Heather C. Robertson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
PhD, Counselor Education & Supervision, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech)MS, Counseling and Guidance, Texas A & M University at Corpus ChristiBA, Policy Studies, Syracuse University
Dr. Heather C. Robertson is an Associate Professor and the Chair of Counselor Education at St. John’s University in the School of Education. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, CT), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, NY), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC, NY), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH). Her research and advocacy efforts include Substance Abuse, Military and Veterans, Career Transition, Telemental Health Counseling/Training/Supervision, and reducing the stigma of Mental Illness and Addiction. She has previously served as a counselor to military members and veterans in nonprofit and academic settings, providing substance abuse counseling, career counseling, and academic planning to military populations. She presently serves clients via telemental health for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). She earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Virginia Tech, and an M.S. in Counseling & Guidance from Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi. Dr. Robertson served as the past-president of the American Counseling Association of New York (ACA-NY) and of the New York State Career Development Association.

Teaching Interests

ED 6264 - Counseling Skills & Techniques
EDU 6301 - Career Development
EDU 6651 - Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
EDU 6270 - Case Conceptualization & Treatment Planning
EDU 6364 - Substance Use Counseling
EDU 6301 - Practicum in MH Counseling

Research Interests

Dr. Robertson’s research interests include career development and planning, midlife career change, career transition, telemental health and distance counseling, military/veteran issues, and substance use disorders..

Courses Taught

EDU
6127
INTRO TO COUNSELING
EDU
6264
COUNSELING SKILLS & TECHS
EDU
6270
CASE CONCEPT TRT PLAN & PHARM
EDU
6301
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
EDU
6310
PRACT MENTAL HLTH COUNSEL
EDU
6311
INTRN MNTL HLTH COUNSEL I
EDU
6364
COUNSEL THE SUBSTANCE ABUSER
EDU
6651
FNDATION MNTL HLTH COUNSELING
Keywords:
  • military, veteran
  • career transition
  • telemental health
  • substance use