Dr. Margaret Generali
Margaret Generali, Ph.D.
Phone: (203) 392-5175
Office: DA 115 I
Across her career, Dr. Generali has held a multitude of applied clinical positions working with a culturally, developmentally and socioeconomically diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents, undergraduate university students, and graduate level university students. She brings this wealth of applied experiences to Southern Connecticut 's Counseling and School Psychology Program. Dr. Generali received her doctorate at the University of Connecticut in Counseling Psychology. While at Connecticut she focused on substance abuse prevention and intervention with college students. She served as clinical coordinator at the university's substance abuse prevention program. Dr. Generali's doctoral work examined gender roles, gender role conflict and help-seeking attitudes among clinically-referred college men.
Upon completing doctoral work, Dr. Generali headed up the guidance department at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet Middle School, New Haven, Conn. While there she created and implemented a developmental guidance program, including group interventions across a variety of developmental issues. As a site supervisor at Betsy Ross, she served as a mentor and supervisor to numerous fieldwork interns (or trainees) from several Connecticut training programs.
In 2006 Dr. Generali joined the faculty at Southern Connecticut State University. At this time she has an array of clinical supervision experiences with populations that range from college-aged clients to graduate level counselors in training. Dr. Generali has supervised over 20 master's level students covering a wide range of training goals including relationship building, counseling skills, techniques, case formulation, school collaboration and consultation, professional growth, feedback, interventions, and transference. She is an active member of local and national counselor associations including the American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Association for Specialists in Group Work, Connecticut Counseling Association, and the Connecticut School Counselors Association.
Dr. Generali is a senior research associate at the Center for Community and School Action Research (CCSAR). Her research interests include group processes within school settings, diversity Issues, comprehensive school counseling programs within urban settings, and teen pregnancy prevention and intervention. Dr. Generali is actively involved in the Pathways Project, a Counseling and School Psychology initiative which includes school-based support services, group work with school administration and faculty, and measures to improve upon school climate. As well, this project provides opportunities for counseling students to participate in school-based interventions, including developmental guidance lessons and group work.