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Name: Bob Rubenstein
Title: Professor
Office: Counseling @ MUGC
Phone: 304-746-1953
Email: brubenstein@marshall.edu
Expert: Clinical Applications, Conflict Resolution, Mediation (Court Ordered), School Violence, Sport Counseling, Child and Adolescent Counseling and School Counseling
 
Achievements

Creative Works:
 
Dr. Bob Rubenstein
Professor
Counseling

brubenstein@marshall.edu


Academic Degrees

Ed.D. Specialization in Counselor Education, 1989
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

M.A. Degree in Counseling and Guidance, 1980
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

B.S. Degree in Physical Education (1973 1977)
K 12 teaching certification and a minor in social studies.
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Graduated Cum Laude

Professional Experience

Professor of Counseling (1999-present)
Marshall University Graduate College
South Charleston, WV.

Co-founder, Marshall University Graduate College Community Clinical Services Center. Academic and training center for counseling and psychology practicum and internship students. Provides low-cost community based mental health care for clients in the Kanawha Valley region.

Chair Credentialing Committee, West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling (2000-2005)
The Board oversees professional licensing procedures and examinations for 1,100 Licenced Professional Counselors in West Virginia. Appointed by Governor Cecil Underwood in Nov., 1998 for a six year term.

Chair and Member, West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling (1998- 2005)
The Board oversees professional licensing procedures and examinations for 1,100 Licensed Professional Counselors in West Virginia. Appointed by Governor Cecil Underwood in November 1998 for a six-year term. Appointed by Governor Bob Wise in October 2003 for a six-year term ending June 30, 2008.

Associate Professor of Counseling (1997 1999)
Marshall University Graduate College
South Charleston, WV.

Chair, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Coordinating Committee (1995-1997) Responsible for development, research and organizational of activities related to comprehensive accreditation review for the West Virginia Graduate College School of Education and Professional Studies.

Associate Graduate Faculty (1993-present)
West Virginia University

Associate Professor of Counseling (1993 1997)
West Virginia Graduate College
Institute, WV

Assistant Professor of Counseling (1990 1993)
University of West Virginia,
College of Graduate Studies, Institute WV

Coordinator of Special Services (1989 1990)
Taylor County Public Schools, Grafton, WV

Adjunct Professor (1986 present)
WVU Department of Counseling Psychology

Elementary Counselor (1980 1989)
Anna Jarvis Elementary School
Grafton, WV

Itinerant Counselor (1979 1980)
Taylor County Public Elementary Schools
Grafton, WV

Teacher (1977 79)
Taylor County Board of Education
Grafton, WV

Publications and Creative Work

Rubenstein C. Sue, Rubenstein, H.M., Rubenstein, R.L. (2002) The Street Smart Lawyer, The West Virginia Lawyer, November, 2002, pg. 34.

Rubenstein C. Sue, Rubenstein, H.M., Rubenstein, R.L. (2002) The Street Smart Lawyer-What Every Correctional Professional Should Know, The Correctional Psychologist, November, 2002.

Co-Instructor MUGC_DHHR Instructional Design Project (2000-01)

Developed an on-going revision of WebCT courses, Counseling 670 Interventions for School Counselors, Counseling 672 Organization and Administration of School Counseling Programs and 698 School
Counseling: Internship (1997-present)
Homepage for School Counseling Specialization: Marshall University Graduate College (1998) http://www.marshall.edu/schoolcoun/

Messing, J. K., & Rubenstein, R.L. (1995). Mediation training for counselors: Tape A. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Messing J. K., & Rubenstein, R.L. (1995). Mediation training for counselors: Tape B. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Messing, J. K., & Rubenstein, R.L. (1994).Mediation training:
Short term interventions: Tape #1. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Messing, J. K., & Rubenstein, R.L. (1994). Mediation training: Short term interventions: Tape #2. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Messing, J. K., & Rubenstein, R.L. (1994). Mediation training: Short term intervention: Tape #3. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Messing, J. K., & Rubenstein, R.L. (1994). Mediation training: Short term intervention: Tape #4. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Forester Miller, H. & Rubenstein, R.L. (1992). Group Counseling: Ethics and Professional Issues. In D. Capuzzi & D. R. Gross (Eds.) Group Counseling: Strategies for the 1990's. Denver, CO: Love Publishing Co.

Rubenstein, R.L. (1992). Our children: inner or outer directive. Conflict Resolution Network Newsletter. Morgantown,WV

Rubenstein, R.L. (1994) Conflict Style Survey Instrument (unpublished)

Rubenstein, R.L. (1994) A Comparative Model of Counseling Psychotherapy vs. Mediation/Negotiation (unpublished)
Co author of Taylor County Comprehensive Guidance Plan, Elementary Section.

