Paula Britton, Ph.D.

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Workshop Presenter

Paula Britton, Ph.D.

For 19 years she has been a professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at John Carroll University. She is a licensed psychologist and a PCC-S, with over twenty years of diverse clinical experience including an administrator and supervisor in a family service agency, a project director of a large research grant and maintains a small private practice. She has given over 100 local, state, and national professional presentations and workshops in the areas of supervision and ethics as well as numerous publications. Currently, she is a supervisor of:

  • Master level therapists in private practice
  • Doctoral Interns for Community Counseling
  • Practicum/Internship students, Community Counseling

 

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EDUCATION

 

Ph.D.
The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
Counseling Psychology,December l991
APA accredited, 3.9 GPA

Doctoral Dissertation entitled, "A Construct Validity Study of the Conservation of Resources Model: Application to a Population of Homosexual/Bisexual Men at Varying Risks of HIV Infection."

Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship:
University Psychological Services,
Kent State University
APA approved, 8/89 - 7/90

M.A. The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
Community and College Counseling, December l982
Graduated with Honors, 3.8 GPA

B.S.W.
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
Social Work, May l978
Graduated with High Distinction, 3.8 GPA

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Award

Recipient

ncaces logo2014 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Outstanding Supervisor Award
Honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding work as a supervisor in a university, community/mental health counseling, or school setting.

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2014 Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) Charles "Chuck" Weaver Award
An individual who "has and continues to show consistent and distinguished service to the counseling profession and exemplary caring for people."

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Summary of Experience: Currently a professor in the Community Counseling program of a small, Liberal Arts University. Over twenty years of diverse clinical experience; administrator and supervisor in a family service agency, variety of teaching roles; three years as project director of a large research grant.

 

A. TEACHING

 

Professor: John Carroll University, Counseling and Human Services, Department of Education and Allied Studies, University Heights, Ohio.

 

Part-time faculty: WalshCollege, Canton, Ohio. Department of Counseling and Human Development. Instructor of Statistics and Computer Application, 9/88 - 12/88

 

Instructor: John Carroll University, Dept. of Continuing Education.

 

Instructor: Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. CASAL Department, Clinical Interventions and HIV Spectrum Disorders
Community Workshops on Supervision



B. CLINICAL

 

Psychologist: Private Practice, with Judith Hirshman, MD., 23250 Chagrin Blvd,
Cleveland,OH
8/02 - present
*Individualand couples counseling
*Consultation

Psychologist: Pain Management Center, Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital
2/95 - 6/02.
*Facilitate psycho-educational pain management groups
*Group psychotherapy
*Individual assessments and psychotherapy

Psychology Intern: Pre-Doctoral Internship in psychology
University Psychological Services, Kent State University
APA approved, 8/89 - 7/90
Responsibilities included:
*Intake and individual assessment
*Emergency and crisis intervention services
*Individual and couples psychotherapy
*Group psychotherapy
*Consultation to University organizations
*Psychoeducational presentations

Psychotherapist: Neighborhood Counseling Center (an inner-city community mental health center), Cleveland, Ohio. 4/88 to present, 15 hours/week individual and family psychotherapy

 

Psychological Trainee: University Counseling and Testing Center, The University of Akron. Eight hours per week as part of Advanced Counseling Practicum, 9/87 - 5/88.

 

Counselor: Catholic Service League of Western Stark County, Massillon, Ohio. Individual, family, marital and group counseling; relaxation training, adoption, public relations and seminars, 11/81 - 8/83
CaseManager: Ruth Ide Community Mental Health Center, Toledo, Ohio. Monitoring, assessment, advocacy, linking crisis intervention and counseling with severely mentally disabled, 9/80 - 8/81

 

Caseworker: Lucas County Children's Services Board, Toledo, Ohio. Intake department - screening referrals, assessment of abuse and dependency in children, crisis counseling, 9/78 - 9/80
C. RESEARCH

 

ProjectDirector: AIDS Prevention Among Young Inner-city Women.
Three year, National Institute of Mental Health Grant
Applied Psychology Center, Kent State University
9/90 - 9/93
Responsibilities included:
  • Management of a three-year research project investigating the application of stress and coping models to AIDS prevention/health promotion among women
  • Supervision and coordination of all staff
  • Data management and analysis
  • Professional writing and local/national presentations

