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Patricia Goodspeed Grant, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC

Dr. Goodspeed Grant earned an EdD in Counseling and Human Development from the University of Rochester.goodspeedShe also holds an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Springfield College and a BS in Psychology from Empire State College. She is a national certified counselor and a licensed mental health counselor..

She has more than twelve years of combined experience working as an employee assistance counselor in Connecticut, as a counselor with adults in career transition, substance abuse counselor, and as a college counselor in New York. She facilitates groups for divorcing and widowed individuals, and maintains a small private counseling practice. She has consulted for business and industry, and has been an invited speaker for local businesses and women's groups.

Dr.Goodspeed's dissertation research was a hermeneutic phenomenological exploration of the meaning of work for unemployed professionals. From this experience, she developed interests in qualitative methods, specifically for the field of counseling, and is currently researching the lived experiences of separation and divorce. She has also written and presented on topics related to social class and the counseling process, to creativity and its relationship to both counseling process and counselor education, and work-family issues, and how these areas are practiced in the international counseling community. She has taught a great many counselor education courses, and currently teaches Psychopathology, Human Experience, and Contemporary Issues. She serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of College Counseling.

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Last Updated 11/8/11