Stephen A. Giunta, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC

National Certified Counselor (#50855, 4/24/1999 – 8/31/2014)
Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor (MH 5668, 3/11/1998 – 3/31/2013)
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator (#06618F, 10/27/95 – 10/27/05)
Certification eligible: Florida Guidance and Counseling Certification

Program Coordinator. Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology – Clinical Mental Health Program, Troy University – Tampa Bay, Tampa, Florida. May, 2010 – to date.

  • Practicum and Internship Clinical Supervisor.
  • CACREP Site Liaison
  • Chair, Troy University - Tampa Bay Site Advisory Board
  • Graduate Teaching Assignment: Professional Orientation & Ethics

Private Practice. The Tampa Bay area of Florida. December, 2005 – to date.

  • Forensic assessments (custody evaluations, parenting plan recommendations and individual assessments).
  • Counseling (individual and post-divorce family counseling).
  • Consultation services (expert witness and parenting plan consultant).
  • Alternative dispute resolution (family/divorce mediation and parenting coordinator).

Adjunct Faculty. Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology – Clinical Mental Health Program, Troy University – Tampa, Tampa, Florida. August, 2009 – May, 2010.

  • Graduate Teaching Assignment: Human Lifespan Development; Community Counseling Services; Personality Theories.
  • Adjunct Faculty Member Representative, Troy University Tampa Bay Site Advisory Board.   

Child Custody Investigator (contracted services). Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Office of Child Custody Investigations, Tampa, Florida. February, 2006 – December, 2011.

Instructor (contracted services). “Parents Children & Divorce” a parent education and family stabilization course. Education Programs, Fort Myers, Florida. August, 2006 – December, 2011.

Group Facilitator (contracted services). Sunrise Counseling, St. Petersburg, Florida. September, 2008 – November, 2009.

Adjunct Faculty. Department of Psychological and Social Foundations, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. January, 2008 – May, 2008.

  • Graduate Teaching Assignment: Counseling Theories.Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

Program Development Director. Directions for Mental Health, Inc. Clearwater, Florida. April, 2006 – June, 2008.

  • Quality Management, Compliance and Risk Management Officer; Accreditation Liaison.
  • Developed, implemented and managed electronic health records, outcome measures, and research activities.
  • Responsible for staff development and trainings.

Program Chair. Counseling Program (Mental Health, School Guidance and Marriage & Family tracks; BA Psychology), Argosy University/Tampa, Florida (AU/Tampa). December, 2004 – December, 2005.

  • Graduate Teaching Assignment: Foundations of Mental Health Counseling; Clinical Supervision; Forensic Family Counseling; Assessment; Doctoral Dissertation Chair.
  • Initiated AU/Tampa Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Self-study.
  • Established the first AU/Tampa honor society (ALPHA UPSILON TAU Chapter of CHI SIGMA IOTA (Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society).
  • Established first AU/Tampa on-line courses and facilitated faculty trainings toward instructional hour compliance within blended and on-line formatted course offerings.
  • Faculty Advisor: CHI SIGMA IOTA, ALPHA UPSILON TAU Chapter.
  • University System Member: Ad hoc committee to address proposal for a forensic concentration within Ed.D. Counseling Psychology.

Assistant Professor. Department of Leadership and Counselor Education, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi. July, 2004 – December, 2004.

  • Graduate Teaching Assignment: Clinical Supervision (Community and School Counseling Tracks); Assessment in Counseling; Organization and Administration of School Counseling Programs; Introduction to the Counseling Profession; Life Span Development. Doctoral Dissertation Chair and Committee Member.

Post-doctorate School Counselor K-12 Internship. School Counselor K-12. Ojibwe School, Fond du Lac Indian Reservation, Cloquet, Minnesota. Summer School Program and Fall Semester, 2003.

  • Completed a school counseling residency to fulfill licensure/certification requirements as a school counselor.
  • Developed and implemented an academic enrichment program for at-risk Native Americans.

Assistant Professor. Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD), Duluth, Minnesota. August, 2001 – June, 2004 (three one-year contracts).

  • Acting Director of Graduate Studies.
  • Graduate Teaching Assignment: Clinical Supervision (Community and School Counseling Tracks); Ethical and Professional Issues (Community and School Counseling Tracks); Behavior and Cognitive Therapy; Childhood and Adolescence Development; Cultural and Family Counseling; Forensic Psychology; and Master Thesis Chairperson.
  • Campus Coordinator, CACREP and GSA-NCE.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assignments: Marriages and Families Worldwide; Abnormal Psychology; Psychological Principles of Stress Management; and Developmental Psychology.
  • Member, CACREP Review Committee; Liaison to visiting CACREP review team.

