Graduate School : Counseling
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Kevin Curtin
PhD, LMHC, ACS
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Kevin is an Associate Professor and Director of the Counseling Program. He has over ten years of graduate teaching experience in Mental Health and School Counseling programs, and over twenty years of experience working in schools, agencies, and other therapeutic programs. He earned his doctorate in Counseling from George Washington University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Permanently Certified School Counselor in NY State, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Kruson Award for Excellence in Teaching, the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award, and the Association for Specialists in Group Work Emerging Scholar Award. Kevin teaches Professional and Ethical Foundations in Counseling, Family Therapy, Group Counseling, and practicum for School Counseling students.
Steve Byrne
Psy.D.
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Steve is an Assistant Professor of Counseling and the Practicum and Internship Coordinator for the Mental Health and School Counseling programs. He has over six years of graduate teaching experience and ten years of clinical practice working in college counseling centers, inpatient mental health, and private practice. Steve earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University and is a licensed psychologist in New York State. He was the recipient of a graduate fellowship from Marywood as the Assistant Director for the University Psychological Services Center. Steve teaches courses in Assessment, Principles of Counseling, Advanced Theories, and the Practicum and Internship courses for Mental Health Counseling students.

Jaime H. Castillo
PhD, P-LMHC, ACS
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Jaime is an Assistant Professor of Counseling and has over eight years of professional counseling experience. He earned his doctoral degree in Counselor Education from Syracuse University and his master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Scranton. Jaime is a certified school counselor in Pennsylvania and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award, the CACREP Emerging Leader Award, Syracuse University Research Fellowship, and the Outstanding School Counseling Graduate Award. Jaime teaches courses in Multicultural Counseling, Foundations of School Counseling, Research and Program Evaluation, and Internship in School Counseling.
Andrea Burch
Psy.D.
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Andrea is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology and affiliate faculty with the School Counseling Program. She is the former director for The Center for Academic Success at Alfred University, and has over eight years of experience as a practicing School Psychologist in both k-12 and post-secondary settings. She earned her Psy.D. in School Psychology from Alfred University and is a NY State Licensed Psychologist. Andrea teaches Mental Health, Exceptionality, and Disability as well as courses in Research and Program Evaluation.

Cris Lauback
Psy.D.
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Cris is an Associate Professor of School Psychology and affiliate faculty with the School Counseling Program. He has over twenty-five years working in schools and over ten years of graduate teaching experience in school psychology and school counseling. Cris earned his Psy.D. in School Psychology from Alfred University. A four-time Kruson Excellence in Teaching recipient, Cris teaches Human Development as well as Consultation and Prevention. 

Amanda Baker
M.S., NCC
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Amanda is an adjunct instructor as well as the Director of the McComsey Career Development Center at Alfred University. She has over ten years of career counseling and leadership experience and over six years of teaching courses in career counseling. Amanda earned her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Penn State University and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She teaches Career Development and Lifestyle Planning. 

Hennessy Lustica
LMHC, ACS

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Hennessy is an adjunct instructor with over thirteen years of experience as a school counselor in New York State. She earned her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Long Island University and her certificate of Advance Study in Mental Health Counseling from Alfred University. Hennessy teaches courses in both mental health and school counseling, including Psychopathology & Differential Diagnosis as well as Foundations of School Counseling. 

Caprice Murphy
LCSW

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Caprice is an adjunct instructor and licensed clinical social worker with over eight years of clinical experience in mental health agencies, schools, and private practice. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Buffalo and has specialized training in trauma-informed interventions and other evidence-based practices. Caprice teaches Counseling Special Populations.

 

"The professors in the counseling program are supportive and knowledgeable. In addition, my classmates and I have developed a great working relationship with each other." - Joe B.

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