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Joffrey S. Suprina, PhD, LMHC, NCC

Title:

Professor
College of Professional Studies and Advancement

Programs/Classes Taught:

M.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision 

  • HSC501, Fundamentals of Counseling
  • HSC503, Counseling and Human Development in a Multicultural Society
  • HSC504, Clinical Techniques of Counseling
  • HSC505, Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
  • HSC506, Introduction to Theory and Practice of Family Therapy
  • HSC509, Human Development Theory
  • HSC510, Theories of Counseling
  • HSC511, Professional Practice and Ethics in Human Services
  • HSC512, Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling
  • HSC514, Counseling for Career Development
  • HSC519, Psychological Assessment in Counseling
  • HSC520, Human Sexuality
  • HSC524, Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • HSC533, Counseling Practicum
  • HSC541, Trauma and Crisis Intervention Theory, Response Models and Techniques
  • HSC542, Psychopharmacology for Counselors
  • HSC543, Introduction to Theory and Practice of Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • HSC581, Counseling Internship I
  • HSC582, Counseling Internship II
  • HSM508, Research and Evaluation Methodology
  • HSS534, Perspectives on Substance Abuse Counseling
  • CES677, Curricular Design & Program Assessment in Higher Education      
  • CES660, Leadership and Advocacy in Counselor Education
  • CES645, Multicultural Issues in Counselor Education & Supervision
  • CES646, Ethics in Counselor Education
  • CES649, Teaching in Higher Education
  • CES652, Advanced Theory and Practice
  • CES644, Models of Clinical Supervision
  • CES692, CES Practicum
  • CES690A, Internship I
  • CES690B, Internship II
  • CES696-699, Dissertation

Areas of Expertise:

Holistic Wellness
Multiculturalism
LGBTQ
Spirituality
Addiction
Trauma

Biography:

Joffrey S. Suprina, PhD is a Professor of Counselor Education at the National Louis University Tampa campus. He is a current board member of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) and has held leadership positions in SACES and ALGBTIC.  In higher education he has held positions as Program Chair, College Chair and National Dean.

As a practitioner scholar, Dr. Suprina is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and supervisor who has worked with a wide variety of clients and supervisees in a myriad of settings including university counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, clinics and private practice. In addition to being an LMHC, he is also a hypnotherapist, massage therapist, musician, dancer, actor and director. Dr. Suprina regularly presents with over 100 professional presentations, workshops and guest lectures, has published in a variety of professional journals and books and is the founder and Editor of The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology that recently became The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of the International Trauma Training Institute. His practice and research areas of expertise include holistic wellness, LGBT issues, multiculturalism, addiction and trauma.

Education:

PhD in Counselor Education & Practice – Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

MA in Professional Counseling – Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

BA in Music – Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Research and Interests:

Holistic Wellness, Multiculturalism, LGBTQ, Spirituality, Addiction and Trauma

Recent Publications:

Suprina, J. S., Matthews, C. H., Shoemaker, S., Harrell, D., Brace, A., Sadler-Gerhardt, C., & Kocet, M. M., (2019). Best Practices in Cross-Cultural Counseling: The Intersection of Spiritual/Religious Identity and Affectional/Sexual Identity. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling. 13(4) 293-325.

Rose, J. S., Kocet, M. M., Thompson, I. A., Flores, M., McKinney, R. & Suprina, J. S. (2019). Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling’s best practices in addressing conscience clause legislation in counselor education and supervision. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 13(1), 1-44.

Umuna, C. D., Suprina, J. S. & Chabau, M. (2016).Evangelical Christian students’ experiences in secular counselor-training programs. The Practitioner Scholar: The Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 5, 122-140.

Suprina, J. S. & Stokes, J. (2015). Academic Residencies. In Carl J. Sheperis & Randy J. Davis (editors) Online counselor education: A guide for students.  Sage Publications.

Sanabria, S. & Suprina, J. S. (2014). Addressing spirituality when counseling gay boys, adolescents, and men, In Michael Kocet (editor) Counseling gay men, adolescents, and boys: A strength-based guide to helping professionals and educators. (pp. 52-66). Abington, Oxon; Routledge

Payne, J. H., Smith, S. D., Tuchfeld, B., & Suprina, J. S. (2013). Relationship development between racially matched and non-matched counselor supervisors and practicum supervisees: Preliminary findings. The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 2, 108-118.

Ross, D., Suprina, J. S. & Brack, G.(2013).The spirituality supervision model (SACRED): An emerging model from a meta-synthesis of the research. The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 2(1), 68-83.

Recent Presentations:

Suprina, J. S. (2019, July). Healing with Harmony: Music, Spirituality and Counseling. 90-Minute Presentation accepted for presentation at the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious values in Counseling (ASERVIC) National Conference,Colorado Springs, CO.

Suprina, J. S. (2019, March). Supporting Our Roots: Using CAM to Support a Wellness Counseling Approach. Roundtable session presentation at the American Counseling Association International Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Suprina, J. S. & Perjessy, C. (2018, March). Holistic Stress Management Techniques for Clinicians and Clients. Education session presentation at the American Counseling Association International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Brinton, A. & Suprina, J. S. (2018, March). Grief and Loss Processing for Children & Adolescents. Education session presentation at the American Counseling Association International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Matthews, C. & Suprina, J. S. (2017, October). Conscience Conflict: Addressing Conscience Clause Laws in Counselor Education and Supervision. Roundtable session presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Chicago, IL.

Suprina, J. S. & Ritter, K.(2017, October). Back to Our Roots: Developing a Wellness Course for Future Counselors. Education session presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Chicago, IL.

Moderators: O’Brien, E. & Hagedorn, W. B., Panelists: Suprina, J. S., Thompson, I. & McKinney, R.(2017, March). Honoring Both Religious/Spiritual and Sexual Diversity Simultaneously: Is It Possible?, American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Sigman, S. J., Suprina, J. S., Krishnadas, R. & Bhalla, M. (2016, April). Educating Students for Professional and Community Engagement: Models of Blended and Online Education in a Multi-campus University. Poster Session presented at the Western Association of Schools and College Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Academic Resource Conference, Garden Grove, CA.

Suprina, J. S. (2016, April). Shake It Off: The Body/Mind Connection and Benefits of Dance in Counseling. Education session presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Montreal, QB.

LaMarr, N. & Suprina, J. S. (2016, April). The Power of the Prepare-Enrich Program for African American Couples. Poster session presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Montreal, QB.

Suprina, J. S., Paro, C., & Pereira, J. (2015, October). Building multicultural competence in counseling students: Efforts to address social class in multicultural counseling courses. Roundtable presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Leggett, D. G. & Suprina, J. S. (2015, October). How is it measured?: Curriculum development and assessment in the age of accountability. Poster presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Contact Information:

Joffrey S. Suprina, PhD, LMHC, NCC

jsuprina@nl.edu

Office: 727-342-0215

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