Presentations, Consultations and Public Service

Invited Speaker to the WV Chamber of Commerce/Governor’s Conference on Workplace Safety, Charleston, WV, November 3, 2009, ‘Violence in the Workplace’

Invited Speaker to the WV Division of Corrections Human Resources Conference, Bridgeport, WV, October 23, 2009, ‘Invested Leadership’

Invited Speaker to PSIMED Annual Training for Mental Health Staff, Charleston, WV, October 22, 2009, ‘Leadership as a Mental Health Professional’

Invited Speaker to the WV Colleges and Universities Human Resource Conference, Charleston, WV, October 22, 2009, ‘Bullying in the Workplace’

Invited Trainer to PSIMED Training Conference, Ripley, WV, October 1, 2009, ‘Male Anger Management’

Invited Speaker/Senior Faculty to the WV School for Governmental Leadership and Public Policy Annual Conference for Local Governmental Officials, Charleston, WV, September 26, 2009, ‘Conflict Resolution and Mediation’

Invited Presenter to Putnam County Public Schools, Winfield, WV, August 24, 2009, ‘Counseling
and Legal and Ethical Issues’

Invited Trainer to Comprehensive PSIMED/WV Div. of Corrections, WV Div. of Juvenile Services Training Conference, July 15, 2009, Ripley, WV, ‘Group Dynamics and Leadership’

Speaker, MUGC Summer Enrichment Program Orientation, June 18, 2009, The Four Characteristics Necessary to be an Impactful Educator’

Invited Speaker to the WV Division of Corrections Leadership Conference, April 24, 2009, D Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, WV, ‘Dynamic Leadership’

Invited Speaker to the WV Assistant Principals Association Annual Conference, April 20, 2009, Stonewall Jackson Resort, Weston, WV ‘Taking Care of Yourself, Do You Practice What You Preach?’

Invited Presenter to East Bank Middle School, Kanawha County Public Schools, April 13, 2009, ‘Communicating with Difficult Students’

Co-Presenter to the American College Testing Services Regional Conference, Charleston, WV, Ethics in Assessment, February 11, 2009

Presenter to the WV State Auditor’s Annual Training for Municipal Officials and Employees, Four Leadership Principles for Municipal Government, October 28. 2008

Invited program/speaker to Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, on Connecting the Dots, October 27, 2008

Presenter to Hampshire County Public Schools, Ripley, WV on WV, Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors, October 13, 2008

Invited Presenter to the West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services Leadership Training Retreat, Martinsburg, WV, September 16, 2008

Presenter to Mingo County Public Schools, Williamson, WV on WV, Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors, August 19, 2008

Invited Speaker to the West Virginia Division of Corrections Leadership Retreat, Ripley, WV, on the topic of Chutes and Ladders, What a Childhood Game Teaches about Leadership, August 21, 2008

Presenter to RESA VII, Clarksburg, WV, on Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors, August 19, 2008

Invited Speaker to the 138th Congress of Corrections-American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA, on the topic of Connection the Dots, August 9, 2008

Invited Speaker to the West Virginia Broadcasters Association Annual Meeting at the Greenbrier on the topic of Hiring the Right People, August 1, 2008

Invited Presenter to the West Virginia School Counselors Association Spring Retreat, Charleston, WV on Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors, February 21, 2008

Invited Speaker to the West Virginia Division of Corrections Leadership Retreat, Ripley, WV, on the topic of Chutes and Ladders, What a Childhood Game Teaches about Leadership, December 13, 2007

Invited Speaker to the West Virginia Hospital Association Staff Development, Charleston, WV, on Understanding Thinking from the Inside-Out, October 26, 2007

Invited Speaker to West Virginia Adult Education Annual Conference, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV, on the topic of Ethics – Personal and Professional, October 24, 2007

Invited Speaker to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Probation Officers Annual Conference, Lakeview Resort, Morgantown, WV, on the topic of Conflict Resolution and Teambuilding, October 23, 2007

Invited Speaker for the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office Staff Development for Sheriff Tax Deputies, Stonewall Jackson Resort, Roanoke, WV, on the topic of Dealing with Difficult People, September 18, 2007

Senior Faculty Presentation West Virginia University Local Government Leadership Academy, Charleston, WV on the topic of ‘Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills for Government Officials’ August 25, 2007

