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

  • Warnecke, A. J., Baum, C. A., Peer, J. R., & Goreczny, A. J. (in press). Intercorrelations Between Individual Personality Factors and Anxiety. College Student Journal.
  • Hawkins, S., Hertweck, M., Goreczny, A., & Laird, J. (in press). Student expectations of problem-based learning (PBL). Medical Teacher.
  • Hawkins, S., Hertweck, M, Salls, J., Laird, J., & Goreczny, A. J. (2012). Assessing Knowledge Acquisition of Students: Impact of an Introduction to a Health Professions Course. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 10.
  • Goreczny, A. J., Bender, Erin. E., Caruso, G., & Feinstein, C. S. (2011). Attitudes towards individuals with disabilities: Results of a recent survey and implications of those results. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 1596-1609.
  • McIlvried, E. J., Wall, J. R., Kohout, J., Keys, S., & Goreczny, A. (2010). Graduate training in clinical psychology: Student perspectives on selecting a program. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 4, 105-115.
  • Valutis, S., Goreczny, A. J., Abdullah, L., Magee, E., & Wister, J. (2009). Weight preoccupation, body image dissatisfaction, and self-efficacy in female undergraduates. Scientific Journals International: Journal of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Mental Health, 3, 1-11.
  • Valutis, S.A., Goreczny, A.J., Wister, J.A., Newton, H., Popp, S. and Vavrek, J. (2008). Relationships among Coping, Weight Preoccupation, and Body Image in College Undergraduates. Scientific Journals International, Journal of Psychiatry, Psychology and Mental Health, 2(1), 1-11.
  • Kampert, A. L., and Goreczny, A. J. (2007). Community involvement and socialization among individuals with mental retardation. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 28, 278-286.
  • Goreczny, A. J., Miller, B., Dunmire, B., and Tolge, G. J. (2005). Inter-Rater Reliability of the Pennsylvania Independent Monitoring for Quality Program’s Essential Data Elements Scale. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 231-241.
  • Timms, S., & Goreczny, A. J. (2002). Adolescent sex offenders with mental retardation: Literature review and assessment considerations. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 7, 1-19.
  • Sharp, B. H., Franzen, M. D., Goreczny, A. J., Macciocchi, S. N., & Barisa, M. (2000). Retraining the perception of facial emotions. Archives of Clinical Neuropschology, 15, 672.
  • Hoss, M., Goreczny, A., Veach, P. M., Jones, K. R., & Gray, C. A. (2000). Impact of the genetics revolution: Legal, ethical, social, and educational implications. Minnesota Psychologist, 11-14.
  • Gray, C. A., Veach, P. M., Jones, K. R., Goreczny, A., & Hoss, M. (2000). Addressing genetic issues: The interface of psychotherapy and genetic counseling. Minnesota Psychologist, 8-11.
  • Jones, K. R., Bronheim, S., Veach, P. M., Gray, C. A., Hoss, M., & Goreczny, A. (2000). Impact of the Human Genome Project, an introduction to mechanisms of inheritance, and an overview of the genetic contribution to psychological disorders. Minnesota Psychologist, 3-7.
  • Jones, K. R., Bronheim, S., Veach, P. M., Gray, C. A., Goreczny, A., Hoss, M., & Lopez, M. (2000). The coming revolution in health care: Implications of the Human Genome Project for health psychologists. The Health Psychologist, 22, 6-7, 19.
  • Goreczny, A. J., & Gage, M. (1999). Pediatric and adolescent health psychology during the health care revolution: Challenges and opportunities. In. A. J Goreczny & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of Pediatric and Adolescent Health Psychology (pp. 3-10). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Goreczny, A. J., & Hersen, M. (1999). Handbook of Pediatric and Adolescent Health Psychology. Needham Heights, Mass: Allyn & Bacon.

Certifications

  • Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist

Awards

  • Principal Investigator of Grant Award for Independent Monitoring Program from Washington County Department of Human Services (2005-2009)
  • Principal Investigator of Grant Award for Independent Monitoring Program from Greene County Department of Human Services (2000-2009)
  • Principal Investigator of Grant Award for Independent Monitoring Program from Allegheny County Department of Human Services (1999-2009)

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

  • 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.