Jaime Castillo

Asst Professor of Counseling
Counseling & School Psychology
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Science Center
Wed: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
castillo@alfred.edu

Education

  • PhD: Counseling and Counselor Education Syracuse University
  • MS: School Counseling University of Scranton
  • BS: Psychology Pennsylvania State University

Biography

Welcome to the Counseling Program at Alfred University! As an Assistant Professor of Counseling, I am involved in the teaching, supervising, and mentoring of emerging professional school counselors and mental health counselors. I have worked in the counseling field for 10 and believe it is important to stay connected with our ever evolving field and I enjoying growing as a practitioner myself. As a practicing professional counselor, I work with youth who've experienced trauma. This practice involves facilitating weekly Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups and individual counseling utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). As a supervisor and counselor, I infuse solution-focused and narrative frameworks to foster a collaborative relationship with the individuals, families, and students I work with.

A central tenet of my teaching philosophy is to support emerging counselors in their understanding of course concepts and/or skill development by creating a learning environment that is collaborative, experiential, and challenging. I seek to establish a learner-centered, constructivist environment that is inclusive of all styles and abilities. My scholarly interests include the preparation and training of counselors and supervisors, professional identity development, and school counseling program planning.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see and/or hear from you!

Research, Publications, & Presentations

Presentations

  • Clarke, P., Castillo, J.H., Glowiak, M., McMullen, J., Teeling, S., and Moralejo, J. (Oct, 2017). Chi sigma iota chapter leaders training. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Castillo, J.H. (Oct, 2017). Integrating improv pedagogy in counselor education and supervision. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Castillo, J.H. (Jan, 2017). Creative interventions for integrating trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy with youth in schools. Syracuse City School District Saturday Academy. Syracuse, NY.
  • Benedict, W., and Castillo, J.H. (Nov, 2016). Applying strategies for creating inclusive groups for students with disabilities in schools. New York State School Counselors Association Conference. Tarrytown, NY.
  • Peters, H., Lee, A., and Castillo, J.H. (Oct, 2016). Counselor cognitions questionnaire (CCQ): Essential recommendations of online administration. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. New Orleans, LO.
  • Castillo, J.H., and Hurt, K. (March, 2016). Accreditation, professional identity, and professional competence: A discriminant analysis. American Counseling Association Conference. Montreal, Canada.
  • Castillo, J.H., and Hurt, K. (October, 2015). Accreditation, professional identity, and professional competence: A discriminant analysis. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Castillo, J.H., and Duffy, J. (October, 2015). Solution-focused supervision: Theory and practice with counselors-in-training. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Castillo, J.H. (June, 2015). Person-centered techniques for everyday life. Fourth Annual Human First Professional Development Conference. Human First. New York, NY.
  • Castillo, J.H., and Benedict, W. (November, 2014). Strategies for creating inclusive groups for students with disabilities in schools. New York State School Counselors Association Conference. Albany, NY.
  • Levine, C., Miller, A., Castillo, J.H., and Luke, M. (June, 2014). Creative supervisory interventions for theoretical deconstruction and development. Tenth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision. Garden City, NY.

Research & Publications

  • Hurt-Avila,K.,Castillo, J.(2017). Accreditation, professional identity, and professional competence: A discriminant analysis. Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy. 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2326716X.2017.1282331
  • Luke, M., Goodrich, K., Castillo, J. and Miller, A. (2017). Gender studies in K–12 education. In K. Nadal (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender (Vol. 4, pp. 762-764). Thousand Oaks,, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd. doi: 10.4135/9781483384269.n
  • Castillo, J., Levine, C., Miller, A., and Luke, M. (2015). Building your theoretical home. In M. Luke & K. Goodrich (Eds.) Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities for Supervision.Association for Specialists in Group Work.
  • Hancioglu, S.,Castillo, J., Miller, A. (2015).Map your leadership style. In M. Luke and K. Goodrich (Eds.) Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities for Supervision. Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Awards/Honors

Syracuse University School of Education Dissertation All-University Doctoral Prize, 2016
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award, 2015
Emerging Leader, 2015
North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Emerging Leader, 2014
CACREP Research Fellow, 2013
Scranton University Outstanding School Counseling Graduate Award, 2008

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Counseling Association,
  • American School Counselors Association,
  • New York State School Counselors Association,
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision,
  • Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling,
  • Chi Sigma Iota,
  • North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision,