John Joseph Pietrofesa

John Joseph Pietrofesa
Professor - Counselor Education
321 Education Bldg.

Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

(313) 577-1760

Education
  • Ed.D., University of Miami
  • M..Ed., University of Miami
  • B.Ed., University of Miami
  • Postgraduate (postdoctoral):
    • Seminar (APA) “Ageing”
    • Seminar (APA) “Ethics”
    • Seminar (APA) “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy”
    • Mott Institute, Psychobiology of Human Sexuality
    • Reproductive Biology Foundation, St. Louis, Masters & Johnson)
    • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Psychiatry
    • Additional Training: (20) CEU’s (APA) on DSM5
    • Additional Training: (3) CEU’s (APA) on Legal and Ethics
    • CEU’s APA on Psychopatholgy, Ageing, Ethics, Family Therapy
    • CEU’s PESI on Legal and Ethical Issues
    • CEU’s Eastern Michigan University on Human Trafficking
    • CEU’s Michigan Psychological Association “Ethics and Pain Management”
  • Licensure:
    • Psychologist: State of Michigan, 1985 (continuing)
    • Licensed Professional Counselor, 1985 (continuing)
    • Certification: Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
    • Certified Forensic Counselor
    • Certified Sports Counselor (all continuing)

Biography

  • Author and editor of 13 books and over 120 articles.
  • First Wayne State University Ombudsperson
  • Division Head 8 years.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinator-Community Counseling program
  • Coordinate 5 workshops
  • Coordinate mental health specialization
  • Professional Society Member(s):
    • National Institute of Sports
    • Member of American Counseling Association
    • American Psychological Association – Lifetime Member (50 years)
    • American College of Forensic Therapists
    • American Association of Behavioral Therapists
    • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
    • Michigan Psychological Association
    • Michigan Interprofessional Association (Lawyers/Psychologists)
  • Service
    • Chair, Counselor Education Search Committee, 2014-2015
    • Member, Counselor Education Search Committee, 2016-present
    • Member, Educational Psychology Search Committee, 2015-2016
    • Member-WSU Teaching Committee, 2016-present (2 year appointment)
    • Editorial Board-Michigan Journal of Counseling, 2015-present
    • Counselor Education Compliance Assist, 2015-2016
    • Coordinator, Area of Counselor of Education, September 2013 to 2016
    • Member, WSU Educational Development Grant Committee, University-wide appointed by Provost and Academic Senate.
    • Coordinator, Community Counseling Program, 2000 to present.
    • Coordinator, Substance Abuse Counseling Program, 2000 to 2012.
    • Masters Level Advisor (60-80 students)
    • Doctoral Level Advisor (4 students)

Academic Interests

  • Counselor Education
  • Sexuality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Legal and Ethical Issues

Area Of Expertise

  • Counseling Theory
  • Practice and Research
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Human Sexuality
  • Substance Abuse

Research Interests

  • Human Sexuality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Legal and Ethical Issues

Courses Taught

  • CED 5030 - Role of the Counselor in Substance Abuse
  • CED 6080 - Theories of Counseling
  • CED 6710 - Professional Seminar: DSM 5
  • CED 6710 - Professional Seminar: Legal and Ethical Issues
  • CED 6720 - Workshop in Human Sexuality
  • CED 6720 - Workshop in Substance Abuse
  • CED 8040 - Advanced Doctoral Seminar: Theories
  • ED   7999 - Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay/Project

Community Engagement Activities

  • Active in Oakland County courts

Awards

  •  1993
    Psychological and Sex Therapist Listings Who’s Who in American Education, 1993-present
  • 1995
    Psychological and Sex Therapist Listings Who’s Who in World; 1995-present
  • 1973
    American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists – Diplomate Outstanding Educators
  • 1974
    American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists – Diplomate Contemporary Authors
  • 2007
    Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2007 – forward
  • 1969
    Who’s Who in Medical and Healthcare, 1969 – forward
  • 1989
    Recognition – Diplomate – Board Certified in Clinical Supervision, American Board of Sexology, (applicable to clinical Supervision courses)
  • 1989
    Recognition – Diplomate – Board Certified Sex Therapist, American Board of Sexology. (Applicable to teaching qualifications)
  • 1974
    Who’s Who in Midwest 1974-present
  • 2000
    Who’s Who in America, 2000-present
  • 2003
    Lifetime Achievement Award; Oakland County Counselors Association; Phi Delta Kappa

 

Presentations

  •  “The Psychology of The Aging Athlete and Pain Management."
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Invited Keynote). 10 2009 National Arthritis Foundation.
  • “Back to the Future.”
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Invited Keynote). 10 2012 Michigan Alcohol and Addiction Conference.
  • “Counseling with the Prostate Cancer Survivor with Erective Distress".
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Invited). 2012 Beaumont Hospital (Dr. Michael Lutz).
  • “Love, Sex, Intimacy and the I-Thou Relationship".
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Invited). 9 2014 Oakland County Bar Association.
  • Prostate Cancer Survivorship Series: MIU.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* 2014 Men’s Health Foundation, (YouTube).

 

Publications

  •  “The School Counselor in Sex Education”.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* 1976 Personnel and Guidance Journal, (Published online Jan 2012), 54,
  • “A Spiritual/Valuative Paradigm for Counseling Offenders.”
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (with Carretero and Pietrofesa). 2014 The Forensic Therapist, 12, Issue #1.
  • “Integrating Moral Development Activities Into The Offender Recovery Program"
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (with Pietrofesa). 2010 The Forensic Therapist, 8,
  • “The Effects of a Short-Term Workshop of the Attitudes of Counselors-in-Training Toward Alcoholism”
    *Pietrofesa, J.* and Van Kampen. 2012 The Forensic Therapist, 10,
  • Theoretical Consideration of Career Development.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* 1977 New York. Grune and Stratton, Second Printing.
  • Career Development.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* 1975 Washington, D.C.: AACD Press. (Translated into French).
  • The Counselor as a Professional.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Co-Author). 1971 Itasca, IL.: F.E. Peacock, (Hardcover/softcover).
  • Guidance and Counseling in the Twentieth Century
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Co-Editor). c 1971 Guidance and Counseling in the Twentieth Century, (Translated into Japanese).
  • Elementary School Guidance A Composite View.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Co-Editor). 1972 Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (Translated into French).
  • College Student Development-Programs, Issues, and Practices.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Co-Editor). 1976 Washington, D.C. American Personnel and Guidance Association, Second Printing 1977.
  • Guidance, An Introduction. Revised edition 1984. Second printing 1984. (Used in India University of Punjab and in King Saad University). This book was a blueprint for Guidance in Canadian School Development.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Co-Author). 1980 Chicago: Rand McNally.
  • The Authentic Counselor.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Co-Author). 1971 Chicago: Rand McNally, 2nd P, 1972, 3rd P, 1973. 4th P, 1974. 5th P 1975, 6th P, 1976. Revised Ed., 1978. 7th P 1979,8th P 1980.
  • Counseling: Research, Theory and Practice.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Co-Author). 1978 Chicago: Rand McNally, 2nd P, 1979. Revised Ed., 1980. Instrs Manual 1984. (Recmd as preferred bk for Counselor ex preparation). Translated into Japanese and also used at Guyana University.
  • College Student Development Revisited.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Co-Editor). 1979 Washington, D.C. American Personnel and Guidance Association.
  • Guidance.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* (Co-Author). 1984 Boston: Houghton Mifflin, revised 2nd edition.
  • Counseling: An Introduction.
    *Pietrofesa, J.* 1984 Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (W/Instructors Manual). Second printing.