 

Graduate Assistant: Department of Educational Research
7/88 - 6/89, The University of Akron. Under Dr. Isadore Newman:
  • Computer input and analysis
  • Dissertation consultation
  • Statistical interpretation
  • Teaching graduate level statistic courses
  • Tutoring in statistics and research

 

D. SUPERVISION/ADMINISTRATION

 

Supervisor
  • Master level therapists in private practice
  • Doctoral Interns for Community Counseling
  • Practicum/Internship students, Community Counseling

 

Acting Coordinator - Summer: Community Counseling Program, John Carroll University. Acted as coordinator every summer for five weeks from 1994 to present, and for fall semester, 1997. Responsible for running the counseling program of approximately 160 students, including administrative and supervisory activities.

 

Supervisor: Lutheran Children's Aid and Family Services, Cleveland, Ohio. Supervision of clinical and clerical staff, 4/84 - 8/87. Responsibilities included:
  • Orientation and evaluation of staff
  • Planning, development and implementation of programs
  • Handling intake, assignment and supervision of cases
  • Coordinating staff development
  • Pre-adoptive counseling, adoptive home studies, and foster home monitoring
  • Community outreach and consultation

 

Intake Coordinator: St. Stephen's Community House, Columbus, Ohio. Administrative responsibilities included coordination and screening of all referrals, direct supervision, outreach, and data analysis.

 

 

COMMUNITY/VOLUNTEER WORK

Organizer and Coordinator: The Cleveland Area Counseling Supervision Consortium, 2001 - 2004

 

Steering Committee Member and presenter. Ignatian Spirituality Institute, John Carroll University

 

Board Member: The Open House, A center for complementary therapies and support for persons in the HIV spectrum, 1993 to present - Vice President 1997 - 1999, President 1999 - 2001.

 

Advisory Committee member, IDEAS: HIV associated dementia care giver training video project.

 

Member of the Cultural Diversity Partnership Group,Cuyahoga County Community Mental Health Board.

 

Member of the North Coast HIV/AIDS Coalition

 

Participated in the Cleveland AIDS walk, 1994 - 1999

 

Member of the AIDS Task force of Greater Cleveland Social/Behavioral Science Advisory Committee

 

HIV Spectrum Group Counselors: Health Issues Task Force - weekly open support groups for persons impacted by AIDS, 5/85 - 8/94.



 

PUBLICATIONS

Lent, J., Britton, P.J., & Shepherd, J.B. (submitted for publication). Are we keeping up? A survey of counseling supervisors’ use of technology. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.

Greene, D.C. & Britton, P.J. (submitted for publication). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender smokers: Correlations with external health control, health expectations and shame-focused coping strategies. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling.

Brennan, C., Eulberg, J.E., & Britton, P. J. Improving awareness of vulnerabilities to ethical challenges (in press). Journal of Systemic Therapies.

Sadler-Gerhardt, C. J., Reynolds, C. A., Britton, P.J., & Kruse, S. D. (2010). Women breast cancer survivors: Stories of change and meaning. Journal of Mental Health Counseling,32, 265-282.

Burkholder, D., Toth, M., Feisthamel, K., & Britton, P (2010). Faculty and students curricular experiences of nonerotic touch in counseling. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 32,168-185.

Shepherd, J. B., Britton, P.J., & Kress, V.E. (2008). Reliability and validity of the professional counseling performance evaluation. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 14, 219-232.

Werth, J.L., Jr., Borges, N.J., McNally, C.J., Maguire, C.P., &Britton, P.J. (2008). Integrating health and vocational psychology: HIV and employment. The Counseling Psychologist, 36, 8-15.

Werth, J.L., Jr., Borges, N.J., McNally, C.J., Maguire, C.P., &Britton, P.J. (2008). The intersections of work, health, diversity and social justice: Helping people living with HIV disease. The Counseling Psychologist, 36, 16-41.

