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Robert A. Dobmeier, PhD, LMHC, CRC

Associate Professor, Coordinator Mental Health Counseling Program

Office: 180 Brown Building


Phone: (585) 395-5090




Ph.D. in Counselor Education,  State University of New York at Buffalo

Master of Social Work, State University of New York at Buffalo

Master of Arts in Theology, Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, NY

B.A. Philosophy, St. John Vianney Seminary, East Aurora, NY


Areas of Specialty:

Mental health counseling, severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring disorders, recovery from mental illness, chemical dependency, and spirituality in counseling


Research Interests:

Spirituality in mental health counseling, school counseling, and among diverse populations, mental health problems and services on college campuses, professional counselor licensing, and identity of professional counselors



Dobmeier, R. & Reiner, S. (2012). Spirituality in the counselor education curriculum: A national survey of student   perceptions. Counseling and Values, 57, 47-65.

Dobmeier, R. & Stevens, P. (2012). Retaining sobriety: Relapse prevention strategies. Chapter 10 in Substance  Abuse Counseling: Theory and Practice, Edited by P. Stevens and R. Smith, 5th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. 

Dobmeier, R. (2011). School counselors support student spirituality through Developmental Assets, character education, and ASCA Competency Indicators. Professional School Counseling, 14, 5, 317-327.

Dobmeier, R., Hernandez, T., Barrell, R., Burke, D., Catlin-Rakoski, S., Hanna, C., Luce, D., Rowe, J., & Siclare, M.   (2011). Student knowledge of signs, risk factors, and resources for depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and other mental health problems on campus. CSPA-NYS Journal, 11, 1, 103-122.
Houseknecht, S., Sculli, N., King, N., Beringer, A., Reiner, S., & Dobmeier, R. (2011). Parent, teacher, and school administrator views of the role of school counselor in elementary education: A survey in a suburban school district. New York State School Counselor Association, 8, 2, 21-29.
Dobmeier, R. & Moran, J. (Spring 2008). Dealing with disruptive behavior of adult learners.
New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 22, 2, 29-54.


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Dr. Dobmeier has prior work experience as a mental health counselor, supervisor, and administrator. He has worked for several Office of Mental Health and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services licensed agencies in western New York. Dr. Dobmeier is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has advocated for recognition of diagnosis in the scope of practice for mental health counselors in New York State. He is currently Co-President of the New York Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Chair of the Public Policy and Legislation Committee of the Association for Adult Development and Aging, and Chair of the Western Region of ACA-NY. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, and Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education. He is also active in the New York Mental Health Counseling Association and its Greater Rochester Chapter and the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Dobmeier is a member of Chi Sigma Iota and of Nu Chapter. In addition to his research interests in the area, he teaches a course on spirituality in counseling.   

Last Updated 9/25/13