Dr. Paul West

Associate Professor of Counselor Education


Professional Education

  • Ed.D., Virginia Tech – Counselor Education
  • M.S., Shippensburg University – Community Counseling
  • B.S., Shippensburg University – Secondary Education – Social Studies


Research Interests

  • Outcomes Research
  • Substance abuse
  • Supervision


Referred Research Publications

  • West. P.L., & Hamm, T. (in press). Training of clinical supervisors in the substance abuse treatment field. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counselors.
  • Warchal, J., West, P. L., Graham, L. B., Gerke, S. B., & Warchal, A. J. (2011). Families in crisis: When the veteran returns home. In Walz, G.L., Bleuer, J. C., & Yep, R.K. (eds.). VISTAS, 2011. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. http://counselingoutfitters.com/ vistas/vistas11
  • West, P. L. & Warchal, J. (2010). Strengthening the social contract with professional counselors. In Walz, G.L., Bleuer, J. C., & Yep, R.K. (eds). Ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2010. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. http://www.counseling.org/Resources/Library/VISTAS/vistas10
  • West, P. L. & Warchal, J. (2009). The role of evidence-based therapy programs in the determination of treatment effectiveness. In Walz, G.L., Bleuer, J.C., & Yep, R. K. (eds). Compelling counseling images: VISTAS 2009. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • West, P.L., & Packard, S. (2004). Pathway to counseling excellence: Certification. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 6(1), 47-50.
  • Mustaine, B. L., West, P. L., & Wyrick, B. K. (2003). Substance abuse counselor certification requirements: Is it time for a change? Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 23(2), 99-107.
  • West, P. L., Mustaine, B. L., & Wyrick, B. K. (2002). Apples and oranges make a nice start for a fruit salad: A response to Culbreth and Borders (1999). Journal of Counseling and Development, 80, 72-76.
  • West, P. L., & West, L. S. (2001) Outcomes research and the counseling profession. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 4(1), 43-44.
  • West, P. L. & Mohdzain, A. Z. (2000). Marriage counseling and the TFA Model: An application. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples, 8(3), 293-299.
  • West, P. L., Mustaine, B. L., & Wyrick, B. (1999). State regulations and the ACA Code of Ethics: Oil and water for the substance abuse counselor. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 20(1), 35-46.
  • West, P. L., Hutchins, D. E., & DeVilbiss, D. W. (1996). The TFA Model and the substance abusing client: A case study. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 16 (2), 34-49.


Non-Referred Publications

  • Institute for the Scientific Advancement of Counseling Services, Inc. (2003). Assessing research activities of counseling programs: Assessment manual. Lancaster, PA: Author. (primary developer)
  • Institute for the Scientific Advancement of Counseling Services, Inc. (2003). Outcomes research certification standards manual. Lancaster, PA: Author. (primary developer)
  • West, P. L., West, L. S., & Mohdzain, A. Z. (2003). Designing meaningful treatment outcomes research: Manual for substance abuse treatment programs (2nd ed.) Lancaster, PA: Institute for the Scientific Advancement of Counseling Services, Inc.


Referred Professional Presentations

National

  • 2011 - American Counseling Association - When Warriors Come Home: Using a Culturally Sensitive Family Systems Approach to Counseling Veterans and Their Families
  • 2010 - American Counseling Association - Preparing professional counselors to conduct site-based outcomes research to support their clinical services
    American Counseling Association: Implementing multi-cultural-social justice group leadership strategies to enhance one’s professional effectiveness
  • 2009 - American Counseling Association - The role of evidence-based therapy programs in the determination of treatment effectiveness
  • 2007 - American Counseling Association World Conference The ACA Code of Ethics (2005) and Measures of Treatment Effectiveness: Is there an implied mandate?
  • 2002 - American Counseling Association World Conference - ISACS: Promoting Counseling Accountability Through Valid Outcomes Research.
  • 2001 - American Counseling Association World Conference - Do Counselor Licensure Laws Really Protect the Public?
  • 1999 - American Counseling Association World Conference - State Regulations and Addictions Treatment: Ethical Issues and Concerns (Poster session)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision - Taking Care of Ourselves: Are the Perceived Needs of New Counselor Education Faculty Members Being Met?
  • 1996 - American Counseling Association World Conference - The Journey Into the Counselor Education Professorate: Roses and Thorns.
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision - The Use of TFA in Clinical Supervision
  • 1993 - American Counseling Association World Conference - The TFA Model and the Substance Abusing Client


Regional

  • 1998 - North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision - Professional Development Through Mentoring
  • 1995 - Delta Regional Counseling Association Spring Conference - Clinical Supervision


State

  • 2011 - Pennsylvania Counseling Association - The Training of Clinical Supervisors in the Substance Abuse Treatment Field
  • 2010 - Pennsylvania Counseling Association - Challenges to the Social Contract with Professional Counselors
  • 2009 - Pennsylvania Counseling Association - Ethics and Clinical Assessment
  • 2008 - Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference - Ethical Practices Beyond Client Confidentiality and Disclosure
  • 2007 - Pennsylvania Counselor Certification Board - Measuring Treatment Effectiveness: A Primer for Substance Abuse Counselors.
  • Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference - Using Outcomes to Assess Counselor Competency
  • 2006 - Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference - Ethical Mandates for Counselor Accountability
  • 2005 - Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference - How Effective is the Therapy You Provide?
  • 2004 - Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference - Measuring Treatment Effectiveness
  • 2003 - Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference - Counseling Excellence Through Outcomes Research
  • 2001 - Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference - Outcomes Research and the Counseling Profession
  • 1997 - Mississippi Counseling Association Annual Conference - D/A State Regulations and the ACA Code of Ethics
  • 1996 - Mississippi Counseling Association Annual Conference - The Use of TFA in Couples Counseling
  • 1995 - Mississippi Counseling Association Annual Conference - Substance Abuse and the TFA Model: A Case Study


Non-Referred Professional Publications

  • 2010 - Alvernia University Conference for the Human Services - Foundation of Ethical Decision Making for Helping Professionals
  • 2009 - Mental Health America of Lancaster County - Ethics and Outcomes
  • 2008 - Alvernia College Conference for the Human Services - Outcomes Research and the Counseling Profession: Ethical and Practical Approaches to Accountability
  • Mental Health America of Lancaster County - Workplace Ethics
  • 2007 - Alvernia College - Workplace Ethics


Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education
  • Pennsylvania Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors
  • Mississippi Counseling Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Child and Adolescent Counseling Specialists
  • Chi Sigma Iota
  • International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors
  • Lancaster Lebanon Psychological Association
  • Pennsylvania Counseling Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors
  • Phi Kappa Phi


Professional Service

  • Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) - Selected as a member of the CACREP Standards Revision Review Team for standards implemented in 2001.
  • Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) – site evaluation team member 1996 -
  • Editorial Board - Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association 1998 –
  • Conference Program Selection Committee – American Counseling Association 2000, 2001, 2002
  • President- Pennsylvania Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors 1999
  • Mental Health America of Lancaster County Board of Directors – 2007 – 2012
  • American Psychiatric Association – DSM 5 Field Trials 2011-2012
  • State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors (State Licensure Board) – 2012 -


Selected Awards, Special Recognitions

  • Member – Chi Sigma Iota – National Honor Society for Counselors
  • Member - Phi Kappa Phi – National Academic Honor Society
  • Pennsylvania Counseling Association – President’s Award – 2006, 2008


Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Pennsylvania
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)


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Contact Information

 
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Paul West, Ed.D., LPC, NCC
Psychology and Counseling Department

     Upland Center
     610.568.1490
     paul.west@alvernia.edu