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Instructor of Counselor Education and Psychology
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Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, animal-assisted interventions, State University of New York at Buffalo (2022)
Master of Science, School Counseling, Canisius College (2011)
Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Administration, State University of New York at Buffalo State College (2008)
Dr. Chris Puglisi has experience as a school counselor at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, working with a diverse population and in several classroom settings. He has also worked as a counselor in the Upward Bound Program at Penn State University, an adjunct instructor at several colleges and universities in Western New York, and as a life skills trainer for people with developmental disabilities. He has engaged in advocacy for students with special needs and is a certified school counselor in the state of New York.
Research Interests
Animal-assisted interventions
Animal-assisted therapy
Animal-assisted activities
Animal-assisted education
Alternative therapeutic methods in educational settings
Professional Organizations
American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
American Counseling Association
South Dakota Counseling Association (SDCA)
Personal Interests
Chris likes spending time with his pets, being outside going for walks and enjoying the beautiful sunshine, watching documentaries, cheering on the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees, enjoying food from different cultures, traveling to new destinations, and spending quality time with friends and family.