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Dr. Michelle Bruno

Dr. Bruno 2013 ResizedAssociate Professor

203 Stouffer Hall
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705
724-357-3405 — Office
412-824-1999 — Penn Center Office

Office Hours

Tuesdays: 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 2:00–4:00 p.m.

mbruno@iup.edu

Background

Dr. Bruno joined the IUP faculty in 2006. She is a licensed professional counseling and a licensed school counselor. She attended Chatham for her undergraduate work and completed her doctorate at the Ohio State University in the Counselor Education Program. Her dissertation focused on the role of trauma and family factors on mental health outcomes in status offenders.

Dr. Bruno’s research and scholarly interests include trauma and resiliency in adolescent girls, relational aggression, cyberbullying, wellness and balance in life, mental health literacy in adolescents, and depression and suicide among college students.

Her passion for work with girls is recognized in her involvement in the evidenced-based empowerment program Ruling OureXperiences (ROX). Recently, Dr. Bruno has received a $45,000.00 grant from the FISA foundation to continue this program locally for adolescent girls. ROX, created in 2006 by Dr. Lisa Hinkelman, is a comprehensive curriculum, based on an intense qualitative and quantitative data collection, designed to address the multiple pressures in a young girl’s life and to equip her with skills to effectively negotiate those challenges and situations. To date, ROX has positively impacted over 2,000 girls in grades 5-10.

Professional affiliations include American Counseling Association, American School Counseling Association, Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Bruno currently serves as secretary for the Pennsylvania Counseling Association. In the university setting, Dr. Bruno is the student advisor for Chi Sigma Iota and a member of the Research Institute Advisory Board, Safe Zone program, and College of Educational and Educational Technology Research committee.

Publications (by date)

McCarthy, J., Bruno, M., Fernandes, T. (2011). Evaluating Mental Health Literacy and Adolescent Depression: What Do Teenagers “Know?”. The Professional Counselor: Research & Practice, 2(1).

Branthoover, H., Desmond, K., & Bruno, M. (July 2010). Strategies to operationalize CACREP standards in school counselor education.The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision (NARACES online journal).

McCarthy, J., Bruno, M., & Sherman, S. (2010). Exploring the help seeking attitudes and behaviors of graduate students at an off-campus site. Canadian Journal of Counseling, 44.2, 206-226.

McCarthy, J., Pfohl, A., & Bruno, M. (2010). Help-seeking among counseling trainees: An exploratory study. Journal of Counseling Research and Practice, 1, 53-63.

Bruno, M. (2009). Student Styles Questionnaire (SSQ). In J.T. Kapes, E. A. Whifield, & C. Wood (Eds.). A counselor’s guide to career assessment instruments (5th ed.). Alexandria, VA: National Career Development Association.

Hinkelman, L. M., & Bruno, M. (May 2008). Identification and reporting of child sexual abuse: The role of elementary school professionals. Elementary School Counseling in the 21st Century: A Focus on Interventions and Programming.

McCarthy, J., Salotti, M.A., & Bruno, M. (2008). Suicide prevention and postvention within the college culture. Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association.

Professional Presentations

National Presentations (by date)

Anti-Bullying Conference (January 2012). From the School Yard to Cyber Space: A Pilot Study of Bullying Behaviors Amongst Middle School Students. Dr. Melissa Ockerman, Constance Kramer, & Dr. Michelle Bruno.

Girl Bullying & Other Forms of Relational Aggression (June 2011). Being A Girl ROX! Evidence-Based Interventions for Addressing the Critical IssuesImpacting Girls.Co-presenters Dr. Lisa Hinkelman, Dr. Michelle Bruno, & Ms. Lauren Hancock.

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (October 2011). The Power of Orientation: Building Relationships, Increasing Resiliency, and Fostering Retention among Counselors-in-Training. Dr. Michelle Bruno & Dr. Kirsten Murray.

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (October 2011). Implementing the Counseling Practicum: What are we doing and how well are we doing it? Dr. Holly Branthoover & Dr. Michelle Bruno.

American Counseling Association (March 2010). Clearing the Smoke Screen: Using Teens' Knowledge of Mental Health Literacy to Improve Depression Screening. Co-presenters: Dr. Michelle Bruno, Dr. John McCarthy, and Ms. Teresa Fernandez.

American Counseling Association (March 2010). Relational Aggression: Is It Just Girls Being Girls Co-presenters: Dr. Lisa Hinkelman and Dr. Michelle Bruno.

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (October 2009). Remember us? Advocating for Graduate Students Enrolled at Satellite Campuses. Dr. Michelle Bruno. Developed from research with Dr. John McCarthy.

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (October 2009). Utilizing Innovative Technology Across the Curriculum: Reflections from a Panel of Counselor Educators. Co-presenters: Dr. Lorraine. Guth, Dr. Holly Branthoover, Dr. Claire Dandeneau, Dr. Kimberly Desmond, Dr. Michelle Bruno, Dr. Kirsten Murray, & Mr.Lloyd Onyett

American School Counselor Association (June 2009). Dallas, Texas. ROX! Ruling our experiences: An Evidence-Based Empowerment Program for Urban Girls. Co-presenters: Dr. Lisa Hinkelman and Dr. Michelle Bruno.

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (October 2007). Columbus, Ohio. Infusing the ASCA National Model into School Counseling Preparation. Co-presenters: Dr. Holly Moore, Dr. Michelle Bruno ,& Dr. Kimberly Desmond.

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (October 2007). Columbus, Ohio. Multicultural Counseling Competencies: An Examination of the Multicultural Awareness Domain. Co-presenters: Dr. Michelle Bruno, Dr. Jennifer Whitney, & Dr. Joseph Wheaton.

American Education Research Association (April 2007), Chicago, IL. Improving Assertiveness and Self-Efficacy in College Women: Can We Teach Women Rape-Resistant Behaviors? Co-presenters: Dr. Lisa Hinkelman and Dr. Michelle Bruno.

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (October 2007). Columbus, Ohio. Infusing the ASCA National Model into School Counseling Preparation. Co-presenters: Dr. Holly Moore, Dr. Michelle Bruno ,& Dr. Kimberly Desmond.

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (October 2007). Columbus, Ohio. Multicultural Counseling Competencies: An Examination of the Multicultural Awareness Domain. Co-presenters: Dr. Michelle Bruno, Dr. Jennifer Whitney, & Dr. Joseph Wheaton.

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (October 2005), Pittsburgh, PA. Supervision of Supervision: A Four-Tiered Model of Training Supervisors and Providing Supervision to Master’s Students. Poster-Session. Co-presenters: Michelle Bruno, Jennifer Whitney, & Barbara Mahaffey.

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (October 2005), Pittsburgh, PA. Leadership in Counselor Education: An Individualized Learning Contract Approach to Leadership Development: Roundtable Discussion. Co-Presenters: Dr. Darcy Haag Granello, Anne Deffenbaugh, Justin Fields, Tisha Green, Michelle Bruno, Kim Hendry, Malik Henfield, Julie Nelson, Jeanne Reid, Melissa Rulong, Jennifer M. Whitney, & Sam Wolfe.

American Counseling Association (April 2004), Atlanta, GA. Conducting Clinical Outcome Research. Co-Presenters: Dr. Paul Granello, Michelle Bruno, & Jennifer Whitney.

American Counseling Association (April 2005), Kansas City, MO. The Multicultural Counseling Competencies of Practicing School Counselors. Co-Presenters: Dr. Darcy Haag Granello, Dr. James Moore III., Dr. Joseph Wheaton, & Michelle Bruno.

Society of Behavioral Medicine (May 2002), Washington, D.C. Peer Influence on adolescent adjustment to IDDM. Co-Presenters Kerry Reynolds, Dr. Vicki Helgeson, Stephanie Wei, Michelle Bruno, Adam Shestak, & Linda Siminerio.

