Dr. Paula Danzinger


Office: V3001
Phone: 973-720-3085
Email: danzingerp@wpunj.edu
Office Hours: Please e-mail CSPGA@wpunj.edu to setup appointment

Department: Special Education and Counseling
Position: Professor

Area Specialization
Professional Counseling Program

Academic Degrees and Certifications
  • Ph.D. - Cleveland State University: Urban Education: Counseling
    Dissertation: Ethical Decision Making Based on Ageism and Healthism in Mental Health Clinicians
  • M.Ed. - Cleveland State University : Community Agency Counseling
    CACREP Accredited Program
  • B.S. - John Carroll University: Psychology
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (State of New Jersey) #PC00037
    Specialty in Mental Health Counseling
    Specialty in Gerontology
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (State of Pennsylvania) #
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) #37407
    Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
    National Certified Gerontological Counselor (NCGC)
    Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
Professional Experience
  • William Paterson University, Department of Special Education and Counseling, Associate Professor of Counselor Education
  • John Carroll University, Department of Counseling and Human Services, Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education, CACREP accredited program
  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Instructor for Interviewing Skills Laboratory
  • Cleveland State University, Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning, Part-time Instructor and Teaching Assistant of Counselor Education, CACREP accredited program.
Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities
Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • American Mental Health Counselor Association
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling
Current Professional Assignments and Activities


  • Refereed Publications
    • Danzinger, P.R., & Welfel, E.R. (2001). The impact of managed care on mental health counselors: A survey of perceptions, practices, and compliance with ethical standards. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 23 (2), 137-150.
    • Danzinger, P.R., & Welfel, E.R. (2000). Age, gender and health bias in counselors: An empirical analysis. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 22(2), 135-149.
    • Welfel, E.R., Danzinger, P.R., & Santoro, S. (2000). Mandated reporting of elder abuse: A primer for counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development, 78(3), 284-29
  • Edited Publication
    • Danzinger, P.R. (2002). Defining and recognizing elder abuse. In E.R. Welfel and R.E.Ingersoll (Eds). The Mental Health Desk Reference: A Sourcebook for
      Counselors and Therapists. New York: Wiley.
  • Danzinger, P.R. & Welfel, E.R. (2002). Follow up study of ethical challenges of managed care on mental health counselors' practice. Research in progress.