Dr. Michael Bologna

Professor of Counseling


Ph.D.School of Social WelfareThe State University at Albany
M.S.W.School of Social WelfareThe State University at Albany
B.A.PsychologyThe State University at Albany

Professional Experience

Dr. Michael Bologna began his career at the College of Saint Rose in 1994 as the Internship Coordinator for the undergraduate program in Social Welfare. Dr. Bologna joined the faculty in the Counseling Program in the Fall of 2001 and served as Chairperson from 2004 – 2009.

He continues to work in the field as a social worker, clinician, and administrative consultant to several mental health agencies. His past clinical experience includes work with the developmentally delayed, children, families in crisis, adults with mental health issues, the incarcerated, and persons with HIV/AIDS.

Certified Clinical Social Worker – (LCSW-R) New York State

Teaching Interests

As a professor, he regularly takes students to study Mental Health and Addictions in Western Europe. He is known for his exceptional teaching, particularly in his Research Methods course.

Thoughts on the Counseling Program at Saint Rose
The program has a strong commitment to experiential learning through the integration of coursework and internship. Issues of class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are woven throughout the coursework. Faculty are committed to developing students as individuals, learners, and professionals.

Rehabilitating houses ( Metaphor for my work with clients)

Research/Creative Works

“An Evaluation of a Peer-Run Hospital Diversion Program: A Descriptive Study,” American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 14(4), October- December 2011.

“Violence in Gay and Lesbian Relationships: Factors that Influence Response Decisions, A Multi-Geographic Study”. Social Work Abstracts, Spring 2004.

“Violence in Gay and Lesbian Relationships: Implications for Policy and Practice” Third Annual Family Violence Research Conference Journal, July 1987, University of New Hampshire. “Sexual Coercion in Gay Male and Lesbian Relationships” Journal of Sex Research, February 1989.

Current Research Projects
National Survey of LGBT relationship abuse in the Netherlands, sponsored by GGD College of Saint Rose Campus wide Relationship abuse and harassment survey. A Comparison of Consumer-Run and Traditional Acute Hospital Programs and Their Impact on Mental Health Client’s Quality of Life and Recovery, sponsored by the ICRT.

Research Interests
Family Violence, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Consumer Run Mental Health Programs