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Darren Wozny

Darren A. Wozny

Professo
Email: Dr. Wozny
Telephone: (601) 484-0166
Office: (601) 484-0279
Dr. Wozny's Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.A., University of Manitoba, Psychology (Advanced)
  • M.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe, Marriage and Family Therapy/Counselor Education
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, Human Development and Family Studies with Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Multicultural issues in counseling
  • Suicide prevention/intervention

Courses Taught

  • Counseling Children
  • Counseling Skills
  • Cultural Foundations in Counseling
  • Crisis Response in Counseling
  • Developmental Counseling and Mental Health
  • Facilitative Skills
  • Family Counseling Theory
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Research Techniques for Counselors

Selected Publications

  • Wozny, D. A., and Wozny, C. A. (2011). Promoting physical wellness on a commuter campus: Learning key principles of exercise prescription to enhance program design. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas11/Article_10.pdf
  • Wozny, D.A., and Taylor, A. (2009). Developing guidelines for campus suicide prevention anti-stigma posters: A focus group approach. In G.R. Waltz, J.C. Bleuer, and R.K. Yep (Eds.), Compelling Counseling Interventions: VISTAS 2009 (pp. 223-234). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Wozny, D.A. (2009). Counseling European Americans. In B. Erford (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Counseling (p.180-183). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Wozny, D.A. (2009). Work values. In B. Erford (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Counseling (p. 569-571). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Wozny, D.A. (2009). Eating disorders. In B. Erford (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Counseling (p. 167-169). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Wozny, D.A., and Porter, J.Y. (2009). Commuter campus student peer helper program orientation: A training curriculum. Perspectives in Peer Programs, 22(1), 15-29.

Selected Presentations

  • Wozny, D.A. (2012, April). Enhancing ethical decision-making in counselors. Five hour ethics workshop presented as part of the MSU-Meridian Campus Wellness Institute Series, Meridian, MS.
  • Porter, J.Y., and Wozny, D.A. (2011, October). Challenges and successes in implementing a college student peer mentor program to promote mental wellness. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Nashville, TN.
  • Wozny, D. A., and Wozny, C.A. (2011, March). Promoting physical wellness on a commuter campus: Learning key principles of exercise prescription to enhance program design. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Wozny, D.A., Porter, J.Y., and Watson, J.C. (2011, January). Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus Suicide Prevention Program: SAMHSA Campus Suicide Prevention Grantee Showcase. Session presented at the SAMHSA Campus Suicide Prevention Grantee Technical Assistance Meeting, Bethesda, MD.
  • Lee. J.B., and Wozny, D.A. (2011, November). Assessment, intervention, and ethical decision-making with the suicidal clients: Video case vignettes. Learning Institute Workshop (three hours) presented at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Counseling Association (MCA), Biloxi, MS.

Grants

  • Wozny, D.A., Porter, J.Y., and Watson, J.C. (2009, Fall to Fall, 2012). Wellness-based primary suicide prevention program (three year grant). Submitted grant application to Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Program, Grant Number 1U79SM058943-01, Year 1-3, $229,347. (Funded). (Principal Investigator and Project Director).
  • Wozny, D.A., Porter, J.Y., and Watson, J.C. (2008). Efficacy of campus suicide prevention on a commuter campus: Early identification and referral of at-risk college students to community mental health provider, Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Grant, Grant Number 5H79SM057854-03, Year 3, $27,530 (Principal Investigator and Project Director).
  • Wozny, D.A., Porter, J.Y., and Watson, J.C. (2007). Efficacy of campus suicide prevention on a commuter campus: Early identification and referral of at-risk college students to community mental health provider, Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Grant, Grant Number 5H79SM057854-03, Year 2, $34,925 (Principal Investigator and Project Director).
  • Wozny, D.A., Porter, J.Y., and Watson, J.C. (2006). Efficacy of campus suicide prevention on a commuter campus: Early identification and referral of at-risk college students to community mental health provider, Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Grant, Grant Number 5H79SM057854-03, Year 1,$34,925 (Principal Investigator and Project Director).

Selected Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES)
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (SACES)
  • Mississippi Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (MACES) - Past President
  • Mississippi Counseling Association (MCA)
  • International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
  • American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Professional Development Award
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)

Personal Interests

  • Golfing
  • Traveling
  • Football & hockey fan