Gregory Roth, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Associate Professor
Counseling and Family Therapy, Psychology
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 many years of experience working within community mental health services, as well as 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 substance use disorders.

Community mental health issues (the causes, effects, and interventions related to mental health stigma)
Career counseling
Social justice
Ethics and Counselor Education

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

PCMF 500: 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., Jacob, C. J., Jackson, C., Stoler, J. R., & Oloidi, W. (2019). Learning to be a counselor at a distance: A qualitative investigation of the distance education experience for counselors-in-training. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(3).

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.

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. & Rizzo, C. (2022, April). Excellence in supervision and gatekeeping. Presentation for the Pennsylvania Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Villanova, PA.

Roth, G. & Parker, L. (2019, October). Written in a clear, professional style: Preparing counselors-in-training for professional writing. Presentation for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, WA.

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, VA.

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, IL.

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, LA.

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, PA.

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, PA.

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