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Arthur J. Bangs, F.S.C.
B.A., La Salle College (Maxima Cum Laude)
M.A., La Salle College
M.A., University of Pittsburgh (Marshall Fund Scholarship)
M.A., Catholic University of America
Ph.D., Counseling with a Minor in Educational Psychology, Catholic University of America (Full Board of Trustees Scholarship)
Postdoctoral work at Temple University in Psychodiagnosis Rorschach
I have been on the staff of La Salle University since June of 1969. Before coming to La Salle, I taught grade school at St. Francis Vocational School in Eddington and English and mathematics, but mainly religion and Latin in three different high schools. In this capacity I was the moderator of glee clubs, honor societies, speech and debate, intramurals, and the yearbook. I also taught a CCD class in Maryland as well as intermediate Latin and a graduate course in counseling at Catholic University.
From 1969-2006, I worked as a psychologist in La Salle’s Counseling Center, taught educational psychology, and supervised student teachers in special education.
During this period I also served as secretary of the Faculty Senate (’71-’74) and for three years as the Director of the American College Program at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland where La Salle had a study abroad program. I have also been the guest lecturer in numerous FYO classes with programs mainly on the topics of stress and time management. I am one of the freshmen advisers. During this time I also worked in the summer pre-college program for incoming freshmen, which was directed out of the Counseling Center. I have been a member of at least 13 committees at the University during these years, including the steering committee for an early Middle States evaluation ’74-76, Campus Ministry Advisory Board, Resident Life Advisory Board, Day Care Center, Student Development Committee, ADP committee, and Urban Studies Center. I also taught a course on child development to women of the neighborhood and assisted the Admissions Office by covering College Nights.
- The interplay between psychology and teaching
- Personal counseling
- Religion, languages, music, and Europe
- American Counseling Association
- American Psychological Association
Certificates or Awards
- Teaching Certificate – Diocese of Pittsburgh
- Teaching Certificate – State of Virginia
- Psychologist License – State of Pennsylvania
- Inducted into La Salle’s Honor Society of Alpha Epsilon
- Certificate of Completion – Centro Internazioniale La Salliano – Rome
- Diploma (4 course program) - Center for Cognitive Therapy (Univ. of Pa.)
- Certificate for a semester training in Hypnotherapy – Institute of Pa. Hospital
- Bangs, A. Privilege and the counseling profession. Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1971, 50, 270-275.
- Bangs, A. The application of the cognitive therapy model to the treatment of burnout among members of active religious communities. Journal of Pastoral Counseling, 1986, 21, 9-21.
- Bangs, A. The counseling center: Its role on the college campus. The Pennsylvania Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1, 1 1973.
- Bangs, A (using former name, Brother Daniel Richard) Musings on the teaching relationship. La Salle Catechist, Winter, 1966, 62-67.
- Bangs, A. A study of some aspects of the self-concept in the psychological development of the child. Catholic High School Quarterly (now known as Momentum) 196, 35-40.
- Bangs, A. (using former name, Brother Daniel Richard) The Co-Institutional School. The La Salle Catechist, Spring, 1962, 130-32.
- Bangs, A. Book Review of The Colleges and the courts: The developing law of the student and the college by M.M. Chambers in the Personnel and Guidance Journal. 51, 1973.
- Bangs, A. Student analysis indicates satisfaction with College’s co-educational environment in the La Salle Magazine, Winter, 1977.
Courses Recently Taught
- Education 103: Educational Psychology – Human Learning