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Christian Conte, Ph.D

Dr. Christian Conte

Email: christiancontephd@gmail.com
Website: DrChristianConte.com

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:

Licensed Professional Counselor (NV & PA)
Nationally Certified Counselor
Nationally Certified Psychologist
Certified Domestic Violence Counselor

EDUCATION:

2005 Duquesne University
Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, with an emphasis in Crisis Intervention and Management . CACREP accredited
Pittsburgh, PA

2000 California University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Community Agency Counseling
California, PA

1998 Slippery Rock University
B.A., Psychology
Slippery Rock, PA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2012 - present


                        Professional Speaker; Author; www.DrChristianConte.com

Clinical Consultant; Behavioral Dynamics, Inc; Washington, PA

Private Practice; Irwin, PA

2006 - 2012

Associate Professor; Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology; University of Nevada, Reno

Clinical Director: Alliance Family Services; Reno, NV

Domestic Violence Counselor; South Lake Tahoe, CA

Private Practice; offices in Reno, NV & South Lake Tahoe, CA

2005 – 2006
Clinical Instructor; Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education; Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

2000 – 2006
Private Practice, Connellsville Counseling and Psychological Services, Connellsville, PA

2002 – 2005
Adjunct Professor, Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education; Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

2001 – 2004
School Counselor, Vincentian Academy, Pittsburgh, PA

2000 – 2001
Mental Health Therapist; Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services, Uniontown, PA

2000
Behavior Specialist Consultant; Northwestern Human Services, Washington, PA

1998
Therapeutic Staff Support; Washington Intensive Non-School Based Growth System, Washington Communities Mental Health

1997/1999
Internship; University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Steelers

1995 – 2000
Self-employed personal trainer and motivator

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Graduate Courses:
Counseling Techniques
Counseling Theories
Advanced Techniques
Advanced Marriage and Family Therapy
Advanced Counseling Theories
Intro to Supervision
Advanced Supervision
Professional and Legal Ethical Practices in Counseling
Multicultural Issues in Counseling & Psychotherapy
Social Systems in Counseling
The Interpretation of Dreams
Family Therapy I
Family Therapy II
Introduction to Group Counseling
Intro to School Counseling
Special Topics in School Counseling
Organization and Administration of School Counseling Programs

Undergraduate Courses:
            Introduction to Families
At Vincentian Academy:
2002 – 2004 – Psychology, International Baccalaureate Program
2002-2003 – Epistemology

CLINICAL COUNSELING EXPERIENCE:

Over 14,000 hours of direct clinical counseling experience

CLINICAL SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE:

At Duquesne University and University of Nevada, Reno:
2003 – 2012 - Group Supervision (Internship); Individual Supervision (Doctoral students)

Spring 2003 – Group Supervision (Practicum)

Fall 2002 – Group Supervision (Internship); Individual Supervision (Practicum)
Spring 2002 – Individual practicum students

Fall 2001 – Individual practicum students

At Connellsville Counseling:

2000 – 2006 – Supervisor of Therapeutic Staff Support

PUBLICATIONS

DVD:

Conte, C. (2013). Getting control of yourself: Anger management tools and techniques.
Available at Psychotherapy.net

BOOKS:

Conte, C. (in progress) The Tao of communication.

Conte, C. & Miller, S.P. (in progress). The anger management workbook: A program
that transforms lives. Pittsburgh: DonPaul Publishing.

Conte, C. (2012). The art of verbal aikido: The path of least resistance to successful
communication. (available as an audiobook at www.DrChristianConte.com)

Conte, C. (2009). Advanced techniques for counseling and psychotherapy. New York:
Springer Publishing.

Conte, C. (2007). Assessing organizational crises: Evaluating the human impact. VDM
Verlag Dr. Muller: Berlin, Germany.

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Conte, C. (2013). The Tao of anger management: A Yield Theory approach. Online
publication available at psychotherapy.net

Conte, C. & Pastner, C. (in progress). A case analysis of participatory free association in
            couple’s therapy. 

Conte, C. & Pastner, C. (2011). Using brief stories with violent offenders: How
            mystical tales can enhance change. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of
            Creativity in Mental Health

Conte, C. & Pastner, C. (2011). Becoming Magister Ludi: The implications of
            using the glass bead game in sports psychology. Manuscript accepted for the
            Journal of Sport Psychology in Action.

Conte, C. & Pastner, C. (2011). The use of participatory free association in the
            treatment of resistant adolescents. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of
            Psychoanalytic Social Work.

Conte, C., Snyder, C., McGuffin, R. (2008). Using self-determination theory in
residential settings. Residential treatment for children & youth, 25(4), 307-318.

Conte C., & Myer, R. A. Miller, J.A., & D’Andrea, L.M. (2007). Assessing human
impact of organizational crises: Reliability and validity of the Triage Assessment
Scale for Organizations(TAS:O). Journal of contingencies and crisis
Management, 15(3), 134-142.