Invited Presenter to Fayette County Public Schools Transportation Department, Fayetteville, WV, on the topic of Dealing with Bullying in Transporting Students, August 23, 2007

Invited Speaker to the West Virginia Municipal League’s Annual Conference, Charleston Marriott, Charleston, WV, on the topic of Ethical Leadership for Local and State Leaders, August 10, 2007

Invited Speaker to the West Virginia Sheriff’s Academy, Camp Virgil Tate, WV, on the topic of Bullying, July 23, 2007

Invited Speaker to Marshall University Graduate College Summer Enrichment Program, Dunbar, WV, on the topic of Motivation and Focus – For Yourself and Students,
June 21, 2007

Invited Presenter to the Randolph County Public Schools Summer Faculty Institute, Elkins, WV, on the topics of Counseling Techniques and Skills and Ethics and School Counselors, June 18 and 19, 2007.

Invited Speaker to the Marshall University Graduate College, School of Engineering WV State Government Instructional Technology Seminar, South Charleston, WV, on the topic of Communication: Reach Out and Touch Someone, May 18, 2007

Trainer for the Division of Juvenile Services Treatment Staff, Ripley, WV, on
the topic of Treatment, Teamwork, and Ethics, May 10 and 11, May 14 and 15,
May 24 and 25 2007

Invited Speaker to the Kanawha County Schools Cafeteria Staff Development, Charleston, WV, on the topic of Teamwork and Communication, March 27, 2007

Invited Speaker to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Magistrate Staffs, Charleston, WV on the topic of Teambuilding, March 18 and 25, 2007

Trainer for the Division of Juvenile Services Treatment Staff, Ripley, WV, on the topic of Treatment, Teamwork, and Ethics, March 14 and 15, 2007

Presenter and Trainer for Collins Middle School, Oak Hill, WV, on the topic of Bullying and Leading Groups for Parents on the topic of Bullying and Victims, February 23, March 13, 20, 27, 2007

Trainer for the Division of Juvenile Services Treatment Staff, Ripley, WV, on the topic of Treatment, Teamwork, and Ethics, February 15 and 16, 2007

Invited speaker to the Division of Juvenile Services: Leadership Retreat, S. Charleston, WV, on the topic of Ethical Leadership & Facilities and Staffing Analysis, January 29 and 30, 2007

Invited speaker to J. E. Robins Elementary Staff Development, Charleston, WV, on the topic of Assisting Students with Social and Economic Challenges, January 10, 2007

Invited speaker to West Virginia Prison Industries Administrative Retreat, Charleston, WV on the topic of ‘Teambuilding’, December 20, 2006

Invited speaker to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Family Court Bi-Annual Mediator Conference, Charleston, WV on the topic of ‘Dealing with Difficult Scenarios’ December 1, 2006

Invited presenter to PSI-MED Fall Training Seminar, MUGC, South Charleston, WV on the topic of ‘Transference-Countertransference’ December 7, 2006

Trainer to Collins Middle School, Oak Hill WV on the topic of ‘Parenting Groups for Parents of Bullies and Targets’ November 29, 2006

Invited speaker to Webberwood Elementary School, Charleston, WV on the topic of ‘Change’, November 15, 2006

Invited speaker to the WV Adult Education Association Conference, Lakeview Resort, Morgantown, WV on the topic of 'Personal and Professional Ethics' October 26, 2006

Presenter to Chesapeake and Laura Ingles Elementary Schools, Kanawha County, WV, on the topic of ‘Dealing with Difficult Parents’ October 18, 2006

Invited co-speaker with Commissioner Jim Rubenstein of the West Virginia Division of Corrections to the West Virginia Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors, Canaan Valley Resort on the topic of 'WV Division of Corrections Efforts in the Treatment of Substance Abuse for Adult and Juvenile Residents' October 6, 2006

Invited speaker to the WV Division of Corrections Leadership Seminar, Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, WV on the topic of 'Ethics and Leadership' September 21, 2006

Presenter to J.E. Robins Elementary School Staff Retreat, Stonewall Jackson Resort, Roanoke, WV on the topic of ‘Motivating Students with Social-Financial Challenges’ August 26, 2006

Senior Faculty Presentation West Virginia University Local Government Leadership Academy, Charleston, WV on the topic of ‘Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills for Government Officials’ August 26, 2006

Invited Speaker to Randolph County Public Schools Staff Development, Elkins, WV on the topic of ‘Personal to Professional Ethics; Bridging the Gap’ August 25, 2006

Keynote Speaker to Fayette County Public Schools, Fayetteville, WV on the topic of ‘Bullying and Targets – The Role of Effective Educators’ August 24, 2006

