Geneva College

 

 

Joseph E. Peters

Joseph PetersOffice Phone: 724-847-6491
jepeters@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Clinical Psychology/Graduate Counseling 

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D., 1973, The Pennsylvania State University, Clinical Psychology 
  • M.S., 1970, The Pennsylvania State University, Clinical Psychology
  • B.S., 1968, Juniata College, Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude)

Courses Taught

  • CNS 520 - Counseling Theory
  • CNS 538 - Professional Issues & Ethics in Mental Health Counseling
  • CNS 541 - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CNS 543 - Advanced Mental Health Counseling Skills
  • CNS 548 - Psychopharmacology

Presentations/Publications

  • Peters, J. E. Y-O-Y: Why, Oh, Why Don’t Clients Follow-Through?  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, November 8, 2014.
  • Peters, J. E. Factor Analytic Study of the ROSI (Recovery Oriented System Indicators) in National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Consumer Leaders.  Presented at XVI World Congress of Psychiatry, Madrid, Spain, September 17, 2014.
  • Peters, J. E. Counseling’s Common Ground. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, November 9, 2013.
  • Peters, J. E. & Hart, A.  Ethics, Supervision and Spirituality.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies - East Region, Chambersburg, PA, November 10, 2012.
  • Peters, J. E. Mind: Got It, Use It.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, October 22, 2012.
  • Peters, J. E. & Engels, R. Counseling and the Soul: Translational or Transformational? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, October 21, 2012.
  • Peters, J. E. & Rogers, K. Counselor Care in a Diverse World.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association, Lancaster, PA December 1, 2011.
  • Dallies-Herman, C., Cahouet, A.  & Peters, J. E. Counseling and the Law: Counseling’s Contributions to the Criminal Justice System. .  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, October 23, 2011.
  • Peters, J. E. Negative (-) to Positive (+): Simple Not East.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, October 22, 2011.
  • Peters, J. E. & Czartoryski, M. A.  A Pneumabiopsychosocial Approach to  Counselor Care.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association, Lancaster, PA,  February 26, 2011.
  • Peters, J. E. Ethics in Supervision: Training vs Gatekeeping.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies East Region, Chambersburg, PA, November 6, 2010.
  • Peters, J. E. Ethical Dilemmas in Supervision: The Impaired Supervisee. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, October 16, 2010.
  • McCurdy, K. & Trumpikas, N. Counselor Preparation in Pennsylvania: Crucial Issues and Current Trends Impacting the Counselors of Tomorrow.  Panelists: Packard, S., Peters, J., Strano, D., Wlazelek, B., Eschbach, L. A., Barna, J. Schaming, S., & Goodill, S. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, October 16, 2010.
  • Peters, J. E. & Weaver, E. T. Meditation in Counseling3 – Ohmmmmm3.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, October 16, 2010.
  • Peters, J. E. & Umbs, H. A. Meditation in Counseling – Ohmmmmm. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Counseling Association, Pittsburgh, PA,  March 20, 2010.
  • Peters, J. E. & Umbs, H. A. Meditation in Counseling2 – Ohmmmmm2. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, November 1, 2009.
  • Peters, J. E. & Umbs, H. A. Counselor Care – Crucial but Frequently Forgotten.  Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, October 30, 2009.
  • Peters, J. E. & Harvey, D. A. Counselor Care – A Frequently Forgotten Dimension of Counseling.  Presented at the Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association, Hershey, PA, April 17, 2009.
  • Peters, J. E. Meditation in Counseling – Ohmmm.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, October 25, 2008.
  • Peters, J. E. & Corbett, V. Counseling's Fourth Dimension - Spirituality. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, October 21, 2007.
  • Peters, J. E. & Bacich, B. Positive Psychology II: Implications for Practice. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, October 28, 2006.
  • Peters, J. E. Positive Psychology: Implications for Practice. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, November 20, 2005.
  • Peters, J. E. & Hoffman, K. Ethics on a Medical Unit. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies – East, Chambersburg, PA, November 12, 2005.
  • Price, S. L., Burkhead, A. E., & Peters, J. E. The Missionary Kid Experience: Implications for Practice. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies – East, Chambersburg, PA, November 14, 2004.
  • Peters, J. E. & Cullum, H.  Chronic Illness – A Stress/Trauma Conceptualization. Skill Development Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA, October 30, 2004.
  • Peters, J. E. & Price, S. Care for the Caregiver. Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, Pennsylvania, October 24, 2003.
  • Craycraft, J. B. & Peters, J. E.  Inner Healing Prayer: Clinical Applications, Theoretical Considerations, and Research Implications. Paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies Eastern Regional Conference, Bethesda, MD, November 2, 2002.
  • Peters, J. E. & Craycraft, J. B. PTSD: Theory, Etiology, and Treatment. Skill Development Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, Pennsylvania, October 26, 2002.
  • Peters, J. E. Foundational Concepts and Integration: A Clinical View. Pro Christo, 2002, 1(2), 29-31.
  • Peters, J. E. Foundational Concepts and Integration: A Clinical View. Presentation at Geneva College Mini-conference on The Foundational Concepts, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, October 6, 2001.
  • Peters, J. E. & Flinn, J. The Chronically Disabled: Frequently Unnoticed, Frequently Underserved. Skill Development Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, October 27, 2001.
  • Peters, J. E. & Gregg, J. Counseling the Chronically Ill: A New Practice Arena. Skill Development Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, October 28, 2000.
  • Peters, J. E. Pain and Suffering: A Prototype for the Integration Debate. Paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies Eastern Regional Conference, Waymart, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2000.
  • Fisher, E. H., Lohman, S., Abramowitz, S. I., Peters, J. E., & Thomas, M. Predicting outcome for mental hospital patients: Who, what to ask.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 31, 1975.
  • Peters, J. E., Dhanens, T. P., Lundy, R. M., & Landy, F. J. A factor analytic investigation of the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, FormA. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 1974, 22, 377-387.
  • Peters, J. E., Lundy, R. M., & Stern, R. M. Peripheral skin temperature responses to hot and cold suggestions. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 1973, 21, 205-212.
  • Peters, J. E., & Stern, R. M. Peripheral skin temperature and vasomotor responses during hypnotic induction. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 1973, 21, 102-108.
  • Peters, J. E., & Lundy, R. M. In search of a physiological correlate of hypnosis. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Chicago, Illinois, October 9, 1971.
  • Peters, J. E., & Stern, R. M. Specificity of attitude hypothesis in psychosomatic medicine: A re-examination. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 1971, 15, 129-135.

