. Sam Pizzi is the Director for the Pastoral and Community Counseling and Forensic Psychology programs at Argosy University, Sarasota and an Associate Professor of Counseling. He specializes in Existential Metapsychiatry and is trained in Medical Hypnoanalysis. He utilizes symbolic imagery in client treatment, and teaches these techniques to students. He explores various teaching methodologies to assist students to become effective therapists and to incorporate spirituality in treatment. He enjoys mentoring doctoral students in the utilization of case study methodologies. In addition, Dr. Pizzi continues to provide service for treatment of couple issues through the Catholic Diocese.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Florida Counseling Association (FCA)
  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy

Patrick Powell

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Trauma, Assessments, Reality Therapy, Process Addictions
  • Contact Information
  • Tampa Office #207
  • Phone: 941-379-4839
  • Email: pwpowell@argosy.edu
Patrick Powell

Degrees

  • Ed.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, (CACREP accredited), Argosy University, Atlanta, 2012
  • M.A. Community Counseling, (CACREP accredited), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 2006
  • B.S. Sociology, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Ga., 2002

Biography

Dr. Powell is a practitioner, counselor educator, and a researcher. Patrick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of West Georgia, a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Louisiana State University, and a Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University, Atlanta. He has a clinical background providing treatment to children, adults, families, and sex offenders in non-profit and two private practice environments. He is a Nationally Certified Counselor as well as a licensed mental health counselor in Tennessee and Florida. He has published several manuscripts and has current works in press. He also often delivers presentations on process addictions and other topics at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and American Counselor Association (ACA) conventions. Additionally, he serves as the faculty advisor for the Alpha Upsilon Sigma chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Argosy University, Sarasota. In addition to teaching at Argosy University, he has instructed courses in counseling at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Webster University.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC)
  • Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)
  • Florida Counseling Association (FCA)
  • Florida Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (FACES)
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Selected Publications

Powell, P. (2014). Diagnosing trauma related diagnoses with the DSM 5. Retrieved from http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs175/1103816734864/archive/1117532360280.html

Powell, P., & Dubi, M. (2014). Treating the angry brain. International Journal of Trauma Research and Practice, 1(1). Retrieved from http://traumapro.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/IJTRP-V1-I1.pdf

Powell, P. (2013). 101 trauma-informed interventions: A review. Traumapro. Retrieved from http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs175/1103816734864/archive/1113394105497.html

Powell, P., Gray, G., & Reese, M. (2013). Connecting with others: A qualitative study of online social networking site usage. The Practitioner Scholar Journal of Professional Psychology, 2(1). Retrieved from http://scholarlyexchange.org/ojs/index.php/PSJCAPP

Recent Presentations

Powell, P. (2015). Best practices when supervising first year faculty in counselor education programs. Presented at the annual conference for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

Powell, P. (2015). Catching up on the changes in the utility and diagnostic criteria of the DSM 5. Presented as a pre-convention workshop at the annual Florida Counseling Association Conference.

Powell, P. (2014). Advocating for students who struggle with dissertations. Presented at the annual conference for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision , Birmingham Alabama

Powell, P. (2014). Applying, scoring, and interpreting trauma assessment tools. Presented at the Florida Counseling Association Trauma Symposium, Sarasota Florida.

Jim Reynolds

  • Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Addictions Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, Group Counseling, Ethics in Counseling, Clinical Supervision, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies.
  • Contact Information
  • Sarasota Office #166
  • Phone: 800-331-5995, ext. 1568
  • Email: jreynolds@argosy.edu
Jim Reynolds

Degrees

  • Ed.D., University of Sarasota, Counselor Education; 1992.
  • D.H.S., University of Sarasota; 1983; Human Services; dissertation title: “Treatment and Personal Correlates in Relapse of Alcoholics”
  • Doctoral candidate; all but dissertation; Tulane University; 1974-77
  • M.A., Sociology, University of South Florida; 1974
  • B.A., Psychology, University of South Florida; 1970

Biography

Dr. Jim Reynolds is a full-time professor at Argosy University, Sarasota in the College of Counseling, Psychology, and Social Sciences. He has been teaching full-time at Argosy University, Sarasota since 1995. His background includes over 25 years of clinical experience in a variety of counseling settings. These settings include chemical dependency treatment, community mental health, psychiatric clinics, and private practice. Dr. Reynolds is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. He earned his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) degree in counseling from the University of Sarasota. His current professional interests include addictions counseling, group counseling, ethics in counseling, and both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Dr. Reynolds hopes to promote the philosophy that counseling continues to be both art and science, and that good quality counseling research can inform and assist the practitioner in providing quality counseling. He grew up in Sarasota, Florida, and continues to live and work in this sunny gulf-coast community. Dr. Reynolds’ other interests include boating, fishing, sailing, music, current events, and reading in a variety of different areas. Dr. Reynolds believes that while teaching is sometimes demanding, it is also one of the most enjoyable and rewarding endeavors one can experience.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
  • Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)

Selected Publications

Rego, J., Mustaine, B., & Reynolds, J., (under review). Utilization of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in a Natural Setting in the Treatment of Trauma: A Case Study, Journal of EMDR Practice and Research.

Milliken, M., Reynolds, J., & Richardson, M., (under review). Boundaries and ethical decision making for licensed substance abuse counselors in 12 Step programs. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling.

Raggi, M., Dubi, M., & Reynolds, J. (2012). Distance supervision: The PIDIB Model, ACA’s VISTAS.

Raggi, M., Dubi, M., & Reynolds, J. (2008), The Use of a pantheoretical case note format as a clinical tool. New Jersey Journal of Professional Counseling, Spring edition.

Recent Presentations

Reynolds, J., & Georgiou, J. (2016). Graduate Group Counseling Experience: Learning to Trust the Process. Presented at the annual conference for the Association for American Counseling. Montreal, Canada.

Reynolds, J., & Georgiou, J. (2014, October). Graduate Group Counseling Experience: Learning to Trust the Process. Presented at the annual convention for the Association for Florida Counseling. Tampa, Florida.

D. Paul Rodriguez

D. Paul Rodriguez

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Academic Counseling Psychology, Walden University, 2007
  • M.S. Guidance & Counseling, Wayne State University, 1997
  • B.S., Psychology, Central Michigan University, 1984

Biography

Dr. D. Paul Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor in the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences at Argosy University, Sarasota. Dr. Rodriguez received his Ph.D. from Walden University in Academic Counseling Psychology. Dr. Rodriguez has been teaching at the college/university level since 2001 utilizing a student centered approach. He is an entrepreneur, developing a thriving private practice where he sees a combination of clients including children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of presenting symptoms. Dr. Rodriguez is a seasoned presenter at local and state-wide conferences focusing on topics related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and counseling education issues, and the business of counseling. Dr. Rodriguez is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Florida Counseling Association. He is currently the past-president of the Florida Association of Counselor Education & Supervision (FACES).

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Florida Counseling Associating (FCA)
  • Association for Counseling Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education (SACES)

Recent Presentations

Rodriguez, D. P. (2015). Gatekeeping in Counselor Supervision. Education Session presented at Association for Counseling and Supervision Annual Convention.

Rodriguez, D. P. (2015). Facebook & Therapy. Education Session presented at Florida Counseling Association Annual Convention.