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

Presentation/Publications

  • 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 one of only 118 colleges in the U.S. to be approved for membership in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), and is a founding member.

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