Counseling Alumna Works toward Affordable Healthcare for All

Melissa Loughney, an alumna of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, is working to make healthcare affordable to all who need it.

“Mental health care is essential,” Loughney said. Find out what she is doing to help provide care to those with less or no insurance!

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What makes our Counseling programs stand out?

Excellence in academic and professional competencies. Jesuit values. Successful outcomes.

You’ll find all of this – and more – when you choose The University of Scranton for your Master of Science in counseling degree. Our dedicated faculty will work alongside you as you pursue a higher level of education through our nationally accredited programs.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Offers 3 distinct, nationally accredited master’s degree programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and School Counseling.
  • Tuition cost among most competitive in PA at just $757/credit.
  • Average full-time employment rate is 97%.
  • S. Department of Labor projects faster than average employment growth through at least 2020.
  • Students consistently exceed the national average score on qualifying counselor examinations.


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Alumni Spotlight: Joe Schifano – Rehabilitation Counseling

Joe graduated from The University of Scranton in 2007 with his M.S. in rehabilitation counseling. Post-graduation, he went on to earn a CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Credential), which is the nationally recognized credential for the field of rehabilitation counseling. While attending The U, Joe worked as a Graduate Assistant for Dr. Lori Bruch. Joe interned for the Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation which is the Vocational Rehabilitation Program for the state of New York aimed at assisting individuals with disabilities to find and maintain employment. Joe was hired by ACCES – VR after his internship and worked out of the field office in Gloversville, New York from the summer of 2007 through March of 2015. While there, he met with 11th and 12th grade students, determining eligibility and coordinating Individual Plans for Employment. He also authorized and funded services to help clients locate, find, and maintain employment within their communities. Joe transferred from the Gloversville office in 2015 to ACCES- VR in Binghamton, NY. Joe presently serves eight high schools in the Binghamton area and resides in New Milford, PA.


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Distinguished Faculty Members Recognized

Eleven University of Scranton faculty members were honored recently with Provost Faculty Enhancement awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship or service. The Office of the Provost and the Provost Advisory Group selected the recipients from a pool of candidates nominated by academic deans and department chairs.

The following award recipients teach graduate courses:

Douglas Boyle, D.B.A., received the Faculty Senate Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, which recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates dedication to teaching graduate students in a manner that creates an encouraging and intellectually stimulating environment that promotes critical thinking and learning. Dr. Boyle, associate professor and chair of the Accounting Department, joined the faculty at the University in 2009. He earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton, his master’s degree from Columbia University and his D.B.A. from Kennesaw State University.


Marian Farrell, Ph.D., received the Excellence for University Service and Leadership Award, which recognizes faculty members who have contributed service to the University community, particularly those who demonstrate academic leadership by effectively mentoring their junior colleagues. Dr. Farrell, professor of nursing, joined the faculty at Scranton in 1990. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from College Misericordia, a second master’s degree from Syracuse University and her Ph.D. from Adelphia University.

 

 


Oliver Morgan, Ph.D., received the Excellence in Adapting Classic Principles of Jesuit Pedagogy into the Curriculum: Magis Award. Dr. Morgan, professor of counseling and human services, joined the faculty at Scranton in 1990. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, his master’s degree from Hahnemann Medical University and his Master of Divinity degree from Weston School of Theology, and his Ph.D. from Boston University.

 


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Alumna Spotlight: Alyse Kerr ’08 – School Counseling

 

After obtaining her Masters in school counseling, Alyse became the director of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities services for NHS Human services for NEPA. From there, she went on to be the director of the Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team for Eastern Pennsylvania and also for NHS Human Services. In September 2012, Alyse started Integrative Counseling Services, PC on Mulberry Street in Scranton. Her practice specializes in outpatient therapy, training, consultation, clinical supervision, assessment, and behavior support services. In 2014, Alyse and her team opened a second office in Harrisburg. Alyse’s business continues to expand, as a new facility was just opened in June 2018 in New Milford, in Susquehanna County.
Integrative Counseling Services, PC currently partners with several local colleges and universities including The University of Scranton, Marywood, Temple, and Messiah to help in the training and education process of future counselors. They also partner with local physicians’ offices, hospitals, residential providers, children and youth, probation, local legal systems, and more to ensure we provide the best level of care possible.


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