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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. Dr. Delaney designed and teaches the course PC502 – Ecotherapy, Counseling with Nature and oversees the Ecotherapy Specialization.

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. (2020).  “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.

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.

Additional Information

Delaney, M.E. Nature is Nurture . Invited regular blog writer on Psychology Today.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/nature-is-nurture

Heidi Lynn Sculthorpe Summer Research Grant (2020) award by Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute for Ecotherapy: Nature as a Co-Therapist. Funding provides support to pay a graduate assistant to develop with me two research protocols: An exploration of the experiences of clients participating in Ecotherapy and Use of Ecotherapy by students who completed a graduate level ecotherapy class .

Courses

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Career Counseling (PC 570)
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents: Theories and Techniques (PC 524)
  • Family Counseling: Theory and Technique (PC 528)
  • Human Development Through the Life Span (PC 515)
  • Professional Counseling Practicum (PC 595)
  • Research Methods in Counseling (PC 603)

Recently Taught Classes

2020 Spring

2020 Summer B

2020 Fall

2019 Spring

2019 Summer E

2019 Summer C

2019 Fall

2018 Spring

2018 Fall

2017 Spring

2017 Summer E

2017 Summer C

2017 Fall