Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology
Office#: 704H Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-1848
No longer in the college
Primary Emphasis Area: Counseling Psychology
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Short Bio
Michael Duffy is Professor and past Director of Training of the doctoral program in counseling psychology at Texas A&M University. He is a Past President (1996) of Texas Psychological Association. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, he also holds several APA appointments including member of the APA Committee on Aging and APA Division 17 Liaison to the Division of Counseling Psychology of the British Psychological Society, of which he is a member, Chartered Psychologist and expatriate. His training includes the Licentiate in Theology from the Angelicum University, Rome, Italy, the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from University College, Dublin, Ireland and the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Dr. Duffy teaches psychotherapy theory and practice with adolescents, couples, families and has a special interest in psychotherapy with older adults; he is currently editor of the recent �Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Older Adults� published by Wiley and Sons, Inc. (1999). His research includes intergenerational family relations, geriatric crisis management, mental health in long term care, behavioral effects of environmental design in geriatric facilities, religious dimensions of psychotherapy, developmental psychotherapy and personality styles of psychotherapists. He has also developed two paraprofessional training programs for providing volunteer mental health services in nursing homes (Project OHSIS) and in middle schools (School Families). Michael Duffy is a Licensed Psychologist in Texas and a National Register Health Service Provider and practices psychology as a clinical supervisor of doctoral students and as a psychotherapist in independent practice. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Duffy is published in such journals as The Gerontologist, The Journal of Long Term Care, The Clinical Gerontologist, The Journal of Clinical Psychology and Professional Psychology.
Research Interests
At Risk Children
Mentoring Programs
Middle Schools
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Vaccha-Haase, T. & Duffy, M. (in press) Counseling psychologists working with older adults. In B. Altmaier and J. Hansen, Handbook of Counseling Psychology, Oxford University Press. (In Press)

2. Karlin, B.E. & Duffy, M. Geriatric mental health policy: Impact on service delivery and directions for effecting change (2008). In C.Massie Mara and L. Katz Olson Eds. Handbook of long term care administration and policy, Boca Raton: CRC Press. (In Press)

3. Miville, M.L., Duan, C., Nutt, R., Waehler, C., Suzuki, L., Pistole, C., Arrendondo, P.,Duffy, M.,Mejia, B.and Corpus, B. (in press) Integrating practice guidelines into professional training: Implications for diversity competence. The Counseling Psychologist. * (In Press)

4. Knight, B., Karel, M., Henrichsen, G., Qualls, S.H. and Duffy, M. (in press) Pikes Peak model for training in professional geropsychology. American Psychologist. (In Press)

5. Duffy, M. (2009) Treatment process. In E. Roswsky, J.M. Casciani and M. Arnold Geropsychology in long term care: A practitioner’s guide, New York, NY: Springer

6. Duffy, M and Duffy, C.M. (2007) Letter from America: A view of counseling psychology in the UK. Counseling Psychology Review, 22, 3, 62-64. *

7. Duffy, M. (2006). Psychotherapeutic interventions for older persons with dementing disorders. In C. Brody, Strategies for Therapy with the Elderly: Living with hope and Meaning (2nd Edit.), NY: Springer Pub. Co.

8. Duffy, M., & Karlin, B. (2006). Treating Depression in Nursing Homes: Beyond the Medical Model. In L. Hyer and R.C. Interieri (Eds.), Long-Term Care: Psychological and Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment. New York: Springer Publications

9. Duffy, M. (2005) Strategies for working with women with dementia. In F.K. Trotman and C. Brody (Eds.), Women therapists working with older women. New York: Springer Publishing Co.

10. Duffy, M. (2004). Curative factors in work with older adults. In Charman, D. Core concepts in brief dynamic psychotherapy.

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Kristin Woolley (Fall, 1998), Ph.D.
Thomas Dawson (Summer, 2000), Ph.D.
Lisette Perez (Fall, 2000), Ph.D.
Wendi Hirsch (Fall, 2000), Ph.D.
Jose Sanchez (Spring, 2001), Ph.D.
Jeffrey Lynn Dodds (Fall, 2001), Ph.D.
Terresa Marie Humphries-Wadsworth (Fall, 2001), Ph.D.
Adriana Guiterrez (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Russel Thompson (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Steven Marsh (Summer, 2003), Ph.D.
Anne-Marie Kimbell (Summer, 2003), Ph.D.
James Long (Summer, 2004), Ph.D.
Brandon Davis (Summer, 2004), Ph.D.
Cindy Ann Brown (Fall, 2004), Ph.D.
Doyel Marrs (Fall, 2005), Ph.D.
Anne Crowley (Summer, 2006), Ph.D.
Saori Rivera (Spring, 2007), Ph.D.
Kelly Gene Arnemann (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Debra Archuleta (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Erin Sandoval (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Maria Lamothe-Francois (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Sylvia Wen-Hsin Chen (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
James Carter-Haith (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Lee Scott Rinker (Spring, 2009), Ph.D.
Glenn Olds (Summer, 2009), Ph.D.
Amy Collins (Summer, 2009), Ph.D.
Kylin Lee (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Amanda Smith (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Ginger Pezent (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Jason Yu (Fall, 2011), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2007 - ). Counseling Psychology Review

Editorial Board Member (2007 - ). The Counseling Psychologist

Editorial Board Member (2004 - ). Clinical Gerontologist

Editorial Board Member (1997 - ). The Texas Journal on Aging

Editorial Board Member (1989 - ). The Southwestern: The Journal of Aging in the Southwest

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2006). Vice President for Professional Practice.  Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association

Professional Leadership/Service (State)

(1996). Past President.  Texas Psychological Association


(2005). Psychologist of the Year.  Texas Psychological Association

(1998). Professor of the Year.  Texas Psychological Assocition Division of Students in Psychology

Fellow.  American Psychological Association

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