Worcester State University
Psychology Department

 
Michelle Chunis, PhD


Room: S241N or S241P

Email: michelle.chunis@worcester.edu

 

Education

B.S. - 2000 Worcester State College, Psychology (Psi Chi)

M.S.W. - 2003 Boston College Graduate School of Social Work

Ph.D. - 2009 Capella University (Counseling Studies)

 

Area of Specialization

Michelle Chunis is currently the Program Director of Victim Services at Community Healthlink Youth and Family Services in Worcester. In addition to managing two contracts and overseeing the Victim Services Department, she is also a LICSW. Her area of specialization is trauma and abuse. Michelle has trained extensively in the field of trauma and abuse and attachment, and is a certified EMDR clinician. Michelle currently sees children, adolescents, and adults in both individual and family therapy. Michelle is a member of both the Social Work and Psychology Training committees at CHL. Currently she is completing her dissertation exploring adult women's experiences with childhood sexual abuse. She expects to graduate in March of 2009 from Capella University with a Ph.D in Human Services, Counseling Studies.

 

Publications

Dawson, L. J. & Chunis, M. L. (2009). From tailhook to tailpsin. In Understanding and managing diversity. Harvey, C. & Allard, M. J. [Eds.]. Boston: Pearson.

 

Dawson, L. J. & Chunis, M. L. (2005). From tailhook to tailpsin. In Understanding and managing diversity. Harvey, C. & Allard, M. J. [Eds.]. Boston: Pearson.

 

Dawson, L. J. & Chunis, M. L. (2001). From tailhook to tailpsin. In Understanding and managing diversity. Harvey, C. & Allard, M. J. [Eds.]. Boston: Pearson.

 

Dawson, L. J., Chunis, M. L., Smith, D. M., & Carboni, A. A. (2000). The role of academic discipline and gender in high school teachers’ AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes. Journal of School Health, 71(1), 3-8.

 

 

Presentations/Trainings

Chunis, M. L. (2009, October). Trauma and families. Workshop presented at Intern Seminar; Community Healthlink Youth and Family Services, Worcester, MA

           

Chunis, M. L. & Woodard, S. (2009, May). Teen dating violence. Workshop presented at Worcester East Middle School; Violence Prevention Week, Worcester, MA         

 

Chunis, M. L. & Woodard, S. (2009, April). Children and violence. Workshop presented to Criminal Justice Program; Victim Services Master’s Program Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

 

Chunis, M. L. (2009, February). Victim services and trauma. Workshop presented to Worcester Public School Systems; Guidance Counselors Training, Worcester, MA

                                   

Chunis, M. L. (2009, January). Victim services and trauma. Workshop presented to Boston College GSSW, Chestnut Hill, MA

                                               

Chunis, M. L. (2009, January). Trauma and families. Workshop presented at Intern Seminar; Community Healthlink Youth and Family Services, Worcester, MA                        

Chunis, M. L. (2008, November). PTSD and trauma. Workshop presented at Intern Seminar; Community Healthlink Youth and Family Services, Worcester, MA

                         

Chunis, M. L. (2008, May). Victim services and trauma. Workshop presented to North Central Regional Roundtable, Leominster, MA

           

Chunis, M. L. (2008, March). Victim services and trauma. Workshop presented to Central MA Coordinated Response Network, Worcester, MA             

 

Chunis, M. L. (2008, February). Victim services and trauma. Workshop presented to Boston College GSSW, Chestnut Hill, MA

                                               

Chunis, M. L. (2008, January). Domestic violence, trauma, and families. Workshop presented to Domestic Violence Leadership Alliance of Central Massachusetts, Worcester, MA                                                                                                         

Chunis, M. L. (December, 2007). PTSD and adolescents. Workshop presented to Grafton Job Corps, Grafton, MA           

                                                           

Chunis, M. L. (2007, November). Trauma and families. Workshop presented at Intern Seminar; Community Healthlink Youth and Family Services, Worcester, MA

           

Chunis, M. L. (2007, July). PTSD and trauma in children and adolescents. Workshop presented to Grafton Job Corps, Grafton, MA                  

 

Chunis, M. L. (2007, June). PTSD in adolescents and adults. Workshop presented at Worcester Head Start, Worcester, MA

                                               

Chunis, M. L. (2007, June). PTSD in children. Workshop presented at Worcester Head Start, Worcester, MA         

 

Chunis, M. L. (2007, April). Trauma, PTSD, & families. In-service presented at Community Awareness Month, Worcester State College, Worcester, MA

                                                           

Chunis, M. L. (2007, March). Trauma and abuse. Workshop presented at Intern Seminar; Community Healthlink Youth and Family Services, Worcester, MA

                       

Chunis, M. L. (2007, March). Trauma and families. Workshop presented to Rape Crisis Center

 of Central Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

 

Chunis, M. L. & Farkas, M. (2006, December). PTSD and adolescents. Workshop presented at Grafton Job Corps, Grafton, MA

           

Chunis, M. L. (2006, December). Victim services and trauma. Workshop presented at Boston College GSSW, Chestnut Hill, MA

                                               

Chunis, M. L. (2005, February). Victim services and trauma. Workshop presented at Boston College GSSW, Chestnut Hill, MA

                                               

Chunis, M. L. (2004, February). Victim services and trauma. Workshop presented at Boston College GSSW. Chestnut Hill, MA

                                               

Chunis, M. L. & Farkas, M. (2003, July). Teens and trauma. Grafton Job Corps. Workshop presented at Grafton, MA

                                                                       

Chunis, M. L. & Meckes, J. (2003, April). ADHD: Children and teens. Workshop presented at Worcester Youth Guidance Center, Worcester, MA  

                       

Chunis, M. L. & Farkas, M. (2002, December). Teens and trauma. Workshop presented at Grafton Job Corps, Grafton, MA

 

Chunis, M. L., Gaston, D., & Dawson, L. (2001, April). Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse experiences among homeless women: Correlates and consequences. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.         

 

Dawson, L. J., Chunis, M. L., Smith, D. M., & Carboni, A. A. (2000, April). The role of academic discipline and gender in high school teachers’ AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes. Poster presented at Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD

 

Dawson, L. J., Chunis, M. L., Smith, D. M., & Carboni, A. A. (1999, March). The role of academic discipline and gender in high school teachers’ AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes. Poster presented at Women in Science, Worcester State College, Worcester, MA

 

Dawson, L. J., Chunis, M. L., Smith, D. M., & Carboni, A. A. (2000, April). The role of academic discipline and gender in high school teachers’ AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes. Poster presented at University of Massachusetts Amherst Undergraduate Research; Boston, MA.

 

 

 
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