John E. Roland | Springfield College

John E. Roland

John E. Roland

Professor of Counseling
John Roland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minn. 2014
  • Master of Education, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass. 1993
  • Bachelor of Science, American International College, Springfield, Mass. 1983
Research Interests
  • Counselor competencies in addressing spirituality in counseling
  • Spirituality and Religion
  • Multicultural issues in counseling
Courses Taught
  • Research and Evalution
  • Professional Orientation & Ethical Practice
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship
  • Issues in Research
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American Mental Health Counselor Association (AMHCA)
  • Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
  • Human Service Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP)
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)
Community Service and Volunteer Work
  • Board Member, Work of Faith Community Development Organization
  • Coordinator, Mental Health Awareness Month Coordinator-Seeds of Greatness Bible Church, Delaware
  • Director, Spiritual Leaders Forum
  • Volunteer, Early Learning Center University of Delaware

Selected Works


  • Roland, J.E. (2016) Spirituality and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression Recovery presentation at the 40th Anniversary of the American Mental Health Counselors Association meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Roland, J.E. & Stang J. (2016) Trust-the Art of Balancing in the Workplace presentation at ACHE National Conference held in New Orleans LA., October 19, 2016
  • Roland, J.E. (2014). The introduction of the relationship between spirituality and cognitive behavioral therapy in depression recovery in African American Women. ProQuest

Spring 2017 Laurels Submissions

John E. Roland, PhD, associate professor of human services and coordinator of the mental health counseling program at Springfield College Wilmington, presented “The integration of spirituality into cognitive behavioral therapy for depression recovery in ethnic women” at the American Counseling Association Conference and Expo in San Francisco, Calif., in March 2016.

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