Maguire, C.P., McNally, C.J., Britton, P.J., Werth, J.L., Jr., &Borges,N.J.(2008). Challenges of work: Voices of persons with HIV disease. The Counseling Psychologist, 36,42-89.

Borges, N.J., McNally, C.J., Maguire, C.P., Werth, J.L., Jr., & Britton, P.J. (2008). Work, health, diversity, and social justice: Expanding and extending the discussion. The Counseling Psychologist, 36, 127-131.

Rapisarda, C. A.,& Britton, P. J. (2007). Sanctioned supervision: Voices from the experts. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 29, 81-88.

Goodman, J. M., Britton, P. J., Shamma-Daivs, D., & Jencius, M. J. (2005). An exploration of spirituality and psychological well-being in a community of orthodox, conservative, and reform Jews. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 16, 62-81.

Nuendorfer, M. M., Harris, P. B., Britton, P. J., & Lynch, D. A. (2005). HIV - risk factors for midlife and older women. The Gerontologist, 45, 617-625.

Paez, S. B., &Britton, P. J. (2004). Encouraging a student's voice in the informed consent process: A training model. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 23, 4-18.

Orsulic-Jeras, S., Shepherd, J. B., & Britton, P. J. (2003). Counseling older adults with HIV/AIDS: A strength-based model of treatment. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 25,233-244.

Britton, P.J., Goodman, J.M., & Rak, C.F.(2002). Presenting workshops on supervision: A didactic-experiential formal. Counselor Education and Supervision, 42(1), 31-39.

Prosnick, K., Britton, P., Shepherd, J., &Park, I. (2001). Investigation the network of relationships between self-actualization and gestalt resistance processes. Australian Gestalt Journal, 5, 61-65.

Britton, P. J. (2000). Staying on the Roller Coaster with Clients: Implications of the new medical treatments for counseling. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 22, 85-94.

Frankel, A. D., Britton, P. J., Prosnick, K. P., &Zarski, J. J., & Newman, I. (1999). Family of origin in helping trainees: An analysis of family of origin in helping professional trainees. Nebraska Counselor, 31(1), 3-14.

Britton, P. J., Rak, C. F., & Cimini, K. T. (1999). HIV/AIDS education for counselors: Efficacy of training. Counselor Education and Supervision, 39, 53-65.

Britton, P. J., Cimini, K. T., & Rak, C. F. (1999). Techniques for teaching HIV counseling: An intensive, experiential model. Journal of Counseling and Development, 77(2), 171-176.

Britton, P. J., Levine, O. H., Hobfoll, S. E., Jackson, A. P., Shepherd, J. B., &Lavin, J. P. (1998). Ambiguity of monogamy as a safer-sex goal among single, pregnant, inner-city women. Journal of Health Psychology, 3(2),227-232.

Knuth, C., Berardinelli, C., Britton, P., & Baker, S. (1998). Women and depression: New findings, new factors.Michigan Journal for Counseling and Development 26(1), 23-27.

Rak, C. F., & Britton, P. J. (1997). Common counselor struggles with supervision. The Professional Counselor, 12(2), 55-65.

Straffen, S. L., Britton, P., Evans, A., Bauhof, L., Zimmerman, J., Fuchs, A., &Taylor, N. (1997). The wellness paradigm: An exploratory study of graduate counseling students. California Association for Counseling and Development Journal, 17, 17-24.

Cowan, R., Logue, E.,Milo, L., Britton, P. J., Smucker, W. D. (1997). Exercise stage of change and self-efficacy in primary care: Implications for intervention. Journalof Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 4(3), 295-311.

Cowan, R., Britton, P.J., Logue, E., Smucker, W., &Milo,L. (1996). The relationship between the transtheoretical model of behavioral change, psychological distress and readiness to change in obesity: Implications for primary care intervention. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 21(3), 249-267.

Smith, C. S., & Britton, P. J. (1995). The relationship between adjustment of first-year college students and weight gain: An investigation of the "Freshman 15". Arizona Counseling Journal, 20, 35-41.

Hobfoll, S. E., Jackson, A. P., Lavin, J., Britton, P. J., & Shepherd, J. B. (1994). Reducing inner city women's AIDS risk activities: A controlled intervention study with behavioral measures. Health Psychology, 13(5), 397-403.

