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Michelle Perepiczka

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree ProgramPh.D. Counseling Education & Supervision

Dr. Michelle Perepiczka, Faculty. Dr. Perepiczka is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY), Certified School Counselor (Provisional-NY), Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Nationally Certified Counselor. Dr. Perepiczka earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Texas A&M University-Commerce and an M.S. in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. She has been providing counseling services in mental health and school counseling since 2007. Her areas of specialization are play therapy, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Dr. Perepiczka actively serves the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education as well as the Association of Humanistic Counseling in multiple roles. Dr. Perepiczka’s research focus is in counselor development and wellness.

Courses Taught

COUN 6626 - Research Methods and Program Evaluation

COUN 8120 - Program Evaluation

COUN 8203 - Survey Research Methods

RSCH 8251 - Adv Quant Reasoning and Analysis


PhD, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Master's of Science, Texas Woman's University

BA, University of Texas at Dallas

Public Service

Association of Humanistic Counseling, Board Member

Governing Council American Counseling Association, Board Member

Awards / Honors

Awarded the Outstanding Humanistic Dissertation Award, , 2010

Faculty Sponsor of NJCU's Ethics Team, Third Place, , 2010


Balkin, R. S., Perepiczka, M., Whitely, R., Kimbrough, S. (2009). The relationship of values and emotional awareness to sexual activity in young adulthood Adultspan


Perepiczka, M. (2008). Utilizing the wellness paradigm to counsel adolescent male and female offenders

Perepiczka, M. (2008). Utilizing the wellness paradigm as a group counseling intervention for elementary school students

Perepiczka, M., Freeman, S. J. (2008). Understanding HIV/AIDS and the legal and ethical guidelines for school counseling interventions

McSpillman, J. A., Haddock, L. R., Perepiczka, M. (2012). Student Wellness and the Residency Experience. Self

Perepiczka, M., McDonald, K. E. (2011). Strengthening student writing: Cutting down grading time while developing students’ professional voice Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES)

Perepiczka, M. (2009). Strength-based group counseling for elementary school students with behavior problems

Becerra, M., Perepiczka, M. (2008). Shared lived experiences of Latino fathers raising a child with disabilities: Implications for counselors

Perepiczka, M. (2009). School counseling services for students diagnosed with HIV/AIDS

Perepiczka, M. (2009). Relationship between wellness and age, matriculation, and relationship status of counseling education doctoral students

Becerra, M., Chandler, N., Perepiczka, M. (2008). Obstacles of minority graduate students in research and statistics: Implications for rehabilitation counselor educators and graduate students

Perepiczka, M., Yates, J., Becerra, M., Chandler, N. (2008). Obstacles for graduate students in research and statistics: Implications for counselor educators and graduate students

Perepiczka, M. (2008). Incorporating wellness in school counseling

Perepiczka, M., Chandler, N., Becerra, M. (2009). Graduate students' statistics self- efficacy

Perepiczka, M., Cochran, J. (2010). From Play to Wellness

Balkin, R., Perepiczka, M. (2007). Emotional awareness and sexual readiness in young adults

Perepiczka, M. (2009). Critical analysis of reported grief support group outcomes

Perepiczka, M. (2009). Counseling graduate student wellness

Becerra, M., Perepiczka, M. (2008). A phenomenological inquiry into the experiences of Latino fathers of children with disabilities

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