Invited Speaker to Kanawha County School Counselors Academy, Charleston, WV on the topic of ‘Personal to Professional Ethics; Bridging the Gap’ July 24, 2006

Invited Presenter to the Southern States Correctional Association Annual Conference, Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV on the topic of ‘Ethics and Correctional Leadership’ July 17, 2006

Trainer to the WV Division of Juvenile Services, Martinsburg, WV on the topic of Group and Creative Counseling Skills with Residents of Juvenile Facilities’ June 22 and 23, 2006

Invited Speaker to the WV Auditor’s Office County Clerks Professional Retreat, Stonewall Jackson Resort, Roanoke, WV on the topic of ‘Dealing with Difficult Costumers’ June 13, 2006

Invited Presenter to Putnam County Public Schools School Counselors Professional Inservice Training, Winfield, WV on the topic of ‘Personal and Professional Ethics for School Counselors’ June 12, 2006

Invited Speaker to Chandler Elementary School Faculty and Staff Development Seminar, Charleston, WV on the topic of ‘Working with Parents and Children Challenged by Social and Economic Pressures’ June 5, 2006

Trainer to Collins Middle School Faculty and Staff, Oak Hill, WV on the topic of ‘Bullying and Targets’ May 24, 2006

Graduation Keynote Speaker to the WV Division of Juvenile Services Graduation Ceremony for Graduates of the DJS Training Academy, Charleston, WV on topic of ‘You are What You Think About All Day Long’ May 19, 2006

Trainer to WV Division of Juvenile Services Administrative Staff, Charleston, WV on the topic ‘Teambuilding’ May 12. 2006

Invited Speaker to the WV Division of Corrections Annual Leadership Meeting, Stonewall Jackson Resort, Roanoke, WV on the topic ‘Ethics Learned in a Small Town Meat Market’ May 11, 2006

Invited Speaker to Fayette County Public Schools Principals Seminar, Fayetteville, WV on the topic ‘Administrators Roles in Dealing with Bullying and Targets’ May 10, 2006

Presenter to J.E. Robins Elementary School Staff Development, Charleston, WV on the topic ‘Positive Behavior Support’ May 1, 2006

Invited Speaker to Boone County Public Schools Transportation Staff Development, Madison, WV on the topic of ‘Communicating with Difficult Students’ April 14, 2006

Invited Speaker to WV Division of Juvenile Services Administrative Retreat, North Bend State Park, Cairo, WV on various topics: ‘Leadership, Motivation, Team Building and Conflict Resolution’ March 27 and 28, 2006


Invited Opening Session Keynote Speaker to the West Virginia Association of County Officials, The Service in Public Service, Marriott Hotel, Charleston, WV February 6, 2006

Invited Speaker WV Mental Health Association - Provider Services Network, Charleston, WV December15, 2005

Invited Speaker and group facilitator to the West Virginia University Office of Financial Aid, Morgantown, WV November 17, 2005.

Invited Speaker and trainer to the WV Division of Corrections WVU Tech, Montgomery, WV and Blackwater Falls Davis, WV, June and October, 2005

Invited Speaker and trainer to the WV Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors, Canaan Valley, Davis , WV Sept. 30, 2005

Invited Speaker and trainer to the WV Adult Education Conference, two sessions, Snowshoe Resort, Sept. 22, 2005

Invited Presenter for the US Attorneys Office, WV Southern District Federal Court, Mountain State Victims Conference, Marriott, Charleston, WV, Sept, 14, 2005

Keynote Speaker to WV County Commissioners Association, Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Center, Chester, WV August 19 & 20, 2005

Invited Speaker and trainer for the Kanawha Valley Co. Family Services March, July and October 2005 Six training sessions on various counseling topics

Keynote Speaker for Kanawha County Schools, Alternative Education Faculty and Staff, Governor’s Mansion, Charleston, WV June 8, 2005

Invited Speaker and trainer to the WV Division Juvenile Services March, and May, 2005

Consultant to Kanawha County Public Schools, Chandler Elementary School, Charleston, WV Fall 2005.

Invited Speaker, West Virginia Association of Counties, Prep School for Newly Elected Government Officials (Prosecutors, Commissioners, Assessors, Clerks, Sheriffs), Flatwoods, WV (December, 2004) Your Personal Ethics, Your Professional Guide.

Senior Faculty Presentation West Virginia University Local Government Leadership Academy, Charleston, WV (November, 2004) Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills for Government Officials.

Invited Speaker, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Family Law Judges Conference, Martinsburg, WV (October, 2004) Working with Difficult People Through Teambuilding.

