Dr. Claudia Lingertat

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 has been with the Counseling program since 2003 and currently serves as the Counseling and Educational Leadership Department Chair. Prior to becoming a faculty member at the college, Dr. Lingertat worked extensively in clinical and supervisory capacities 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 has expertise in healing-centered and trauma-informed schools, including a specialty around grief and loss in children and adolescents. Dr. Lingertat consults with schools and businesses on issues related to unconscious bias and education as well as on instructional equity and diversity issues. Dr. Lingertat has served as a Director on the Board at RISSE (Refugee Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus) since 2020 where she also serves as the Chair of the Personnel Committee.

Teaching Interests

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

Since 2009, Dr. Lingertat 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 and the Boys and Girl Club of Albany as well as numerous schools in the Capital District (e.g. Schenectady High School; School 2 in Troy, NY; and Brighter Choice Charter Schools in Albany, NY to name a few) providing social and emotional curriculum to K-12 students.

Dr. Lingertat 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 at local, regional, and national conferences on issues related to trauma-informed schools, implicit bias, grief and loss, service learning, and more!

Research/Creative Works

Selected Presentations 

Lingertat-Putnam, C., & Turner-Hassell, Natélegé. (2021, June). Unpacking Systemic Racism: Using Compassionate Conversations to Create Inclusive Spaces. Presentation at the      Engage for Change Conference, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2021, March). Mental health issues related to COVID for K-12 students and unique issues returning to school. Virtual presentation to the Morris County School          Counselors Assopciation Meeting, New Jersey.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2021, February). Developer & moderator for webinar on Youth Mental Health. The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2020, December). Understanding and addressing implicit bias. Virtual presentation at the New York State School Counselor Association Conference.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. & Murphy, T. (2019, October).  Reframing Trauma: Healing-centered engagement in school counseling. Roundtable presentation at the national Association of Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Seattle, WA.

Lingertat-Putnam, C., & Turner-Hassell, N. (2019, April). Addressing the intersectionnof race and trauma in schools. Presentation at the College of Saint Rose Infinity of Inclusion School of Education Conference, Albany, NY.

Lingertat-Putnam, C.. (2019, March). Mental health issues and college students: Panel presentation for school counselors and admissions professionals. Panel presentation at the NYSACAC Professional Development Forum, Albany, NY.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2018, November). Trauma-informed Schools 101. Presentation at the New York State School Counselor Association Conference, Bolton Landing, NY.

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

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. & Karajic-Siwiec, A. (2015, October).  Best practices in teaching: Transformative teaching practices. Roundtable presentation at the National Association of Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2014, January). Serving others: How difference matters when volunteering and learning. Panel presentation at the College of Saint Rose Community Advisory Board Spring Forum, Albany, NY.

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., Sipowicz, J., Quivey, M., & Pepe, M.  (2013, November). Working with 21st century students. Panel moderator at the 4th Annual Induction Conference, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY.

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., 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.

Selected Publications

Lingertat-Putnam, C. (2018). [Review of the book Divorce and Loss: Helping Adults and Children Mourn When a Marriage Comes Apart, by Joshua Ehrlich]. OMEGA Journal of Death and Dying, 77(3), 299-301.

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.