Deborah Duenyas has held a variety of leadership positions in the counseling profession and worked in an array of clinical settings. With 20 years of experience working in helping professions, she brings a wealth of experience to her work. In 2020, Deborah received the Pennsylvania Counseling Association’s Outstanding Professional Teaching Award and is currently licensed as a professional counselor in two states (PA and OH).  Deborah served as President of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association during the 2021-2022 academic year. In addition to her work in higher education, Deborah has a background in teaching elementary and high school-age children (with learning, language, behavioral, and emotional disabilities) as well as overseas teaching in English language instruction, Osaka, Japan. Each opportunity provided invaluable experiences to work with children, families, couples, and groups with different cultural, clinical, career, and diagnostic concerns. 

PhD Counselor Education and Supervision, Kent State University, 2017
MEd Psychological Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2011
Post Baccalaureate Studies, Elementary Education Teacher, William Paterson University, 2004
B.A. Communication, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, 2002

Duenyas, D. L., Budesa, Z., & Luke, C. (2022). Neuroscience-Informed Technology: Implications for Professional Counselors. Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Duenyas, D. L., & Perkins, R. (2020). Making Space for a Makerspace in Counselor Education: The Creative Experiences of Counseling Graduate Students. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 16(4), 537-547.

Duenyas, D. L. & Luke, C. (2019). Incorporating neuroscience into counseling practice: 
Lessons from teaching a graduate course. The Professional Counselor.

Duenyas, D. L., Akcil, S., & Osborn, C. (2019). Professional adjustment experiences of international counseling graduates. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 42(1), 21-36.