Invited Speaker, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Magistrate Staff Conference, Morgantown, WV (September, 2004) Working with Difficult People

Invited Presenter, West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services, Charleston, WV (August, 2004) Group Dynamics and Strategies with Substance Abuse Populations.

Invited Presenter, West Virginia State Department of Education, Office of Institutional Programs, Charleston, WV (August 2004) Communication Skills and Strategies.

Invited Speaker, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Administrative Office, Clerks Office & General Counsel's Office, Charleston, WV (July 2004) Working with Difficult People.

Invited Presenter, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Family Court Services, Family Mediator's Conference, Charleston, WV (June 2004) Two Presentations: (1) Creative Strategies in Mediation (2) Children in the Mediation Process: Keeping the Focus on Children's Needs.

Invited Speaker, West Virginia Business Clubs, Charleston, WV (June 2004) Transition from Professional Student to Professional Person.

Invited Presenter, West Virginia State Department of Education, Professional Staff Seminars, Charleston, WV (April & May 2004 - 4 engagements) Establishing and Maintaining a Professional Work Environment.

Invited Speaker, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Family Court Services Staff Conference, Charleston, WV (April 2004) Managing Stress in the Work Environment.

Invited Presenter, Meadow Bridge HS, Fayette County Public Schools, Beckley, WV (March 2004) Keeping Students IN-School and IN-Volved.

Invited Presenter, West Virginia Hospital Association - West Virginia Respiratory Therapist Association Annual Conference, Davis, WV (February 2004) Patient-Therapist Relationships.

Keynote Speaker, Southern States Correctional Association Annual Conference, Weston, WV (December 2003) What is Your Gift? An Understanding of your Personal and Professional Assets.

Invited Presenter: WV Counseling Associations Annual Conference, Huntington, WV (November 2003) Ethics and Legal Issues for Licensed Professional Counselors

Keynote Speaker, West Virginia Association of Correctional Professionals, Weston, WV (October 2003) What is your Gift? - An Understanding of your Personal and Professional Assets.

Co-Presenter with Harry "Moe" Rubenstein, Esquire. Legal and Ethical Issues for School Personnel. A workshop sponsored by Kay, Casto & Cheney Law Firm for Mingo and Logan County Public School Systems, Chief Logan State Park (October 2003).

Presenter, West Virginia University Leadership Academy for State and Local Governmental Officials, Charleston, WV (September 2003) Conflict Resolution and Mediation for Elected & Public Officials.

Presenter, Division of Juvenile Services, Weston, WV (September 2003) Group Dynamics and Creative Interventions.

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2002 Presentations on numerous topics to:
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
West Virginia University -Division of Public Administration-
Local Leadership Academy
West Virginia Department of Corrections
West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services
West Virginia Counseling Association Annual Conference
West Virginia Association of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors
Wood Public County Public School Counselors
Putnam County Public Schools
Mingo County Public Schools
Logan County Public Schools
Pocahontas County Public Schools
Timberline Health Group
Marshall University Graduate College – WebCT Conference
Kanawha County Public Schools – Elementary, Middle and Secondary
Spring, Summer, and Fall 2001 Presentations on numerous topics to:
West Virginia University -Division of Public Administration-
Local Leadership Academy
West Virginia Department of Corrections
West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services
WVNET State Wide Conference
West Virginia Counseling Association Annual Conference
West Virginia Association of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors
Wood Public County Public School Counselors
Putnam County Public Schools
Timberline Health Group
Marshall University Graduate College – WeBCT Conference
Kanawha County Public Schools – Elementary, Middle and Secondary

Spring, Summer and Fall 2000 Presentations on numerous topics to:
West Virginia Counseling Association
Kanawha County Public Schools Administrations
Kanawha County Schools Office of Student Services
West Virginia Department of Corrections
Wood Public County Public School Counselors
Lincoln County Public Schools Crisis Management Team
West Virginia University Department of Counseling and Counseling Psychology
Mingo County Public School Counselors
Marshall University Graduate College – WeBCT Conference
12 Kanawha County Public Schools – Elementary, Middle and Secondary Schools on selected topics
WVNET State Wide Conference
West Virginia Association of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors
West Virginia Institute for State and Local Government Officials
West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services

Spring, Summer and Fall 1999: Presentations on numerous topics to:
West Virginia Counseling Association
Kanawha County Public Schools Administrations
Kanawha County Schools Office of Student Services
Kanawha County Schools Teachers Academy
West Virginia Department of Corrections
Wood Public County Public School Counselors
West Virginia University Department of Counseling and Counseling Psychology
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Mingo County Public School Counselors
Ohio State University – WeBCT Conference
Marshall University Graduate College – WeBCT Conference
12 Kanawha County Public Schools – Elementary, Middle and Secondary Schools on selected topics

Presenter to West Virginia Counseling Association Annual Conference, Barboursville, WV (Fall, 1998) Parenting Programs for Divorcing Parents.

