Gregory Roth, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Wister Hall 224
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
- Community mental health issues (the causes, effects, and interventions related to mental health stigma)
- Career counseling
- Social justice
- Ethics and Counselor Education
- National Certified Counselor
- Ph.D., Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University
- M.Ed., Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University
- B.A., Journalism, The Pennsylvania State University
- PCMF 501: Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy
- PCC 501: Professional Orientation and Ethical Practices in Counseling
- PCC 612: Group Processes in Counseling and Psychotherapy
- PCC 644: Career Counseling
Roth, G. (2018). Listening as a counselor would. In J. Jordan, B. Perkins, & R. Lee (Eds.), Handbook of experiential teaching in counselor education: A resource guide for counselor educators. Charleston, South Carolina: CreateSpace Independent Publishing.
Roth, G., Mount, S. & Jacob, C. J. (2018, Spring). Counselors in trouble: A review of disciplinary actions for counselors in Pennsylvania. Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 17(1), 18-26.
Jacob, C. J., Roth, G., Flanders, J., Jackson, C., Park-Davidson, C, Grubova, T., Guynn, T., Shoemaker, R., Goldberg, R., & Chehayl, C. (2017). Experiences with counselor training in Central Europe: Voices from student trainees. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 39(1), 43-55.
Roth, G. (2016). Perspectives from within the clubhouse: A qualitative investigation into a peer-to-peer vocational support program for adults with serious mental illness. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, 4(1), 5-17.
Roth, G., Jacob, C. J., Jackson, C., Stoler, J. R., & Oloidi, W. (under review). Learning to be a counselor at a distance: A qualitative investigation of the distance education experience for counselors-in-training. (Submitted to the Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision).
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.
Roth, G. (2018, May). Professional writing workshop: Strategies for successful proposals and manuscripts. [Invited] Presentation for the National Board for Certified Counselor’s Fellows and Scholars Bridging the Gap Symposium, Reston, Virginia.
Roth, G. (2017, October). Learning to be a counselor via the Internet: Results of a qualitative investigation. Presentation for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
Roth, G. (2017, July). “This is just between you and me:” Managing clients’ requests to keep secrets in family counseling. Presentation for the International Association of Marriage Family Counselors’ Oxford Family Counseling Institute, Oxford, England.
Roth, G. & Szarzynski, S. (2016, April). From Tabula rasa to power-sharing: Perspectives and practical tips regarding self-disclosures. Presentation for the Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Roth, G. (2015, October). “I didn’t know I was plagiarizing!” Strategies to help students avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism. Presentation for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Roth, G., Jacob, C. J., Oloidi, W., & Sein, S. (2015, April). Take care: Practical tips for avoiding burnout. Presentation for the Chi Sigma Iota Pennsylvania State-Wide Conference, University Park, Pennsylvania.
- American Counseling Association
- Pennsylvania Counseling Association (Chair of the Ethics Committee)
- Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
- Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International