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Travis W. Schermer PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS

    Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator, Professional Counseling

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 412.578.6650
Email: twschemer@carlow.edu

  1. Biography
  2. Curiculum Vitae
  3. Publications
  4. Research Interests
Travis Schermer am an assistant professor and internship coordinator in the Department of Psychology and Counseling. He started working clinically in 2004 and teaching in 2008. Dr. Schermer believes that these two practices inform one another and enhance the overall quality of my work.

Prior to coming to Carlow University, he was an assistant professor at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and a visiting assistant professor at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Schermer has worked clinically in college, community, private, and research settings. 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy [2010], Counselor Education and Supervision [CACREP accredited], Kent State University, Kent, OH. Dissertation: “Men’s Perceptions of Men Attending Mental Health Counseling: A Q methodology study.”

Masters of Science [2005], Counseling Psychology, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Bachelors of Arts [2002], Psychology, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH. Senior Thesis: “Love is a Great Beautifier: The perception of costs and rewards within romantic relationships.”


License and Certification

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, License # PC004843

National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board for Certified Counselors, ID # 201464

Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Center for Credentialing and Education, ID # ACS00980

Academic Appointments

08/13-Present: Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA. Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator, Department of Psychology and Counseling.

07/11-07/13: The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY. Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and College Student Services Administration.

01/11-07/11: Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. Visiting Assistant Professor, Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology.

01/08-12/10: Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. Instructor, Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Schermer, T. W., Hinkle, M. S., Guillot Miller, L., & Chiri, C. (In press). Humanistic helpers: Finding a shared counseling student identity. VISTAS 2013.

Schermer, T. W. (2013). The story of manhood: Using a narrative approach to facilitate unique constructions of masculinity. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 8(2), 136-150. doi: 10.1080/15401383.2013.792666

Schermer, T. W., Guillot Miller, L., & McGlothlin, J. (2012). Men’s perceptions of men who attend mental health counseling. Operant Subjectivity: The international journal of Q methodology, 36(1), 47-65. Retrieved from http://operantsubjectivity.org

Schermer, T. W. (2012). The male minority: The views and experiences of male mental health counselors. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 12(1), 33-44. Retrieved from http://www.pacounseling.org/jpca.php

Schermer, T. W. (2011). Isolated men: Helping men make and maintain friendships. VISTAS 2011. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas11/Article_24.pdf

Schermer, T. W. (2010). Wen-wu in counseling men. Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory and Practice, 37 (2), 13-17. Retrieved from http://www.michigancounselingassociation.com

Book Chapters

Perjessy, C. & Schermer, T. W. (In press). Career counseling needs of doctoral students: Postmodern interventions for a changing vocational landscape. In G. Eliason, T. Eliason, J. Samide, & J. Patrick, J. (Eds.). Career Development Across the Lifespan: Counseling for Community, Schools, Higher Education, and Beyond. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Schermer, T. W. & Perjessy, C. (2011). Career counseling for doctoral studies and research institutions. In J. Samide, G. Eliason, & J. Patrick (Eds.), Career Counseling: Higher Education and Beyond (pp.157-182). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

National and International Presentations
Schermer, T. W., Iarussi, M. M., Hinkle, M. S., & Perjessy, C. C. (2013, October). Incorporating mindfulness into counselor education courses. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, CO.

Hinkle, M. S. & Schermer, T. W. (2013, October). Intentional and developmentally appropriate supervisor self-disclosure. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, CO.

Schermer, T. W. (2012, September). Using Q to catalyze and focus academic committee work. International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity, Pittsburgh, PA.

Schermer, T. W. (2012, March). From soldier to counselor: The experiences of former military personnel in counselor education programs. American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Schermer, T. W. & Janson, C. (2011, October). Introduction to Q methodology. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, INFORM Preconference, Nashville, TN.

Hinkle, M. G., Iarussi, M. S., Perjessy, C. C., & Schermer, T. W. (2011, October). Creativity in group supervision to enhance the appreciation of multiple perspectives. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Nashville, TN.

Schermer, T. W., Hinkle, M. G., & Beasley, K. (2011, March). Integrating the innate: Helping students integrate their innate theoretical orientation into their work. American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA.

Schermer, T. W. (2010, October). Men’s views of attending counseling. International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity, Akron, OH.

Schermer, T. W., Eliason, G., Lepore, M., & Samide, J. (2010, March). Men’s issues in the 21st century: Spiritual and relational considerations. American Counseling Association, Pittsburgh, PA. [Invited to present by the Pennsylvania Counseling Association]

Perjessy, C., Schermer, T. W., & Hinkle, M. G. (2010, March). “I’m freaking out!” Using emotion regulation and distress tolerance techniques with adolescents. American Counseling Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Lamprecht, L. & Schermer, T. W. (2009, October). Pedagogy of being. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, San Diego, CA.