Presenter to the Southern States Correctional Association, Davis, WV (Fall, 1998) Team Building.

Presenter to Montrose Elementary School, Charleston, WV (Fall, 1998) Reconnecting with Your Students: Dealing with School Violence.

Presenter to Department of Environmental Protection Agency, Ripley, WV (Fall, 1998) Creative Ways to Deal with Stress.

Presenter to the Kanawha County Public School Principals, Charleston, WV (Fall, 1998) Reconnecting with Your Students: Dealing with School Violence.

Presenter to Calhoun County Public Schools, Calhoun County, WV (Fall, 1998) Dealing with Anger.

Presenter to the West Virginia County Commissioners Association, Huntington, WV (Summer, 1998) Conflict Resolution and Mediation.

Presenter to Shawnee Hills Mental Health Center, Charleston, WV (Spring, 1998)Working with Resistant Clients.

Presenter to the West Virginia Mental Health Association, Charleston, WV (Spring, 1998) Conflict Resolution and Mediation.

Presenter to Seneca Mental Health Center, Lewisburg, WV (Spring, 1998) Impact Therapy in Substance Abuse Therapy.

Presenter to the West Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors Association, Clarksburg, WV (Spring, 1998).

Speaker at Cross Lanes Elementary School: Career Fair, Cross Lanes, WV (Spring, 1998) Careers in Higher Education.

Kanawha School Counselors Association, Charleston, WV (Spring, 1998) Dealing with Anxiety in the Schools.

Judge for West Virginia Odyssey of the Mind State Competition, Morgantown, WV (Spring, 1998).

Presenter to the West Virginia Student Financial Aid Association, Morgantown, WV (Spring, 1998) Minding My Stress: Creative Ways to Handle Stress.

Presenter to Fairmont State College, Office of Student Affairs, Fairmont, WV (Spring, 1998) Dealing with Difficult Students.

Presenter to Putnam County School Counselor Association, Winfield, WV (Spring, 1998) Creative Counseling Techniques.

Member of Governor’s Healthy Schools Task Force, Charleston, WV (Fall, 1997).

Consultant to the West Virginia University Department of Behavioral Sciences, Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division, Charleston, WV (Fall 1996-present) Group for Resident Interns in Psychiatry.

Presenter to West Virginia Division of Corrections Aladrue Conference, North Bend State Park, Cairo, WV (Fall 1997) Group Counseling Leadership Skills.

Presenter to South Charleston High School Career Day, Charleston, WV (Fall 1997) Assertiveness vs. Aggressiveness.

Presenter to Hartlett County Schools, Harlett, Michigan (Fall 1997) Group Counseling Techniques.

Presenter the West Virginia Counseling Association Annual Conference, Morgantown, WV (Fall 1997) Parent Education Programs for Divorce. Mediation

Presenter to State of West Virginia, Office of the Governor, Facilitator’s Network Training, Charleston, WV (Fall 1997) Developing Effective Facilitator Skills.

Presenter to the Marshall University Graduate College Cultural Diversity Committee Brown Bag Luncheon, Charleston, WV (Fall 1997) Conflict Resolution and Diversity.

Presenter to the West Virginia Mental Health Association, Charleston, WV (Fall 1997) Group Counseling and Therapy.

Presenter to Kanawha County Public Schools Psychologists, Charleston, WV (Fall 1997) Creative Counseling Techniques.

Presenter to the West Virginia Counseling Association Northern Division, Parkersburg, WV (Fall 1997) Short-term Interventions.

Presenter to the Hartman Conference on Children and Their Families, New London, CT (Summer 1997) Invited Program: Parent Education and Mediation Programs for Child Custody Cases.

Presenter to the West Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors Conference, Clarksburg, WV (Spring 1997) How To Be An Effective Presenter.

Presenter to Marshall University School of Education Middle School Student Retreat, Huntington, WV (Spring 1997) Creative Ways to Handle Conflict.

Presenter to the West Virginia Association of Middle Schools Annual Conference, Morgantown, WV (Spring 1997) Motivating Students.

