Craig Blum

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Blum has been providing consultation to various behavioral healthcare programs, organizations, state governments, Native American Tribal programs and governments, and the federal government serving or overseeing programs for those with mental health, substance abuse, and developmental/intellectual disabilities across the United States since 1996. From 1997 to 2004, he was a part-time surveyor for the Joint Commission and reviewed over 350 programs. He worked in a private counseling practice between 1988-1996. Before that he worked in a variety of hospital-based and other community organizations providing outpatient and inpatient counseling, crisis intervention, rehabilitation, and career counseling. He has taught in a variety of undergraduate through doctoral programs in human services and counseling programs at both traditional ground-based and online universities for a total of more than 20 years. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles, and has been active in local and national professional organizations.

Courses Taught

COUN 6671 - Counseling Practicum

COUN 6682A/B - Counseling Internship

COUN 6306 - Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling

CPLB 602L - CMHC Pre-Practicum 2

CPLB 601L - CMHC Pre-Practicum 1

GRWA 6100 - Group Lab

COUN 6743 - Psychopharmacology

COUN 6101 - Foundations of Graduate Study in Counseling

COUN 6100 - Introduction to Mental Health Counseling

COUN 6722 - Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories


PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

MS, Syracuse University

BA, State University of New York at Buffalo


Hartman, B., Fuqua, D., Blum, C., Hartman, P. (1985). A study of the predictive validity of the Career Decision Scale in identifying longitudinal patterns of career indecision. Journal of Vocational Behavior

Jenkins, S., Fuqua, D., Blum, C. (1986). An examination of factors related to the duration of counseling in a university counseling center. Psychological Reports

Fuqua, D., Blum, C., Hartman, B. (1988). Empirical support for the differential diagnosis of career indecision. Career Guidance Quarterly

Kauppi, D., Ballou, M., Jaques, M., Gualtieri, J., Blum, C. (1983). Job satisfaction predictors of rehabilitation counseling graduates. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin

Szirony, G. M., Christine, M., Szirony, G., Blum, C. (2016). Perceived competency in grief counseling: Implications for counselor education.. Szirony Gary M.

Sutherland, V., Hartman, B., Blum, C. (1993). Validating sex-role-related items designed to measure career indecision. Psychological Reports


Blum, C. R. (1985). A Cluster Analytically‑Derived Typology of Career Indecision. American Educational Research Association

Blum, C. R. (1992). Assessing Adult Suicide. NJ Association of Suicidology

Blum, C. R. (1993). Assessing Suicide Risk in Adults. NJ Association of Suicidology

Blum, C. R. (1986). Learned Helplessness and Attributional Style in Career Decision Making. American Educational Research Association

Blum, C. R. (1993). Assessing Suicide Risk in Adults. NJ Association of Suicidology

Blum, C. R. (1985). The Implications of Recent Achievement Motivation Theory and Research for Understanding Career Indecision. American Association of Counseling and Development

Blum, C. R. (1991). Warning Signs of Midlife Suicide. NJ Association of Suicidology