Myer, R.A., & Conte, C. (2007). Human impact issues for crisis management in
            organizations. Journal of Disaster and Prevention Management, 16(5), 761-770.

Myer, R.A., & Conte, C. (2006). Using the Triage Assessment System after a crisis.
Journal of clinical psychology: In session, 62(8), 959-970.

 BOOK CHAPTERS:

Burnham, M, & Conte, C. (2010). Developmental perspective: Dreaming across this
            lifespan and what this tells us. In A. Clow & McNamara, P (Eds.), The origins of
dreaming and the effects of sleep disruption. International review of neurobiology: Vol. 92. Dreams and dreaming (pp.47-68). New York: Elsevier.

Conte, C. (2007). Ethical issues in counseling practice. In J. Gregoire, & C.
Jungers (Eds.), Counselor’s companion: What every beginning counselor needs to
know (pp18-31). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Stone, C., Conte, C., & Antkowiak, E.M. (2007). Legal issues in counseling. In J.
Gregoire, & C. Jungers (Eds.), Counselor’s companion: What every beginning counselor needs to know (pp32-50). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
 
DISSERTATION:
Conte, C. (2005). An examination of the reliability and validity of the Triage
Assessment Survey: Organizations. Etd-07192005-203520

 

PRESENTATIONS

 INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Conte, C., & Myer, R.A. (2007). Assessing the human impact of organizational crises.
Invited international presentation. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Conte, C. (2011). The Tao of counseling: Yield theory and radical acceptance. Proposed
            presentation accepted to present at the 16th International Conference on Violence,
            Abuse and Trauma. San Diego, CA

NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Conte, C. & Gentile, T (2009). Children want to do their chores, they just don’t know it
            yet! Presented at the National Foster Parent Association conference. Reno, NV.

Conte, C. (2008). An incredible presentation: Cultural tales that provide insight and
change lives. Presented at the 2008 American Counseling Association’s national convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

D’Andrea, L.M., & Conte, C. (2008). Assessing the human impact of organizational
crises. Presented at the 2008 American Counseling Association’s national
convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Conte, C. (2005). Mythology as pedagogy in supervision. Presented at the
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) National Conference; Pittsburgh, PA.

STATE PRESENTATIONS

Conte, C., Gilbert, P., Bahten, R., Fenner, A., & Laszczyk, L. (2011). Aligning our
            school counseling programs with school district and ASCA Model: A supervisor’s
            handbook for preparing 21st century school counseling interns. Presented at the
Nevada School Counseling Association state conference in Reno, NV.

Conte, C. (2009). The Four C’s of Parenting. Keynote address for the Families First
 State Conference. Reno, NV

Conte, C. (2009). The five errors of communication. Invited presentation at the
            Nevada School Counseling Association state conference in Reno, NV.

Conte, C. (2009). Advanced techniques in school counseling. Invited presentation at the
            2009 Nevada School Counseling Association state conference. Reno, NV.

Conte, C. (2008). A second chance at high school: Seeing the world through the
students’ eyes. Invited presentation at the 2008 Nevada School Counseling Association state conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Conte, C. (2008). Constructivist counseling in the schools: Using the stages of change
effectively. Invited presentation at the 2008 Nevada School Counseling
Association state conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Conte, C. (2007). Ethics in school counseling. Presented at the Nevada School
Counseling Association state conference in Reno, NV.           

REGIONAL AND LOCAL PRESENTATIONS

Conte, C. (2012). Yield theory for counselors. Presented to Dr. Stephanie Helsel’s
introductory course in Waynesburg University’s Counseling Department.   Pittsburgh, PA.

Conte, C. (2012). Yield theory in counseling and supervision. Presented to California
University of Pennsylvania’s Counselor Education Department. California, PA.

Conte, C. (2012). Lessening harassment in the workplace. Presented to Diversified Well
Digging. Washington, PA.

Conte, C. (2012). The cycle of violence: What it is, and how to break it. Presented
            to Early Head Start. Reno, NV.

Conte, C. (2012). Lessons from a professor: What school can really teach you.      
Presented to the incoming students on College Shadowing Day; sponsored by the Center for Student Cultural Diversity. University of Nevada, Reno

Conte, C.  (2011). Dr. Conte’s Four Cs of Parenting. Presented at Washoe County                            
            Social Services. Reno, NV.

Conte, C. (2010). The five errors of communication for teachers. Presented to the
teachers at Van Gorder Elementary School. Washoe County School District. Sparks, NV

Conte, C. (2010). Revisiting communication. Workshop presented to the College of
            Education faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Conte, C. (2010). Group work for the addicted client. Workshop presented to
            Bristlecone Drug and Alcohol Facility in Reno, NV.

Conte, C. (2010). Yield theory in action. Workshop presented to the school counselors,
            psychologists, and nurses of Washoe County School District.

