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Megan Delaney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Department
Professional Counseling
Office
Graduate Center 116
Phone
732-571-3558
Email
mdelaney@monmouth.edu

Megan Delaney, Ph.D.

Dr. Megan Delaney has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Montclair State University (MSU). She teaches Research Methods, Career Counseling, Family Systems, and Human Development. Dr. Delaney’s research explores the influence of natural world on mental health and the use of ecotherapy in everyday clinical practice. Her other research interests include feminism and relational-cultural therapy and grant writing competencies in counselors and counselor educators.

Previous to being a counselor educator, Dr. Delaney worked for over 10 years as the Grants Coordinator for the College of Education and Human Services at MSU where she helped faculty and staff submit over $150 million in grant proposals to federal, state agencies, foundations, and
corporations.

Education

Ph.D., Montclair State University

Publications

Books

Delaney, M. (2020). Nature is Nurture: Counseling and the natural world. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Delaney, M.E. (publication pending).  "Ecopsychological approaches to therapy" in Harper N. & Dobud W. (Eds.) Outdoor Therapies. Routledge International. Abingdon, United Kingdom

Scholarly Articles

Delaney, M.E. (publication pending). "Nature is Nurture: Our healing relationship with the natural world." Journal of Science and Healing.

Delaney, M. E., & Gibson, S. (2019). "Why grant writing and research matters in counselor education: Advancing our discipline." The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(4). Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol12/iss4/12.

Duffy, J., Springer, S., Delaney, M. & Luke, M. (2019). "Eco-Education: Integrating nature into the Counselor Education classroom." Journal of Creativity in Counseling, doi: 10.1080/15401383.2019.1640152

Delaney, M. E. (2017). "The relationship between counseling, social support, and depression in mothers of fragile families." The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 39(4). doi: 10.17744/mehc.39.4.04.

Delaney, M. E. (2016). "Gender identity development." In Schwarz J. (Ed.) Counseling women across the lifespan: Empowerment, advocacy, and intervention.  New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Delaney, M. E. (2016). Grant writing for the counseling professional. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 8(3). doi: 10.7729/83.1135.

Presentations/Invited Talks

Rose, J. (Producer). (2019, April 9). Prescribing Nature for Depression and Anxiety with Megan Delaney. [Live Radio Show]. Retrieved from: http://www.byuradio.org/episode/e85c70f1-e81a-48d4-9c69-9c469fe23ce6/top-of-mind-with-julie-rose-israel-women-in-trucking-medi    cal-device-cybersecurity?playhead=3047&autoplay=true

Invited participant at the Children and Nature Network International Leadership Summit in the Nature-based Learning Research action area. Oakland, CA, May 2018.

Phillips, L. (2018, April 26). Using nature as a therapeutic partner. Counseling Today. Retrieved from https://ct.counseling.org/2018/04/using-nature-as-a-therapeutic-partner/.

Shook, M. (Producer). (2017, July 19). Ecotherapy: The healing potential of nature in counseling with Megan Delaney. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://thethoughtfulcounselor.com/2017/07/eco-therapy-the-healing-potential-of-nature-in-counseling-with-megan-delaney/

Delaney, M.E.. (2019, October). Nature is nurture: Counseling and the natural world. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, Seattle, WA.

Delaney, M.E. & Gibson, S. (2017, October). Building grant funding confidence among counselors and counselor educators. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, Chicago, IL.

Delaney, M.E., Springer, S., & Duffy, J. (2017, October). Ecotherapy and counselors-in-training: A pilot study of a nature based intervention. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, Chicago, IL.

Delaney, M.E., Springer, S. & Lawn, M. (2017, September). Ecotherapy and counselors-in-training: A pilot study of a nature based intervention. Presented at the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling National Assessment & Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Delaney, M.E. Hall, S. & Roberts, L. (2017, March). Wellness through nature: Reconnecting our clients to the natural world. Presented at the American Counseling Association (ACA) Annual Conference and Symposium, San Francisco, CA.

Delaney, M.E., Kooyman, L. & Kooyman, B. (2017, March). Grant writing and proposal development: Best practices for obtaining external funding. Live-streamed and locally presented at the American Counseling Association (ACA) Annual Conference and Symposium, San Francisco, CA.

Delaney, M.E. (2016, September). Perceptions of Grant Funding of Counselors and

Counselor Educators: An Exploratory Study. Presented at the AARC National Assessment & Research Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Forthcoming

Delaney, M.E., Callas, K. & Sharma, S. (research in progress). Developing the ecological self: An evaluation on a nature-base art education project.

Delaney, M. & Duffy, J. (research in progress). The experiences of counselors-in-training in a semester-long Ecotherapy course.

Awards

Summer Faculty Fellowship (2018) awarded by Monmouth University Sabbatical Committee to allow for dedicated time to complete the manuscript Nature Is Nurture for Oxford University Press. 

Urban Coast Institute (2018) Marine Science & Policy Initiative Grant award for Developing the Ecological Self: An Evaluation. Funding provided support for an evaluation of Professor Callas’ nature-based art project led by her sculpture students with middle-school students from a local community.

Creativity and Research Grant (2016) awarded by Monmouth University Grants and Sabbatical Committee for Ecotherapy and counselors-in-training: A pilot study of a nature based intervention.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Research Grant (2016) for Eco-Education: Integrating nature into the counselor education program. Co-awarded with Sarah Springer, PhD, Monmouth University.

Courses

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