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Daniel T. Sciarra

Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions


Degrees

PHD, 1994, Fordham University; MA, 1987, Boston Coll; BA, 1973, Fairfield Univ


Bio

Daniel T. Sciarra, PhD, LCMHC, NCC, is Professor of Counselor Education at Hofstra University.  Fluently bilingual in Spanish, he works with Latino children, adolescents, and families.  In addition to numerous articles and book chapters on the subject of multicultural counseling, Dr. Sciarra is the author of three books, Multiculturalism in Counseling (Peacock, 1999), School Counseling:  Foundations and Contemporary Issues (Brook/Cole, 2004), and Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (Allyn & Bacon, 2010).  A former school counselor with the New York City Board of Education, Sciarra holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University, a master’s degree in counseling from Boston College, and a bachelor’s degree in English education from Fairfield University. He is a licensed psychologist, licensed  mental health counselor (LMHC), and a national certified counselor (NCC).  His research interests include multicultural counseling, racial identity development, and the role of the school counselor in the promotion of academic achievement and educational attainment among students of color.

He received a Masters degree from Boston College and Doctoral degree from Fordham University.


Teaching Interests

Daniel T. Sciarra, PhD, LCMHC, NCC, is Professor of Counselor Education at Hofstra University. Fluently bilingual in Spanish, he works Latino children, adolescents, and families. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters on the subject of multicultural counseling, Dr. Sciarra is the author of three books, Multiculturalism in Counseling (Peacock, 1999), School Counseling: Foundations and Contemporary Issues (Brook/Cole, 2004), and Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (Allyn & Bacon, 2010). A former school counselor with the New York City Board of Education, Sciarra holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University, a master’s degree in counseling from Boston College, and a bachelor’s degree in English education from Fairfield University. He is a licensed psychologist, licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC), and a national certified counselor (NCC). His research interests include multicultural counseling, racial identity development, and the role of the school counselor in the promotion of academic achievement and educational attainment among students of color.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
COUN 224 COUN PRACTICE IN CNTMPRY SOC Graduate
COUN 253 COUNSELING PRACTICUM Graduate
COUN 270 SOCIAL & CLTRAL FNDTNS IN COUN Graduate
COUN 275 ISSUES IN MENTAL HLTH &CONSLTN Graduate
COUN 298 INTRNSHP IN MENTAL HLTH COUN I Graduate
COUN 299 INTRNSHP IN MENTL HLTH COUN II Graduate
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