Conte, C. (2010). Improving communication: How to stop saying the wrong things!
Presented to the administration of Washoe County School District.

Conte, C. (2010). How to talk to people: Stuff we should know, but seem to forget!
            Presented to the Mathewson IGT Knowledge Center. University of Nevada, Reno.           Reno, NV

Conte, C. (2010). The gift and pressure: Living with high intelligence. Presented to the
            students at the Davidson Academy. Reno, NV.

Conte, C. (2009). The end of bullying. Presented to Dayton Middle school. Lyon County
School District. Dayton, NV.

Conte, C. (2009). School counseling is an honor. Presented to the Washoe County
            School District elementary school counselors.
 
Conte, C. (2009). The power of choice. Presented to the Silver Scholars program award
            winners. University of Nevada, Reno. Reno, NV

Conte, C. (2009). The five errors of communication in everyday life. Presented to the
            Student Advisory Council. University of Nevada, Reno. Reno, NV.

Conte, C. (2009). Parenting made to sound easy… but it’s still hard! Presented to the
            Community. Reno, NV   

Conte, C. (2008). The energy we leave behind. Keynote address at the University
of Nevada’s new student orientation.

Conte, C. (2008). Yield theory: How to build rapport with just about anyone. Presented
to Alliance Family Services, North. Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Conte, C. (2008). Supervision and the developmental model: Constructivism at
its best. Presented to Alliance Family Services, North. Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Conte, C. (2008). Yield theory: Building rapport with violent offenders.
Presented at the American Comprehensive Counseling Services in Reno, NV.

Conte, C. (2008). Professional ethics in school counseling: There’s more to doing the
right thing than meets the eye. Presented for the Washoe County School District
in Reno, NV.

Conte, C. (2008). Reaching out before it’s too late. Suicide prevention training presented
at the Downing Clinic. Reno, NV

Conte, C. (2007). Exploring the undiscovered psyche: How to use analytical
psychology to build resilience. Presented at the South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center in South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Conte, C. (2007). How to talk someone down from the roof: Suicide and prevention
workshop. Presented at the Downing Clinic in Reno, NV.

Conte, C. (2007). How to save a life: Proactive suicide prevention workshop. Presented
to the College Student Services at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Conte, C. (2007). Children want to clean their rooms, they just don’t know it! Parenting
skills workshop presented at Western Nevada College; Carson City, NV.

Conte, C. (2007). Healthy relationships: Why we fall in love and how to stay in it.
Presented to Mount Tallac High School in Lake Tahoe, CA.

Conte, C. (2006). Secrets of sports psychology. Presented to the freshman and
sophomore student athletes at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Conte, C. (2006). Analytic psychology and trauma. Presented to Dr. Lisa Levers
graduate class on Understanding Trauma at Duquesne University. Pittsburgh, PA.

Conte, C., & Packman, J. (2006). How to handle any child. Presented to members of
Western Nevada Community College. Carson City, NV.  

Levers, L.L., Mosley, E., Conte, C., Darr, J., Moore, H., Shafer, D., Snyder, C.,
Stinchfield, T, Williams, F., Woods, A. (2002, June). Qualitative research at Duquesne; CIQR Panel Presentation. Experiences of racism and African 5 American responses to the images of lynching in ‘Without Sanctuary’; From inquiry to pedagogy. Presentation at EQRE Conference on Ethnographic and Qualitative Research; Pittsburgh, PA.

2000 – 2006 Ongoing community agency mental health trainings for
Connellsville Counseling and Psychological Services and Alliance Family Services on the following topics: Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Using Rogerian Therapy Effectively, Rapport-Building with Adolescents, Crisis Intervention, and Ethics

GRANT WORK
Noonan, L., Barna, R., & Conte, C. (Principal Investigators). (2012). Implementing the
            Conte Model with Teen Anger Management. Proposal submitted for the HopeLine
            Grant funding in California. Status: Funded ($8000).

Conte, C., & Noonan, L. (Principle Investigators) (2010). Compassion-Skills Training
With Abusive Men. Proposal submitted for Verizon HopeLine Grant funding in California. Status: Funded ($5000).

Conte, C., Conte, D.J., Spence, R., & Snyder, C. (Principle Investigators) (2005).
Initiating Multicultural Education in Fayette County. Proposal submitted for
private, state, and federal funding. Status: Not Funded.
              
AWARDS

2012 Won the Judith Bible Distinguished Teaching Award

2009 Nominated for the Tibbitts Distinguished Teaching Award

2008 Won the UNR Silver Compass Award

2008 Emerald LiteratiNetwork Highly Commended Award for the article, “Human impact issues for crisis management in organizations,” by Myer, R.A., Conte, C., & Peterson, S.  

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American Counseling Association (ACA)
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
North American Association of Masters in Psychology (NAMP)
Nevada School Counselor Association (NvSCA)
American School Counselor Association (ASCA)