Contact Us

For more information regarding counseling programs, please contact the program director:

Dr. Alan Silliker
Plassmann B36
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-2368

To Apply

For application instructions and materials, please visit our site:

 Or contact:

Phone: (716) 375-2021


The Advanced Certificate in School Counseling is for individuals possessing a master’s degree and credential in school counseling (typically a 48 hour degree) and needing additional coursework to meet the credit hour criteria for permanent certification in New York.

The specific requirements of the advanced certification program are established for each student in consultation with the director of the counseling graduate programs. Generally, advanced certificate students take 12 credit hours - three courses and a 300 hour internship.  Because a certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements, advanced certificate students are eligible to apply federal financial aid (e.g. Graduate Stafford Loan).

For more information, contact Dr. Alan Silliker at or 716-375-2368.

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Certification Office

Phil Eberl

Philip Eberl
Certification Officer
Plassmann B10
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-2367

Pat RiehlePat Riehle
Plassmann B08
(716) 3752357

Buckles, Thomas

Titles/Responsibilities Adjunct Professor
Academic School
School of Education
Academic Department Counselor Education
Contact Information Phone: 716-373-8080 ext. 5301
Office Location
Courses Taught
  • Seminar in Community Mental Health Counseling 
Academic Degrees
  • Marymount University, M.A. in Psychological Services – Counseling, 1998
  • St. Bonaventure University, B.A. in History, 1996 
Personal Interests/Community Involvement
Other Education
Professional Background Trained EMDR Therapist, Program Director for Foundations for Change – PROS Program in Olean
Teaching Philosophy
Current Research Interests/Projects
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