CAS009 - An Historical Perspective on the field of Mental Health Counseling w/ Dr.  James Messina
Airdate 3/2/2006

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Dr. Stephen Giunta received his Ph. D. in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2002 from the University of Floridaís Department of Counselor Education. He is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Florida and a member of the board for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. Dr. Giunta is the past Program Chair for Argosy University/Tampa and is currently in private practice.


Dr. James Messina received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1974 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. That same year, he completed a Post-Doctoral, NIMH Fellowship in Mental Health Administration at the University of Florida. An author, consultant, editor, and adjunct faculty member, he has been has been a licensed psychologist in the State of Florida since 1980.


Dr. Messina is a co-founder of the American Mental Health Counselor Association and that associationís second president. He is a Founding Member of the Board of Directors for the National Board of Certified Counselors. He is a past Member of the Board for the American Counseling Association and has chaired a national committee for the American School Counselors Association. He was a Drafter of language for the Licensure of Mental Health Counselors in the State of Florida and is the recipient of a number of nation, state and local awards for service to the profession and the community.

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Music used in this podcast:

Jaime Beauchamp - "Memorial Day" obtained from the Podsafe Music Network - Link to music

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