Presenter to Marshall University Supervising Teachers Conference, Huntington, WV (Spring 1997) Creative Conflict Resolution in the Classroom.

Presenter to Cross Lanes Elementary School Annual Career Fair, Cross Lanes. WV (Spring 1997) Careers in Education.

Presenter to Saint Agnus Catholic School, Charleston, WV (Spring 1997) Dealing with Student Anger.

Presenter to the Kanawha County Public Schools Psychologist, Charleston, WV (Fall 1996) Enhanced Psychological Counseling.

Presenter to the Kanawha County Public Schools Elementary School Counselors, Charleston, WV (Fall 1996) Brief Counseling.

Presenter to the Mississippi School Counselors Association, Jackson, MS (Fall 1996) Creative Counseling Techniques and Group Counseling.

Presenter to the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aide Administrators, Charleston, WV (Fall 1996) Conflict Resolution with Difficult Students.

Presenter to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Mediation Training, Martinsburg, WV (Fall 1996) Divorce and Kids.

Presenter to the Internal Personal Management Association, Charleston, WV (Fall 1996) Communication Skills in the Workplace.

Presenter to the West Virginia Mental Health Association, Charleston, WV (Summer 1996) Taking Charge of the Interview.

Presenter to American Counseling Association World Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (Spring 1996) 1- Professional Development Institute (Competitive Selection) Mediation Training for Counselors and 2 - Research Presentation - Disputant Style: Strategy for Mediation Decisions and Facilitation of Re-decision.

Presenter to Pocahontas County Public Schools and Service Agencies, Marlinton, WV (Spring 1996) Grief Counseling.

Presenter to Cross Lanes Elementary Annual Career Fair, Cross Lanes, WV (Spring 1996) Careers in Education.

Presenter to Pocahontas County Public Schools and Service Agencies, Marlinton, WV, (Spring 1996) Group Counseling Techniques.

Presenter to the Kanawha County Public Schools Spring Conference on Cultural Diversity, Charleston, WV (Spring 1996) Conflict Resolution and Diversity.

Presenter to the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aide Administrators Annual Conference, Charleston, WV (Spring 1996) Creative Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Situations.

Presenter to West Virginia Division of Corrections, Substance Abuse Services, North Bend State Park, Cairo, WV (Spring 1996) Motivating People to Work With You.

Presenter to Wymer Elementary School Faculty and Staff, Charleston, WV (Spring 1996) Conflict Resolution and Mediation.

Presenter to Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV (Fall 1995) Self-Esteem through Theory.

Presenter to the Kentucky Counseling Association, Louisville, KY (Fall 1995) Conflict Resolution and Mediation.

Presenter to the Michigan Counseling Association, Three Rivers, Michigan (Fall 1995) Creative Counseling Techniques and Group Counseling Skills.

Presenter to Southern States Correctional Association Annual Conference, Barboursville, WV (Fall 1995) Conflict Resolution in Correctional Settings.

Presenter to Trap Hill Middle School, Beckley, WV (Fall 1995) Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation Programs.

Presenter to Wyoming County Public Schools, Mullens, WV (Fall 1995) Self-Esteem Building for Students.

Presenter to Oak Hill Middle School, Oak Hill, WV (Fall 1995) Conflict Management in the Schools.

Presenter to Anthony Correctional Center, Neole, WV (Fall 1995) Resolving Conflict in Difficult Situations.

Presenter to Regional Educational Service Agency VII, Fairmont, WV (Fall 1995) Conflict Resolution and Mediation.

Presenter to Fayette County Public Schools, Fayetteville, WV, (Spring 1995) Conflict Resolution and Mediation.

Presenter to Cross Lanes Elementary School Annual Career Fair, Cross Lanes, WV, (Spring 1995) Careers in Education.

Presenter to The American Society for Training and Development, Charleston, WV, (Spring 1995) Enhancing Your Presentation Through Effective Communication.

Presenter to The American Business Club, Charleston, WV, (Spring 1995) Self Esteem in the Workplace.

Presenter to The Adult Service Network, Charleston, WV, (Spring 1995) Conflict Resolution.

Presenter to Tyler County Consolidated High School, Middlebourne, WV, (Spring 1995) Communication Skills and Attitude Improvement.

Consultant to West Virginia Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV (Fall, 1994 ongoing) for Development of Associate Arts Degree in Corrections.

Presenter to Bonham Elementary School Faculty Senate, Kanawha County, WV (Fall, 1994) Conflict Resolution and Mediation for Teachers.

Presenter to Jackson County Public Schools Crisis Team, Ripley, WV (Fall, 1994) Transactional Analysis and Rational Emotive Theories in Practice.

