Dr. Claudia Lingertat-Putnam

Professor of Counseling, Department Chair

Degrees

PsyDClinical PsychologyPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
MSClinical PsychologyPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
MSEdSchool CounselingPenn State University
BSPsychologyPenn State University

Professional Experience

Dr. Lingertat-Putnam has been with the Counseling program since 2003 and currently serves as the Counseling and Educational Leadership Department Chair. Dr. Lingertat-Putnam has extensive clinical and supervisory experience working in a variety of settings with children, adolescents, and their families. She has worked in inpatient and residential treatment settings, college counseling centers, and both public and private schools for children in grades K-12 as both a counselor and supervisor.

Professionally, Dr. Lingertat-Putnam has expertise in trauma-informed schools, grief and loss with children and adolescents, and responding to tragedy in schools.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Lingertat-Putnam teaches courses in the counseling program including school counseling coursework and core classes such as group counseling, and practicum and internship supervision seminars for students out in the field.

Since 2009, Dr. Lingertat-Putnam has been actively involved in teaching through service learning, giving her graduate students real world experience early on in their graduate program. Her school counseling students have participated in a variety of service learning projects with organizations such as RISSE, the Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus, and various schools in the Capital District (most recently Schenectady High School and School 2 in Troy, NY) providing social and emotional curriculum to K-12 students.

Dr. Lingertat-Putnam enjoys having the opportunity to mentor students in the Counseling program at Saint Rose and assist them in their development as counselors. She regularly presents with her students at local, regional, and national conferences.

Research/Creative Works

Selected Publications

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2018, April). Creative strategies for individual and group supervision. Presentation at the New York State Mental Health Counselors Association Conference, Albany, NY.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2018, April). A community of caring citizens: Using service learning to connect students to the world around them. Presentation at Provisions, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2016). Exploring Resistance in Group Therapy: Heading into the Water. In Stewart-Spencer, S. E. & Dean, C. (Eds.) Metaphors and Therapy: Enhancing Clinical Supervision and Education. Peer reviewed Ebook chapter http://www.metaphorsandtherapy.com

Wood, S. M. & Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2016). Program Structure and curriculum sequencing. ACES Best Practices in Teaching in Counselor Education. Alexandria, VA: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2015). Let go or be dragged: The balloon as metaphor. In Luke, M. & Goodrich, K.M. (Eds.) Group work experts share their favorite supervision activities. Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2015). [Review of the book Finding your own way to grieve: A creative activity workbook for kids and teens on the Autism spectrum, by Karla Helbert].OMEGA Journal of Death and Dying,71(3), 280–282.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2010). Reflections on service learning. New York State School Counseling Journal, (7)2, 50-53.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2006). Single-session group counseling in schools immediately following a sudden, traumatic death. New York State School Counseling Journal, (3)1, 39-45.

Selected Presentations

Lingertat-Putnam, C., Jefferys, C. & Murphy, C. (2017, May). What’s in a Name? Using service learning to increase the cultural competency of graduate counseling students. Roundtable at the Engage for Change Conference, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.

Boehrer, F., Filkins, R. Lingertat-Putnam, C., Jefferys, C. & Murphy, C. (2017, May). Working with Refugees. Panel presentation at the Engage for Change Conference, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2016, May). Engaging students, engaging the community: Service learning in a counseling classroom. Presentation at the Engage for Change Conference, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2015, October). In search of home: Refugees and housing. Panel presentation at the College of Saint Rose Community Advisory Board Fall Forum, Albany, NY.

Lingertat-Putnam, C., Sheely-Moore, A, Perjessy, C., & Barrio-Minton, C. (2015, October). Lessons learned from the literature: Best practices in teaching. Paper presented at the National Association of Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. & Matthews, S. (2014, January). Effective school-based intervention after a trauma-related event: Teaching educators to effectively intervene with both general education and special education students. Presentation at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lingertat-Putnam, C., Quivey, M., Clifford, M., Kananis, E., & Heffner, E. (2013, October). Reaching ASCA standards through service learning. Presentation at the New York State School Counselor Association Conference, Albany, NY.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2013, October). Digital storytelling as an expression of professional identity. Poster session presented at the American Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Denver, CO.

Schermer, T., Lingertat-Putnam, C. & Birchak, S. (2012, September). Infusing social justice into and across the curriculum. Roundtable presented at the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Niagara Falls, NY.

Lingertat-Putnam, C., (2011, October). Connecting theory to practice: Embedding service learning in counseling coursework. Presentation at the American Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Nashville, TN.

Lingertat-Putnam, C., Sipowicz, J., & Richards, E. (2010, September). Using service learning to teach counseling students about advocacy and social justice. Roundtable presented at the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, New Brunswick, NJ.