Chatham University

Counseling Psychology (MSCP) Faculty and Staff

Anthony Isacco Ph.D.

Anthony Isacco

aisacco@chatham.edu
Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology Programs
Hometown : Pittsburgh
Joined Chatham : 2009

Academic Areas of Interest

Psychology of Men and Fathers; Religion and Spirituality; The Health and Wellbeing of Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians; ; "All Things Research" - Research Methods, Qualitative Research, Teaching and Mentoring in Research; Military populations and veterans

Personal Areas of Interest

Family time with my wife and three daughters. Playing basketball, running, biking, going to the gym. Watching the Steelers and Penguins. Cutting my grass on warm summer days. Trips to Starbucks for a coffee and scone. I drink a lot of espresso!

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Education

  • BA, Franciscan University Steubenville, 2002
  • MA, Boston College, Counseling Psychology, 2004
  • Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, Counseling Psychology, 2009

Publications

  • Isacco, A., Sahker, E., Hamilton, D., Mannarino, M.B., Fendenheim, M.E., & Sim, W. (2014). A qualitative study of mental health help-seeking among Catholic priests. Religion, Mental Health, and Culture. 17(7), 741-757.
  • Isacco, A., Warnecke, A., Ampuero, M., Donofrio, L., & Davies, J.A. (2013). Evaluation of a Leadership Program for Fraternity Men. Journal of Men's Studies. 21(3), 217-235.
  • Shen-Miller, D., Isacco, A., Davies, J., St. Jean, M., & Phan, J. (2013). The Men’s Center Approach: Ecological interventions for college men’s health. Journal of Counseling and Development. 91(4), 499-507.
  • Isacco, A. (2012, June). We are all prodigal sons: Spirituality can help redeem men's health. Op-Ed. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  • Garfield, C.F., Isacco, A., & Sahker, E. (2013). Religion and spirituality as important components to men's health: An analytic. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.7(1), 27-37.
  • Garfield, C.F., Isacco, A., & Rogers, T.E. (2012). Men, Masculinity, and Health (pp. 1718-1730). In J.M. Rippe (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Garfield, C.F., & Isacco, A. (2012). Urban fathers' involvement in their child's health and healthcare. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 13(1), 32-48.
  • Isacco, A., Talovic, E., Yallum, N., & Chromik, L. (2013). Addressing men's mental health with a strength-based approach. In J.M. Rippe (Ed.). Lifestyle Medicine (2nd Ed.). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.
  • Isacco, A., Yallum, N., & Chromik, L. (2012). A review of gay men’s health: Challenges, strengths, and interventions. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 6(1), 45-62.
  • Makahamadze, T., Isacco, A., & Chireshe, E. (2012). Zimbabwean women perceptions' of the Domestic Violence Act. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(4), 706-727.
  • Isacco, A., Garfield, C.F., & Rogers, T.E. (2010). Correlates of coparental support among married and non-married fathers. Journal of Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 11(4), 262-278.
  • Isacco, A. (2010, June). Father types. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  • Davies, J.A., Shen-Miller, D.S., & Isacco, A. (2010). The men's center approach to addressing the health crisis of college men. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(4), 347-354.
  • Garfield, C.F., Isacco, A., & Bartlo, W. (2010). Men's health and fatherhood in the urban midwestern United States. International Journal of Men's Health, 9(3), 161-174.
  • Isacco, A. & Garfield, C.F. (2010). Child healthcare decision-making: Examining ‘conjointness’ in paternal identities among residential and non-residential fathers. Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research and Practice about Men as Fathers, 8(1), 109-130.
  • Garfield, C.F. & Isacco, A. (2009). Urban fathers’ role in maternal post-partum mental health. Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research and Practice about Men as Fathers, 7(3), 286-302.
  • Shalowitz, M.E., Isacco, A., Barquin, N., Clark-Kauffman, E., Delger, P., Nelson, D., Quinn, A., Wagenaar, K.A. (2009). Community-based participatory research: A review of the literature with strategies for community engagement. Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 30(4), 350-361.
  • Garfield, C.F., Isacco, A., & Rogers, T.E. (2008). A review of men’s health and masculinity. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 2(6), 474-487.
  • Vera, E.M., Buhin, L., & Isacco, A. (2008). The role of prevention in psychology's social justice agenda. In M.E. Kenny, A.M. Horne, P. Orpinas, & L.E. Reese (Eds.), Realizing Social Justice: The Challenge of Preventive Interventions. Washington D.C., American Psychological Association.
  • Garfield, C.F. & Isacco, A. (2006). Fathers and the well-child visits. Pediatrics, 117, 637-645.

Certifications

  • State of Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist. License #PS017182

Awards

  • Technology Teaching Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Problem-Based Learning Teaching Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Certificate of Merit, Division 18 of APA: Psychologists in Public Service, 2006
  • The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, The Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program, 2006. Awarded for outreach to underserved high school students.

