Thomas J. Hernandez, Ed.D., LMHC

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Department Chairperson, Professor

Office: 190 Brown Building

Phone: (585) 395.2258



  • Ed.D. in Counseling and Human Development. Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester
  • M.S. in Human Development, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester
  • B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, University of Rochester

Areas of Specialty

  • Coordinator College Counseling Program, Career Counseling, diagnosis and systems issues in higher education.

Research Interests

Areas of difference in the counseling process: issues of gender, culture and disability in the social context in which we live. In addition, issues of technology in counseling and the impact of technology on children and their relationships in school settings.


  • Barrell, M., & Hernandez, T. J. (2011). Middle School Students Speak About Their Counseling Needs: A Survey. New York State School Counseling Journal, 8, 2, 30-39.
  • Dobmeier, R. A., Hernandez, T. J., Barrell, R. G., Burke, D. M., Catlin-Rakoski, S. J., Hanna, C. M., Luce, D. B., Rowe, J. M., Siclare, M. (2011). Student Knowledge of Signs, Risk Indicators, and Resources for Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Disorders, and Other Mental Health Problems On Campus. CSPANY Journal, 2, 1.
  • Hernandez, T. J., & Hernandez, R. P. (2010). Cyberbullying: A Study of the Online Behaviors of Middle School Students. NYSSCA Journal, 8, 1, 20-27.
  • Hernandez, T. J., Seem, S. R., & Shakoor, M. A. (2010). Counselor Education Admissions: A Selection Process that Highlights Candidate Self-Awareness and Personal Characteristics. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 2, 1, 74-87.
  • Hernández, T., & Seem, S. (2004). A safe school climate: A systemic approach and the school counselor. Professional School Counseling, 7, 4, 256-262.
  • Hernández, T. (2004). Case studies in psychoeducational and task groups. In J. Donigian and J. Delucia-Waack, The practice of multicultural group work. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
  • Hernandez, T., Teeple, E., & Scheel, A. (2002, September). Group career counseling with first-year college students to increase self-awareness. The Newsletter – SUNY CDO, Sept. 2002, 15-17.
  • Hernandez, T., & Seem, S. (2001, Summer). Ethical diagnosis: Teaching strategies for gender and culture sensitivity. Professional Issues in Counseling.
  • Hernandez, T., &Fister, D.(2001). Dealing with Disruptive and Emotional College Students: A Systems Model. Journal of College Counseling, 4 , 1, 49-62.
  • Hernández, T., & Morales, N. (1999). Career, culture and compromise: The career development experiences of Latinas working in higher education. Career Development Quarterly, 48, 45-58.
  • Seem, S. & Hernández, T. (1998). Considering gender in counseling center practice: Individual and institutional actions.Journal of College Counseling, 1, 2, 154-168.
  • Hernández, T. (1995). The career trinity: Puerto-Rican male college students and their struggle for identity and power. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, April 1995, 23, 2, 103-115.

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Professionally Dr. Hernández is currently Co-Editor of the New York State School Counseling Journal and is a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Career Development Association, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, and the American Counseling Association - New York. He has also been an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Excellence and Equality in Education. Dr. Hernandez is a past-president of the New York Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Currently, Dr. Hernandez serves as a board member for the New York State School Counselors Association and serves on the Western New York School Counselors Consortium.

Last Updated 9/14/18

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