Counseling and Addiction Studies Faculty and Staff
Daniel Duryea teaches courses in assessment, multicultural counseling, recovery processes, the effects of drugs on behavior and the internship. He has published in the area of substance use and sexual orientation and has recently completed investigations into the accuracy of clinician diagnosis and significant issues impacting addiction counselor preparation. Duryea’s current research is focused on exploring student motivation to enter the addiction treatment field, an examination of client engagement in substance abuse treatment, and best practices in education and preparation of addiction counselors. He has presented at both the state and national levels on such topics that include the consequences of substance use and sexual orientation among college student populations, addiction counselor training and education, and psychopharmacology in counselor education. Duryea is actively involved with the national and state associations of the American Counseling Association, the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and the Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors.
Duryea received a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision in 2007, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Prior to joining University of Detroit Mercy, he taught at the State University of New York at Oswego. In addition, he has more than 13 years' experience as an addiction counselor in Buffalo, New York at the Erie County Medical Center. He joined the University in 2009.
Recent Scholarly Publications:
Duryea, D. G., Calleja, N. G., & McDonald, D. (in press). Non-medical use of prescription drugs by college students with minority sexual orientations. Journal of College Psychotherapy.
Duryea, D. G. (2013). Cultural competence and the addiction counselor. Counselor: Magazine for Addiction Professionals, 14, 46-50.
Duryea, D. G., & Calleja, N. G. (2013). Current expectations and existing deficits among addiction counselors: Addressing the gap. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 31(2), 254-269.
Duryea, D. G., & Frantz, T. T. (2011). An examination of drinkers' consequences by sexual orientation. The Journal of American College Health, 59(7), 649-654.
Current Research Interests:
Motivational factors of addiction counseling students
Substance use and abuse among sexual minorities
Addiction counseling: Academic and training preparation standards and practices
Substance use and abuse among college students
Dr. Kathleen Palmer has over 18 years of experience working in the mental health field and specializes in late life transitions and adjustments, resilience and self-empowerment, and spiritual counseling. She teaches courses in counseling theories, research methods, and counseling skills. Prior to joining the University of Detroit Mercy in 2015, she taught counselor education and educational psychology courses at the University of South Florida. Dr. Palmer’s research is focused on college students’ use of Internet-based mental health interventions, the role of generational differences in mental health counseling, and spiritually modified cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Palmer received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of South Florida and her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Madonna University. She is a Limited License-Master’s Psychologist (LLP) in Michigan and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida. She has presented at both the state and national level on topics that include undergraduate college students’ attitudes about online versus face-to-face counseling, college students’ attitudes about Internet-based mental health interventions, and college students’ use of mental health-related cell phone apps. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, International Society for Mental Health Online, American College Counseling Association, and the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. Dr. Palmer has also served as both a board member and state advisory committee member with the Foster Care Review Board in Michigan.
- College students’ use of Internet-based mental health interventions
- Role of generational differences in mental health counseling
- Spiritually modified cognitive behavioral interventions
Dr. Sheri Pickover has been a faculty member in the Department of Counseling & Addiction Studies since 2004. She teaches the following counseling courses: Lifespan Development, Testing & Evaluation, Counseling Skills, Counseling Children & Families and Counseling Practicum. Dr. Pickover is also the Clinical Director of the UDM Counseling Clinic, a no cost mental health clinic staffed by practicum counselors. The Counseling Clinic provides free individual and group counseling to members of the community and specifically markets to individuals without the ability to pay. All practicum students receive clinical training in the UDM Counseling Clinic and receive intensive clinical supervision while providing needed counseling to individuals without insurance. Please click here for more information on the UDM Counseling Clinic.
Dr. Pickover has over twenty years of experience as a counselor working in the child welfare system. Her clinical expertise includes play therapy, family therapy and providing treatment to disenfranchised populations.
Current Research Interests:
- Emotional Development
- Social Justice & Counselor Education
Pickover, S., & Brown, H. (in press). Through the child welfare kaleidescope: Perspectives on treatment. Springer Publishing.
