Chatham University

Psychology (MAP) Faculty and Staff

Anthony Goreczny Ph.D.

Anthony Goreczny

goreczny@chatham.edu
Professor
Hometown : Oil City, PA
Joined Chatham : 1999

Academic Areas of Interest

Quality of life; Developmental Disabilities; Health Psychology (especially stress and anxiety as well as eating and exercise behavior); Assessment, Clinical and Educational; Ethical, Legal, and Psychosocial Implications of Genetics Technologies

Personal Areas of Interest

Hiking/Backpacking; Camping; Athletic Coaching

Education

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA), 1989
  • Internship in Clinical Psychology, Brown University Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium (Providence, RI), 1988
  • M.A. in Psychology, Louisiana State University (Baton, Rouge, LA). 1985
  • B.S. in Psychology and Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 1983

Publications

Certifications

  • Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist

Awards

  • Principal Investigator of Grant Award for Independent Monitoring Program from Washington County Department of Human Services (2005-2014)
  • Principal Investigator of Grant Award for Independent Monitoring Program from Greene County Department of Human Services (2000-2014)
  • Principal Investigator of Grant Award for Independent Monitoring Program from Allegheny County Department of Human Services (1999-2015)

Organizations

  • Life Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners
  • Fellow, Pennsylvania Psychological Association
  • Member, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Member, American Psychological Association

Achievements

  • Editorial Board, Chinese Journal of Clinicians (International): 2011 - 2014
  • Editorial Board, Scientific Journals International: 2005 - Present
  • Member of the Scientific Abstract Evaluation Sub-Committee for the 3rd World Congress on the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine: 2004-2005
  • Coro Pittsburgh Health Sciences Fellowship Advisory Board: 2001 to 2004
  • Editorial Board, Clinical Case Studies: 2000 - 2004
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Geropsychology: 1994 - 2003
  • Chair, American Psychological Association Continuing Professional Education Committee: 2001-2002
  • Member, American Psychological Association Continuing Professional Education Committee: 1999 - 2002
  • American Psychological Association Representative to the Human Genome Education Module: 1999
  • Editor, International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health: 1994-1999

