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Go to the Counseling and Addiction Studies Departmentevans/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/evans/Evans, Ph.D., LPCRachael Adjunct ProfessorFaculty Full-timeFaculty AdjunctPh.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Wayne State University/College of Liberal Arts & Education/Rachel Evans holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Wayne State University. She has been in clinical practice since 1987, providing psychotherapeutic treatment to children and adults. Evans teaches multicultural counseling and counseling services: organization and administration. She is a licensed professional counselor and is a member of the American Counseling Association.grey/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/grey/Grey, Ph.D., LPC, NCCLoriseAdjunct ProfessorFaculty Full-timeFaculty AdjunctPh.D. in Counseling and Supervision, Oakland University/College of Liberal Arts & Education/Lorise Grey holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Oakland University, and currently serves as the clinic supervisor in the University of Detroit Mercy Counseling Clinic. Grey is a school counselor at Southfield High School, and previously practiced in an outpatient clinic. She is a licensed professional counselor and is a member of the American Counseling Association, American School Counseling Association, Association for Specialists in Group Work and the Michigan Counseling Association.trenkamp/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/trenkamp/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.  mcdougall/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/mcdougall/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., LPC, CADCDanielAssociate 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, Room 242313.578-0413313.578.0507duryeadg@udmercy.eduCollege of Liberal Arts & Education/

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

lawrence/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/lawrence/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.childers/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/childers/Childers, MA, LPCKimberlyFaculty, Counseling ProgramFaculty AdjunctMA, LPCPracticum in CounselingMulticultural Counseling/203 Reno Hall313.578.0392blandjf@udmercy.eduCollege of Liberal Arts & Education/Ms. Kimberly Childers is the Clinical Supervisor of the UDM Counseling Clinic.  In addition, she has taught Multicultural Counseling.  Ms. Childers is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, and has a private practice.palmer/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/palmer/Palmer, Ph.D., LMHC, LLPKathleenAssistant ProfessorFaculty Full-timeM.S. in Psychology, Madonna UniversityPh.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, University of South FloridaCounseling skillsResearch in counselingCounseling theoriesMulticultural counseling/Reno Hall 238313-578-0468313.578.0507palmerkm@udmercy.eduCollege of Liberal Arts & Education/

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.

Research Interests: 

  • College students’ use of Internet-based mental health interventions
  • Role of generational differences in mental health counseling
  • Spiritually modified cognitive behavioral interventions

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

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.

External Funding:

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.

calleja/liberalarts.udmercy.edu/faculty/cas/calleja/Calleja, Ph.D., LPCNancy G.Professor & Department Chair; Director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Addiction Counseling ProgramsFaculty 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, 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.

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.Associate Professor; Director of the M.A. 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/

Jocelyn Bennett-Garraway. Ph.D., teaches school counseling principles and practice, school counseling strategies and interventions, and group counseling courses and she directs the School Counseling program. Bennett-Garraway received her doctorate 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.  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. 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:

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.

External Funding:

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.