Christian Donnelly View All Faculty
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Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision (Expected Graduation: May 2025)
Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • CACREP-accredited Counselor Education & Supervision Doctoral Program
Masters of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
  • CACREP-accredited Counseling Program
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Minor: Pre-Counseling and Therapy
Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA


National Certified Counselor (NCC) Certification Number: 1553381

Clinical Experience

Cognitive Behavioral Institute, Cranberry Township, PA
Outpatient Counselor, NCC
  • Conduct intake assessments with individuals, couples, and families
  • Provide accurate mental health diagnosis using DSM-5
  • Complete all documentation in a timely manner such as progress notes, treatment plans, and discharge notes
  • Use OpenFIT software to increase client engagement with feedback informed treatment
  • Train staff on how to use the electronic health record (EHR) system
Intern Counselor
  • Co-facilitated multiple groups around topics such as OCD and insomnia
  • Assisted in the research for the 2021 APA Visionary Grant
  • Attended Dan Siegel's seminar for additional training on emotion-focused therapy and attachment theory

Geneva College, Beaver Fall, PA
Career Counselor - Graduate Assistant
  • Edited student's resumes weekly
  • Coached students on how to discover what they want to do after college using Savickas' Career Construction Interview
  • Developed curriculum for and lead group on helping students find their calling
  • Created presentations on things like interview skills, salary negotiations, networking skills, and present them during classes
  • Built relationships with employers during recruiting events like career fairs
  • Aided students in their job search by teaching them how to navigate different employment websites
Adult and Teen Challenge, Cheswick, PA
Addictions Counselor
  • Counseled a caseload of up to 8 clients at a time
  • Lead process groups where clients were able to express and work through things that were troubling them
  • Taught psycho-educational groups
  • Assisted in developing plans for vocational goals of the clients
  • Communicated with the legal system to manage court cases through writing prognosis letters to judges and parole officers
  • Created treatment plans based on the biopsychosocial model for each client and performed treatment plan updates every 2 weeks
  • Communicated with insurance companies for continued stay reviews using both PCPC and ASAM criteria
  • Managed each client's file and completed all paperwork in a timely manner

Teaching Experience

Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
Adjunct Professor
CNS 511 Christian Counseling Within the Mental Health Profession
  • Teaching online class via Moodle
  • Grade papers and exams in a timely manner
  • Facilitate synchronous learning discussions via zoom
  • Create Discussion board prompts for asynchronous learning

Specialty Areas of Training

  • Completed 60 hour training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Completed 32 hour 4-day intensive workshop in Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP) Therapy

Professional Presentations

  • Pennsylvania Counseling Association
    Lead Presenter, Feedback Informed Treatment: Helping Clients Champion Their Voices in Treatment

Research Interests

  • Supervision working alliance
  • Attachment science
  • Adult ADHD

Professional Organizations

Journal Editor and member, Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA)
Member, American Counseling Association (ACA)
Member, Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society