Presenter to Humanities Class, Namoi Quinonez, Instructor, Charleston, WV (Fall, 1994) Conflict Resolution and Mediation and Diversity in Our Schools.

Presenter to Marsh Fork High School, Raleigh County, WV (Fall, 1994) Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs for Students.

Presenter to Bonham Elementary School Faculty Senate, "Conflict Resolution and Mediation for Teachers" (December 1994).

Presenter to Jackson County Public Schools Crisis Team, "Transactional Analysis and Rational Emotive Theories in Practice" (December 1994).

Presenter to Humanities Class, Namoi Quinonez, Instructor, "Conflict Resolution and Mediation and Diversity in Our Schools"
(December 1994).

Presenter to Marsh Fork High School, Raleigh County, WV,
"Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs for Students"
(November 1994).

Presenter to Buckhannon Upshur County High School Teen Forum Day, "Suicide Prevention Strategies for Life" (November 1994).

Presenter to Kanawha County School Counselors Inservice Meeting, "Suicide Prevention" (November 1994).

Presenter to West Milford Elementary School, Harrison County, WV,
"Conflict Resolution and Mediation September 1994).

Consultant and Facilitator to Alleghany County, Pittsburgh, PA. Crisis Counseling and Psychological Services Team in Response to the Crash of Flight 427 (September 1994).

Presenter and Facilitator Pocahontas County Public Schools Town Meeting, "Assessment and Restructuring Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Services" (September 1994).

Consultant to West Virginia Division of Corrections, Program Design for Counselor and Social Service Providers Training (September 1994).

Presenter to Raleigh County Public Schools, "Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs for Students and Staff" (August 1994).

Presenter to Webster County Public School, "Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs for Students" (August 1994).

Presenter to West Virginia Wesleyan College Resident Hall Staff, "Conflict Resolution and Mediation Strategies in Student Dorms"
(August 1994).

Presenter to West Virginia Governor's Camp on Cultural Understanding, "Jewish-American Cultural Issues" (June 1994).

Presenter to Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce 1994
Leadership Charleston Series, "School Reform and School Excellence" (March 1994).

Presenter to Meeting of the West Virginia Board of Trustees
and West Virginia Graduate College Board of Advisors,
"Conflict Resolution and Mediation" (March 1994).

Consultant to the West Virginia Department of Commerce, "Inspire Program" (Feb., March 1994).

Presenter to West Virginia Division of Workers Compensation, "Motivation and Team Building" (March 1994).
Presenter to West Virginia University Extension Workshop on Peer Facilitation, "Conflict Resolution and Mediation" (Feb. 1994).
Consultant to Hospice of Kanawha County, "Participatory Management" (Feb., March 1994).

President of the West Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (Jan. through present).


Chair, Search Committee for Counseling Faculty Position (Jan. 1994 through present).

Chair, Goal 2, Kanawha 2000, Goals 2000 Project, Charleston
Area Chamber of Commerce, Develop Goal Objectives and Implementation Strategies (Jan. through Dec. 1994).

Presenter to Raleigh County School Central Office Administration, "Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs: Implementation Strategies" (Jan. 1994).

Presenter and consultant to the West Virginia Department of Administration of Personnel Town Meeting, "Team Process in Planning" (Jan. 1994).

Research

On-going with Dr. Ed. Jacobs, Assoc. Prof. Dept. of Counseling Psychology, West Virginia University, Client Treatment Modality Preference – MUGCCCSC.

Member of West Virginia Kid's Count Research Committee (1996-1998).

Jointly with Dr. Jeff Messing, Chair, Dept. of Counseling Psychology, West Virginia University, Conflict Resolution Skills for Elementary Students, Grades 4 5, A Comparative Study of Skill Awareness. Funded by Appalachian Educational Laboratories Grant (1989 90).

Developing Impactful Counseling Programs for Pocahontas County Public Schools: Review and Recommendations. Developed survey assessment instruments for Pocahontas County Public Schools to assess and make recommendations on the restructuring of counseling services. Served as key researcher and project head (Spring 1995).

 
 
 

Awards:
 
Honors and Awards


President's Service Award (1998). Presented by President Wade Gilley, Marshall University.

West Virginia Elementary Counselor of the Year (1989). Presented by West Virginia School Counselors Association.

Exemplary Elementary Counseling Program (1988 89). American School Counselors Association, "The Best of Our Kids."

West Virginia Counseling Graduate Student of the Year (1985). Presented by West Virginia Association for Counseling and Development, Division of Counselor Education and Supervision.
 

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