Scherer, M., Hinkle, M. G., Yensel, J., & Schermer, T. W. (2009, October). Motivations for pursuing doctoral work. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, San Diego, CA.

Hinkle, M. G., Schermer, T. W., & Perjessy, C. (2009, June). Once upon a supervisee: Five narrative techniques to foster supervisee development. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Supervision, Buffalo, NY

Hinkle, M. G. & Schermer, T. W. (2008, June). Enhancing counselor development through collaborative supervision. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Supervision, Buffalo, NY.

Lapore, M., Eliason, G., Patrick, J., & Schermer, T. W. (2007, October). Superlative supervision. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Columbus, OH.

Schermer, T. W., Maxon-Kann, W., Newman, T., & Comko, D. (2007, October). The male minority: Identity and supervision of male counselors. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Columbus, OH.

Regional Presentations
Schermer, T. W., Lingertat-Putnam, C., Bologna, M., & Birchak, S. (2012, September). Infusing social justice into and across the counseling curriculum. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Niagara Falls, NY.

Kassirer, S., Schermer, T. W., & Palmisano, V. (2012, September). Federal and state challenges to counselor education programs: Implications for counselor educators and supervisors. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Niagara Falls, NY.

Schermer, T. W., Guillot Miller, L., Hinkle, M. G., & Newman, T. (2008, October). What is counseling? Incorporating students’ perspectives into an introductory counseling course. North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Indianapolis, IN.

Page, B., McGlothlin, J., Rainey, J. S., & Schermer, T. W. (2008, October). Planning a course on Crisis Intervention and Emergency Response: What will I put in my syllabus? North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Indianapolis, IN.

Local Presentations

Schermer, T. W. (2013, November). Male same-sex-friendships: Social barriers and wellness benefits. Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference, State College, PA.

Schermer, T. W. & Furman, M. (2012, April). Creativity in evidence based practices: Finding balance in your practice. New York Mental Health Counselor Association Conference, Albany, NY.

Schermer, T. W. (2011, October). Using card sorts in counselor education. Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference, State College, PA.

Schermer, T. W. & Jividen, J. L. (2011, January). Ethical considerations for creative counselors. Kent State University, Continuing Counselor Education Workshops, Kent, OH.

Schermer, T. W. (2010, October). Masculine culture and counseling attendance. Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA.

Schermer, T. W. (2010, October). The story of manhood: Using narrative techniques to facilitate unique constructions of masculinity. Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA.

Schermer, T. W. (2010, May). Using Q methodology in mental health counseling research. Kent State University, Q Methodology Workshop, Kent, OH.

Schermer, T. W. & Hinkle, M. G. (2009, November). Using narrative techniques in supervision. All Ohio Counseling Conference, Columbus, OH.

Schermer, T. W., Eliason, G., Lepore, M., & Samide, J. (2009, November). Men’s issues in the 21st century: Spiritual and relational considerations. Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA.

Schermer, T. W. (2009, May). Men’s perceptions of men attending mental health counseling: A Q methodology study. Kent State University, Q Methodology Workshop, Kent, OH.

Perjessy, C., Schermer, T. W., & Hinkle, M. G. (2009, April). Once upon a supervisee: Five narrative techniques to foster supervisee development. Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Columbus, OH.

Schermer, T. W., McGlothlin, J., Miller, J., & Newman, T. (2008, November). Google a counselor: Unintentional web-based self-disclosure. All Ohio Counseling Conference, Columbus, OH.

Schermer, T. W. (2008, March). Counseling as a career choice. Kent State University, Education Exploration, Kent, OH.

Hinkle, M. G. & Schermer, T. W. (2007, November). Psychodrama: Action in groups. All Ohio Counseling Conference, Columbus, OH.

Schermer, T. W. & Newman, T. (2007, April). Narratives in supervision. Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Columbus, OH.

Schermer, T. W. (2006, October). Community mental health options: What’s the difference? Kent State University, Consumer Health, Kent, OH.

Schermer, T. W. & Newman, T. (2006, October). Counseling in rural areas: Ethical considerations. Kent State University, Community Counseling, Kent, OH. 

Dr. Schermer is interested in the relationship between mental health and masculinity. In particular, he has been increasingly fascinated by the friendships that men develop and how those promote wellness and/or prevent illness. His research interests also encompass counselor education and counselor identity. This line of inquiry focuses on how students and professionals make sense of different parts of the profession (e.g., theory, identity, etc.). His preferred research approach is Q methodology (qmethod.org/).

Dr. Schermer is also interested in supporting students while they explore their own research interests.