Stephanie McGuire Wise

Adjunct Professor of Counseling
Ph.D., University of Toledo
M.A., Bowling Green State University
B.A., University of Findlay
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Stephanie McGuire Wise earned her Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and her Bachelors from the University of Findlay. She works as a Clinical Counselor at The University of Toledo's Counseling Center and is pursuing her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision through UT. Professor Wise's prior employment was as the Director of Compliance with a behavioral health organization where she grew to appreciate and respect accreditation regulations and standards within healthcare. To this end, she continues to stay current with regulations and is presenting at the 2012 All Ohio Counselor's Conference in November on treatment planning. Professor Wise is active in her professional organizations, currently serving as President of the Northwest Ohio Counseling Association (NWOCA ). She had the opportunity to travel abroad to Japan for one month with the International Rotary Group Study Exchange where she learned a great deal about Japanese culture, including their mental health system. She is a member of several organizations including the American and Ohio Counseling Associations, Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and Chi Sigma Iota.

Research Interests
“At this time, my focus is working with college students, particularly first generation students and
the LGBTQA population. I was recently involved in research that studied the effects of brief counseling in a college counseling center when comparing elements of the therapeutic alliance from both client and counselor perspectives. My former position at a behavioral health organization as Director of Compliance led to my interest in regulations and accreditation standards as they pertain to clinical services. I will be presenting at the All Ohio Counselor's Conference in November 2012 on creating individualized treatment plans that are client driven and meet accreditation standards.”

Northwest Ohio Counseling Association Counselor of the Year 2005

Reading (for pleasure!) and spending time with her husband and young daughter. They are currently building their dream home and hope to move in during the fall.