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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
Email: silliker@sbu.edu

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For application instructions and materials, please visit our site:


 Or contact:

Phone: (716) 375-2021

SCHOOL COUNSELING CERTIFICATE

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 silliker@sbu.edu 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
Email: peberl@sbu.edu

Pat RiehlePat Riehle
Secretary
Plassmann B08
priehle@sbu.edu
(716) 3752357

Silliker, Alan

Titles/Responsibilities Program Director
Associate Professor
Academic School
School of Education
Academic Department Counselor Education
Contact Information Office Phone: 716-375-2368
E-mail: silliker@sbu.edu
Office Location Plassmann Hall, B36
Courses Taught
  • CE 530. Techniques of Counseling 
  • CE 550. Group Counseling 
  • CE 570. Career Counseling 
  • CE 620A. Internship in School Counseling 
  • CE620B. Internship II in School Counseling 
  • CE 621. Advanced Internship in School Counseling 
  • CE 634. Interventions for School and Agency Counseling 
Academic Degrees
  • Ed.D., Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Boston College
    • Dissertation title: The Evaluation of Secondary School Career Education Strategies Using the Career Maturity Inventory. 
  • M.A., Guidance and Personnel, St. Bonaventure University
  • B.S., Psychology, Georgetown University
Personal Interests/Community Involvement
  • Masters’ Swimming participation; running; piano playing;
  • Eucharistic Minister/Lector St. Bonaventure’s Church, Allegany
  • Board Member: Parent Education Program; Mental Health Association in Cattaraugus County
Other Education
Professional Background
Accomplishments
  • Silliker, S.A. & Quirk, J.T. (1997). The effect of extracurricular activity participation on the academic performance of male and female high school students.  The School Counselor, 44, 288-293.
  • Silliker, S.A. (1994). Videotaped presentations in the classroom.  Journal On Excellence in College Teaching, 5, 89-94.
  • Silliker, S.A. (1993). The role of social contacts in the successful job search.  Journal of Employment Counseling, 30, 25-34.
Teaching Philosophy “One way or another you need to explore a little to learn.”
Current Research Interests/Projects
  • Student Success Skills: Academic intervention programs to reduce the academic gap among students.
  • Balance between Technology and Personal Contact in Counselor Education.
  • Serendipity in Job Getting
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