Dr. Monica G. Darcy

  • Professor
  • COUNEDPSY Director

Dr. Darcy earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kansas State University. She completed American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)-accredited internship at the United States Army Family Life Center at Fort Riley, Kansas. She is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, and School Psychology at Rhode Island College (RIC). She also serves as the program director for the Counseling for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. In addition to her work at RIC, she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Rhode Island, a National Certified Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Darcy’s areas of research and clinical interests include military culture and multicultural supervision. She has presented at numerous national and regional presentations on topics related to implementing a diversity and social justice framework in counselor education. As a Rhode Island state licensing board member, she advocates for strengthening policies and regulations that support Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) ethical practice and service delivery to consumers.

Education

Ph.D. 1999 Kansas State University (Counselor Education and Supervision)
Internship 1998 US Army Family Life Center (Marriage and Family Therapy)
M.S. 1993 Austin Peay State University (Guidance and Counseling)
Graduate Assistantship 1992 Austin Peay State University Counseling Center 
B.A. 1989 Austin Peay State University   Psychology

Professional Associations

American Counseling Association (2013-present)

American Mental Health Counselors Association (2008-present)

Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (2013-present)

CACREP National Accreditation Team Member (2012-present)

Chi Sigma Iota – RIC faculty co-advisor (2016 - present)

North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2008-present)

Phi Kappa Phi, lifetime member

Psychology National Honor Student- Psi Chi Chapter, lifetime member

RI Department of Health Board Member - Licensed Mental Health (governor appointment June 2018)

RI Mental Health Counselors Association (2006 -present)

Selected Publications

Norona, J. C., Borsari, B., Armstrong, K., & Darcy, M. G. (2020). “Success for me is progressing; always moving forward”: A qualitative investigation of student veterans’ definitions of “success.” Journal of Military and Government Counseling, 8(1), 20-39.

Darcy, M. G., Swagger, R., & Cordeiro, M. (2018). Student veterans on campus: Next steps in program development. Journal of Military and Government Counseling, 6(1), 2-19.

Borsari, B., Yurasek, A., Miller, M. B., Murphy, J. G., McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Martens, M. P., Darcy, M. G., & Carey, K. B. (2017). Student service members/veterans on campus: Challenges for reintegration. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 87(2), 166-175

Darcy, M. G. & Abed-Faghri, N. M. (2014). An investigation of counselor-professional association relationship. The Professional Counselor, 3(3), 152-160.

Darcy, M. G. (2014). Introducing the military in counselor education. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Winter Newsletter.

Darcy, M.G. & Powers, J. (2013). Veteran students: Advantages and obstacles in college transition. Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 21(1), 55-64.

Darcy, M. G. & Abed-Faghri, N. M. (in press). An investigation of counselor-professional association relationship. The Professional Counselor.

Darcy, M.G., Dalphonse, L, & Winsor, C. A. (2010). Linking academic and certification standards to develop a more skilled co-occurring disorders workforce. Counselor Magazine, 11(4), 10-16.

Gracia, S. Darcy, M. G. & Lynch, M. (2010). Under scrutiny: Assessment considerations in advanced level programs. Journal of Assessment and Accountability in Educator Preparation, 1(1), 29-45.

Bogad, L., Cook, J. S., Darcy, M. G., Johnson, J. D., Patterson, S. K., & Tillotson, M. E. (2007, December 19). Finding our way as WAC-y women. Across the Disciplines, 4. Retrieved February 7, 2008, from http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/articles/bogadetal2007.cfm.

Selected Presentations
Kene, P. & Darcy, M. G. (2021, February). Multicultural Supervision: Implications for the Supervisory Process and Relationship. Panel presented at the Law & Ethics in Counseling Virtual Conference.

Darcy, M. G. & Kene, P. (2020). Widening the Lens: Integration of Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice in Training. Presentation accepted at North Atlantic Regional Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES) Conference. 

Darcy, M. G., & Kene, P. (2019, October). The implementation of diversity and social justice framework in a graduate counselor education program: Change through dialogue. Paper presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Seattle, Washington. 

Darcy, M. G., Tavaraz, J. & Blackmer, E. (2018 September). Counseling and a diverse workforce: Professional advocacy, stigma, and recruiting. Presentation accepted at North Atlantic Regional Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES) Conference, Burlington, VT.

Darcy M. G. (2018, August). Irregular Warfare: Experiences across the Civilian-Military Divide. Selected panel member and presenter Brown University two-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Darcy, M. G., Tavaraz, J. & Blackmer, E. (2018 May). Diverse workforce in the counseling profession: Exploring public perception. Presentation at New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

Darcy, M. G., & Tavarez, J. (2017, November). Efforts for Improving Diversity Plus Inclusion in Higher Education Counseling Programs. Presentation at Rhode Island College Promising Practices, Providence, RI. 

Darcy, M. G. (2015, October). Military-informed counseling: Recommendations for counselor education. Presentation Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Philadelphia, PA.

Darcy, M. G., Cordeiro, M. & Swagger, R. (2015 April). Student service members/veterans: The push and pull of being part of an academic community. Presentation at the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

Darcy, M. G. (2014, March). Military Families: Resilience Factors in Counseling. Presentation at Professional Development Institute of Association of Counselors and Educators in Government at American Counseling Association, Honolulu, HI.

Darcy, M. G. (2013). Military culture and counseling. Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association, Warwick, RI.

Darcy, M. G. (2013, October). Military 101: Civilian providers and military clients. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, CO.

Darcy, M. G. (2013, July). Military Families: Resilience Factors in Counseling. Presentation at American Mental Health Counselors Association, Washington, DC.

Darcy, M. G. (2012, September). Military 101: A primer for civilian providers. Presentation at North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Niagara Falls, NY.

Darcy, M. G. (2010, September). Professional partnership: Mental health counselor organization collaboration with counselor education. Paper presented at North Atlantic Regional Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES) Conference, New Brunswick, NJ.

Darcy, M. G., & Powers, J. (2010, March). Student veterans define college success: Campus considerations for supports. Paper presented at the annual convention of College Student Educators International (ACPA). Boston, MA.

Darcy, M.G. & Winsor, C. A. (2009, October). The rule, not the exception: Aligning higher education curricula with co-occurring disorders. Paper presented at International Coalition of Addiction Studies Education (INCASE) Conference, Jersey City, NJ.

Gracia, S., Darcy, M. G., Lynch, M. (2009, May). Under scrutiny: State, SPA, and NCATE consideration in graduate assessment. Paper presented at New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

Courses

CEP 531 Human Development across Cultures

CEP 532 Theories and Methods of Counseling

CEP 537 Introduction to Group Counseling

CEP 538 Clinical Practicum I

CEP 539 Clinical Practicum II

CEP 540 Clinical Practicum with Children in Schools

CEP 544 Family Counseling Theory and Practice

CEP 610 Advanced Clinical Internship I

CEP 611 Advanced Clinical Internship II

CEP 612 Cross-Cultural Counseling

CEP 649 Clinical Practice with Military Connected Clients

CEP 680 Military Trauma: Counseling Military Connected Clients

CEP 686 Supervision in Counseling

CEP 215 Educational Psychology

Additional Information

Clinical Interests
Social Support
Parenting Support
Family Therapy
Military Families

Research Interests
Military family transitions
Counselor Development
Counselor Education
Diversity in counselor education
Mental Health and Stigma

Honors
Bucci Award for Scholarship and Service 2018/19
FSEHD Dean’s Recognition Award 2014

Advisor for the Following Programs
MS Clinical Mental Health 
CGS Advanced Counseling
Active Minds – Faculty Advisor
Military Resource Center – Faculty Liaison

Professional Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
National Certified Counselor