Day, A., Edwards, H., Pickover, S., & Leever, M. (2013) When does confidentiality become an impediment rather than a pathway to meeting the educational needs of students in the foster care system? Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 10, 36-47.
Pickover, S., & Slowik, L.H. (2013). Repercussions of mortgage foreclosure: Loss of place attachment, adult roles and trust. Adultspan, 12(2), 13-123.
Calley, N.G., Pickover, S., Bennett-Garraway, J., Hendry, S., & Garraway, M. (2011) Integrating social justice across the curriculum. The Catholic Mission and Counselor Education. Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 30, 289-308.
Pillay, Y., & Pickover, S. (2010) Teaching assessment and testing. In G. McAuliffe & K. Erickson (Eds.). Handbook of Counselor Preparation: Constructivist, Developmental and Experiential Approaches, pp. 125-135. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Pickover, S. (2010). The Emotional Skills Building Curriculum. Journal of Offender & Addiction Counseling, 31, 52-58.
Pickover, S. (2010). Multilevel timeline; Racecar identification; Client mirror. In S. Degges-White & N. Davis (Eds.), Integrating the Expressive Arts into Theory Based Counseling Practices, pp. 39-40, 171, 199. New York: Springer Publisher Company.
Hawley, L., & Pickover, S. (2010). Counseling students’ knowledge and perception of socioeconomic status. New York State School Counseling Journal, 7, 28-35.
Ethel and James Flinn Foundation (2015). Program evaluation of the Emotional Skills-Building Curriculum. Total funding: $50,000.
MEEMIC Education Grant (2015). Funding for school counseling textbooks. Total funding: $987.
Nancy G. Calleja (formerly Calley), Ph.D., LPC is Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Addiction Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Calleja teaches consultation, introduction to addiction counseling, program development and evaluation in counseling, and assessment and treatment of mental health disorders.
Dr. Calleja's work has focused on marginalized individuals in the juvenile justice, child welfare, and public mental health systems. She has worked as a clinician, clinical supervisor and administrator for almost three decades in the non-profit human services, and continues to do so. Dr. Calleja has developed several comprehensive treatment programs for youth and adults involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, as well as for individuals with serious mental health and substance abuse issues. She specializes in the clinical treatment of juvenile offenders, including juveniles with sexual behavior problems. Dr. Calleja consults nationally with governmental and non-profit organizations on business planning, program development and program evaluation. She has been awarded more than $4.2M for her research.
Dr. Calleja's treatment model for juvenile offenders, The Forward-Focused Model: Developmentally-Informed Treatment for Adolescent Offenders was published in December, 2014 by Safer Society Press and the two supplemental texts: the Forward-Focused Model Facitlitator's Manual and Youth Workbook were published in Fall, 2015. For more information about the Forward-Focused Model, go to: www.forwardfocusedmodel.com
Dr. Calleja joined the University in 2002.
Current Research & Professional Projects:
- Addiction education and training for primary health and behavioral health professionals
- Specialized training of counselors in the treatment of high risk youth
- Implementation and evaluation of trauma-based treatment to court-involved adolescents and their families
- Organizational restructuring and business planning
- Development, implementation and long-term outcomes evaluation of a targeted re-entry program for juvenile offenders
- Disproportionate psychotropic medication prescriptions among foster children
Social justice and ethical issues related to system-involved youth and families
Long-term life outcomes of court-involved adolescents
Externally-Funded Research (last 5 years):
Calleja, N. G. (2015-18). Principal Investigator and Project Director. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Individuals with Substance Abuse Disorders. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). $780,000.
Calleja, N. G. (2014-17). Project Director. Expanding the Professional Counseling Workforce to Treat Adolescents and Young Adults with Complex Needs. Health Resources and Services Administration. $703,000.
Calleja, N. G. (2014-16). Evaluator. Implementing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment with Court-Involved Youth. The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation. $190,000.
Calleja, N. G. (2013-15). Project Director/Consultant. Organizational restructuring and staffing realignment. Department of Juvenile Justice, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of Juvenile Justice. Contracted work.
