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Elaine J. Casquarelli

                                                                    Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: 183 Brown Building                                                                       Elaine
Phone: (585) 395-5050




Completing Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Development

Warner Graduate School of Education

Department of Counseling and Human Development

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY


Ed.S., M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling

College of Education

Department of Counselor Education

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


M.A. in Religious Studies

Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL


B.A. in Sociology and Religion

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Areas of Specialty: Religion and spirituality in counseling and supervision,career counseling in higher education and private practice, LGB issues in counseling, counselor growth and development


Research Interests: Using qualitative research approaches to study the impact of counselors’ religion or spirituality on their work with clients, the religious or spiritual development process of counselors across the career span, the career development process of counselors, LGB couples counseling, integrating religion/spirituality and sexual orientation in the identity development process, and the use of narrative approaches in counselor training programs



Fallon, K. M., Dobmeier, R. A., Reiner, S. M., Casquarelli, E. J., Giglia, L, &

         Goodwin, E.. (2013). Reconciling spiritual values conflicts for counselors

         and lesbian and gay clients. Adultspan, 12(1). doi: 10.1002/j.2161-



Dobmeier, R., Reiner, S. M., Casquarelli, E. J., & Fallon, K. M (2013).

         Overcoming the schism between spiritual identity and sexual orientation.

         Counseling Today, Jan. Retrieved from


Casquarelli, E. J. (2012). Countering fear and inertial in the job search: A call to

         action for counseling students, counselors, and counselor educators.

         Counseling Today, CT Daily. Retrieved from


Casquarelli, E. J. & Fallon, K. M. (2011). Nurturing the relationships of all

         couples: Integrating lesbian, gay, and bisexual concerns into pre-marital

         education and counseling programs. The Journal of Humanistic Counseling,

         50(2), 149-160.



Prior to her work at The College at Brockport, Elaine Casquarelli has worked as a counselor at a university career counseling center and has taught College Success and Career Development courses to community college students. Additionally, she worked as a mental health counselor in a part-time private practice setting, specializing in career counseling, spiritual issues in counseling, and concerns related to sexual orientation. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education and is completing her dissertation on the experiences of counselors when working with clients who ascribe to a different religious or spiritual worldview. Elaine is a member of the American Counseling Association; the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling; the Association of Adult Development and Aging; the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling; the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision; and the Mental Health Counselors of Greater Rochester.



Last Updated 10/16/13