Faculty and Staff
Jaime Castillo
Asst Professor of Counseling
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Science Center
Department: Counseling & School Psychology  
Office Hours:
Tue: 1-2pm & 4-5pm
Wed: 9-12pm

Fri: 11-12pm
 
Email:    
Personal Webpage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaime-ca...  
Jaime Castillo
Education
Ph.D.: Counseling and Counselor Education
Syracuse University, July 2016

M.S.: School Counseling
University of Scranton, May 2008

B.S.: Psychology
Pennsylvania State University, May 2006

Background
Biography
Welcome to the Counseling Program at Alfred University! As an Assistant Professor of Counseling, I am involved in the teaching, supervising, and mentoring of emerging professional school counselors and mental health counselors. I have worked in the counseling field for 8 years and continue to do so. I believe it is important to stay connected with our ever evolving field and I enjoying growing as a practitioner myself. As a practicing professional counselor, I work with youth who've experienced trauma. This practice involves facilitating weekly Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups and individual counseling utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). As a supervisor and counselor, I infuse solution-focused and narrative frameworks to foster a collaborative relationship with the individuals, families, and students I work with.

A central tenet of my teaching philosophy is to support emerging counselors in their understanding of course concepts and/or skill development by creating a learning environment that is collaborative, experiential, and challenging. I seek to establish a learner-centered, constructivist environment that is inclusive of all styles and abilities. My scholarly interests include topics of disability, cognitive complexity, and the education and training of counselors and supervisors.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see and/or hear from you!

Selected Publications

Hurt-Avila,K.,Castillo, J.(2017). Accreditation, professional identity, and professional competence: A discriminant analysis. Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy. 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2326716X.2017.1282331

Castillo, J., Levine, C., Miller, A., & Luke, M. (2015). Building your theoretical home. In M. Luke & K. Goodrich (Eds.) Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities for Supervision.Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Hancioglu, S.,Castillo, J., Miller, A. (2015).Map your leadership style. In M. Luke & K. Goodrich (Eds.) Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities for Supervision. Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Luke, M., Goodrich, K. M,Castillo, J., & Miller, A. (In press). Gender studies in K-12 education. In K Nadal (Ed.). The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender. New York, NY: Sage.

Presentations
International
Castillo, J., & Hurt, K. (2016). Accreditation, professional identity, and professional competence: A discriminant analysis. Upcoming American Counseling Association Conference. Montreal, Canada.

Castillo, J.(May, 2012). Client centered techniques: An introduction to the theory and practice. Annual Conference for Experts in Disability and Rehabilitation. Onaizah, Saudi Arabia.

National
Castillo, J.,Duffy, J., & Guiffrida, D. (October, 2015). Solution-focused supervision: Theory and practice with counselors-in-training. Upcoming Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Philadelphia, PA

Levine, C., Miller, A.,Castillo, J., & Luke, M. (June, 2014). Creative supervisory interventions for theoretical deconstruction and development. Tenth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision. Garden City, NY.

Castillo, J.& Elder, B. (April, 2014). Utilizing Inclusive and Person-Centered Planning in Education and Counseling. YAI International Conference on intellectual and developmental disabilities. New York City, NY.

Miller, A.,Castillo, J. & Levine, C. (October, 2013). Expanding the horizons of counselor education: Deconstruction as a multicultural approach to teaching theory. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Denver, CO.

Regional
Castillo, J.(June, 2015). Person-centered techniques for everyday life. Fourth Annual Human First Professional Development Conference. Human First. New York, NY.

Castillo, J.& Benedict, W. (Nov, 2014). Strategies for creating inclusive groups for students with disabilities in schools. New York State School Counselors Association Conference. Albany, NY.

Professional Affiliations
American Counseling Association
American School Counselors Association
New York State School Counselors Association
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
Chi Sigma Iota
North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award 2015; Emerging Leader 2015

North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Emerging Leader 2014

CACREP
Research Fellow 2013

Syracuse University
Graduate Fellowship 2012-2016

Scranton University
Outstanding School Counseling Graduate Award 2008