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Doug Guiffrida

Professor, Director of the Counseling Program and Director of the Advanced Certificate Program in Mind/Body Healing and Wellness

Counseling & Human Development

PhD, Syracuse University (counselor education)
MS, State University of New York - Plattsburgh (student affairs practice)
BS, State University of New York - Plattsburgh (business management)


Douglas Guiffrida teaches courses in counselor supervision, counseling theory and practice, college student retention, counseling skills and communications techniques for helping professionals, doctoral internship, and mind/body approaches to healing chronic pain. He is associate dean for graduate studies and director of the advanced certificate program in mind/body healing and wellness. He is a nationally certified counselor (NCC), an approved clinical supervisor (ACS), a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), and he has a private practice focused on healing chronic pain. His research examines the experiences of college students of color, the use of constructivist pedagogical practices in counselor training and supervision, and mind/body approaches to healing chronic pain.

He is the author of over 40 articles and book chapters that have appeared in leading counseling and higher education publications. Guiffrida was the 2007 winner of the American Counseling Association’s Ralph F. Berdie Memorial Research Award, which recognizes innovative college student affairs research, and his book, Constructive Clinical Supervision, was awarded the  Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) “Publication of the Year Award.” He has served as associate editor for best practices for the Journal of Counseling Development, senior associate editor for the Journal of College Counseling, and as a reviewer and editorial board member for several other scholarly publications.