Adjunct Faculty. College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota. October, 2003 – November, 2004.

  • Undergraduate Teaching Assignment: Introduction to Counseling.

Diversion Programs Coordinator. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Juvenile Relations Bureau, Alachua County, Florida. October, 1998 – June, 2001.

  • Liaison between the Sheriff’s Office and the remaining components of the juvenile justice system.
  • Supervised assistant coordinator and staff volunteers.
  • Provide in-service training and referral services to bureau personnel.
  • Supervised (as site host and/or clinical supervisor) graduate interns from the University of Florida’s Department of Counselor Education, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, the College of Law, and undergraduate interns from various colleges within the University of Florida.
  • Responsible for program funding and grant management.
  • Administered the Alachua County Teen Court Program, providing mental health-based intervention services to juvenile criminal offenders and their families.
  • Provided education-based crime prevention services to the community’s schools.

Program Coordinator. Family Law Division, Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. October, 1997 - October, 1998.

  • Administered the Alachua County Teen Court Program, providing mental health-based intervention services to juvenile first-time criminal offenders and their families.
  • Provided education-based crime prevention services to the community’s schools.
  • Supervised (as site host and/or clinical supervisor) graduate interns from the University of Florida’s Department of Counselor Education, the College of Law, and undergraduate interns from various colleges within the University of Florida.

Forensic Treatment Facilitator/Instructor. Part-time, private practice. Gainesville, Florida. May, 1997 - January, 2000.

  • Developed and implemented psycho-educational curriculum in accordance with the standards imposed by the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida.
  • Provided psycho‑educational instruction to divorcing couples with children.    
  • Led parenting psycho-educational/support groups, and provided individual and family counseling to parents charged with the abuse or neglect of their children.
  • Provided court-ordered substance abuse and domestic violence group counseling.

Family Mediation Investigator (contracted services). Florida Supreme Court, Florida Dispute Resolution Center. Gainesville, Florida. 1997 ‑ 1998.

Family Therapist. Marion Citrus Mental Health, Ocala, Florida. June, 1996 ‑ April, 1997.

  • Provided in-home family counseling to families with high-risk juveniles.

Treatment Facilitator/Instructor. Part-time, private practice. Indian River County Mental Health Association, Vero Beach, Florida. January, 1995 - October, 1997.

  • Provided psycho‑educational instruction to divorcing couples with children.
  • Provided divorce mediation and consultation services.

Divorce Mediator and Consultant. Private practice, Vero Beach, Florida. January, 1995 ‑ May, 1996.

  • Mediated final and modified divorce agreements.
  • Provided consultation services to divorcing couples

Mental Health Counselor and On‑Site Supervisor. Youth Manor, Vero Beach, Florida. February, 1995 ‑ October, 1995.

  • Provided individual, group, and family therapy to the residents of a long-term group home for teenage boys.Developed and implemented behavioral contracts.
  • Supervised resident staff and mental health case managers.

Other Professional Experience:

Passenger Service Coordinator. Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, Georgia. November, 1977 ‑ August, 1994.

  • Orchestrated the public contact activities of approximately 220 employees.
  • Organized resources and personnel during irregular and emergency operations.
Post-Doctoral
Internship
  University of Minnesota, Duluth. Psychology Department.
Clinical Internship, School Counseling 5-12
Duluth, Minnesota. Summer 2003
Ph.D.   University of Florida, Department of Counselor Education.
Degree:Marriage & Family Counseling.
Program Specialty: Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Dissertation Title: Familial Influences on the Moral Reasoning of Adolescent First-Time Offenders.
Gainesville, Florida. August, 2002.
M.A.   University of West Georgia. Psychology.
Carrollton, Georgia. December, 1994.
B.A.   University of West Georgia. Philosophy.
Carrollton, Georgia. June, 1993.

(year 2000 forward):

$35,000.00 Awarded to Directions for Mental Health. Clearwater, Florida. United Way Community Impact Grant. July, 2008. Co-author.

$37,000.00 Awarded to Directions for Mental Health. Clearwater, Florida. United Way Community Impact Grant. July, 2007. Co-author.

$1,700.00 Awarded to the Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota Duluth. University of Minnesota, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grant. October, 2003. Co-author.

