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Duenyas, Deborah L.

Duenyas, Deborah L.

Associate Professor
Counselor Education & Student Affairs
Old Main 412
  • Degrees
    Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision
    A CACREP-Accredited Counselor Education and Supervision Program
    Kent State University, Kent, OH

    M.Ed. Psychological Counseling
    Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

    Post Baccalaureate Studies, New Jersey Highly Qualified Elementary
    Education Teacher, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

    B.A. Communication
    Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Background Information
    Licensed Professional Counselor #PC01850 in Pennsylvania
    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #E.1700438 in Ohio
    Standard Teaching Certification #550666 in New Jersey
  • Biography
    Deborah is an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education and Student Affairs Department at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Deborah earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University, Ohio. She is licensed in Pennsylvania as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and in Ohio as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Deborah has held a variety of leadership positions in the counseling profession and worked in an array of clinical settings including the Cleveland Clinic’s Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program and as a school-based counselor for Child Guidance and Family Solutions (CG&FS), a non-profit organization that specializes in behavioral and mental health services to all children. Deborah holds a Standard Teaching Certificate (K-8) and has taught children (with learning, language, behavioral, and emotional disabilities) as well as English language instruction in Osaka, Japan.

    Deborah has recently been elected as the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) President-Elect for the 2020-2021 academic year. She has taught graduate courses in professional orientation and ethics, family systems, neuroscience for counselors, tests and assessment in counseling, research methods, fundamentals of counseling, counseling theories, and Master’s-level practicum and internship courses. She has also served as the Awards Chair for the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) in 2019, co-chaired the Greater Philadelphia Area Counseling Association (GPACA) Trauma Symposium in 2020, and is faculty advisor for the Chi Omega Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), an international counseling academic honor society.

    Deborah has forged a research and scholarly agenda around the topics of neuroscience-informed counseling, using creativity in counseling, professional adjustment for counselors, counseling as a global profession, and social justice/advocacy for marginalized populations.
  • Publications
    Refereed Journal Publications

    Duenyas, D. L., & Perkins, R. (2020). Making Space for a Makerspace in Counselor
    Education: The Creative Experiences of Counseling Graduate Students. Journal of
    Creativity in Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2020.1790456

    Duenyas, D. L. & Luke, C. (2019). Incorporating neuroscience into counseling practice:
    Lessons from teaching a graduate course. The Professional Counselor.

    Duenyas, D. L., Akcil, S., & Osborn, C. (2019). Professional adjustment experiences
    of international counseling graduates. International Journal for the Advancement of
    Counselling, 42(1), 21-36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10447-019-09386-6

    Storlie, C.A., Hilton, L. T., & Duenyas, D. L., Archer, R., Glavin, K. (2018). Career
    narratives of African American female college students: Insights for college counselors.
    Journal of College Counseling, 21, 29-42.

    Storlie, C.A., Mostade, J. J., & Duenyas, D.L. (2016). Cultural trailblazers: Exploring the
    career development of Latina first-generation college students. The Career
    Development Quarterly, 64.

    Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

    Duenyas, D. L. (2021). Contributing author. In R. Miller & E. T. Beeson (Eds.). The
    Neuroeducation Toolbox: Practical Translations of Neuroscience in Counseling and
    Psychotherapy. Cognella Academic Publishing.

    Duenyas, D. L. (2018). Contributing author. In S. Springer., L. Moss, N. Manavizadeh, & A.
    Pugliese (Eds.). A School Counselor's Guide to Small Groups: Coordination,
    Leadership, & Assessment. Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.
  • Research Interests
    Neuroscience-informed counseling
    Using creativity in counseling
    Professional adjustment for counselors
    Counseling as a global profession
    Social justice/advocacy for marginalized populations.
  • Associations/Memberships
    (ACA) American Counseling Association
    (ACES) Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
    (NARACES) North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (PCA) Pennsylvania Counseling Association
    (PACES) Pennsylvania Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
    (CSI) Chi Sigma Iota, Chi Omega Upsilon, International Counseling Honor Society
    (GPACA) Greater Philadelphia Area Counseling Association
    (AMHCA) American Mental Health Counseling Association
  • Class Schedule
    Term Days Start Time End Time Course Location
    Fall 2022 M 5:00PM 7:50PM COU 594 102 OM299
    Fall 2022 T 5:00PM 7:50PM COU 554 101 OM140
    Fall 2022 H 5:00PM 7:50PM COU 518 801 OM288
    Fall 2022 COU 581 904