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Go to the Counseling and Addiction Studies Departmenttookes/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/tookes/Trenkamp, Psy. D.JudithFaculty, Addiction Studies ProgramFaculty AdjunctPsy. D.Gambling and Sexual Addiction/College of Liberal Arts & Education/Dr. Judith Trenkamp is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of sexual addiction.  In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Trenkamp trains clinicians nationally.  macFarlane/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/macFarlane/McDougall, Ph.D., LPCMaryFaculty, Counseling ProgramFaculty AdjunctPh.D., LPCCareer CounselingProgram Development in Counseling/313.578.0392mcdougall@operationable.orgCollege of Liberal Arts & Education/Dr. McDougall teaches career counseling and comprehensive program development in counseling.  She is the Executive Director of Operation ABLE and specializes in vocational counseling with displaced workers 40 years and older.  Dr. McDougall has more than twenty years experience in workforce development and prior to becoming a professional counselor, she was a Registered Nurse.  duryea/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/duryea/Duryea, Ph.D., CRCDanielAssistant Professor, Director of Addiction StudiesFaculty Full-timePh.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, State University of New York at BuffaloMA in Rehabilitation Counseling, State University of New York at BuffaloDrugs and BehaviorAssessmentAddictive PopulationsTheories of AddictionInternship/Reno Hall 242313.578-0413313.578.0507duryeadg@udmercy.eduCollege of Liberal Arts & Education/

Dr. 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.  Dr. 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.  Dr. 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.

Dr. 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 the University of Detroit Mercy, Dr. Duryea most recently 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, NY at the Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Duryea joined the University in 2009.

Recent Scholarly Publications:

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.

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.

Duryea, D. G. (under review). College students’ nonmedical prescription drug use by sexual orientation.  Journal of Homosexuality.

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

smolenski-thomas/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/smolenski-thomas/Lawrence, Ph.D., LPC, SCLDanielFaculty, Counseling ProgramFaculty AdjunctPh.D., LPCIntroduction to CounselingGroup Counseling/danielhl@aol.comCollege of Liberal Arts & Education/Dr. Lawrence teaches Introduction to Counseling and Group Counseling.  He is a full-time school counselor and has extensive experience as a professional counselor, including work with adults with developmental disabilities. Dr. Lawrence has published in the area of group therapy and his research interests include school counseling and group work. Dr. Lawrence is on the editorial board of the journal of the Michigan Counseling Association and a member of several professional counseling association divisions, both within the state and nationally. williams/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/williams/WilliamsValerieAdministrative AssistantStaff/250 Reno Hall313-578-0392williavw@udmercy.eduCollege of Liberal Arts & Education/Ms. Williams is Administrative Assistant to the Department of Counseling and Addiction Studies. Ms. Williams attended Eastern Michigan University and has over fifteen years office administration experience. In addition to working for four major cultural institutions in the Detroit Area (Henry Ford Museum, Motown Historical Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts and Museum of African American History), she served in the United States Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm. Just prior to coming to UDM, Ms. Williams was Community Outreach Coordinator for the Idaho Black History Museum in Boise , Idaho.king/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/king/Bland, Ph.D., LPCJ. FrederickFaculty, Counseling ProgramFaculty AdjunctPh.D., LPCPracticum in CounselingMulticultural Counseling/203 Reno Hall313.578.0392blandjf@udmercy.eduCollege of Liberal Arts & Education/Dr. Bland is the Clinical Supervisor of the UDM Counseling Clinic.  In addition, he teaches Multicultural Counseling.  Dr. Bland holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision and has extensive experience as a professional counselor, specializing in both addiction and school counseling, and having worked within the criminal justice system.  sepulveda/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/sepulveda/Sepulveda, Ph.D., LPC, CADCVictoriaAssistant Professor, Director of Addiction Counseling ProgramFaculty Full-timeM.A. in Counseling, Central Michigan University and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, University of ToledoCareer counselingResearch in counselingCounseling theoriesMulticultural counseling/Reno Hall 238313-578-0468313.578.0507sepulvvi@udmercy.eduCollege of Liberal Arts & Education/Victoria Sepulveda, Ph.D., LPC, CADC, teaches counseling theories and process, research methods in counseling, multicultural counseling, vocational development and career assessment, counseling skills, and research seminar in counseling. Some of her research interests include the incorporation of psychopharmacology in counselor education, chemical dependency and addiction, women’s counseling issues and intimate partner violence, and counselor leadership and professional identity. Dr. Sepulveda joined the Counseling and Addiction Studies faculty at UDM in 2011.

Dr. Sepulveda earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Toledo. She received a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies, both from Central Michigan University. Dr. Sepulveda has over 13 years of experience working in the human services field and has worked in the fields of chemical dependency, family preservation and reunification, and intimate partner violence. She also provides grant writing and counseling consultation services, and recently received funding to explore counselors’ perceptions of psychopharmacology training. Currently, Dr. Sepulveda is president of the Michigan Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (MACES), a former president of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), a former CSI intern, and is member-at-large elect of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES). She is a member of Michigan Counseling Association, American Counseling Association, and several divisions at the state and national levels. Dr. Sepulveda also has served as a member of the Bylaws Committee for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and as student representative for the American Counseling Association Public Policy and Legislative Committee. She is a licensed professional counselor and certified alcohol and drug counselor in the State of Michigan, and is licensed in the State of Ohio as a supervising professional counselor.