Organizations

  • Member-at-Large, Webmaster, Division 17, Counseling Psychology, Section of Supervision and Training, 2013-2014
  • Jewish Family & Children's Services, Squirrel Hill Psychological Services
  • 2012 Division 51 Program Chair
  • Early Career Professionals Committee, Division 17, Society for Counseling Psychology, 2009-2012
  • Division 17 Counseling Psychology
  • Division 51: Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity
  • American Psychological Association

Presentations

  • Isacco, A., Sim, W., & Brinkman, B. (2014, March). Opportunities and challenges to teaching qualitative research in counseling psychology programs. Roundtable discussion at Counseling Psychology in Action conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Isacco, A. (2014, March). Can you pray with your clients? Presentation at Counseling Psychology in Action conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Isacco, A. (2014, June). I pray with clients! And other confessions integrating spirituality into my clinical work with men. Presentation at the National Psychotherapy with Men conference, Fullerton, California.
  • Shen-Miller, D.S., & Isacco, A., (2014, August). New applications and research of the Men’s Center Approach. Co-Chairs, Symposium at American Psychological Association convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Isacco, A., & Stocker, R., (2014, August). Connecting research to practice in multi-faceted ways with male veterans. Co-Chairs, Symposium at American Psychological Association convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Isacco, A., Sahker, E., Mannarino, M., Hamilton, D., St. Jean, M., Pizzuto, J. (2013, March). Catholic priests’ Dynamic relationship with God: Implications for health. Poster presentation for Division 35 Mid-Year Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Feredouni, R., Isacco, A., St. Jean, M., Peer, J., Baum, C., & Brashear, B., (2013, August) Male graduate Students perceptions of connection, academic motivation, and masculinity. Poster presentation at American Psychological Association convention, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Isacco, A., Sahker, E., Garfield, C., Molloy, S., & Ampureo, M. (2013, August). Father involvement as a mediator between religion/spirituality and health outcomes in a diverse sample of fathers. Symposium presentation at American Psychological Association convention, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Isacco, A.,(chair) Sahker, E., St. Jean, M., Pizzuto, J., Mannarino, M.B., Hamilton, D., Sim, W. (2012, August). Toward a holistic understanding of Catholic priests’ health and wellness. Conversation hour given at the American Psychological Association convention, Orlando, Florida.
  • Isacco, A., & Simpson, C. (2012, August). Men pursuing psychology: A qualitative study. In C.Z. Oren & A. Smiler (co-chairs), Understanding Male Psychology Students: Implications for Training and Supervision. Presentation given at the American Psychological Association convention, Orlando, Florida.
  • Brinkman, B., Jedinak, A., Hamilton, D., Simpson, C., Isacco, A., & Stubbs, P. (2012, March). Cultivating gender and diversity awareness on college campuses. Presentation given at Association for Women in Psychology conference. Palm Spring, CA.
  • Isacco, A. (2011). Understanding coparental support among married and non-married fathers. In C.Z. Oren and D.C. Oren (co-chairs), Context matters- Fathers across settings symposium. Annual American Psychological Association convention, Washington D.C.
  • Isacco, A., Laux, K., Donofrio, L., & Julin, A. (2011). Masculinity and leadership in fraternity culture: A qualitative study. Poster presentation at annual American Psychological Association convention, Washington D.C.
  • Davies, J., Isacco, A., Phan, J., & Shen-Miller, D. (2011). Possible masculinity: Redefiniting masculine ideals for college men. Discussion hour presented at annual American Psychological Association convention, Washington D.C.
  • Isacco, A., Rogers, T.E., & Mallory, Y. (2010, August). Predicting Men's Help-Seeking Intentions Using the Theory of Reasoned Action. Poster presented at annual American Psychological Association convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Isacco, A.., Brinkman, B., Mannarino, M.B., Loughran, M.J., Hamilton, D., Berstein, J., Sim, W., Zanardelli, G. (2010, August). Exploring Sustainability Themes in a Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology. Discussion hour presented at annual American Psychological Association convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Isacco, A., & Shen-Miller, D. (2010, August). The Men’s Center Approach: Expanding the Roles of Counseling Center Psychologists. Symposium presented at annual American Psychological Association convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Isacco, A., Davies, J., Jacoby, B., & Phan, J. (2009, August). Promoting Positive Masculinity among Fraternity Men: The Men’s Center Approach. In A. Isacco & J. Davies (Chairs), Innovative and Positive: Interventions to Enhance College Men’s Wellness. Symposium conducted at American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Canada.
  • Davies, J., & Isacco, A. (2009, May). University of Oregon Men's Center: Building a Community to Promote Positive Masculinity. Presentation to be given at Conference on College Men, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Davies, J., Jacoby, B., & Isacco, A. (2009, January). Violence prevention through promoting positive masculinity. Presentation at University of Oregon Crisis Prevention Conference. Eugene, OR.
  • Isacco, A., & Rogers, T.E. (2008, November). Latino men’s health: Recommendations for culturally competent, empirically-supported, and multi-systemic interventions. Symposium at National Latino/a Psychological Association Conference. Costa Mesa,CA.
  • Logan, M., Isacco, A., Shalowitz, M.U., & Wagenaar, K. (2008, November). Culturally competent recruitment of Latino families and the role of community in research. Roundtable at National Latino/a Psychological Association Conference. Costa Mesa, CA.
  • Isacco, A., & Rogers, T.E. (2008, August). Examining paternal depression in coparenting. Poster presentation at American Psychological Association Convention. Boston, MA.
  • Garfield, C., & Isacco, A. (2008, May). A qualitative study of father’s health. Poster presentation at Pediatric Academic Society Convention. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Rogers, T.E., & Isacco, A. (2008, March). Using help-seeking research to inform clinical practices. Roundtable at International Counseling Psychology Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Perez, P., Isacco, A., Shalowitz, M.U., Wagenaar, K., Schoua-Glusber, A. (2006, October). Applying a community-based participatory research model to an academic-community partnership: Implications for psychologists working with diverse populations. Symposium at National Latino/a Psychological Association Conference. Milwaukee, WI.