Hobfoll, S. E., Jackson, A. P. Lavin, J., Britton, P. J., & Shepherd J. B. (1994). Women's barriers to safer sex. Psychology and Health, 9, 233-252.

Rogers, J. & Britton, P. B. (1994). AIDS and rational suicide: A counseling psychology perspective or a slide on the slippery slope. The Counseling Psychologist, 22(1), 171-178.

Levine, O. H., Britton, P. J., James, T. C., Jackson, A. J., Hobfoll, S. E., & Lavin, J. P. (1993). The empowerment of women: A key to HIV prevention. The Journal of Community Psychology, 21, 320-334.

Hobfoll, S. E., Jackson, A. P. Lavin, J., Britton, P. J., & Shepherd J. B. (1993). Safer-sex knowledge, behavior, and attitudes of inner-city women. Health Psychology, 12(6), 481-488.

Britton, P. J., Zarski, J. J. & Hobfoll, S. E. (1993). Psychological distress and the role of significant others in a population of gay/bisexual men in the era of HIV. AIDS Care, 5(1), 45-54.

Britton, P. J. & Banarjee, P. (1992). (Review of Understanding Psychological Trauma). The Community Psychologist, 25(2),12-13.

Britton, P. J. & Zarski, J. J. (l989). HIV spectrum disorders and the family: Selected interventions based on stylistic dimensions. AIDS Care, 1(1), 85-92.

Chapters in Books

Faiver, C.M, Brennan, M.C., & Britton, P.J. (in press). Field Placement: Where the rubber hits the road. In K. MacCluskie & D. Perera (Eds.), The Counselor Educator’s Survival Guide. New York, NY: Routlege.

Britton, P. J. (2001). Guidelines for counseling clients with HIV spectrum disorders. In E. R. Welfel and R. E. Ingersoll (Eds.), The mental health desk reference.New York, NY: Wiley Press

Hobfoll, S. E., Banerjee, P., & Britton, P. (1994). Stress resistance resources and health. In S. Maes,H. Leventhal, & M. Johnston (Eds.), International review of health psychology, Vol 3. Chichester, England: Wiley.

Published Manuscripts

Britton, P. (1999). Experiential and didactic methods in teaching HIV/AIDS. In J.R. Anderson, C.H. Sparks, G. Hamid, & L. Stockett (Eds.), HIV/AIDS Instructional Guide for Graduate Faculty in Psychology (pp. 8-12). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Britton, P. (1999). Teaching tip sheet: counselor attitude bias. In J.R. Anderson, C.H. Sparks, G. Hamid, & L.Stockett (Eds.), HIV/AIDS Instructional Guide for Graduate Faculty in Psychology (pp. 8-12). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hobfoll, S. E., Jackson, A. P., Lavin, J., Britton, P. J., & Shepherd, J. B. (1996). AIDS Prevention and Health Promotion among Women: An adolescent STD/HIV/AIDS prevention program. Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics.

Britton, P. J., Newman, I., Latkovich, S., Bobner, R.F., & Meyers, E. (1994). A confirmatory factor analysis of the Child Behavior Checklist: An exploration of age and sex differences. (Report No. MR01/PC02). Chicago,IL: Midwestern Education Research Association. (ERIC document Reproduction Service No. ED 386 614 A).

Multimedia
Solving Care Problems in HIV: An educational video series produced by I.D.E.A.S., Inc & the Myers Research institute.

 

Editorial activities
Reviewer, Anxiety, Stress and Coping, An International Journal. Guest reviewer for The Journal of Mental Health Counseling

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

National

Lent, J, & Britton, P. (2011, March). Counselor supervision and technology: Let’s get on board. Presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Convention, New Orleans.

Britton, P.J. (2009, August). Clinical boundaries and ethics: Implications for supervision. Presented at the 117th American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Werth, J. L., Jr., Britton, P. J., & Kessler, L. E. (2008, August). An overview of graduate training to help persons with HIV. In L. M.Stepleman (Chair), Predoctoral training in HIV: Building professional competencies through innovative programs. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Milo, L. A., Logue, E. E., Smucker, W., Britton, P. (2006, August). Health-care utilization and costs of depressed versus non-depressed patients in a family practice setting. Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, New Orleans.

