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VERONA, MICHAEL

Director of the Center for Community Counseling & Development

FIXED-TERM FACULTY

Biography

Michael P. Verona earned a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as the Clinic Director for the Central Michigan University (CMU) Center for Community Counseling and Development (CCCD) and an Instructor in CMU’s counseling program. Prior to starting at CMU, Dr. Verona was an addictions counselor for UPMC Addiction Medicine Services, a residential drug, and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Pittsburgh, PA as well as an outpatient counselor in both school and community mental health settings. His current research interest is focused on the efficacy of telemental health in rural settings, stigmatization of mental health and addiction, and the use of self-forgiveness to reduce internalized shame in substance use disorders.

More About MICHAEL VERONA

Verona, M.P., Branthoover, H. (2022) The Effect of a Self-Forgiveness Model on Self-Stigma in Individuals Diagnosed with Substance Use Disorder. Counseling and Values Journal. (In Press).

Arnekrans, A., Verona, M., (2/2022). When We Trust Too Much: Balancing Supervisee Growth with Client Safety. 2022 Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference (Virtual).

Verona, M., (2/2022) The Use of Self-Forgiveness to Reduce Self-Stigma in Addiction. The 2022 Intersection of Diversity and Addiction Conference (virtual), South Dakota State University (1-hour Educational Session).

Verona, M., Kennedy, J. (10/2021). The Effect of Self-Forgiveness on Self-Stigma in Individuals Diagnosed with SUDs. 2021 ACES Conference, Atlanta, GA. (50-minute Educational Session).

Arnekrans, A., Verona, M., (3/2021). Clinical Supervision and Role Diffusion: The Effect of “Non-Counselor" Supervision on Professional Identity Development. 2021 Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference (Virtual).

Erber-Lapierre, N. L., Verona, M.P., Goethe, A., Mwangi, R., Armbruster, E. (2021). Using Community Partnerships and Innovation in Telemental Health to Remove Barriers for Students and Counselors-In-Training. 2021 American College Counseling Association Conference (Virtual).

CAADC, LPC, BC-TMH, NCC
  • Ph.D., 2020, Counselor Education and Supervision;
  • Master of Arts, 2017, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, IUP;
  • Bachelor of Arts, Duke University
Substance Use Disorders, Stigma in Mental Health and Addiction, Internalized Shame
APA, ACES, ASERVIC, MCA, MASERVIC
CAADC, LPC, BC-TMH, NCC

Courses Taught

CED 690, CED 695, CED 677, CED 630, CED 660

Was the program you (the faculty) graduated from CACREP accredited?

Yes
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