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Department of Counseling & College Student Personnel
Contact : counsel@ship.edu
Shippen Hall
(717) 477-1668

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Important Dates  

  May 9, 2014 Graduate Commencement             

             

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Andy Carey, Ph.D., NCC

Andy Carey

 

Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257
Email: alcare@ship.edu
Phone: (717) 477-1650
Office: 111 Shippen Hall

 


Philosophy of Counseling and Teaching:

My philosophy of counseling and teaching is really one and the same. I believe that true learning must be experiential in some way. Because people invariably use defenses throughout life, mere information generally fails to penetrate into a person's inner being. In both teaching and counseling, receiving information alone typically leaves students and clients with only intellectual or "head knowledge," more frustrated about their inability to apply what they "know". With their defenses still in place, a gap between their head knowledge and life experience remains.

True learning, in contrast, must be experiential in some way, and must be in safety to cut through the defenses. Rather than students or clients blindly accepting information from a perceived or "supposed" authority, true learning is about safely encountering life and experience more fully for self. For instance, once life principles surface in connection to any issues or topics at hand, students and clients should empirically examine and test those principles against life themselves. In safely observing and contacting life experience for themselves, students can witness first-hand these principles. It is no longer head knowledge with defenses still in place, but first-hand or true learning

Areas of Expertise:

I consider myself a generalist because of my experiences in university counseling centers, community agencies, the public schools, a correctional institution, and private practice. However, areas that I tend to deal with most frequently are abuse, spiritual, and relationship issues.


Vita

 

EDUCATION 

Ph.D., Counselor Ed., The Dept. of Human Serv., Univ. of Virginia (August 1988).

M.S., College Counseling, Shippensburg State College (May 1982).

B.S., Healthy & Physical Education, Lock Haven State College (May 1978).

 

EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Coun., Shippensburg Univ., (January 1997 – Present).

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Leadership and Secondary Education, Morehead State University, (August 1995 – December 1996).

Assistant Professor, Graduate Department of Counseling & Psychology, Marywood College, (September 1991 – August 1995; fixed term). Private practice as well.

Assistant Professor, Counseling & Guidance, Pacific Lutheran University, (September 1988 – July 1991). Private practice. Internship in secondary school counseling as well (1988).

Chairperson, Counseling, Pacific Lutheran University (January 1989 – August 1990).

Graduate Instructor, Counselor Ed., Univ. of Virginia (January 1987 – May 1988).

PUBLICATIONS

Carey, A. (2010). The Redeeming Power of Presence. Indiana: Authorhouse.

Carey, A., Wingert, M., & Harlacher, A. (In process). The true versus false self: Life based in existential meaning. Initially submitted to the Journal of Counseling & Development, being revised for submission to Counseling and Values.

Carey, A. & Eschbach, L. (2004). Co-editors. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 6, (1).

Carey, A. & Eschbach, L. (2004). Life challenges: Learning in all things. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 6, (1).

Carey, A. & Eschbach, L. (2003). Co-editors. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 5, (2).

Carey, A. & Eschbach, L. (2003). Change and commitment. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 5, (2).

Carey, A. & Eschbach, L. (2003). Co-editors. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 5, (1).

Brooks, C. & Carey, A. (2001). Co-editors. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 4, (1).

Carey, A. & Brooks, C. (2001). Learning from voice. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 4, (1).

Brooks, C. & Carey, A. (2001). Co-editors. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 3, (2).

Carey, A. & Brooks, C. (2001). Unity through diversity. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 3, (2).

Carey, A. & Brooks, C. (2000). The strength of diversity. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 3, (1).

Carey, A. (2000). Emotional and spiritual empowerment: Expression of true experience. Counseling in the 21st century: International counseling conference proceedings.

Brooks, C. & Carey, A. (2000). Co-editors. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 2, (2).

Carey, A. & Brooks, C. (2000). Increasing the odds: How to get published in JPCA. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 2, (2).

Brooks, C. & Carey, A. (1999). Co-editors. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 2, (1).

Carey, A. & Brooks, C. (1999). Professional development. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 2, (1).

Brooks, C. & Carey, A. (1999). Co-editors. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 1, (1).

Carey, A. (1997). Survivor revictimization: Object relations dynamics and treatment implications. Journal of Counseling and Development, 75, 357-383.

Staley, W. & Carey, A. (1997). The role of the school counselor in facilitating a quality 21st century workforce. The School Counselor, 44, 377-383.

Lemoncelli, J. & Carey, A. (1996). The psychospiritual dynamics of adult survivors of abuse. Counseling and Values, 40, 175-184.

Carey, A. (1995). Pain that represses reality profits little: When clients are stuck in their pain. VOICES: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, 31, 30-33.

RELATED SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Carey, A., Wingert, M., Harlacher, A. (2010). The True Self, Existential Meaning, and Wellness: Implications for Counseling. Upcoming presentation at the American Counseling Association in Pittsburgh, PA.

Carey, A. (2009). Performance Addiction. Presentation to the Central Pennsylvania School Counselors Institute at Shippensburg, PA.

Carey, A. (2009). The Relational Cultural Approach and Contemplation: Bringing Relational Awakening. Presentation at the American Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in San Diego, CA.

Carey, A. (2009). The True Self and Existential Meaning: Towards Wellness Counseling. Presentation at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association at State College, PA.

Carey, A. (2009). Student Motivation: The Key to Success. Presentation at the Pennsylvania School Counselor Association conference in Lancaster, PA.

Carey, A., Whitman, T., McHenry, W., & Douglass, M. (2008). Dealing with Unmotivated Students: Consultation, Coordination, and Collaboration. Presentation for the Rural School Counselors Institute at Shippensburg, PA.

Past member of PCA executive board; past president of PACES; 6 years as JPCA co-editor; beyond the most recent presentations above, presented approximately 50 local, state, regional, national, and international presentations on topics such as counselor supervision, mentoring, true self, and many others; member of ACA, PCA, ACES, NARACES, PACES, ASERVIC, PSCA.