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Joseph Roberts PhD, MSW

    Associate Professor and Director, Professional Counseling

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 412.578.6331
Email: jmroberts@carlow.edu

  1. Curiculum Vitae
 

EDUCATION

 
 
Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited)
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
November 2006
 
Pre-doctoral Internship (APA Accredited)
Pennsylvania State University
Counseling and Assessment Psychological Services
State College, PA
August 2005-August 2006
 
Master’s of Social Work
University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
May 1999

Bachelor of Arts
University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
Major:  Creative Writing Minor: English Literature
May 1994
 
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 
 
Associate Professor (tenured)
August 2006-present
 
Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program
Clinical Coordinator (2009-2011)
 
Professional Counseling Master’s Program
Director (2011-present)
Clinical Coordinator (2008-2011)
 
Carlow University 
Department of Psychology & Counseling
School for Social Change
Pittsburgh, PA
 
 
 

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

 
Roberts, J.M., Roberts, J.L., Harrington, A., Vudy, V., & Krummenacker, J. Peripheral criminal activity and therapy: implications for practice. 

Roberts, J., Walz, K., & Muller, M. Sexual attitudes & therapeutic anxiety in Master's of counseling students in regards to couples therapy. 

Roberts, J. & Tunick, R. Navigating the ethical quandaries of in-home therapies.
 
 

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

 
 
Roberts, J., Beyer, N., Mattis, M., Crisson, C., & Healey, S. (2013).  The impact of 
writing aptitude and verbal-linguistic intelligence on baseline counseling skills in a graduate student sample. Research in progress.
 
Roberts, J., Kurina, B., Briskin, S., & Panucci, M. (2014).  Older adult preferences for 
therapeutic approaches to counseling. Research in progress.
 
Roberts, J., Sanderson, B., Sekunda, V.M., Kurina, B., & Briskin, S. (2013). 
Projective art assessment with elder adults:  characteristics of the PPAT through FEATS application. Research in progress.
 
Roberts, J., Stewart, K., Greisler, M., & Stewart, D.  (2014).  Personality Factors 
Involved in Apocalyptic Thinking. Research in progress.
 
Roberts, J. & Leone, J. (2014).  Intrinsic superhero identification as it applies to behavioral assessment: comparing the BASC-II to iconic projective measures with children and adolescents. Research in progress.
 
 

CHAIRED DISSERTATIONS

 
Snyder, Diane (Defended: Dec 2013). Adults diagnosed with autism: An exploration of quality of life.
 
Walls, K. (Defended: July 2013). Therapist perceived self-efficacy with religious and nonreligious clients
 
Cribbs, S. (Defended: May 2013).  Boundary ambiguity in families of chronically ill children and its impact on family functioning.
 
Leone, J.  (Defended: December 2011). Children who were born prematurely: tendencies toward anxious temperament.
 
Boyer, K. (Defended: July 2011). Psychologists’ attitudes toward holistic techniques. 
 
Fowkes, A.  (Defended: May 2011).  Passion, intimacy, and commitment: the clinical implications of bias in the triangle of love.
 
 

REFEREED/INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 
 
Roberts, J. & Leone, J. (April 2010).  How Superheroes Can Aid in Child Assessment: Comparing the BASC-II to archetypal identifications with younger therapy clients. Presentation to Carlow Graduate Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA. 
 
Roberts, J. (November, 2009).  I’m Going to Pretend I Didn’t See That: Navigating the Ethical Quandaries of In-Home Therapy.   Presentation to the Western Pennsylvania BHRS Provider, Pittsburgh, PA.
 
Roberts, J.  (2009, April).  I’m Going to Pretend I Didn’t See That: Navigating the Ethical Quandaries of In-Home Therapy.   Presentation at Carlow Graduate Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA.
 
Roberts, J. (2009, April).    Current Trends and Tools for Addressing Asperger’s Disorder in the School System--Redux.  Training presented to Council for Exceptional Children for Autism Awareness Week, Pittsburgh, PA. 
 