Calleja, N. G. (2013-14). Project Director. Creating Zero Tolerance for Prison Rape in Juvenile Detention Facilities: Prison Rape Elimination Act Compliance Project. National Council on Crime and Delinquency. $100,000.
Fisher, J. & Calley, N. G. (2011-2017). Research Director/Evaluator. 2nd Chance Juvenile Offender Re-Entry Program. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. $1,500,000
Calley, N. G. (2010-2013). Project Director. Re-Design and Implementation of the Adolescent Sexual Behavior Treatment Program. Department of Juvenile Justice, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. $267,000.
Recent Publications (last 5 years):
Duryea, D. G., Calleja, N. G., McDonald, D. (2015). Non-medical use of prescription drugs by college students with minority sexual orientations. Journal of College Psychotherapy.
Calleja, N. G. (2015). Juvenile sexual and non-sexual offenders: A comparison of recidivism and risk. Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling.
Calleja, N. G. (2014). Integrating research into practice: The Forward-Focused Model of adolescent sexual behavior treatment. Aggression and Violent Behavior.
Duryea, D. G. & Calleja, N. G. (2013). Current expectations and existing deficits among addiction counselors: Addressing the gap. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.
Calleja, N. G. (2013). Applied ethics in community practice. In J. Gregoire & C. Jungers (Eds.) Counseling ethics: A journey of personal and professional discovery. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Pubications, Inc.
Alavi, Z., & Calleja, N. G. (2012). Psychotropic medication in the child welfare system: Uses, consequences, and proposed solutions. Child Welfare, 91, 77-94.
Calley, N. G. (2012). Juvenile offender recidivism: An examination of risk. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 21, 257-272.
Calley, N. G. (2011). Clinical prediction-making: Examining influential factors related to clinician prediction making of recidivism among juvenile offenders. The Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling, 32, 2-15.
Calley, N. G., Pickover, S., Bennett-Garraway, J. M., Hendry, S. J., & Garraway, M. (2011). Integrating social justice across the curriculum: The Jesuit mission and counselor education. The Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 289-308.
Calley, N. G. (2011). Program development in the 21st century: An evidence-based approach to design, implementation, and evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Dr. Bennett-Garraway teaches school counseling principles and practice, school counseling strategies and interventions, and group counseling courses and she directs the School Counseling program. Dr. Bennett-Garraway received her Ph. D. in Counselor Education and Supervision and her Master’s of Education in Counselor Education, with a focus in secondary school counseling from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Bennett-Garraway has 20 years experience counseling adolescents and young adults in school, college, and clinical counseling settings with an emphasis on supporting under-served populations. Her counseling career began working with the Upward Bound program in Pennsylvania, which led to involvement in other high school career and college development programs. Dr. Bennett-Garraway’s research is focused on understanding the relationship between African American parenting style dimensions and career development and academic achievement. Her other research interests include adolescent career development, African American male development, and multicultural group dynamics. She joined the University in 2008.
Current Research Interests:
Examination of relationship between school closures and mergers, depression and PTSD.
Bennett-Garraway, J. M. (2014). Are parenting styles a significant factor in the academic and career development of African American high school students? The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 3.
Calley, N. G., Pickover, S., Bennett-Garraway, J. M., Garraway, G. M., Hendry, S (2011). Integrating Social Justice Across the Curriculum: The Catholic Mission and Counselor Education. The Journal of Catholic Higher Education, Vol. 30, Iss. 2, 289-308.
Manuscripts Currently Under Review:
Bennett-Garraway, J.M. (under review). Examination of the relationship amongst reading academic achievement, career decision making, and career commitment anxiety among African American high school students. Career Development Quarterly.
Bennett-Garraway, J. M. (2014). The Michigan College Access Network. Funding award for new course development for school counseling students. $10,000.
Recent Refereed Presentations:
Bennett-Garraway, J.M. (November 2011). Examination of the Relationship Amongst Parenting, Academic Achievement, & Career Thoughts Processing Among African American High School Students. National Association of Multicultural Education International Conference, Chicago, Illinois.