Counseling Program Coordinator
Faculty Member at Youngstown State University since: 2005.
Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Ohio University
M.Ed., Community Counseling, Kent State University
B.S., Psychology, Andrews University
Scholarly Achievements and Awards (selected)
Outstanding Mentor Award, Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2010
Past President Award, Ohio Counseling Association, 2010
Distinguished Professorship Award - Teaching, YSU, 2009
Herman J. Peters Award, Ohio Counseling Association, 2008
Donald A. Green Memorial Award, Ohio University, 2004
Research Award, North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2004
Leadership in Counselor Education Internship Award, Chi Sigma Iota, 2004
Research Interests (selected)
School Counseling: Practice, Supervision, and Accountability
Professional Advocacy and Historical Perspectives
Professional Development of Students and Counselor Educators
Professional Service (selected)
President, Ohio Counseling Association, (2009-2010).
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Mental Health Counseling, (2008 - present).
Faculty Advisor, Chi Sigma Iota Eta Chapter, (2006 - present).
Supervising Counseling Interns
Counseling Experience (selected)
Counselor, Community Mental Health Center
Counselor, College Counseling Center
Ohio Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S)
Ohio Licensed School Counselor (LSC)
Recent Publications (Selected)
Bruneau, L., & Protivnak, J. J. (2012) Adding to the toolbox: Using creative interventions with high school students. Journal of School Counseling, 10(9). Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v10n9.pdf.
Protivnak, J. J., & McRoberts, J. L. (2011). Abusive Partner Relationships in Secondary Schools: Identification and Intervention Strategies for School Counsellors. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counseling, 21(3), 49-59.
Kress, V. E., Gimenez Hinkle, M., & Protivnak, J. J. (2011). Letters from the future: The use of letter writing as a school counseling intervention. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counseling, 21(3), 74-84
Kimbel, T. M., & Protivnak, J. J. (2010). For those about the rock out (with your high school students), we salute you: School counselors using music interventions. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 5.
Protivnak, J. J., & Foss, L. (2009). An exploration of themes that impact the counselor education doctoral student experience. Counselor Education and Supervision, 48, 239-256.
Protivnak, J. J. (2009). Key People in Career Development. In American Counseling Association (ACA) (Eds.). The ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling. (pp. 414-417). Alexandria, VA: ACA.
Protivnak, J. J. (2009). Key People in Professional Identity and Ethics. In American Counseling Association (ACA) (Eds.). The ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling. (pp. 80-83). Alexandria, VA: ACA.
Kress, V. E., & Protivnak, J. J. (2009). Professional Development Plans to Remedy Problematic Counseling Student Behaviors. Counselor Education and Supervision, 48, 154-166.
Protivnak, J. J. (2008). Family feud. In L. Foss, J. Green, K. Wolfe-Stiltner, & J. DeLucia-Waack (Eds). School Counselors Share Their Favorite Group Activities: A Guide to Choosing, Planning, Conducting, and Processing. (pp. 142-144). Alexandria, VA: ASGW
Kress, V. E., Protivnak, J. J., & Sadlak, L. (2008). Counseling Clients Involved with Violent Intimate Partners: Mental Health Counselors' Role in Promoting Client Safety. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 30, 200-210.
Protivnak, J. J., & Davis, T. E. (2008). The impact of the supervision relationship on the behaviors of school counseling interns. Journal of School Counseling, 6 (19).