McDonald, Patricia L.

  • Title: Professor of Counselor Education
  • Department: Clinical Mental Health
  • Ed.D., Western Michigan University; M.A., Siena Heights University; B.A., Siena Heights University.
  • Phone: 248-799-5490 ext. 7231

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Professor of Counselor Education


Meet Patricia McDonald
Professor of Counselor Education

Dr. McDonald holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University and an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling and a B.A. in history, both from Siena Heights University. She is the Counseling Faculty Development director and a full-time professor.

Dr. McDonald attended the ACA conference in 2015. She is the co-author of the State of Michigan training manual for the Counseling Supervisors. She is the liaison for the Lenawee County Counseling Association as well as being their distinguished speaker. Dr. McDonald has worked for and with city, county and state mental health programs where she served for seven years as the county director for a Child Sexual Abuse Trauma Team, and served as case manager for the developmentally disabled in an outpatient agency.

Professional consultation background includes: business organizations, churches, conflict resolution in corporate and educational settings, hospital mediation, prison population in Michigan and Texas, U.S. Border Patrol and the Office of Immigration. She works with a variety of organizational settings with organizational behavior issues, conflict management concerns, leadership training and motivation of employees for mission and ministry.

Professional travels for teaching, work, presentations and workshop seminars have taken Dr. McDonald to four continents and 18 countries around the world. In addition, she has taught graduate courses in Dublin, Ireland, periodically in the summer since 2005.

Board membership includes: Michigan Red Cross, Macomb Family Services, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Dignity Health Hospitals in Henderson, Nev. (current).

She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

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