Dr. Michael Bologna

Professor of Counseling, Department Chair


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 is known for his exceptional teaching in mental health counseling, especially 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.

Fellowships/ Awards:
Charles Mosse Foundation Research Fellow ( 2010): Fellowship awarded by the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands to provide a series of lectures on the problem of relationship abuse among same-gendered couples in the United States. Also to advise the national public health agency (GGD) in the Netherlands regarding effective methods to study this problem in the Netherlands

Research/Creative Works

Blanchard, R., and Bologna, M.J. (2016) Heterosexual and Homosexual Male’s Parenting Styles: A Comparative Study. American Counseling Association’s International Conference, Montreal, Canada April.

Bologna, M.J., Verhoeff, A, and Bouko Baker, (2014).The Prevalence of Abuse in LGBT Relationships in the Netherlands: A National Study . Co- sponsored by GGD, National Public Health, and Department of Justice, Amsterdam, NL. Rutgers WTF, Utrecht, NL, October.

Bologna, M.J., McDonald, D., and Salvione, S ( 2012). The Relationship Between Interpersonal Partner Violence, Gender, Alcohol Use, and Help Seeking Among College Students. International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH: July.

“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.

Professional Affiliations:

ACA American Counseling Association; member since 2015.

NYSMHCA New York State Mental Health Counselors Association; Representative for Counselor Education Committee (2006-2008). Participant on Program Directors Committee at annual meeting 2004-2009.Member since 2004.

APHA: American Public Health Association; Member of the Mental Health and Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Caucuses. Abstract reviewer for papers for annual conferences 2013, 2014, 2015,2017. Member since 2008.

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