$4,800.00 Awarded to the College of Education by the chancellor of the University of Minnesota Duluth. Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative Grant, Faculty-In-Residence. Grant Title: An Experience in Multicultitural Career Development. November, 2002. Author.

$742.00 Awarded to author. Chancellor’s Small Grants Proposal Award, University of Minnesota – Duluth. Grant Title: The DSM-IV-TR revisited: An orientation to the current edition of the DSM and its application within school settings. February, 2002. Author.

$728.00 Awarded to author. Chancellor’s Small Grants Proposal Award, University of Minnesota – Duluth. Grant Title: Second Annual School Counselor Orientation Day and Networking Session. October, 2001. Author.

$53,905.00 Awarded to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Teen Court Program by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Assistance Program. October, 2001 through September, 2002. Co-Author

$55,686.00 Awarded to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Teen Court Program by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Assistance Program. October, 2000 through September, 2001. Co-Author.

$40,000.00 Awarded to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Teen Court Program by the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs. Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Assistance Program. October, 1999 through September, 2000. Co-Author.

Grant Management (year 2000 forward):

Grant Review Committee Member. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. The Community Juvenile Justice Partnership - Invest In Children (general delinquency prevention programming grant). Gainesville, Florida. April, 2001.

Grant Review Committee Member. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. The Invest In Children License Tag Trust Fund (mini-grant for juvenile delinquency prevention). Gainesville, Florida. December, 2000.

Member, Project Management Team. $20,000.00 award to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Teen Court Program by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Initiative. June, 1999 - June, 2000.

National Board of Certified Counselors (1999 - to date)
Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International (1997 - to date)
American Counseling Association (1998 - to date)
Florida Counseling Association, ACA state chapter (1996-98, 2012 - to date)
American Mental Health Counselors Association (1998 - to date)
Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (1998 - to date)
Suncoast (Tampa Bay) Mental Health Counselors Association (2007 - to date)
Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (2008 - to date)
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (1999 - to date)
Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (1999 - to date)        
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (1999 - to date)
Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (1999 - to date)
Florida Bar, Family Law Section - Affiliate Member (2009 - to date)
American School Counselor Association (2002-2005)

(Continuing Education) Attendance (August, 2009 forward):

Overview of Military Culture (1 CEU hour). The 2nd Annual Institute on Counseling the Military and Their Families. Tampa, Florida. 07/27/2012.

The Use of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS): Evidenced Supported Approach with Military and Veteran Populations (2 CEU hours). The 2nd Annual Institute on Counseling the Military and Their Families. Tampa, Florida. 07/27/2012.

Panel Discussion (1 CEU hour). The 2nd Annual Institute on Counseling the Military and Their Families. Tampa, Florida. 07/27/2012.

Reintergration: Veterans & Communities: A Look at Veteran Worldviews and Its Role in Help Seeking Behaviors (1 CEU hour). The 2nd Annual Institute on Counseling the Military and Their Families. Tampa, Florida. 07/27/2012.

Defining and Managing Self-Directed Violence: The Use of Uniformed Definitions and Collaborative Safety Planning (1 CEU hour). The 2nd Annual Institute on Counseling the Military and Their Families. Tampa, Florida. 07/27/2012.

Overview of Assessment and Treatment of TBI for Mental Health Practitioners (1 CEU hour). The 2nd Annual Institute on Counseling the Military and Their Families. Tampa, Florida. 07/27/2012.

PTSD in Veteran Populations (1 CEU hour). The 2nd Annual Institute on Counseling the Military and Their Families. Tampa, Florida. 07/27/2012.

Keynote Address: The Power of Vulnerability (1 CEU hour). AMHCA 2012 Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. 07/20/2012.

Eye Movement Integration™—It Works!: A Practical Therapy for Acute and Post Traumatic Stress (2 CEU hours). AMHCA 2012 Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. 07/20/2012.

Panel: Warriors and Their Families: Adjusting to Pressures & Transitions (1 CEU hour). AMHCA 2012 Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. 07/21/2012.

Positive Psychology: Applying the Science of Happiness. AMHCA 2012 Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. 07/21/2012.

Evidence Based Practice Tools for Clinical Mental Health Counselors (2 CEU hours). AMHCA 2012 Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. 07/21/2012.

Medical Errors (3 CEU hours). Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association. Tampa, Florida. 03/16/2012.