Research Interests: 

  • The incorporation of psychopharmacology in counselor education.
  • Development of licensed professional counselors and burnout prevention.
  • Best practices for clinical efficacy in medication-assisted opioid treatment programs.
  • Assessing the needs of LGBTQ youth and adolescents.

Recent Publications

Moe, J., Perera-Diltz, D., Sepulveda, V., & Finnerty, P. (In press). Salience, valence, context, and integration: Conceptualizing the needs of sexually and gender diverse youth in P-12 schools. Journal of Homosexuality.

Moe, J., Cates, K., & Sepulveda, V. (2013). Wicca and Neo-Paganism: A primer for counselors. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, and Research, 40, 38-47.

Moe, J., Perera, D., & Sepulveda, V. (2010). Are consultation and social justice advocacy similar? The perceptions of professional counselors and counseling students. Journal of Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 3(1), 106-123.

Sepulveda, V. (2010). Substance abuse, chemical dependency, and incarcerated women:  Possible barriers to treatment and suggestions for counselors. Wisconsin Counseling Journal, 24, 3-8.

Sepulveda, V. (2009). Multicultural supervision: Strategies, successes, and implications. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 10(1), 19-24.

Sepulveda, V. (2009). Online survey research: Benefits and limitations. Journal of Counseling Practice. Electronic Journal. Located at http://www.ohiocounseling.org/Resources/Documents/JCP %20Archives%20PDF.pdf 

 Recent Presentations

Sepulveda, V., & Piazza, N. (November, 2011). The formal instruction of psychopharmacology within counselor education: Results from a recent study. All-Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Sepulveda, V., & Piazza, N. (October, 2011). The formal instruction of psychopharmacology in CACREP-accredited counselor education programs. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Piazza, N., & Sepulveda, V. (April, 2011). A model curriculum for supervising and teaching counselors about psychotropic medications. Kappa Sigma Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Symposium on Supervision, Kent, Ohio.

Burns, S., Cruikshanks, D., Brace, A., Bruce, A., Danage, S., Hutchins, M., Lancaster, T., LaSelle, N., Linebaugh, J., Mahon, M., Sepulveda, V., & Star, K. (November, 2010). Self-care in the counseling profession: A wellness exploration and planning workshop (All Day Pre-Conference Session). All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Piazza, N., & Sepulveda, V. (March, 2009). A model curriculum for teaching counselors about psychotropic medications. American Counseling Association Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.

pickover/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/pickover/Pickover, Ph.D., LPCSheriAssociate Professor; Clinic DirectorFaculty Full-timeMS in Education, University of PennsylvaniaPh.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, Oakland UniversityCounseling & human developmentTesting and evaluationCounseling skillsThe practicum in counselingCounseling children and families/Reno Hall 115 313.993.1626313.578.0507pickovsa@udmercy.eduCollege of Liberal Arts & Education/

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:

  • Attachment
  • Emotional Development
  • Social Justice & Counselor Education

Recent Publications

Day, A., Edwards, H., Pickover, S., & Leever, M. (in press) 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.

Pickover, S., & Slowik, L.H. (in press). Repercussions of mortgage foreclosure: Loss of place attachment, adult roles and trust. Adultspan.

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.

calley/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/calley/Calleja, Ph.D., LPCNancy G.Professor & Department Chair; Director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling ProgramFaculty Full-timeMA in Counseling, Wayne State UniversityPh.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Wayne State UniversityLicensed Professional CounselorAssessment and treatment of mental health disordersProgram development and evaluation in counselingIntroduction to addiction counseling Consultation Counseling theories/Reno Hall 234 313.578.0436313.578.0507calleyng@udmercy.eduCollege of Liberal Arts & Education/www.cjsom.com

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, counseling theories, 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 more than two decades in the non-profit human services. 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 juveniles with sexual behavior problems. To promote ongoing knowledge of juveniles with sexual behavior problems, Dr. Calleja hosts an educational website: www.cjsom.com. Dr. Calleja consults nationally with governmental and non-profit organizations on business planning, program development and program evaluation. 

Dr. Calleja joined the University in 2002 and is a member of the Michigan Child Welfare Health Advisory Committee, past chair of the Licensure Committee, Michigan Counseling Association, past chair of the Ethics Committee, Michigan Counseling Association, and past president of the Michigan Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors.

Current Research Projects and Interests:

  • Elimination of sexual assault in juvenile detention facilities
  • Development, implementation and long-term outcomes evaluation of a targeted re-entry program for juvenile offenders
  • Re-design, implementation and evaluation of residential treatment programming for youth with sexual behavior problems 
  • 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:

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.  $744,212 ($1,500,000 total project funding)

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.  

