Menago, Diane

PsyD in Counseling Psychology Program

Dir, Clinical Training & Dir, Doctor Psych Pr

BS, Special Education, Lock Haven University
MS, Human Services Psychology, La Salle University
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, La Salle University
Dissertation title: Understanding Rampage Mass Murderers in the Public School System

Courses Taught

Doctoral level:
Professional Identity and Ethical Practice in Counseling Psychology
Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior
Teaching of Psychology: alternative environments
Advanced Practicum

Master’s level:
Psychopathology: Diagnosis and the DS
MIntroduction to Counseling and Guidance Theory
Professional Orientation and Ethics
Group Counseling
Internship for Counseling in the Community
Advanced Counseling Skills: Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Professional Seminar: Culminating Experience
The Psychology of Wellness: On-line

Teaching Focus/Philosophy

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. Socrates

As an educator I believe first and foremost it is my responsibility to create life-long learners. Imparting a thirst for the eternal quest for knowledge is a gift that lasts a life time. This is accomplished through the artful dance of innovative and creative teaching practices that engage and inspire students to learn about themselves, each other, and society. Students then pass on this knowledge through mindful engagement in the counseling field. I try to instill in our students not only knowledge, but the desire to advocate for social justice and to make a difference in people’s lives.

Recent Presentations/Publications

Menago, D. & Cummings, M. (2020). Suicide Assessment, Bereavement & Postvention:
What Do Graduate Counseling Psychology Students Need to Know? American
Association of Suicidology Annual Conference. Portland, Oregon.

 Menago, D. (2019) Suicide Bereavement and Postvention. Holy Family University
PsyD in Counseling Psychology Community CEU Presentation, Phila, Pa.

Menago, D. (2019) Suicide Bereavement and Postvention. Holy Family University
Faculty Development Day, Phila, Pa.

Menago, D. & McElwaine, P. (2018). Creating a Community of Learners through
Innovative Pedagogical Approaches. Lilly Conference: Bethesda, Maryland

Menago, D. & Dasch-Yee, K. (2016). Mid-Atlantic Association of Teaching of
Psychology Conference. VA. Creative Collaborations: Cross-Level Partnerships
to Enhance Advocacy Scholarship.

Menago, D., Stokes, N., Makusiak, G, & Wombell, M (2016). International
Peace Day Conference. Holy Family University. A Celebration of International Peace: The Opening of Cuba

Menago, D. Dasch-Yee, K., DeCiccio, J., McDonald, S., Meyer, M., (2015). Engaging
Students in Research: Current Offerings and Emerging Possibilities. Holy Family
University Faculty Development Day.

Menago, D. & McDonald, S. (2015). Top 5 Techniques for Creating On line & Blended
Courses. Quality Matters Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Drexel University

Menago, D. & McDonald S. (2015). Top 10 Techniques for Creating On line & Blended
Courses. Holy Family University Faculty Development Day.

Menago, D. & Shea, D. (2013). Integrating spirituality and clinical practice: mindfulness
based practices. American Psychological Association Division 36 & Loyola
University11TH Annual Mid-Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality, Maryland.

Menago, D., Shea, D. & Muse-Burke, J. (2012). Integrating Spirituality into Counseling:
mindfulness practices. PACES Fall Conference, Holy Family University
Integrating Spirituality into Counseling

Additional Info

Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania

Research Interests
I engage in research that addresses best practices in higher education, specifically the training of graduate level students and the development of innovative programming to develop competent clinicians consistent with APA accreditation guidelines.

Additionally, I engage in research addressing best practices regarding treatment of suicide loss survivors and postvention, and the loss of a client by suicide. This data underpins the development of trainee modules for students in our program.

Office: 209 NWT
Phone: (267) 341-4067 Ext. 4067