Megan MichalakAssistant Professor and Director of Clinical Training in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
Department of Applied Psychology
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Highest DegreeDoctorate of Counselor Education & Counseling, Idaho State University
Other Degrees & CredentialsMasters of Arts in Community Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Megan is joining Antioch from Idaho where she earned her Doctorate in Counselor Education and Counseling from Idaho State University. There, she engaged in numerous scholarly pursuits including her dissertation research on how counselor educators train counselors to become scholars. Other scholarly interests include professional advocacy, creativity, professional identity development, and violence. Megan is an enthusiastic researcher and looks for opportunities to engage in scholarship with colleagues and students. She is a member of several professional organizations and has been involved in leadership roles in her state counseling chapters as well as served in leadership roles nationally.
Megan has had the opportunity to work with a variety of client concerns and has found a great deal of meaning in working with survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Other clinical interests include creativity as a clinical skill, gestalt theory, family counseling, and humor. She has several years clinical supervision experience and has supervised mental health counselors, school counselors, couple and family counselors, college counselors, and counselors-in-training. Megan is licensed as a counselor in the state of Idaho and is currently pursuing licensure locally.
As an educator, Megan brings enthusiasm and a variety of learning opportunities to the classroom. She has teaching experience with undergrad, master’s level, and doctoral level students. She endorses equality in the teaching relationship and values experiential and real life teaching moments. Megan loves being an educator, loves the counseling profession, and hopes to make a positive contribution to the students with whom she works.