Struggle for Independence for Adolescents (3 CEU hours). Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association. Tampa, Florida. 04/20/2012.

Are Effective Counselors Born or Made? Clinical Effectiveness & Tools that Best Serve Your Clients (3 CEU hours). Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association. Tampa, Florida. 09/16/2011.

Assessing Measures of Parenting after Separation and Divorce (1.5 CEU hours). AFCC 48th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. June 1-4, 2011.

When the Therapy is Part of the Problem (1.5 CEU hours). AFCC 48th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. June 1-4, 2011.

The Best of Both Worlds (1.5 CEU hours). AFCC 48th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. June 1-4, 2011.

Relocation, Very Young Children and Child Custody Evaluations (1.5 CEU hours). AFCC 48th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. June 1-4, 2011.

The Integrated Approach to the Assessment of Intimate Partner Violence in CC Evaluations (1.5 CEU hours). AFCC 48th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. June 1-4, 2011.

A Preliminary Model for Relationship Assessment of Very Young Children in CC Evaluations (1.5 CEU hours). AFCC 48th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. June 1-4, 2011.

Parenting Plans and Autism Spectrum Disorders (1.5 CEU hours). AFCC 48th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. June 1-4, 2011.

Baker Act Training (7.5 CEU hours). University of South Florida Continuing Education. Tampa, Florida. 05/03/2011.

DSM Diagnosis in Clinical Practice: Current Pronciples and a Preview of Coming Attractions (DSM-5) (6 CEU hours). Genesis Counseling of Ft. Meyers (Gulfcoast Mental Health Counselors Association). Fort Meyers, Florida. 02/26/2011.

Whiter Shades of Pale: The Impact of TBI (I.5 CEU hours). Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida. Orlando, Florida. 02/18/2011.

Domestic Violence (3 CEU hours). Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association. Tampa, Florida. 02/18/2011.

Ericksonian Hypnosis: A neuro Linquistic Programming (NLP) Perspective (3 CEU hours). Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association. Tampa, Florida. 01/21/11.

Ethical Issues & Appropriate Professional Boundaries (3 CEU hours). Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association. Tampa, Florida. 12/10/2010.

Case Studies Involving Medication Management (3 CEU hours). Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association. Tampa, Florida. 11/19/2010.

Psychodrama (1 CEU hour). Genesis Counseling of Ft. Meyers (Gulfcoast Mental Health Counselors Association). Fort Meyers, Florida. 10/25/2010.

Research Training Certificate (In-Service). Troy University Institutional Review Board. Troy, Alabama (06/22/2010).

Medical Errors (2 CEU hours). Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association. Tampa, Florida. 05/21/2010.

Udate on Mental Health Parity (1 CEU hour). Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association. Tampa, Florida. 05/21/2010.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) (3 CEU hours). Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association. Tampa, Florida. 04/16/2010.

TROY University’s Poster Presentation for Mental Health Professionals (2 CEU hours). TROY University – Tampa Bay. Tampa, Florida. 03/01/2010.

Child Protective Investigation (2 hour In-Service Training). Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office ~ Child Protection Investigative Division. Clearwater, Florida. 01/28/2010.

TROY University’s Poster Presentation for Mental Health Professionals (2 CEU hours). TROY University – Tampa Bay. Tampa, Florida. 12/07/2009.

TROY University’s Poster Presentation for Mental Health Professionals (2 CEU hours). TROY University – Tampa Bay. Tampa, Florida. 10/05/2009.

Making the Family Connection: Use of Initiation with Families (3 CEU hours). Suncoast Mental Health Counselors’ Association. Tampa, Florida. 09/18/2009.

Mental Health Field (year 2000 forward):

American Counseling Association

  • Public Awareness Committee member (2006-2007).

American Mental Health Counselors Association
•    2013 Conference Committee member (2012-2013).
•    2012 Conference Committee member (2011-2012).
•    AMHCA/FMHCA Liaison
•    Presentation & Poster Reviewer

Florida Mental Health Counselors Association
•    Liaison to the Florida Licensure Board (2012-2013)
•    Past President (2011-2012).
•    President (2010-2011).
•    President Elect (2009-2010).
•    Counselor Educator Representative (2005-2006).

Suncoast (Tampa Bay) Mental Health Counselors Association
•    Monthly Meeting Site Host (2010 - to date).
•    Graduate School Educator Representative (2010-2012).
•    Spring Symposium Chair and Site Host (2010-2011).
•    Past President (2009-2010).
•    President (2008-2009).
•    President Elect (2007-2008).

