Jonathan  Impellizzeri View All Faculty
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Disciplines/Field of Instruction

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

Degrees Received

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

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), License Number: PC006326
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), License Number: MF000986
  • Certified Gottman Therapist, Certification Number, 327.
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Certification Number: 221089
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Certification Number: 2020
  • Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH), Certification Number 143
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Certified Counselor
  • Disaster Mental Health Responder for the American Red Cross

Courses Taught

  • CNS 501 – Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • 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 – Marital and Couple Counseling
  • CNS 581 – Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Practicum
  • CNS 582 – Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Internship

Recent Work Experience

  • Associate Professor on Graduate Counseling and Director of the Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling track, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA. (full-time position) Fall 2012 - present.
  • Co-Clinical Director, Cognitive Behavior Institute, 125 Emeryville Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 (part-time position) April 2016 - present.
  • Outpatient Counselor, Consultant & Clinical Supervisor, Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA 709 Thompson Park Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066, (part-time position) Spring 2013 – April 2016.
  • 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.

Selected Presentations

  • Bayne, H., Impellizzeri, J., Dietlin, O., & Michel, R. (2020). Impact of the 2016 presidential election on politically divided relationships. Journal of Counseling and Values, 65. p. 137-154. doi: 10.1002/cvj.12134 

  • King, J., & Impellizzeri, J. (2020). In Mary Olufunmilayo Adekson (Ed.), Beginning your counseling career: Graduate preparation and beyond. (pp. 64-80). Routledge.             https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429456350 

  • King, J., & Impellizzeri, J. (2021, March). Help me! I’m stuck! Using the conceptual mapping task to promote self-efficacy in supervision. Law and Ethics in Counseling Virtual Conference.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2020, July). Examining the anatomy of couple relationships: Research and interventions for couples in conflict. CE Webinar through the Center for Education and Research at Cognitive Behavior Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Bayne, H. B., Dietlin, O., & Impellizzeri, J. (2019, July). Political Identity and Polarization: Implications for Counseling. The Association of Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Bayne, H. B., Dietlin, O., Michel, R., & Impellizzeri, J. (2019, March). Strategies for Addressing Politically-Divided Relationships in Counseling. Presented at The American Counseling Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Impellizzeri, J., Hansen, L. S., Santos, H. J., & Solares, K. (2018, November). Strategies for Addressing Politically-Divided Relationships in Counseling. Presented at The Pennsylvania Counseling Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • King, J., Impellizzeri, J., Rehder, E. M., & Minchen, B. M. (2018, November). Help Me! I'm Stuck! Using the Conceptual Mapping Task as a Dynamic Supervision Tool for Trainees and Seasoned Counselors. Presented at The Pennsylvania Counseling Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J., Savinsky, D. M., King. J. A., & Leitch-Alford, L. (2018, April). Eliciting and verifying rich qualitative data in clinical research through the Conceptual Mapping Task. Presented at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies Annual International Conference, Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Bayne, H., Impellizzeri, J., Dietlin, O., & Michel, R., (2018, February). Relationships and politics stirred: Navigating politically divided, close relationships in the wake of the 2016 presidential election cycle. Presented at the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Savinsky, D. M., Impellizzeri, J., Leitch-Alford, L., & King, J. A. (2017, October). Eliciting and verifying rich data in counseling research through the Conceptual Mapping Task. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Impellizzeri, J., Perry, H., Sewald-Cesneros, A., and Lillios, E. (2017, March). Redefining singleness beyond the marital “waiting room”: Helping diverse clients to re-author a positive celibacy script with Christian Accommodative Narrative Therapy. Presented at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2017, February). High Conflict Couples & Gottman’s Conflict Blueprint. Presented at National Association of Social Workers—Southwest Pennsylvania Division CE Event, Wexford, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J., Dalton, A., Auman, J., & Mitchel, D. (2016, November). State of the union in distance counselor education and supervision: Myths, lingering suspicions, and creative opportunities. Presented at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association State Conference, State College, Pennsylvania.
  • Perry, H., Impellizzeri, J., Sewald-Cesneros, A., and Lillios, E. (2016, October). Redefining singleness beyond the marital “waiting room”: Helping clients to re-author a positive celibacy script with Christian Accommodative Narrative Therapy. Presented at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies East Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2016, March). Introducing STEP UP: A model of pre-blended family counseling for families in formation. Presented at the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Peters, J. E., & Impellizzeri, J. (2015, November). What's life all about? The role of spirituality/meaning in counseling. Presented at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association State Conference, State College, Pennsylvania.
  • Impellizzeri, J., Dickinson, A., Sangster, J., McHugh, D., & Baugher, C. (2015, April). Pre- blended family counseling: A prevention framework for stepfamilies in formation. Presented at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • Impellizzeri, J. (2014, October). Addressing religion/spirituality in clinical supervision: Understanding supervisee perspectives. Presented at the American Association of Christian Counselor’s National Conference, Branson, Missouri.

Publications

  • Impellizzeri, J., Savinsky, D., King, J., & Leitch-Alford, L. (2017). The conceptual mapping task: An effective verification tool for qualitative research. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation , 34, 1-15. doi:10.1080/21501378.2017.1327745
  • Impellizzeri, J., (2017). Structural Maps. In John Carlson and Shannon Dermer (Ed.’s), Encyclopedia of marriage, family, and couple counseling. (pp. 1620-1623). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.  doi:10.4135/9781483369532.n486
  • 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.
  • 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.

Media Appearances

  • Impellizzeri, J. Navigating election hangover and the holidays in politically divided families,” Barriers Breakdown Disrupting Mental Health Podcast, December 10th, 2020.
  • Bayne, H., Impellizzeri, J., Dietlin, O., & Michel, R. “Impact of the 2016 election cycle on politically divided relationships,” Faculti Interview, November 5th, 2020.

Grants

  • Matta, J., Shiderly, S., and Impellizzeri, J. (2019). Grant Approved. Master of Arts in Counseling Resources for Opioid (MACRO) Workforce Enhancement Program. Grant   funded through the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Professionals.  Application Tracking Number 166850.

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 
      • Pennsylvania Association of Counselor Education and Supervision 
      • Greater Pittsburgh Counseling Association 
  • Christian Association of Psychological Studies
  • Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Omega Psi chapter

Personal Interests

Outside of the classroom and counseling office, I enjoy reckless horseplay with my five children, spending time with my wife Tharina, smacking backhand winners from the baseline of a pickleball court, and exploring new destinations. I also have a fetish-like knack for generally overlooked sports, especially badminton, racquetball, and table tennis.