Society of Behavioral Medicine (May 2001), Seattle, WA. Romance Study: Effects of Disclosure Following a Romantic Break-up: Poster Presentation. Co-Presenters: Dr. Stephen Lepore, Dr. Melanie Greenberg, & Michelle Bruno.

Regional Presentations (by date)

North Atlantic Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (September 2010). New Brunswick, NJ. Leading by example: A Journey to create equitable, inclusive, & rigorous admissions processes. Dr. Michelle Bruno, Dr. Claire Dandeneau, & Dr. Laura Marshak.

North Atlantic Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (September 2008). Portland, Maine. Help-Seeking Tendencies Among Counselor Trainees Attending a Branch Campus. Co-presenters: Dr. Michelle Bruno and Dr. John McCarthy.

North Atlantic Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (September 2008). Portland, Maine. Filling in the gap: An exploratory study of how CACREP programs implement practicum. Co-presenters: Dr. Michelle Bruno, Dr. Holly Branthoover, & Ms. Angela Orbin.

North Atlantic Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (September 2008). Portland, Maine. Reading Between the Lines: Methods to Address Student Plagiarism. Co-presenters: Dr. Kirsten Murray, Dr. Michelle Bruno, & Dr. Claire Dandeneau.

Pennsylvania School Counseling Association: Western Regional Conference (October 2007). The ASCA National Model: Practical tips for implementation.Co-Presenters: Dr. Kimberly Desmond & Dr. Michelle Bruno.

Allegheny County Counselors Association Conference (October 2006), Pittsburgh, PA. Working with LGBT Issues in Schools. Co-Presenters: Dr. Michelle Bruno & Dr. Kimberly Desmond.

North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (October 2003), Cincinnati, OH. The Multicultural Counseling Competencies of Practicing School Counselors: Implications for Counselor Educators. Co-Presenters: Dr. Darcy Haag Granello, Dr. James Moore III, Dr. Joseph Wheaton, & Michelle Bruno.

State Presentations

Pennsylvania Counseling Association (October, 2009), State College, PA. Smash the Stigma: Seeking Treatment for Combat-Related PTSD. Co-presenters: Ms. Megan Michalak, Ms. Julie Wojtaszek, Ms. Diane Mason, & Dr. Michelle Bruno.

Pennsylvania School Counseling Association: Western Regional Conference (October 2007). The ASCA National Model: Practical tips for implementation.Co-Presenters: Dr. Kimberly Desmond & Dr. Michelle Bruno.

Pennsylvania Counseling Association (October, 2006), State College, PA. African American Status Offenders: The Impact of Trauma and Family Factors on Mental Health Outcomes.

All Ohio Conference (November, 2004), Columbus, OH. Conducting Clinical Outcome Research. Co-Presenters: Dr. Paul Granello, Michelle Bruno, & Jennifer Whitney.

Ohio Association for Counselor Educators and Supervision (April 2004), Columbus, Ohio. Supervision of Supervision: A 4-tiered Model of Training Supervisors and Providing Supervision to Master’s Students. Co-Presenters: Michelle Bruno, Jennifer Whitney, & Barbara Mahaffey.

All Ohio Conference (November 2003), Columbus, OH. The Multicultural Counseling Competencies of Practicing School Counselors. Co-Presenters: Dr. Darcy Haag Granello, Dr. James Moore III, Dr. Joseph Wheaton, & Michelle Bruno.

Local Presentations (by date)

IUP Professional School Counselor Development Day: Relational Aggression. Co-presenters: Dr. Michelle Bruno, Ashley Prokop, Emily Lasinski & Constance Kramer

IUP’s Women’s Commission Conference: Empowering Women to Build a Better Future. Co-presenters: Dr. Michelle Bruno, Dr. Kirsten Murray, & Ms. Anne Shick.

  • Counseling Department
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 206B
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2306
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  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.