Florida Bar, Family Law Section Suncoast
•    Ad Hoc Parenting Plan Committee (2010-2011).
Ad Hoc Parenting Course Committee (2010-2011).

Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International (CSI)
•    Faculty Advisor and Founder: TAU Chapter (2004-2004).

Co-Facilitator/Sponsor and Site Host. The 2nd Annual Institute on Counseling the Military and Their Families. Troy University, Tampa Bay Site. Tampa, Florida. 07/27/2012.


Professional Service to the University (August, 2009 forward):

Committee Member. Troy University Counseling Curriculum Committee’s ad hoc committee for Admission Policy for Post-Graduate Students (January, 2013 to Febuary, 2013).

Committee Member. Troy University Counseling Curriculum Committee’s ad hoc committee for Student/Applicant Background Checks (January, 2013 to Febuary, 2013).

Scribe. Troy University Counseling and Psychology Committee: Global Campus Minutes (May, 2012 to January, 2013).

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S. & Federico, C.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Eckerd Youth Alternatives. Tampa, Florida. 8/24/2012.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S. & Federico, C.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Florida School of Addictions Studies. Tampa, Florida. 7/16/2012.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Eckerd Youth Alternatives. Tampa, Florida. 7/10/2012.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. The Refuge, A Healing Place. Ocklawaha, Florida. 06/05-07/2012.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S. & Federico, C.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Florida Southern University. Lakeland, Florida. 04/26/2012.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S. & Federico, C.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Psychology Club, Saint Leo University. St. Leo, Florida. 04/10/2012.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S. & Federico, C.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Eckerd University – Main Campus, St. Petersburg, Florida. 02/29/2012.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S. & Federico, C.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Community Action Stops Abuse ~ CASA. St. Petersburg, Florida. 10/03/2011.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S. & Federico, C.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Tampa, Florida 09/16/2011.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S. & Federico, C.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Ceridian. St. Petersburg, Florida. 08/30/2011.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Federico, C., Messina, J. & Giunta, S.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Troy University. Tampa, Florida. 07/30/2011.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S. & Federico, C.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Windmoor Healthcare. New Port Richey. 05/04/2011.

Led MSCP student field trip. Attended “Autism Interventions Conference”. Sheraton River Walk. Tampa, Florida. 04/30/2011.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Federico, C., Messina, J. & Giunta, S.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Troy University. Tampa, Florida. 04/09/2011.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S. & Federico, C.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office. Tampa, Florida. 04/08/2011.

Led MSCP student field trip. Attended “DSM Diagnosis in Clinical Practice: Current Principles and a Preview of Coming Attractions (DSM-5)”. Florida Gulf Coast University. Meyers. Fort Meyers, Florida. 02/26/2011.

Troy Today submission. Activities & Achievements. 12/09/2010.

Information and Recruitment Session. (Giunta, S. & Federico, C.) Explore the possibility of becoming a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Hillsborough Kids Inc. Tampa, Florida. 10/08/2010.

Member. Adjunct Faculty Search Committee (Dr. Puterbaugh). 2010 - 2011.

Member. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Syllabi Committee, CP 6656 (Marriage, Family and Sex Therapy Counseling). June - July, 2010.

Member. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Syllabi Committee, CP 6601 (Legal, Ethical and Professional Standards). June - July, 2010.

Member. Faculty Search Committee (Dr. Messina, Assistant Professor). 2009 – 2010.

Member. Adjunct Faculty Search Committee (Drs. Messina, Antonek, Schwartzkopf and Marowitz). 2009 - 2010.


Professional Service to the Community (year 2000 forward):

Consultant. Be-COS, Inc. Non-profit charitable organization committed to the welfare and rehabilitation of the homeless population of Hillsborough County (2011-to date).  

Guardian ad Litem volunteer. Guardian ad Litem Program, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Clearwater, Florida. January, 2005 – to date.

Consultation Services. Provided psychological screenings to Diaconate Applicants. The Diocese of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, Florida. (July, 2005).

Consultation Services. Provided psychological screenings to mentor applicants. Mentor Duluth, Duluth Area Family YMCA. Duluth Minnesota. (October, 2002 – July, 2004).

Consultation Services. Union County Teen Court. Lorraine H. Sherman, Attorney at Law. La Crosse, Florida. December, 2000.

Consultation and Training Services. Development and implementation of a student honor court. Lincoln Middle School, Gainesville, Florida. October, 2000.

