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Douglas Muccio, Ph.D.

Counseling Psychologist

Howland Clinic
Boardman Clinic

Licensure

Psychologist – State of Ohio – 2010

Education

August 2001 – August 2007                 University of Tennessee

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Dissertation: The Experience of Retiring from Sport Following a Career in High School Football:  A Phenomenological Investigation

June 2000 – December 2001                 Kent State University

M.A. in Sport Studies with Specialization in Sport Psychology

September 1996 – May 2000                Kent State University

B.A. in Psychology

Professional History

Douglas Muccio, Ph.D., has been licensed as a Psychologist in Ohio since 2010. A native of Warren, he has been employed at PsyCare since 2007 where he is a primary provider and supervisor for Bureau of Workers Compensation cases. Dr. Muccio’s other main areas of expertise include depressive and anxiety disorders along with sport psychology. Currently, he serves as the sport psychologist for Kent State University providing performance enhancement and counseling for student-athletes there along with serving as a guest lecturer in undergraduate courses. He also previously served as a adjunct faculty member at NEOUCOM.

Specialties

Professional Objectives 

“My goal is to provide the highest level of mental health care for my patients in order to promote the best quality of life in my home community.”

Theoretical Orientation

“I try to put my patients at ease and make them comfortable in session with my down to earth style. I am grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy but use a varied approach of theoretical orientations based on the needs of my patients. I typically build rapport using person-centered and existential techniques while also using interpersonal interventions to assist in social skills. My core belief is to focus on what one has control over in life, including our thoughts and actions.”

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Publications/Presentations

Leong, F.T.L. & Muccio, D. (2006) Finding a research topic. In F. Leong and J. Austin (Eds.), Psychology Research Handbook:  A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants (2nd ed.), ) (pp. 23-40). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Muccio, D.J. & Hector, M.A. (2005). The experience of retiring from sport following a career in intercollegiate athletics:  A phenomenological investigation. Academic Athletic Journal, 18 (1), 1-21.

Muccio, D.J. & Hector, M.A. (2007). The experience of retiring from sport following a career in high school football:  A phenomenological investigation. Poster presented at the 115th Annual Convention for the American Psychological Association (Division 47), San Francisco, CA, August 17-20, 2007.

Gentner, N.B., Shannon, V.R., Patel, A., & Muccio, D. (2005). Breaking the ice:  The experience of providing sport psychology consultation as a graduate student.  Lecture presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 26-30, 2005.

Shannon, V. R., Gentner, N.B., Patel, A., & Muccio, D. (2005). Using the mind to get the gold: Mental techniques and preparation strategies used by Olympic gold medalists.  Poster presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 26 – 30, 2005.

Muccio, D.J. & Hector, M.A. (2004). The experience of retiring from sport following a career in intercollegiate athletics:  A phenomenological investigation. Poster presented at the 19th annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Minneapolis, MN, September 29-October 2, 2004.

Muccio, D., Hill, C., Duthey, G., Hutchens, T. A., & Baker, S. G. (2003). Student’s perceptions of instructors’ response to tragedy:  September 11th, 2001. Research presented at the 111th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Division Two), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 2003.

Hector, M.A., Wrisberg, C.A., & Muccio, D.J. (2003). When sport psychologists work with athletes:  Phenomenological applications. Poster presented at 8th European Congress of Psychology, Vienna, Austria, July, 2003.

Hutchens, T.A., Duthey, G. L., Hill, C. J.,  Muccio, D., & Baker, S. G. (2003). Student perceptions of instructors’ response to tragedy: Reacting to 9/11 in the university classroom. Symposium presenting research at the Annual International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii, June, 2003.

Baker, S. G., Hutchens, T. A., Duthey, G., Muccio, D., & Hill, C. J. (2003). University instructor responsiveness to tragedy (9/11). Poster presented at the Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, June, 2003.