Patricia Polanski, Ph.D.

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Patricia Polanski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Full-Time Faculty


  • Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.Ed. in Community Counseling, Ohio University
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Akron

Professional Activities

  • American Academy of Psychotherapists
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Education & Supervision
  • Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
  • Ohio Counseling Association
  • Ohio Association for Counselor Education & Supervision
  • Ohio Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Ohio Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
  • Miami Valley Counseling Association
  • Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society

Research Interests

  • Spirituality and counseling
  • Counselor supervision

Selected Publications

Polanski, P.J. (July, 2003). Adjustment disorders in children and adolescents. In R. R. Erk (Ed.), Counseling treatment for children and adolescents with DSM-IV-TR disorders (pp. 90-108). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.

Polanski, P.J. (2003, Spring). The tenure track as spiritual path. ASERVIC Interaction. 6, 3-4.

Polanski, P.J. (2003). Spirituality in supervision. Counseling & Values, 47, 131-141.

Polanski, P.J. (2002). Exploring spiritual beliefs in relation to Adlerian theory. Counseling & Values, 46, 127-136.

Twale, D.J., Schaller, M. A., Hunley, S. A., & Polanski, P. J. (2002). Creating collaborative community in multidisciplinary settings. Innovative Higher Education, 27(2)

Polanski, P.J., & Rueth, T. W. (2001). Guidance and counseling in Catholic schools. In T. C. Hunt, E. Joseph, & R. Nuzzi (Eds.), Handbook of research on Catholic education (pp. 147-159). Greenwood Press.

Polanski, P.J., & Hinkle, J. S. (2000). The mental status examination (MSE): Utilization by professional counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development, 78, 357-364.

Polanski, P.J. (2000, Winter) Training supervisors at the masters level: Developmental considerations. ACES Spectrum, 61(2), 3-5.

Polanski, P.J. (1998). Alternative pathways among dropouts: An ecodevelopmental model of educational persistence (Doctoral dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998). Dissertation Abstracts International, A60/02, p. 384, Aug 1999.