Calley, N. G. & McDougall, M. P. (2012).   Evaluator. Elder Abuse Education ProjectWayne County Medical Society Foundation. $10,000

Calley, N. G. (2008).  Principal Investigator/Project Director.  Juvenile Sex Offender Residential Treatment Program and Capacity-Building Project.  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.  $398,000 ($547,000 total project funding)

Calley, N. G. & McDougall, M. P. (2008).  Improving Access to Medicaid:  Public Awareness Campaign. State of Michigan.   $10,000 

Calley, N. G. (2006).  Principal Investigator/Project Director. Comprehensive Sex Offender Management:  Analysis & Program Implementation.  US Bureau of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.      $250,000

Recent Publications:

Calleja, N. G. (in press).  Integrating research into practice: The Forward-Focused Model of adolescent sexual behavior treatment. Aggression and Violent Behavior.

Calleja, N. G.  (in press).  Juvenile sexual and non-sexual offenders:  A comparison of recidivism and risk.  Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling.

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.

Calley, N. G. & Hawley, L. D.  (2010).  Increasing self-empowerment related to depression among court-involved youth:  The Moods Matter project.  Michigan Journal of Counseling:  Research, Theory, and Practice, 37, 18-30.   

Calley, N.G. (2009). New directions in juvenile sex offender management: Implementing a comprehensive and collaborative approach to system improvement. Federal Pobation, 73, 46-56.

Calley, N.G. (2009).  Promoting a contextual perspective in the application of the ACA Code of Ethics:  The ethics into action map.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 87, 477-482.

Hawley, L. D. & Calley, N. G. (2009).  Professional identity of counseling:  A template for action.  Michigan Journal of  Counseling, 36, 1-12.  

Calley, N. G. (2009).  Comprehensive program development in mental health counseling: Design, implementation and evaluation.  Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 31, 9-21.

Calley, N.G. (2009).  The eco-map.  In B. Erford (Ed.) The encyclopedia of counseling.  Alexandria, VA:  American Counseling Association.

Calley, N. G. (2008).  Unintended consequences of sex offender registration legislation: Treatment implications for juvenile sex offenders.  Federal Probation, 37-41.   

Calley, N. G. & Hawley, L. D. (2008). The professional identity of counselor educators. The Clinical Supervisor, 27, 3-16.

Calley, N. G. & Gerber, S.  (2008).  Empathy-promoting counseling strategies for juvenile sex offenders:  A developmental approach.  Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling, 28, 68-85.  

Calley, N.G. (2008).  Duty to warn:  Who ya gonna call? In L.E. Tyson, J.R. Culbreth, & J.A. Harrington, (Eds.).  Critical incidents in clinical supervision.  Alexandria, VA:  American Counseling Association.

Calley, N. G. (2007).  Promoting an outcomes-based treatment milieu for juvenile sex offenders:  A guided approach to assessment.  Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 29, 121-143.

Calley, N.G. (2007).  Integrating theory and research:  Developing a research-based treatment program for juvenile male sex offenders. Journal of Counseling and Development 85, 131-142.     

Calley, N.G. (April, 2007).  Behavioral scaling as a group –guided approach to self-management.  In D.  Viers (Ed.) The Group Therapist’s Notebook:  Homework, Hand-outs, and Activities.  Binghampton, NY:  The Haworth Press.

Calley, N.G. & Reppert, B. (2007).  Bibliography of twenty-five years of scholarly research and literature  related to juvenile sex offenders.  Archived by the Federal Bureau of Justice’s National Criminal Justice Resource Services Library. 

indexCounseling and Addiction Studies Faculty and Staff/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/indexbennett-garraway/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/bennett-garraway/Bennett-Garraway, Ph.D., LPCJocelyn M.Assistant Professor; Director of School Counseling ProgramFaculty Full-timePh. D., Pennsylvania State University, M. Ed., Pennsylvania State UniversitySchool counseling principles and practiceSchool counseling strategies and interventionsInternship in counselingIntroduction to counseling Group counseling/Reno Hall 246 313.993.1227313.578.0507begarrjm@udmercy.eduCollege of Liberal Arts & Education/

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.

Recent Publications:

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.

Wilson, K. B., Garraway, G. M., & Bennett, J. M. (2006). Multiculturalism 101 for VR Administrators. Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, Vol. 30, Iss. 3, 179-188.

Manuscripts Currently Under Review:

Bennett-Garraway, J. M. (under review). Are parenting styles a significant factor in the academic and career development of African American high school students? Journal of School Counseling.

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.

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.

Pickover, S., & Bennett-Garraway, J. M. (October 2009). SES from a cultural language perspective: Communication styles for group work with economically disadvantaged clients. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Convention, San Diego, California.

Mattise, M. C., & Bennett-Garraway, J. M. (October 2007). Listening to their voices: Students’ perspectives on real world advocacy, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Convention, Columbus, Ohio.


University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Faculty Assembly Internal Research Fund awarded for Winter 2010. Awarded $2,145 to fund dissertation research.