Rapisarda, C. A., Britton, P., Desmond, K. J., Nelson, J. R. (2005, October). Sanctioned supervision: Ideas for counselor educators. Presentation at the 2005 Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors National conference.

Milo, L, Britton, P. J., DeFine, L., Logue, E. E, & Smucker, W. (2005, August). Detecting depression in primary care settings: A comparison of screening instruments. Presentation at the 2005 American Psychological Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Maguire, C. P., McNally, C. J., & Britton, P. J. (2005, August). Understanding work experiences of people with HIV: A new Model. Presentation at the 2005 American Psychological Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Harris, P. B., Neundorfer, M. M., Britton, P., & Lynch, D. (2004). HIV+ midlife and older women: Sexual risk-taking behaviors. Abstract from the 57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, Nov.2004, The Gerontologist, 44, Special Issue 1, 290

Harris, P. B., Britton, P. J., Neundorfer, N. M., & Lynch, D. A. (2004, July). Older women and HIV: Understanding sexual risk-taking behavior. Presentation at the 2004 American Psychological Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii

Milo, L. A., Britton, P., Logue, E., Smucker, W., & DeFine, L (2004, July). Prevalence of depression in a primary care setting: Is depression the primary diagnosis? Presentation at the 2004 American Psychological Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Harris, P. B., Neundorfer, M. M., Britton, P. J., & Lynch, D. A. (2003, September). HIV prevention: Experiences of women age 45 and over, risk factors and implications for care. Presented at NAHOF (National Association on HIV over Fifty), Scottsdale, AZ.

Maguire, C. P., McNally, C.J., & Britton, P. J. (2003, August). Challenges of work: Voices of people with HIV disease. Presentation at the 2003 American Psychological Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario.

Britton, P. J., & Rak, C. F. (2002, October). An experiential/didactic approach to training supervision in a workshop format. Presentation at the 2002 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Park City, Utah.

Ford, S. J. W., & Britton, P. J. (2002, October). Multicultural supervision: What's really going on? Presentation at the 2002 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Park City, Utah.

Bardash, R. J., Werth, J.L., & Britton, P.J. (2001, August). Special Vocational Challenges and Opportunities for Persons with HIV Disease. Presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA,

Britton, P. J., & Rak, C. R. (2001, March). Leading workshops in supervision: an experiential format. Presentation at the American Counseling Association annual conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Britton, P. J., & Rak, C. F. (1999, October). Training counselors to work with persons impacted by HIV/AIDS: An experiential class format. Presentation at the American Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, ACES 2000: Improvisation and Improvement, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rogers, J.R., Britton, P.J., Carney, J.V., & Lewis, M.M. (1999, October). Physician Assisted suicide and hastened death: Counselor training issues for the 21st century. Presentation at the American Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, ACES 2000: Improvisation and Improvement, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Britton, P. J., & Rogers, J. (1998, March). Protease inhibitors and HIV: Implications for counseling. Presentation at the American Counseling Association 1998 World conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Britton, P. J., Cowan, R., Milo, L., Logue, E., Smucker, W. (1996, August). Exercise in primary care patients: Application of the transtheoretical model. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Britton, P. J., Cowan, R. A., Milo, L. A., Logue, E., Smucker, W., & Anderson, A. (1996, April). The myth of psychological distress in obesity: Implications for counselors. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association 1996 World Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Britton, P. J., Straffen, S., Evans, A., Bauhof, L., Zimmerman, J., Taylor, N., Fuchs, A., & Knuth, C.(1995, April). Integration of wellness model into counselor education training. Paper presented at American Counseling Association 44th Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Cowan, R., Britton, P.J. (1994, October). Developing effective interventions for moderately obese adult family practice patients: A preliminary investigation of mediating variables. Paper presented at The 22nd Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group, Toronto, Canada.

