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Alan Schwitzer

  • Alan Schwitzer
  • Professor
  • Counseling & Human Services
  • 110 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3221
  • aschwitz@odu.edu
  • Dr. Schwitzer is a licensed psychologist and associate professor of educational leadership and counseling. Prior institutions include University of Texas at Austin, Tulane University, and JMU. His research and clinical interests are in college counseling.
  • Education

    Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990
    Major: Counseling Psychology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Texas at Austin, 1989
    Major: Counseling Psychology
    Degree: Doctoral Internship in Counseling Psychology
    Virginia Commonwealth University, 1986
    Major: Counseling Psychology
    Degree: M.S.
    Virginia Tech, 1983
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    College and unviersity student counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, adjustment, and development; issues impacting on the work of professional counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists working in 2 and 4 year college and university counseling centers, mental health centers, and health centers - as well as studen development and student affairs professionals.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    Sponsoring Organization: Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Health Professions
    Date Obtained: 2003-09-13
  • Expertise

    Counseling
    College adjustment and college student development / College student counseling and emotional issues
  • 2010: Meritorious Service Award, American College Counseilng Association
  • 2009: Ralph Berdie Student Affairs Research Award, American Counseling Association
  • 2007: Certificate of Appreciation for Leadership and Service, American College Counseling Association (ACCA)
  • 2006: Outstanding Professional Contribution to Knowledge Award, American College Counseling Association (ACCA)
  • 2003: Darden College of Education Tonelson Award for Outstanding Faculty
  • 2000: Plaque of Appreciation for Service, American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • 1996: Certificate of Achievement, Southern Organization of Human Services Education (SOHSE)
  • 1987: Department of Psychology Graduate Research Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 1987: Outstanding Counseling Psychology Graduate Student, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 1986: Virginia Governor's Graduate Fellow Alternate
  • 1983: Who's Who Among University and College Students, Virginia Tech
  • 1982: National Dean's List, Undergraduate, Virginia Tech
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    ollaboration Across Majors: Teaching Students Production Skills and Counseling Skills
    Sponsoring Organization: The Center for Learning Technologies, Old Dominion University
    Date: 2003 - 2004
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Schwitzer, A.; Neukrug, E.; Nicholas, K.