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Gregory Roth
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Contact Information
Office: Wister M-21
Phone: 215-991-2815
Fax: 215-951-5140

Dr. Roth earned his Ph.D. from Penn State’s CACREP accredited counselor education program and his M.Ed. from its CORE accredited rehabilitation counseling program. He has over 15 years of experience working within community mental health services, as well as several years instructing and supervising counselors-in-training. Dr. Roth has dedicated his efforts toward an increased understanding of social justice and counseling issues that directly impact traditionally underserved populations. Much of his professional work has been in assisting those most in need of community counseling: Individuals who contend with homelessness, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, and addictions. He is a National Certified Counselor who has worked with individuals and families from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.

Areas of Expertise
Dr. Roth’s interest is focused upon community mental health issues. Within that broad field, he is dedicated to investigating the causes, effects, and interventions related to mental health stigma; career counseling issues; and social justice matters. His expertise in these areas was gained through his work experiences and research efforts. This has included efforts to understand the experiences of individuals who endure the highest levels of stigmatization (i.e., Individuals with HIV/AIDS, adults with serious mental illness, and people with opiate addictions).


  • B.A. Journalism, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed. Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D. Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University
  • National Certified Counselor


  • PCMF 501: Introduction to Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • PCC 501: Professional Orientation and Ethical Practices in Counseling
  • PCC 612: Group Processes in Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • PCC 644: Career Counseling


Representative Publications
Haug, N. A., Sorensen, J. L., Gruber, V. A., Lollo, N., & Roth, G. (2006). HAART adherence strategies for methadone clients who are HIV-positive: A treatment manual for implementing contingency management and medication coaching. Behavior Modification, 30, 752-781.

Sorensen, J. L., Jacob, C., & Roth, G. (2004). Case management with heroin users: Intervention manual of The Emergency Department Linkages Project. Unpublished manuscript, University of California, San Francisco.

Representative Presentations
Roth, G., Jacob, C., & Gaenzle, S. (2012, November). Building student writing skills. Education session for the Pennsylvania Association of Counselor Education & Supervision eastern region fall meeting, Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Roth, G. (2009, March). The clubhouse experience: Adults with serious mental illness describe how clubhouse has affected their lives. Poster session for the American Counseling Association Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hunt, B., & Roth, G. (2007, March). Life with mental illness: In their own words. Education session for the American Counseling Association Conference, Detroit Michigan.

Professional Memberships
American Counseling Association
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International

Programs offered at:

Francis Berna, OFM, Ph.D.

Donna A. Tonrey, Psy.D., LMFT, LPC

Counseling and Family Therapy
Master's Programs
Office: Wister Hall, Room 208
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1767
Fax: 215.991.3585

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