Cowan, R., Smucker, W., Logue, E., Britton, P. (1994, December). Improving obesity related outcomes in primary care. Paper presented at the Mead Johnson Family Medicine Research Forum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Britton, P. J., Levine, O. H., Hobfoll, S. E., Jackson, A. P., Shepherd, J. B., & Lavin, J. P. (1994, May). The myth of monogamy as a safer-sex behavior. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Psychosocial and Behavioral Factors in Women's Health: Creating an Agenda for the 21st Century, Washington, D.C.

Britton, P. J. (1993, August). AIDS prevention among young, inner-city women: Results of a multicultural intervention. Paper presented as part of a symposium: Women responding to AIDS, at the American Psychological Association 101st Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Shepherd, J. B., Hobfoll, S. E., Jackson, A. P., Britton, P. J. & Lavin, J. P. (1993, August). Women who use condoms following an AIDS prevention intervention. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association 101st Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Britton, P. J., Jackson, A. P., James, T. C., Levine, O. H., Orozco, E. A., Shepherd, J.B. (l992, August). AIDS prevention among women. Presented at the American Psychological Association Centennial Convention, Washington, D.C.

Jackson, A. P., Britton, P., James, T. & Orozco, E. (1992, March). Strategies for empowerment in women: Update on NIMH grant. Presented at the American Association for Counseling and Development National Convention, Baltimore, Maryland.

Zarski, J., Britton, P., Kline, C., Newman, I., Greene, D., & Cimini, K. (l990, April). The HIV spectrum disorders: An exploratory study of the multi-faceted nature of psychological distress. Paper presented at the American Association of Counseling and Development, National Conference.

Regional

Rogers, J. R., McGuirk, H. A., & Britton, P. J. (April 1997). Self-Termination: emerging roles in counseling psychology. Paper presented at the Great lakes Regional Conference Division 17 of the American Psychological Association, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Knuth, C., Berardinelli, C., & Britton, P. J. (October 1995). Women and depression: A new perspective. Paper presented at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Cowan, R., Britton, P., Logue, E., Smucker, W., & Milo, L. (April 1995). The relationship between the transtheoretical model of behavior change and diet readiness measures in a sample of primary care patients. Paper presented at the Division 17 Great Lakes Regional Conference of the American Psychological Association, Kent, Ohio.

Cowan, R., Britton, P., Logue, E., Smucker, W., & Milo, L. (April 1995). The relationship between obesity and psychological distress in a sample of primary care patients: Implications for counseling interventions. Poster presented at the Division 17 Great lakes Regional Conference of the American Psychological Association.

Knuth, C., Baker, S., & Britton, P. (April 1995). Women and depression: A study of anger, assertiveness and mastery. Poster presented at the Division 17 Great Lakes Regional Conference of the American Psychological Association.

Britton, P. J., Newman, I., Latkovich, S., Bobner, R.F., & Meyers, E. (1994, October). A confirmatory factor analysis of the Child Behavior Checklist: An exploration of age and sex differences. Paper presented at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

Smith, C. S., & Britton, P. J. (1994, October). The relation between adjustment of first-year college students and weight gain: An investigation of the "freshmen 15". Presented at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

Straffen, S. L., Zimmerman, J., Fuchs, A., Bauhof, L., Evans, A., Taylor, N., & Britton,P. (1994, October). An exploration of the six dimensions of wellness in graduate counseling students. Paper presented at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

Rogers, J. R., Carney, J. V., & Britton, P.J. (April 1994). Death and dying: Facilitating counselor readiness for addressing the issues. Paper presented at the Division 17 Great Lakes Regional Conference, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Britton, P. J., Smith, C. D., Newman, I. (1993,October). Utilization of the child behavior checklist as it relates to DSM-III-R classifications: A concern for interpretability. Paper presented at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

Britton, P. J., Jackson, A. P., James, T. C., Orozco, E. A., & Character-Gibbons, C. D. (1992, October). AIDS prevention for women: An overview of the preliminary results from an NIMH research project with emphasis on multicultural and social influences. Presented at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

Britton, P. J. (l991, October). Social Support and psychological stress: Relationship to perceived risk of HIV infection in a population of gay/bisexual men. Paper presented at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

Hobfoll, S. E., Britton, P. J., James, T., Clark, F., & Stillwell, T. (l991,October). Strategies for empowerment in AIDS prevention: Update on NIMH research project. Presented at the Midwest Eco-Community Psychology Conference, Dowagiac, Michigan.

