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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



  • 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


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.


  • 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.

Caroline Perjessy, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS