Contact Us

For more information regarding counseling programs, please contact the program director:

Dr. Alan Silliker
Plassmann B36
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-2368

To Apply

For application instructions and materials, please visit our site:

 Or contact:

Phone: (716) 375-2021


The Advanced Certificate in School Counseling is for individuals possessing a master’s degree and credential in school counseling (typically a 48 hour degree) and needing additional coursework to meet the credit hour criteria for permanent certification in New York.

The specific requirements of the advanced certification program are established for each student in consultation with the director of the counseling graduate programs. Generally, advanced certificate students take 12 credit hours - three courses and a 300 hour internship.  Because a certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements, advanced certificate students are eligible to apply federal financial aid (e.g. Graduate Stafford Loan).

For more information, contact Dr. Alan Silliker at or 716-375-2368.

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Certification Office

Phil Eberl

Philip Eberl
Certification Officer
Plassmann B10
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-2367

Pat RiehlePat Riehle
Plassmann B08
(716) 3752357

Siuta, Christopher R.

Titles/Responsibilities Assistant Professor
Academic School
School of Education
Academic Department Counselor Education
Contact Information Office Phone: (716) 646-1500, ext. 11
Office Location 4200 South Park Avenue, Bogel Hall, Hamburg, NY 14075
Courses Taught
  • CE 560. Psychological Testing and Assessment 
  • CE 610 - Practicum  
  • CE 625A - Internship 1: Agency Counseling  
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Psychology, Capella University, 2007
  • MSED, Counselor Education, St. Bonaventure University, 1997
  • B.A., Psychology, State University College at Buffalo, 1995
Personal Interests/Community Involvement


  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA)
Other Education


  • New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • New York State Permanent Certificate in School Counseling
  • New York State Trained Intensive In-Home Therapist-Home and Community Based Services Waiver
  • Approved Provider of Mandated Reporter Training on Child Abuse
  • Attended SAFE Schools and Violence Prevention Workshop
Professional Background
  • St. Bonaventure University, Assistant Professor, 2011-Present
  • University at Buffalo, Employee Assistance Program Coordinator December, 2009-present
  • University at Buffalo, Senior Trainer 2007-2009
  • Medaille College, Adjunct Professor, 2006-present
  • Hopevale, Inc., Director of Clinical Operations, 2006
  • St. Bonaventure University, Adjunct Professor, 2005-2011
  • Canisius College, Adjunct Professor, 2004-present
  • WNY Center for Sport Psychology, Private Psychotherapy Practice 2004-present
  • Stanley G. Falk School, School Counselor/Program Coordinator, 2002-2006
  • Mid Erie Counseling and Treatment Services, Child Therapist, 1998-2000
  • Heritage Centers, Recreation Trainer, 1996-1997
Teaching Philosophy
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