Presentations

  • Smith, C., Goreczny, A., & Willford, J. (2015). Identifying Factors in the Attitudes Towards Individuals with Disabilities Scale. Presented at the National Collegiate Honor's Council, Denver, CO.
  • Blick, R., Roman, K., Sorensen, C., & Goreczny, A. J. (2014). Frequency and Psychosocial Benefits of Physical Activity in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: A Function of Residential Setting? Presented at the annual Gatlinburg Conference of Division 33 of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Goreczny, A. J. (2014). Access to technology: Impact on quality of life of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Accepted for presentation at annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Goreczny, A. J., Blick, R., Horton, A., & Roman, K. (2014). Back to Work: Role of Competitive Employment in Quality of Life for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Goreczny, A. J., Schreiber, J., Bednarke, M., & Hertweck, M. (2014). Development of an IPE Curriculum Based on the Core Competencies: Challenges, Opportunities, and Research. Accepted for presentation at All Together Better Health VII: The 7th International Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Hawkins, S., Goreczny, A. J., Hertweck, M., & Laird, J. (2014). A survey of student expectations regarding student and faculty roles in problem-based learning. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, Lancaster, PA.
  • Hertweck, M., Hawkins, S., Goreczny, A. J., Schreiber, J., & Sterrett, S. (2014). Developing a model for interprofessional education in a PA curriculum. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, Lancaster, PA.
  • Lewis, E., Goreczny, A. J., & Blick, R. Leave No Face Behind: Perception of Emotions as It Relates to Quality of Life Among Individuals With Intellectual Disability. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Peer, J., Goreczny, A. J., Baum, C., & Warnecke, A. (2014). Promoting Independence Among Individuals With Intellectual Disability: Impact on Choice, Control, and Inclusion. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Roman, K., Blick, R., Sorensen, C., & Goreczny, A. J. (2014). Religious attendance as a mediator of quality of life among individuals with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan? Presented at the annual Gatlinburg Conference of Division 33 of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Sterrett, S., Hawkins, S., Goreczny, A. J., & Schreiber, J. (2014). Interprofessional learning communities: Supporting the development of competencies and identity. Accepted for presentation at All Together Better Health VII: The 7th International Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Goreczny, A. J. (2013). Quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities: Importance of community inclusion and development of social capital. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.
  • Peer, J., Warnecke, A. J., Baum, C., & Goreczny, A. J. (2013). Stigmatization of individuals with schizophrenia: Perspectives of graduate students from psychology, physical therapy and occupational therapy fields. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.
  • Warnecke, A. J., Baum, C., Peer, J., & Goreczny, A. (2013). Relationships between Anxiety and Various Personality Factors Among Psychology, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy Graduate Students: Implications for Training. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.
  • Goreczny, A. (2012). Quality of Life Improvements Among Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities: Progress in Some Areas but Not Others. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.
  • St.Jean, M., Romitti, L., Wentroble, E. M., & Goreczny, A. (2012). The Impact of Media and Weight Related Self-Efficacy on the Relationship Between Self-esteem and Body Image among Women. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.
  • Wentroble, E. M., St. Jean, M., Romitti, L., & Goreczny, A. (2012). Affective Components Associated with the Relationship between Body Image and Internalization of Mass Media. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.
  • Phillips, D., McKee, A., & Goreczny, A. J. (2011). Examination of how religious orientation can influence coping styles among two age cohorts. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, CA.
  • Goreczny, A. J., & Sorenson, C. H. (2011). Quality of life issues and communication ability among individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, CA.
  • Goreczny, A. J., & Hanlon, E. E. (2011). Family involvement and its impact on quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, CA.
  • Goreczny, A. J., Bender, E., Caruso, G., & Feinstein, C. S. (2011). Attitudes toward Individuals with Disabilities: Results of a Recent Survey and Implications of Those Results. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Goreczny, A. J. (2010). Communication Patterns and Beliefs Among Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Caregivers. Presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA..
  • Goreczny, A. J. (2010). Different longitudinal patterns in requests for quality of life improvement. Presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Barker, E. B., Lee, G. E., and Goreczny, A. J. (2009). Impact of familial alcohol use on alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors among counseling psychology graduate students. Presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.
  • Goreczny, A. J., & Nagelson, C. (2009). Whose life is it anyway? Perceptions of needed improvements in quality of life for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities from different perspectives. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, November 2009, New York, NY.