State

Britton, P.J., Kress, V., & Maroon, R. (2011, November). Picture perfect supervision: a sampling of creative supervisory interventions. Presented at the All-Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Pascoe, A.K., Rausch, J., Britton, P, Hatgas, J. (2010, November). Aspergers syndrome and good clinical practice: Diagnostic and treatment strategies based on the voices of adolescents and young adults with AS and their parents. Presented at the All-Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Britton, P.J., & Gerhardt, C. (2010, February). Ethics and Supervision. Presented at the Ohio Association Counselor Educators and Supervisors winter meeting, Columbus, Ohio.

Britton, P.J., Brennan, C., & Faiver, C. M (2009, November). Supervisees’ struggles with a boundary dilemma: an ethical case demonstration and discussion. Presented at the all-Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Moorehead, H. H., White, V., Kelly, B., Britton, P. (2005, November). Help! My knowledge of ethical decision-making is rusty! Presented at the All-Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Rapisarda, C., & Britton, P. J. (2004, October). Sanctioned supervision: Ideas for intervention. Presented at the All-Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Paez, S., & Britton, P. J. (2003, April). A constructivist approach to teaching informed consent to community counseling counselor trainees. Presented at OACES Supervision Summit, Columbus, Ohio.

Ford, S. J. W. & Britton, P. J. (2003, April). Perceptions of multicultural supervision: What we know and future directions. Presented at OACES Supervision Summit, Columbus, Ohio.

Faiver, C., Feisthamel, K., Britton, P., & Broer, K. (2002, November). The John Carroll University and Cleveland Clinic Foundation internship. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Britton, P., & Ford, S. (2002, November). Multicultural issues in supervision. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Britton, P., Feisthamel, K., Heinlen, K., Wilcox, A. (2001, November). Technology in supervision: A model of peer support. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Orsulic-Jeras, S., & Britton, P. (2001, November). An overview of dementia and its implications for counselors working with older adult populations. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Santoro, D., & Britton, P. (1999, November). The nuts and bolts of clinical supervision: A workshop for beginning and experienced supervisors. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Britton, P., & Rogers, J. (1998, November). The new medical treatments for HIV/AIDS and their impact on counseling. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Rak, C., & Britton, P. (1998, November). Training counselors to work with HIV/AIDS clients: An experiential course model with research. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Straffen, S., & Britton, P. (1997, October). The hidden world of children of domestic violence: What counselors need to know. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Britton, P., & White, V. (1997, October). Solution focused supervision for counselors. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Britton, P. J., & Rak, C. F. (1996, November). Roadblocks to effective supervision. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Rogers, J., Britton, P., Abbey-Hines, J., & Carney, J. (1995, November). Counseling and Rational Suicide: A therapeutic and ethical dilemma. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Rogers, J. & Britton, P. (1994, November). Facilitating counselor readiness for dealing with death and dying issues. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Britton, P., Evans, A., Fuchs, A., Straffen S., Zimmerman, J., Bauhof, L., & Taylor,N. (1994, November). Counselor wellness - A look at ourselves. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Britton, P. J., & Rak, C. F. (1993, November). Counseling persons with HIV spectrum disorders: Developing effective strategies. Presented at the Ohio Counseling Spring Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Jackson, A. P., Britton, P. J., James, T. C., Orozco, E. (1993, May). Quality treatment: The empowerment of women. Paper presented at the Ohio Counseling Spring Conference.

Rak, C. F. & Britton, P. J. (l991, November). Supervision: Complexities, nuancesand threats to the process. Paper presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Britton, P. J. & Frankel, A. (l990, October). Our families, ourselves, our work. Paper presented at the fall conference of the Ohio Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Columbus, Ohio.

Britton, P. J. (l989, April). Counseling issues in dealing with HIV spectrum disorders. Presented at the Chi Sigma Iota All-state Conference.

Local

Britton, P., & Wilcox, A. (2001, October). HIV and partnered relationships. Workshop presented at The University of Akron.

