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Dr. Michael W. Grogan

Associate Professor of Counselor Education mwgrogan@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA in Christian Ministries, Malone University
MA in Professional Psychology, Geneva College
PhD in Psychology, The Union Institute and University

Biography

Dr. Michael Grogan joined the faculty of Southeastern in the fall of 2010. Previously, Dr. Grogan taught as an adjunct professor at Trinity International University and at Heritage Institute. He is currently in private practice in Fort Myers, Florida, and pastors The Sanctuary, a small Christian fellowship also located in Fort Myers.

Dr. Grogan has spent more than 40 years as a pastor and counselor in Ohio and Florida. He continues to pastor, holding credentials with The Alliance of Friends Gulf Coast. He began his career in mental health counseling in 1991 and earned his license as a mental health counselor in Florida in 1997. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Grogan has served as clinical director of The Willough — at one time, one of the outstanding addiction and eating disorder in-patient facilities in the country. He has also done psychological testing and assisted in assessments at The Center for Psychology and Neuropsychology.

Viewing the inter-connectedness of all aspects of our humanity as essential to our well-being, Dr. Grogan is convinced of the need for a holistic approach to psychological education and counselor training. Dr. Grogan believes that humans are spiritual in the core of who we are, having been imbued with the image of God. Therefore, psychopathology and all human life have an essential spiritual dimension, separate from which counseling only speaks to partial humans.

As an assistant professor in the graduate counseling program, Dr. Grogan has taught numerous classes including Foundations of Counseling, Human Growth and Development, Counseling Theories, Group Theories and Counseling, Psychopathology, Counseling Practicums I & II, Internships I & II, Marriage and Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Dynamics of Marriage and Family Systems, and Substance Abuse Counseling. Dr. Grogan recently passed the National Marriage and Family Therapy Exam and is designing three new courses for the marriage and family track within the graduate counseling program.