Becoming a Mental Health Counselor: A Guide to Career Development and Professional Identity

Release Date: September 15, 2021

Available for purchase at: R&L and Amazon

“Becoming a Mental Health Counselor is a guide for students on the path to becoming licensed mental health therapists, as well as for those starting their careers.  Filled with practical advice and tips, this book takes readers through early career milestones, including professional identity development, applying for jobs, and obtaining licensure.”

Media Flyer (Professors – examination copies available for order)

Amazon Author Bio



The Fall semester is finally here!  For the first time in a long time we will be meeting in class!  I hope all of you are doing your best to maintain your mental health.   Remember, try to stay physically and socially active.  Please browse the contents of your corresponding course. All of your course materials will be available on this website as the semester progresses {please note a password may be necessary for certain content}.  I will keep the course content and materials updated throughout the semester.  Enjoy your semester!

New Publication on Adversity and Well-Being in College Students is Now Live!

Mediators between Adversity and Well-Being of College Students


“Journal of Adult Development”



New Publication on Suicide Prevention in High School Students Has Gone Live!

The Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program Pilot Study: High School Implementation Recommendations


“North American Journal of Psychology”


*Click on the link below*

SOS Prevention Program – High School Implementation Recommendations [Volungis, 2020]

New Publication on Oppositional Defiant and Mood Disorders in Youth Has Gone Live!

Co-occurrence and Differentiation of Oppositional Defiant and Mood Disorders among Children and Adolescents


“Journal of Child and Family Studies”


*Click on the link below*

This is Now My Life

Newest Publication on “Smartphone Addiction” Has Gone Live!

Smartphone Addiction and Its Relationship with Indices of Social-Emotional Distress and Personality


“International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction”


*Click on links below for PDF view and journal view*

*Cannot be downloaded – Contact me for downloadable version*

Book Celebration with my Research Assistants!

Book Celebration with my Research Assistants!
{left to right: Lindsey Fox, Dr. V, Colleen Popores, Mark Joyce}
{not in picture: Brenden Knight & Emily Morse}
{August 25, 2018}

Me with my Book and Cake!

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Theory into Practice

Release Date: August 15, 2018
Available for purchase at: Amazon, B&N, and R&L

The most practical book available for learning the most common CBT skills!

  • Professors – Sample packets and exam copies are available for order!
    • Contact Kathleen O’Brien @
    • See Media Flyer below
  • Therapist-client therapy dialogue vignettes and many hours of supplemental videos hosted on companion website
  • Discussion questions to process these vignettes and related topics
  • Activities to practice CBT skills individually and with a peer
  • Multiple tables and figures to help conceptualize and summarize key themes and skills, including common challenges
  • PowerPoints provided for each chapter

Amazon Author Bio

Media Flyer


CBT - Cover - Final

Trauma and the Aftermath

Psychologist Dr. Adam Volungis will be speaking about the effects of trauma and the aftermath. Subjects include but aren’t limited to signs and symptoms of acute stress, PTSD, the effects of repeat exposure to trauma on first responders, and how to cope in the aftermath.

Join us on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at the Grafton Police Station. Special thanks to the Greater Grafton Medical Reserve Corps for funding this training opportunity for the community at large. Please park away from the main entrance in Seminar Parking. Coffee will be available. Feel free to bring a snack to share.

Register at Eventbrite


Grafton Police Department

28 Providence Road

Grafton, MA 01519

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