Counseling Program Faculty

Eric R. Dahlen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Clinic Director

Clinically dysfunctional anger; overt and relational aggression among emerging adults; dark personality traits (e.g., psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism); clinical traffic psychology (i.e., using dimensions of driver personality to understand unsafe driving behaviors)

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Colorado State University

 

Melanie Leuty, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

The influence of work values, person-environment fit, and job satisfaction on mental and physical health; measure development; efficacy of vocational assessments and career counseling outcomes

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral, Behavioral

University of Minnesota

 

Michael B. Madson, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Enhancing health behavior change motivation and adherence (motivational interviewing), assessment and brief intervention for alcohol use with college students, protective behavioral strategies for alcohol use, training and supervision

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Marquette University

 

Jon T. Mandracchia, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Criminogenic thinking (i.e., thinking that perpetuates criminal behavior), suicide in offender populations, and people’s attitudes towards criminal justice issues

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Texas Tech University

 

Bonnie C. Nicholson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Training

Parenting and child behavior problems; readiness to change; integration of motivational interviewing with behavioral parent training; counseling training

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Marquette University

 

Sherry C. Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Health disparities in ethnic/racial minorities (e.g., Asian American and Latino immigrants, African Americans), risky behaviors (alcohol use, risky sex), HIV prevention, social justice and advocacy, intersectionality of identities (e.g., LGBTQ, race/ethnicity), qualitative research methodology and design

Theoretical Orientation: Relational, Multicultural, Feminist, Psychodynamic

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Emily Bullock Yowell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Training--MS Program

Practical application of career development theory and assessments to improve the overall lives of college students, unemployed adults, active military & veterans, offenders, working community members, those dealing with mental illness, and other under-researched or marginalized populations.

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Florida State University