  • Lee, G. E., Barker, E. B., & Goreczny, A. J. (2009). Attitudes of Masters Counseling Students Towards Genetics Technologies. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, November 2009, New York, NY.
  • Pasquinelli, M., Lubinski, L., Hamilton, D., & Goreczny, A. J. (2009). Effects of Training on Self-Efficacy Among Counselors in Training: Changes Over the Course of a Semester. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, November 2009, New York, NY.
  • Goreczny, A. J., & Nagelson, C. (2009). Improvement in quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, August, 2009, Toronto, ON.
  • Lubinski, L., Pasquinelli, M., Goreczny, A. J., & Hamilton, D. (2009). Impact of academic preparation on counselor self-efficacy. Presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, August, 2009, Toronto, ON.
  • Goreczny, A. J., Valutis, S., Wister, J., & Abdullah, L. (2008). Precent body fat as a mediating factor for weight preoccupation? Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, November, 2008, Orlando, FL.
  • Goreczny, A. J. (2008). Longitudinal changes in measures of quality care provided to consumers with developmental disabilities: Impact of communication ability and availability of adaptive devices. Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, November, 2008, Orlando, FL.
  • Goreczny, A. J. (2008). Meeting needs of individuals with mental retardation: A program evaluation. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August, 2008, Boston.
  • Wister, L., Valutis, S., Goreczny, A. J., & Lubinski, L. (2008). Free associations to the word “food” by dieting and non-dieting women. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May, 2008, Chicago.
  • Valutis, S., Goreczny, A. J., Abdullah, L., Magee, E., & Wister, J. (2007). Weight preoccupation and body image disturbance: Self-Efficacy as a Mediating Factor? Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, November, 2007, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lubinski, L., Goreczny, A. J., Abdullah, L., Magee, E., Valutis, S., Fratini, A., Erbeldinger, S., and Wister, J. (2007). Relationships Among Stress, Coping, Weight Preoccupation, and Body Image in College Undergraduates. Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, November, 2007, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Goreczny, A. J., & Lucchesi, H. (2007). Consumer versus informant reports for individuals with mental retardation. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, November, 2007. Philadelphia.
  • Goreczny, A. J., & Kandratowicz, L. (2007). Teaching Ethical Decision Making to Counseling Psychology Graduate Students: Does Behavior Influence Ethical Judgments? Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, November, 2007, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Mannarino, M. B., Tracey, S., Goreczny, A. J., Gallen, R., Loughran, M. J., Hamilton, D., & Nouel, G. (2007). The DSM: Dancing with the devil or waltzing with angels? Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, October, 2007, Columbus, OH.
  • Lepore, M., Goreczny, A. J., Mannarino, M. B., Loughran, M. J., Nouel, G., Tracy, S., Hamilton, D., & Gallen, R. (2007). The edge – Ethical teaching boundaries: Utilizing experiential learning techniques in counselor training programs. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, October 2007, Columbus, OH.
  • Goreczny, A. J., & Lucchesi, H. (2007). Impact of residential setting on quality of life for people with mental retardation. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.
  • Goreczny, A. J., & Lucchesi, H. (2007). Consumer versus family members: Assessing quality of life for people with mental retardation. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August, 2007, San Francisco.
  • Goreczny, A. J., Freeman, M., Mucko, C., Gardner, K., Melnyk, L., Bird, C., Miller, K., and Lim, S. (2007). Ethical issues related to genetics technologies: Perceptions of physician assistant students. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, March, 2007. Washington, DC.
  • Goreczny, A. J., & Miller, B. (2006). Correlates of unhappiness among individuals with mental retardation. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August, 2006. New Orleans, LA.
  • Valutis, S., Goreczny, A. J., Wister, J. A., Newton, H., Popp, S., and Vavrek, J. (2005). Relationships among coping, weight preoccupation, and body image in college undergraduates. Presented at Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, D.C., November, 2005.
  • Goreczny, A. J., and Kampert, A. (2005). Factors related to resident dissatisfaction among individuals with mental retardation. Presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, D.C., November, 2005.
  • Kampert, A., and Goreczny, A. J. (2005). Community involvement and socialization among individuals with mental retardation. Presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, D.C., August, 2005.
  • Bloch, J. B., Goreczny, A. J., McLaughlin, K., & Thomas, S. (2002). Life satisfaction, social relationships, and external supports of younger versus older adults with mental retardation. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Whitewater, WI.
  • Kohout, J., Goreczny, A. J., Kyle, T. M., & McIlvried, J. (2000). Careers 101 – Graduate Students’ Choice of Field and Program. American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Goreczny, A. J., Hoss, M., Jones, K. R., Veach, P. M., & Gray, C. A. (2000). Role of Genetics in Advancing Diversity: Implications of the Human Genome Project. Society of Behavioral Medicine, Nashville, TN.
  • Goreczny, A. J., & Wiemert, S. (1999). Spirituality and counseling of physical injury trauma survivors. Annual Conference on Counseling and Spirituality, Gannon College, Erie, PA.
  • Ford, S., & Goreczny, A. J. (1999). Training in divergent thinking: A method of fostering cultural sensitivity. American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.