Dr. Tim S. VanderGast


Office: V3013
Phone: (973) 720-2471
Email: vandergastt@wpunj.edu
Office Hours: Fall 2018 - Monday 2:00-3:00pm, Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm, or by appointment

Department: Special Education and Counseling
Position: Professor

Area Specialization
Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Supervision, Group Counseling, Research Methods, Play and Child Therapies

Academic Degrees and Certifications:

  • PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (CACREP Accredited), 2008
  • MA - Counseling, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (CACREP Accredited), 1995
  • BA - Social Science, Dominican College of Blauvelt, NY, 1990

Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities: 

  • CSP 6100: Group Counseling, Theory and Practice
  • CSP 6420: Introduction to Play and Creative Therapies
  • CSP 6860: Internship in Counseling I
  • CSP 6870: Internship in Counseling II
  • CSP 6100: Group Counseling: Theory and Practice
  • CSP 6160: Research in Counseling

  • Department Tenure and Promotion Committee, Chair
  • Professional Counseling, Admissions Committee
  • Professional Counseling Lab Coordinator
  • Department Council, Member
  • Library Liaison

Selected Publications:

Lassiter, P.S. and VanderGast, T.S. (2017), Reflections 10 Years post-Hurricane Katrina: Implications for addiction counseling. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 38: 84-97. doi:10.1002/jaoc.12032

VanderGast, T.S., Foxx, S.P., Flowers, C., Rouse, A.T., & Decker, K.M. (2015). A window into South Korean culture: Stress and coping in female high school students. Journal of School Counseling, 13 (13). Retrieved from http://jsc.montana.edu/articles/v13n13.pdf

VanderGast, T.S., & Hinkle, M.S. (2015). So happy together? Predictors of satisfaction with supervision for play therapist supervisees. International Journal for Play Therapy, 24 (2), 92-102.

VanderGast, T.S., Culbreth, J.R., & Flowers, C. (2015). Play Therapy Supervision Questionnaire [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t40664-000

VanderGast, T.S., and Lassiter, P.S. (2013). Voices of substance abuse professionals: Hurricane Katrina and post-disaster experiences. Annual Review of Addictions and Offender Counseling: Best Practices, 1(1), 131-151.

VanderGast, T.S., and Culbreth, J.R., & Flowers, C. (2010). An exploration of experiences and preferences in clinical supervision. International Journal for Play Therapy, 19(3), 174-185.