Britton, P., Farnsworth, B., Ingersol, E., Morgan, A., O'Dell, F. & Welfel, E. (2000, December). What do the new counselor licensure laws mean for you? Workshop presented at the NCOCA winter meeting.

Santoro, D. & Britton, P. (1999, February). The nuts and bolts of supervision: A workshop for beginning and experienced supervisors. Workshop presented at the NCOCA winter workshop.

Straffen, S., Britton, P., Bauhof, L., Evans, A., Fuchs, A., Zimmerman, J., & Taylor, N. (1994, October). Counselor Wellness: An exploration of the six dimensions of wellness in graduate counseling students. Workshop presented at the Wellness Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.

Britton, P. J., & Frankel, A. (1993, July). The therapist's family of origin. Workshop presented at Personal and Family Counseling, New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Britton, P. J., & Frankel, A. (l990, March). Impact of the therapist's family of origin experiences on the counseling process. Paper presented at the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Spring Conference.

Britton, P. J. & Rak, C. F. (l989, December). Supervision: Counter-transference and the characterological client. Presented at the Alpha Upsilon Chapter Breakfast Series Program.

Britton, P. J. (1993, May). Working with alternative lifestyles. Workshop presented at Berea Children's Home and Family Services, Berea, Ohio.

 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

Community Counseling
CACREP Coordinator, 1995 - 1997.
Community Counseling Program Advisory Committee
Department of Education and Allied Studies

 

Tenure Procedure Committee, Department of Education, 1995 - 1996
Committee to investigate graduate faculty load, 1995 - 1996, Department of Education
The Graduate Review Committee, Department of Education, John Carroll University
Search Committee, Guidance and Counseling, 1994, John Carroll University
Search Committee, School Psychology, 1994, John Carroll University
Chair, Search Committee, Early Childhood, 1999, John Carroll University
Minority Retention Committee, 1995 - present
Professional Development Committee, 1995 - 1997
Alumni committee, 1995 - present
Responsible for putting together part-time faculty policy
University Committees

 

Promoting Responsible Options for University Drinking (PROUD) committee member, 2001
Ad Hoc committee on Disabilities, 1995 - 1996
Multicultural Affairs, Faculty Mentor 1994 - 1998
Ignatian Spiritually Institute, Steering Committee Member 2001 - present

 

Other Universities

 

Search Committee - student member. The University of Akron, Department of Counseling and Special Education, The University of Akron. April - June, l989. This committee was responsible for hiring an assistant professor for the department.

 

 

CONSULTATIONS

The Ohio Department of Mental Health, ACT team consultant Spring 2005 - 2008.

 

HIV Prevention: Voices of Women Age 45 and Older. Consultant on grant funded by NIA

 

IDEAS (Innovative Designs in Environments for an Aging Society). Grant for HIV Caregiver Video Education Series. Spring, 2000 - 2001.

 

The American Psychological Association, Office on AIDS, reviewed draft of the Guide for Including Information on HIV/AIDS in Graduate Courses in Psychology. February 28 - March 1, 1998, Washington, DC.

 

SUMA Health System, consultant for a research project Nutrition and Exercise. Contract for 1/95 - 12/95, eight hours per week.

 

Cleveland State University, Department of Counseling, consult for the class, Counseling Persons impacted by HIV.

 

Applied Psychology Center, Consultant for AIDS Prevention Project, March - June 1995.

 

Kent State Police Department. Under the supervision of Dr. Tom Dinardo, assisted the police department in their screening of applicants by role-play and scenarios, 12/89.

 

The Living Room - a multi-service organization for persons living with AIDS. Assisted in planning for mental health services



 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Member

 

American Counseling Association
American Psychological Association
American Counselor Educator and Supervisors Association
Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Society
Ohio Association for Counseling and Development
North Central Ohio Counseling Association
Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota
Leadership

 

Chapter Advisor, Beta Chi Chapter, Chi SigmaIota, 1994-present. Duties include coordination of yearly conference.
Division Co-Chair, 1995 MWERA Conference, October 1995
 

LICENSURE

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), #E493, April, l989 with supervision endorsement

 

Licensed Psychologist in Ohio#4802

 

National Certified Counselor