Graduate School : Downstate Counseling
Faculty

The faculty who instruct Downstate courses in Brooklyn and on Long Island are experienced New York City area school counselors, school psychologists, and pupil personnel administrators. They are selected by Alfred University based on their professional qualifications, experience, and ability to instruct specific, practical course content. Regular faculty from the Division of School Psychology will also instruct Downstate courses, primarily those that are scheduled on campus each summer.

Full-time Faculty

Faculty Name Info

Robert K. Bitting, Ph.D., University of Buffalo

 


Associate Professor of Counseling and Director, Public Administration Program and Associate Director for Academic Affairs, Downstate Graduate Programs. Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Leadership and organizational consultant and trainer/facilitator. Downstate Field Experience Coordinator. Courses: Organizational Processes, Profession of Counseling, Group Counseling, Career Development, Practicum, Special Topics in Counseling, Consultation, Program Development and Grantsmanship, Multicultural Counseling.
John D. Cerio Ph.D., Boston College Professor of School Psychology and Director, Downstate Graduate Programs. Certified School Counselor and School Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist. Courses: Profession of Counseling, Principles of Counseling, Advanced Theories and Techniques of Counseling, Techniques of Family Therapy, Techniques of Play Therapy, Assessment in Counseling, Assessment in Mental Health Counseling, Foundations of Mental Health Counseling, Psychopathology, Consultation, Multicultural Counseling.

Part-time Faculty

Alfred University employs a number of part-time faculty members who are or were practicing school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, pupil personnel administrators and veteran faculty from other graduate programs (courses taught are included).

Faculty Name Info
Jacqueline Agresta, MSW, Fordham University Certified Social Worker. Courses: Multicultural Counseling.
Joseph Celetano, MS, Long Island University Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Courses: Principles of Counseling, Introduction to Family Therapy.
Effie Coyle, MA, New York University Certified School Counselor. Practicum consultant. Courses: Topics in Counseling, Practicum I and II.
Ama Darkeh, MS, Queens College Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified School Counselor, Certified School Building Leader, Certified School District Leader. Courses: Advanced Theories and Techniques, Practicum I and II, Topics in Counseling.
Shoshana Findling, Psy.D, Walden University Certified School Counselor. Courses: Principles of Counseling, Career Development
Eric Fields, Psy. D., St. John's University Certified School Psychologist. Courses: Principles of Counseling, Group Counseling, Family Therapy, Human Development, Issues in School Counseling.
Mehri Fryzel, C.A.S., Hofstra University Certified Special Education Teacher, Certified School Administrator and Supervisor, Certified School District Administrator. Courses: Exceptionality.
Andrea Green, MSW, Fordham University Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified School Administrator and Supervisor. Courses: Group Counseling, Advanced Theories, Topics in Counseling, Practicum I and II.
Stuart Grossman, Ed.D., Hofstra University Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified School Administrator and Supervisor, Certified School District Administrator. Courses: Principles of Counseling, Advanced Theories and Techniques, Practicum I and II, Topics in Counseling.
Raymond Holz, M.Ed., St. Lawrence University Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified School Counselor. Courses: School Violence Prevention.
Janet Johnson, MS, C.W. Post College Certified School Counselor. Courses: Issues in School Counseling
Tulsa Knox, Psy.D., New York University Certified School Psychologist. Courses: Exceptionality, Human Development
Michelle LaForest, Psy.D., Yeshiva University Certified Bilingual School Psychologist. Courses: Exceptionality, Assessment in Counseling.
Denise Lanier, MSW, Adelphi University Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified School Social Worker, Certified School Administrator and Supervisor, Certified School District Administrator. Courses: Advanced Theories and Techniques, Practicum I and II, Topics in Counseling.
Cris Lauback, Psy.D., Alfred University Assistant Professor of School Psychology. Certified School Psychologist and teacher. Courses: Human Development, Profession of Counseling, Consultation.
Alfred Mancuso, Psy.D., Alfred University Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Courses: Research and Statistics I, Topics of Counseling, Practicum I and II.
Francine McNamara, MSW, Adelphi University Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified School Social Worker. Courses: Introduction to Family Therapy, Counseling Special Populations.
Anne McNeill, MS, Brooklyn College; MS South Carolina State University Certified School Counselor, Certified School Administrator and Supervisor. Courses: Group Counseling, Multicultural Counseling.
Steven Rose, MSW, Hunter College Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, CPP. Courses: Issues in School Counseling
Jean Schlegel, Ph.D., Hofstra University Certified School Psychologist. Courses: Assessment in Counseling.
Paul Walia, M.S.Ed., Queens College Certified School Psychologist. Courses: Principles of Counseling, Group Counseling, Research and Statistics I, Advanced Theories and Techniques, Practicum I and II, Topics in Counseling.
Hannah Young, Psy.D., Alfred University Assistant Professor of Counseling. Certified School Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist. Courses: Assessment in Counseling, Profession of Counseling, Multicultural Counseling.