Richard Ponton, Ph.D.

Richard Ponton
Phone: 732-987-2618
Office Location:
Farley Center 104
Office Hours:
Monday and Wednesday 2-4 and by appointment
Psychology and Counseling
Vita(PDF): Richard Ponton

Educational Background:

  • Fordham University, New York, NY
    Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education, 1989
    Dissertation: Variations in the patterns of interaction in the supervision interview across levels of counselor development.
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
    Master of Arts in Counseling, 1978
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1974

Courses Taught:

  • Graduate Courses:
    • Counseling Profession
    • Advanced Psychopathology
    • Multicultural Counseling
    • Supervision of Counseling
    • Practicum
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Introduction to Addiction Counseling
    • Career and Organizational Counseling
    • Couples and Family Counseling
    • Counseling Theories
    • Treatment of Addictions
    • Seminar in Addiction Prevention and Treatment
  • Undergraduate Courses:
    • Introduction to Addictions and Recovery
    • Group Dynamics
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Senior Seminar

Research Area:

  • Counselor supervision and Vocational perception
  • Addictions

Service to the University:

  • Mission Committee
  • Year of Faith Steering Committee

Why I Love GCU:

  • The university is a vibrant, caring community of learners in the Catholic Mercy tradition.

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