Consultation and Training Services. Development and implementation of a student honor court. Oakview Middle School, Newberry, Florida. October, 2000.

Master of Ceremonies. Fifth Annual Alachua County Youth Recognition Awards Ceremony, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Gainesville, Florida. April, 2000.

Consultation Services. Levy County Teen Court. Levy County Court Administrator’s Office. Bronson, Florida. January, 2000.

Committee Chair, Accreditation Task Force. Florida Association of Teen Courts (2000 - 2001).

Treasurer Elect. Florida Association of Teen Courts (2000 - 2001).  

President Elect and Founding Member. Gainesville/Ocala Chapter, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (1999 - 2000).

Committee Chairperson. Alachua County Juvenile Justice Council, Gainesville, Florida. (1997 - 2001).

(year 2000 forward):

Giunta, S. & Baker, S. (2012) Florida Mental Health Counselors Association’s Summary of Supervision Costs. Manuscript in preparation.

Book Proposal Review (August, 2012; at the request of the publisher). Bean, R., Davis, S & Davey, M. (Book Proposal with sample chapters).Increased self-awareness: Experiential exercises for dedicated clinicians and supervisors. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Giunta, S. (September, 2012; Feature Article at the request of the editor). AMHCA Annual Conference 2012: “Hooah”. The Advocate 35 (6).

Book Review - New Edition (July, 2012; at the request of the publisher). Cochran, J. & Cochran, N. (2006). The heart of counseling: A guide to developing therapeutic relationships. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Fitch, T. & Giunta, S. (2011). Psychodrama and Family Relationships. In T. Fitch & J. Marshall (Eds.), Group work and outreach plans for college counselors (pp.69-74). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Messina, J. & Giunta, S. (2006). Custody Evaluations: An interview with Dr. Stephen A. Giunta. Podcast: CounselorAudioSource.Net, March 2, CAS# 029.

Giunta, S. & Messina, J. (2006). An historical perspective of mental health counselor credentialing and licensing: An interview with Dr. Jim Messina. Podcast: CounselorAudioSource.Net, March 2, CAS# 009.                    

Giunta, S. (2005). IEP parties: Preparing families for the difficult task ahead. Counseling Today 48 (3) 41-42.

Giunta, S., & Amatea, E. (2000). Dependency mediation as an alternative to litigation in child abuse and neglect cases: Potential roles for the mental health professional. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 22 (3), 240-252.

Giunta, S. (2000). The Edward Byrne Grant Program: An alternative source of funding. Florida Association of Teen Courts Newsletter, 2 (1), 1.

Giunta, S. (2000). Studies show: Teen courts work. Florida Association of Teen Courts Newsletter, 2 (1), 3.

Giunta, S. (2000). Alachua county teen court. The Five Star Journal, 7 (3), 5.

(year 2000 forward):

Master’s Thesis Committee Member. Jennifer Richardson (In-progress). Troy University.

Co-Researcher. Antonek, T. & Giunta, S. (In Progress). Impaired professionals: Clinical and treatment considerations with substance dependent health care professionals. The Florida Medical Professional Group. Tampa, Florida. July, 2005 – August, 2010.

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair. Talyor, K. (2003). From high court to high school: Factors that influence students’ reported exposure to sexual harassment. University of Minnesota – Duluth.

Collaborator. International Sexuality Description Project (ISDP-2). Assist in collecting data for the ISDP-2 (100 collaborators/60 nations). Project Director – Dr. David Schmitt, Department of Psychology, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. May, 2003 – July, 2004.

Faculty Sponsor (Founding Member). Twin Ports Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference. Annual regional research conference showcasing the work of undergraduate students from the University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Wisconsin – Superior, and the College of St. Scholastica. Duluth, Minnesota. May, 2003 – July, 2004.

Principle Program Evaluator. Alachua County Teen Court Program, Gainesville, Florida. June, 1999; December, 2000. Determined recidivism rates at the program level and within demographic subsets. Analyzed the relationship between program participation and variables such as school attendance, community service, etc. Conducted client satisfaction surveys.

(year 2000 forward):

National

Giunta, S. (July, 2012). Networking Lounge: First Timers. Panelist, 2012 Annual American Mental Health Counselors Association Conference. Orlando, Florida.

