Dr. Jane Hale obtained her B.A. in Sociology from Westminster College and her M.S. Ed. in Community Counseling and School Counseling from Youngstown State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Duquesne University.
- School Counseling Practicum
- Social and Cultural Diversity
- Assessment in the Schools
- Career Counseling
- Techniques of Counseling
- Group Counseling
- School Counseling Internship
- Counseling in the Schools
- Human Development in Education
- Research and Program Assessment
Research Interests/Program Interests
Dr. Hale’s research interests include using reality therapy/choice theory in the schools, school climate, counseling special needs’ students, and gender issues. Dr. Hale specializes in teaching courses in the school counseling program but also teaches introductory courses to all students in the Department of Counseling and Development.
Dr. Hale has experience working both in the mental health and school counseling fields. She has worked as a therapist in a family-based program, started a private practice specializing in working with adolescents and families, and has worked for seven years as a professional school counselor in an elementary school (grades K – 5). Dr. Hale continues to work as an independent contractor providing counseling services to special needs’ students.
Licensure and Certifications
Licensed Professional Counselor, Pennsylvania
Certified School Counselor (Level II, K-6), Pennsylvania
Professional Association Membership/Leadership
American School Counselor’s Association (ASCA)
Pennsylvania School Counselor’s Association (PSCA)
The William Glasser Institute
Westminster College Towering Titan Organization (TTO) Executive Committee
Ad hoc Committee on Graduate Counselor Education through the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling
Hale, J. (in press). Voices from the field 15.1. In B. T. Erford (Ed.), Transforming the school counseling profession (4th ed.). Columbus, OH: Pearson Merrill.
Hale, J. (2012). Devastating losses: How parents cope with the death of a child to suicide or drugs (Book Review). The Professional Counselor: Book and Media Reviews, Vol. 1-2.
Hale, J.V. and Maola, J. (2012). Achievement among second grade students who received instruction from either teachers trained in choice theory/reality therapy or teachers who were not so trained. International Journal of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy: An On-Line Journal, Vol. XXXI, No. 1 – fall 2011, p. 109-126.
Levers, L.L., Anderson, R.I., Boone, A.M., Cebula, J.V., Edger, K., Kuhn, L., Neuman, E.E., & Sindlinger, J. (in press). Qualitative research: Applying robust methods and illuminating the human context. VISTAS 2008 Proceedings of the American Counseling Association. VISTAS 2008 Online.
Hale, J.V. (2012, March). Improving school climate through training teachers to use choice theory/reality therapy methods in the classroom. Poster session presented at the National Youth At-Risk Conference, Savannah, Georgia.
Love, G., Hale, J., Whitfield-Williams, M. (2012, November). Jump starting the dialogue on ethnocentric monoculturalism: Utilizing the Canada-Mexico assessment technique. Presented at the 2012 PASSHE Summit, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
Cebula, J.V., Adams, T.H., & Halulko, S.B. (2010, March). School counselors and emotional support teachers: A team approach using the Response to Intervention model. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Levers, L.L., Anderson, R.I., Boone, A.M., Cebula, J.V., Edger, K., Kuhn, L., Neuman, E.E., & Sindlinger, J. (2008, March). Qualitative research: Applying robust methods and illuminating the human context. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Cebula, J.V. & Brown, C. (2007, April). Life on Planet Melmack: Integrating Worlds through Small Group Instruction. Presented at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association. State College, PA.
Kelly, B.L., Cebula, J.V., & Bruneau, L. (2005, October). Feminist teaching: A transformative and innovative approach to pedagogy in counselor education. Presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision national conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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