Professional CE Presentations and Workshops:

  • Peters, J. E. Ethics, Faith and Supervision: The Confluence.  Professional continuing education program presented at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, May 31, 2013.
  • Peters, J. E. Counselor Self Care: It’s Not An Indulgence. Professional Continuing Education Program presented at the Winter Meeting of the Westmorland School Counselor Association, Latrobe, PA, December 10, 2010.
  • Peters, J. E. Ethics, Supervision and Self-Care.  Professional Continuing Education Program Presented at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, April 26, 2010.
  • Peters, J. E. Counseling: Formal, Informal, and When to Refer. Professional Continuing Education Program Presented at Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA, March 12, 2010.
  • Harvey, D. A.  & Peters, J. E. Manage Stress with Effective Self-Care. Professional Continuing Education Program Presented at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA February 12, 2010.
  • Peters, J. E. Clinical Supervision and Ethics.  Professional Continuing Education Program Presented at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, February 20, 2009.
  • Peters, J. E. The Clinical Supervisory Relationship. Professional Continuing Education Program presented at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, November 16, 2006.
  • Peters, J. E. The Supervisory Relationship. Professional Continuing Education Program presented at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, February 16, 2005.
  • Peters, J. E. & Luce, C. B. Spirituality in Clinical Practice. Professional Continuing Education Program presented at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, February 9 through April 12, 2004.
  • Luce, C. B. & Peters, J. E. Stress Management and Spirituality. Professional Continuing Education Program presented at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, October 28, 2003.
  • Peters, J. E. Problem Solving In Clinical Care. Continuing Education Program presented at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, February 21, 2003.

Community Presentations:

  • Peters, J. E. Effective Communication Strategies. Presentation at Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Monaca, PA, October 29, 2007
  • Peters, J. E. Coping with Change and Difficult People. Presentation at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, PA, April 25, 2007.
  • Peters, J. E. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Paraprofessional Issues. Presentation at Contact Beaver Valley, Brodhead Road, Center, Pennsylvania, July 26, 2005.
  • Peters, J. E. Relationship Enhancement. Presentation at Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Beaver, Pennsylvania, February 18, 2004.
  • Peters, J. E. War Rebalances.  Presentation at the Viet Nam Veterans of America Meeting, Monaca, Pennsylvania, November 19, 2003.
  • Peters, J. E. Coping with Stress in God’s Big World Out There (8 hours).  Presentation at the Lazarus Center, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, July 12, 2003. 
  • Peters, J. E. Relationships. Presentation at Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Beaver, Pennsylvania, May 6, 2003.
  • Peters, J. E. Ministering to the Chronically and Terminally Ill. Presentation at the Allison Park Assembly of God Church, Lay Volunteer Training Program, Allison Park, Pennsylvania, April 24, 2002.
  • Peters, J. E. Ministering to the Chronically Ill. Presentation at the Lazarus Center, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, April 15, 2002.
  • Peters, J. E.  Posttraumatic Stress Disorders and Secondary Post-traumatic Stress Disorders. Presentation at VIPS (Veteran’s Important Partners Support) Group Meeting, Beaver, Pennsylvania, April 12, 2002.

Stress Management Programs:

  • Extreme Stress Management. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, PA, April 26, 2007; July 20, 2006; March 10, 2006.
  • Stress and the Spirit: The Next Step. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, PA, December 17, 2004; August 20, 2004; May 28, 2004; January 26, 2004.
  • Coping with Stress in the Real World. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, PA, August 22, 2003; May 30, 2003.
  • Coping with Stress: A Problem Solving Approach. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, PA, June 10, 2002; February 22, 2002; November 16, 2001;
  • Creating an Island of Sanity in a World of Chaos. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, PA, July 20, 2001; June 8, 2001; January 26, 2001; October 27, 2000.
  • Change, Challenge, & Choice: Managing Stress, Learning to Thrive. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, PA, May 26, 2000; March 3, 2000.
  • Change, Challenge, & Choice: Managing Stress, Learning to Thrive. Department of Veteran Affairs, VISN 10 Supervisory Training Program, Columbus, Ohio, July 17, 2002; Dayton, Ohio, March 15, 2002; Dayton, Ohio, August 14, 2000; Cincinnati, Ohio April 14, 2000; Cleveland, Ohio December 19, 1999; Dayton, Ohio August 16, 1999.

Professional Certifications

  • Specialty Board Certification - Clinical Psychology - American Board of Professional Psychology - 2006
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor - Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. - 2005

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

  • American Academy of Clinical Psychology - Fellow
  • American Counseling Association - Member
  • American Psychological Association - Member
  • Pennsylvania Counseling Association - Member
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association - Fellow
  • Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis - Member
  • Licensed Psychologist – Pennsylvania

 

Point of Excellence

Geneva is the first college in the country to offer a five-year B.S. /M.S. degree in cardiovascular science technology through Inova Heart and Vascular Institute in Virginia.

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