Geneva College

Faculty & Staff

Jonathan Impellizzeri


jonathan-impellizzeri.jpgOffice Phone (724) 847-6629
jximpell@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Graduate Counseling
  • Director of the Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Track

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D., 2013, Regent University, Counselor Education and Supervision
  • M.S.Ed., 2007, Duquesne University, Marriage and Family Therapy
  • B.A., 2004, Lee University, Psychology and Theology

Courses Taught

  • CNS 510 – Foundations for Faith Based Counseling
  • CNS 511 – Christian Counseling within the Mental Health Profession
  • CNS 534 – Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling
  • CNS 537 – Professional Issues and Ethics in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
  • CNS 577 – Family Counseling
  • CNS 578 – Couples and Marriage Counseling
  • CNS 581: Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Practicum
  • CNS 582 – Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Internship

  • CNS 587 – Mental Health Internship

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Counseling, and Human Services and Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Track. Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA. (full-time position) Fall 2012 – present.
  • Marriage and Family Counselor & Clinical Supervisor, Christian Counseling Associates. 709 Thompson Park Drive, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066, Spring 2013 – present.
  • Clinical Supervisor, Wesley Spectrum Services, (full-time position). 221 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221, 2010-2012.
  • Family Based Mental Health Therapist, Wesley Spectrum Services, (full-time position), 221 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221, 2007-2011.

Presentations

  • Impellizzeri, J. (2014, October-accepted). Addressing religion/spirituality in clinical supervision: Understanding supervisee perspectives. Will present at the American Association of Christian Counselor′s National Conference, Branson, Missouri.
  • King, J. A., Impellizzeri, J., & Leitch-Alford, L. (2014, September-accepted). Using conceptual mapping in counselor research, supervision, and clinical work. Will present at the NARACES Annual Conference, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2014, July). Hope focused marriage therapy: Coalescing Christian thought and evidence based marriage therapy. Presented at a Staff Training at Christian Counseling Associates, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2014, June). The use of paradox in counseling: Rolling with client resistance. Presented at a Staff Training at Christian Counseling Associates, Cranberry Township,  Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J., & Leitch-Alford, L. (2014, April). The integration of Christian faith into clinical supervision: Exploring supervisee perspectives. Presented at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2014, April). Making the transition from the DSM IV to the DSM V. Presented at a Staff Training at Christian Counseling Associates, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2014, March). Unwanted same sex attraction and the Christian: Merging religious and sexual identities. Presented at the Multicultural Student Services “Don′t Dismiss Me” program at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2014, March). Rules and tools for stepfamilies: Helping families come together. Presented at “From this Day Forward” Marriage Seminar, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2014, February). Treatment planning as a therapeutic intervention. Presented at a Staff Training at Christian Counseling Associates, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2013, November). What in the world is family therapy? Presented at Geneva College in an undergraduate Introduction to Counseling course, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2013, September). Completing a dissertation: From surviving to thriving. Presented online in Regent University′s Phd Program, Proposal Development course. Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2013, May). Exploring Christian spirituality in clinical supervision. Presented at Geneva College′s Psi Chi Induction Ceremony. Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2013, April).  Conflict and confrontation: Moving beyond a formula. Presented at Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2012, April). Family systems theory: A Christian appraisal and a Trinitarian reflection. Presented at Geneva College in an undergraduate Social Psychology course, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2006, June). Interfacing Christian theology and professional counseling.  Presented at St. Vincent College in a graduate course in Marriage and Family Therapy, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2006, May). Salvador Minuchin and Structural family therapy. Presented at a Staff Training at Anchorpoint Counseling Ministries, Ross Township, Pennsylvania.

Publications

  • Impellizzeri, J., King, J., & Leitch-Alford, L. (2014). Conceptual mapping: Helping supervisees to see the big picture. North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors Newsletter, Fall, 6-7, http://www.naraces.org/Resources/Documents/Summer%202014%20NARACES%20Newsletter.pdf
  • Impellizzeri, J., Leitch-Alford, L., Sells, J. A., & Todd, S. (Manuscript submitted for publication). Christian integrative supervision: The lived experiences of doctoral-level trainees. Journal of Christianity and Psychology.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2013). A phenomenological study of supervisee experiences of Christian  integrative supervision. (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3536188)
  • Bernstein, P., Thomas, C., & Impellizzeri, J. (2007). Major forces behind counseling approaches. In C.M. Jungers & J. Gregoire (Eds.). The counselor′s companion: What every beginning counselor needs to know. (pp. 154-193). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Professional License and Certifications

  • Nationally Certified Counselor, Certification Number: 221089.
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, License Number: PC006326.
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Certification

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • American Counseling Association
  • International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors
    • Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
    • Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors
    • North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors 
      • Pennsylvania Counseling Association   
  • Christian Association of Psychological Studies
  • Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Omega Psi chapter
  • Psychotherapy Networker