Giunta, S. (July, 2012). Networking Lounge: Potential Leaders. Panelist, 2012 Annual American Mental Health Counselors Association Conference. Orlando, Florida

Giunta, S. (July, 2011). Expanding your private practice: Providing services to families experiencing divorce. Workshop presented at the 2011 Annual American Mental Health Counselors Association Conference. San Francisco, California.

Giunta, S., & Griswold, J. (April, 2007). Building Treatment Plans. Presentation at The 19th Annual Uni-Care Users Group Conference. Sarasota, Florida.  

Giunta, S. (October, 2005). Talk-show hosts: A tool in the instruction of human development. Roundtable discussion presented at The 2005 National Conference of The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.           

Giunta, S., & McAuliffe, G. (October, 2005). What have we lost: The decline of experiential counselor education. Roundtable discussion presented at The 2005 National Conference of The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  

Giunta, S. (January, 2004). Incorporating the student’s familial experiences in the teaching of marriage and family courses. Poster session presented at The 26th Annual Conference of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.  

Clement, S., Giunta, S., McClure, B., & Reeves, B. (December, 2001). Ch, Ch, Changes: Transgender on Campus. Internet - live streamed presentation. University of Minnesota Department of Continuing Education. Duluth, Minnesota.

Regional

Sanabria, S., Giunta, S., Snow. M., Freytes, M., & Puig, A. (September, 2004). Counselor educators: Doctors on tap or on top? Panel discussion presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Athens, Georgia.    

Giunta, S. (February, 2004). The paternal influence on the moral reasoning of juveniles. Presentation to The 1st Annual Conference on the College Man. Saint John’s University. Collegeville, Minnesota.
    
State

Giunta, S. (February, 2012). Qualified Supervisor Training. Continuing education training (16 hours) presented at The Florida Mental Health Counselors Association Conference. Orlando, Florida.

Giunta, S. (November, 2004). Adolescent moral development: Issues for school counselors’ consideration. Content session presented at the Annual Mississippi Counseling Association Conference. Biloxi, Mississippi.    

Giunta, S. (July 12-13, 2004). Adolescent moral development (one semester credit hour of CEUs). Educator’s Institute at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. University of Minnesota – Duluth. Duluth, Minnesota.    

Rajewsky, K., & Giunta, S. (November, 2003). The potential impact of the     American Law Institute’s proposed Approximation Rule: What mental health professionals need to know. Poster session presented at the Minnesota Association of Counseling and Development Fall Conference 2003. Mankato, Minnesota

Koneczny, B., & Giunta, S. (November, 2003). Jamie Lee Curtis: The use of children’s literature in developmental guidance exercises. Poster session presented at the   Minnesota Association of Counseling and Development Fall Conference 2003. Mankato, Minnesota.

Giunta, S. (October, 2000). Accreditation Committee Workshop. Workshop presented at the Florida Teen Court Association’s Annual Convention. Sarasota, Florida.

Local

Giunta, S. (April, 2012). Choosing the right clinical supervisor. Content session presented at The Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association’s Annual Spring Symposium. Tampa, Florida.

Messina, J., Zalaquett, C. & Giunta, S. (August, 2011). American Red Cross Certification in Disaster Mental Health Counseling. Continuing education training (9 hours) presented to the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association. Tampa Florida.

Giunta, S. (July, 2011). Family development over the lifespan: Implications for military families. Invited lecturer. MacDill AFB Education Center. Tampa, Florida.

Giunta, S. (May, 2011). Human and family development over the lifespan. Continuing education training (1.5 hours) presented to Operation PAR (Prevention, Treatment Research). Largo, Florida.

Messina, J., Giunta, S. & Zalaquett, C. (May, 2011). American Red Cross Certification in Disaster Mental Health Counseling. Continuing education training (9 hours) presented to the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association. Tampa, Florida.

Messina, J., Zalaquett, C. & Giunta, S. (April, 2011). American Red Cross Certification in Disaster Mental Health Counseling. Three day (9 hours) Workshop presented to the University of South Florida’s Division of Student Affairs. Tampa, Florida.

Giunta, S. (February, 2011). Divorced and blended families. Continuing education training (1.5 hours) presented to Operation PAR (Prevention, Treatment & Research) staff. Largo, Florida.  

Giunta, S. (January, 2011). Florida Mental Health Counselors Association State Chapter and legislative update. Presentation at the Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association Counselors Association. Melbourne, Florida.

Messina, J., Giunta, S. & Zalaquett, C. (November, 2010). American Red Cross Certification in Disaster Mental Health Counseling. Continuing education training (9 hours) presented to the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association. Tampa, Florida.

Giunta, S. (October, 2010). Florida Mental Health Counselors Association State Chapter and legislative update. Presentation and continuing education training (.5 hours) presented to the Gulf Coast Mental Health Counselors Association. Bonita Springs, Florida.  

Messina, J., Zalaquett, C. & Giunta, S. (October, 2010). American Red Cross Certification in Disaster Mental Health Counseling. Continuing education training (9 hours) presented to the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association. Tampa, Florida.

Giunta, S. (September, 2010). Adolescent Moral Development. Continuing education training (3 hours) presented to Operation PAR (Prevention, Treatment Research). Largo, Florida.

Giunta, S. (September, 2010). MFTs Addressing Divorce: protecting the Children. Continuing education training (3 hours) presented to the Tampa Bay Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Tampa, Florida.

Giunta, S. (August, 2010). Plenary Speaker: Lift them up; Youth and positive messaging in changing times. Tenth Annual African American Mental Health Forum (Adolescent moral development). St. Petersburg, Florida.

Giunta, S. (August, 2010). Adolescent Moral Development. Continuing education training (3 hours) presented at the Tenth Annual African American Mental Health Forum. St. Petersburg, Florida.

Giunta, S. (January, 2010). Divorce mediation and other forensic family services. Continuing education training (3 hours) presented to the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association. Clearwater, Florida.

Giunta, S. (January, 2010). Adolescent moral development. Hillsborough County Middle School Committee (School Psychology). Grecio Middle School, Temple Terrace, Florida.

Kuehnle, k., Flens J., & Giunta, S. (February, 2009). Panel discussion: Should children be allowed to testify. Family Law Inns of Court. Chester Ferguson Law Center, Tampa, Florida.

Giunta, S. (June, 2008). Moral development in adolescents. Continuing education training (3 hours) presented to the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association. Clearwater, Florida.

Giunta, S. (November, 2005). Adolescent moral development: Considerations for family therapists. Continuing education training (3 hours) presented to the Tampa Bay Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Tampa, Florida.

Giunta, S., &  Koneczny, B. (October, 2003). Peer mediator workshop. Training session provided to the 7-12 grade peer mediators at Wrenshall K-12 School. Wrenshall, Minnesota.

Giunta, S. (October, 2003). School counselor orientation day and networking session. Workshop (extracurricular) presented to University of Minnesota – Duluth graduate students. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Giunta, S. (March, 2002). The DSM-IV-TR revisited: An orientation to the current edition of the DSM and its application within school settings. Workshop (extracurricular) presented to University of Minnesota – Duluth graduate students. Duluth, Minnesota.

Giunta, S. (March, 2002). School counselor career workshop. Workshop (extracurricular) presented to University of Minnesota – Duluth graduate students. Duluth, Minnesota.

Giunta, S. (October, 2001). School counselor orientation day and networking session. Workshop (extracurricular) presented to University of Minnesota – Duluth graduate students. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Giunta, S. (April, 2001). Honor Court as an Alternative in School Disciplinary Issues. Program presentation to the School Board of Alachua County, Superintendent’s Committee on Student Discipline. Gainesville, Florida.

Giunta, S. (April, 2001). The Alachua County Teen Court Program. Funding presentation to the Alachua County Commission. Gainesville, Florida.

Giunta, S. (April, 2001). The Alachua County Teen Court Program. Funding presentation to the Alachua County Community Affairs Committee (sub-committee of the Alachua County Commission). Gainesville, Florida

Giunta, S. (January, 2001). The Alachua County Teen Court Program. Program presentation to the Annual Pro Bono Symposium. University of Florida, College of Law. Gainesville, Florida.

Giunta, S. (January, 2001). The Alachua County Teen Court Program. Program presentation to the Annual Practicum/Internship Fair. University of Florida, Department of Counselor Education. Gainesville, Florida.

Giunta, S. (October, 2000). Delinquency issues with foster children. Lecture presented to Foster America. Gainesville, Florida.

Giunta, S. (February, 2000). The Alachua County Teen Court Program. Program presentation to the Annual Pro Bono Symposium. University of Florida, College of Law. Gainesville, Florida.

Giunta, S. (January, 2000). The Alachua County Teen Court Program. Program presentation to the Annual Practicum/Internship Fair. University of Florida, Department of Counselor Education. Gainesville, Florida

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