Roberts, J., & Lobb, G.  (2008, March).  Current Trends and Tools for Addressing Asperger’s Disorder in the School System.  Presented to the PSCA Regional Western Regional Conference at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA. 
 
 

SELECTED INVITED TRAINING WORKSHOPS

 
 
Roberts, J (July 2013). Migrating to the DSM-5. Paid Training presented to Kids Count, Butler, PA.
 
Roberts, J. (May 2012). Professional Ethics & Advances in Technology. Paid Training presented to Turtle Creek Valley, MH/MR, Inc, Pittsburgh, PA. 
 
Roberts, J.  (October 2011).  Ethics and In-Home Services: A Stage One Primer. Paid Training presented to Community Alternatives, Pittsburgh, PA. 
 
Roberts, J. (July 2011).  Peripheral Criminal Activity: Implications for Practice and Supervision in Mental Health Settings. Paid Training presented to Allegheny General Hospital Psychiatric Department, Pittsburgh, PA.
 
Roberts, J., Krummenacker, J, & Vudy, V. (January 2011).  Maintaining Boundaries in Mental Health Services: Navigating Potentially Problematic Relationships Outside of the Office Setting.  Paid training presented to Allegheny Children’s Initiative, Pittsburgh PA.
 
Roberts, J & Harrington, A. (March 2010).  Peripheral Criminal Activity and Therapy: Considerations and Interventions. Paid Training presented to TCV MH/MR, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA. 
 
Roberts, J. (2009, June & July).  Maintaining Professional Ethics with in-Home Mental Health Services.  Paid trainings Presented to TCV MH/MR, Inc, Pittsburgh, PA.
 
Roberts, J. (2008, July).  Ethical Dilemmas Common to Rural In-Home Practice.  Training Presented to Family Psychological Associates, Kittanning, PA. 
 
Roberts, J. (2007, April).  Fraternity Integrity Alliance Training Module. Presented to Acacia, Phi Tau, and Lambda Chi Fraternities, State College, PA. 
 
 
 

RELEVANT CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
 

 
Summit Psychological March 2013-present
Pittsburgh, PA
Psychologist
 
Community Alternatives October 2011-present
Pittsburgh, PA
Clinical Consultant
 
Greentree Services April 2011-November 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
Psychologist
 
Family Psychological Associates February 2007-July 2011
Kittanning, PA
Therapist 
 
Pennsylvania State University August 2005-August 2006
State College, PA
Pre-doctoral Intern
 
Carnegie Mellon UniversityAugust 2004-May 2005
Pittsburgh, PA
Doctoral Practicum Student
 
Family Psychological Associates August 2003-July 2004
Kittanning, PA
Doctoral Practicum Student
 
Turtle Creek Valley MH/MR, Inc. October 2000-August 2004
Pittsburgh, PA
Mobile Therapist
 
Completely Kids Youth At-Risk Programs January 1998-July 2000
Omaha, NE
Program Director, Action Pact!
 
 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

 
 
MSCHE Effectiveness Team (co-chair)
August 2012-November 2013 
 
Graduate Policies and Procedures Committee
September 2011-present
 
FEM Committee
September 2011- May 2013
 
Strategic Enrollment Management Steering Committee
October 2010-May 2011
 
Carlow University Faculty Assembly
Graduate Co-chair
May 2008-May 2010, May 2013-May 2014
 
Graduate Colloquium Committee 
January 2007-May 2008
 
 

HONORS

 
 
Ten Outstanding Young Omahans Award (TOYO), 2000, Omaha Chamber of 
Commerce, Omaha, NE
 
Barbara M. Veach Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 1998, University 
of Omaha, Omaha, NE
 
 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

 
 
Licensed Psychologist PA #PS016950
 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker PA (inactive)
 
The American Psychological Association (APA)
 
The Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA)