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Munley appointed to Michigan Board of Counseling

by Jeanne Baron

Sept. 15, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Dr. Patrick H. Munley, WMU.
KALAMAZOO--Dr. Patrick H. Munley, professor and chair of Western Michigan University's Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, has been appointed to a four-year term on the Michigan Board of Counseling that will expire June 30, 2015.

Munley was named to the post by Gov. Rick Snyder, and his appointment was recently confirmed by the state Senate. He was selected to represent individuals who are engaged primarily in counseling-related teaching, training or research.

The Michigan Board of Counseling licenses counselors and oversees the practice of counseling in the state. At present, it oversees the practice of some 8,000 counselors.

As head of WMU's counselor education and counseling psychology department, Munley is responsible for academic program development and administration, recruitment and development, and budget management.

He is active in several professional organizations and has served in past roles such as president of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology, a counseling psychology examiner for the American Board of Counseling Psychology, and an editorial board member for the Counseling Psychologist. He also is a fellow of the AACP as well as the American Psychological Association.

Munley earned a bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University, and a master's degree and doctoral degree from the University of Maryland.