Fellow, American Psychological Association, Divisions 17, 27, 47
Fellow, American Psychological Society
Fellow, Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Research and Clinical Interests
My research and clinical interests include developing, implementing, and evaluating community-based life skills programs for the purpose of enhancing positive development and promoting the behavioral health for deployed veterans and their families; teaching life skills through sport to youth; facilitating the transfer of what is learned in one life domain to other life domains; consulting with the National Guard on issues about which they are concerned.
Phone: 804-828-8222 or 828-4384
Office: 800 W Franklin, rm 202
Web site: Life Skills Center
Danish, S., & Antonides, B. (2009). What counseling psychologists can do to help returning veterans. The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 1076-1089.
Danish, S., & Forneris, T. (2008). Promoting positive development and competency across the lifespan. In S. Brown & R. Lent (Eds.), Handbook of counseling psychology (4th ed., pp. 500-516). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Danish, S .J., Chopin, S. M., & Conley, K. A. (2008). Rethinking breast self-examinations: Are we asking the right questions? Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research, 2, 31-35.
Danish, S., Forneris, T., & Schaaf, K. (2007). Counseling psychology and culturally competent health care: Limitations and challenges. The Counseling Psychologist, 35, 716-725.
Brunelle, J., Danish, S., & Forneris, T. (2007). The impact of a sport-based life skill program on adolescent prosocial values. Applied Developmental Science, 11, 43-55.
- Full publication list [PDF]
- Community Psychology, undergraduate level
- Theories of Counseling and Interviewing, graduate level
- Community Psychology, graduate level
- Research in Counseling, graduate level
- The Psychological Needs of Service Members and Their Families across the Deployment Cycle
Danish, S. J., Hoy, K, Westerberg, A., Jones. R., McClish, D. & Wilson, D. (2006). LIFT+: Assessing the Efficacy of a School-Based Health Promotion Intervention on Tobacco Use and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Rural Youth. A three-year grant funded by Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation.
Dowdy, E., Danish, S., Jones, R., & Westerberg, A. (2006). Tobacco Use Prevention and Health Promotion in Virginia Schools: Translating Research into an Evidence-Based Model Curriculum. A three-year grant funded by Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation.
Forneris, T., Fortier, M., Danish, S., & DeFazio, J. (2010). Working with Youth for Youth: The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Sport and Recreation-based Life Skills Program for Female Youth. A three-year grant funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
- Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Education, Michigan State University (the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology was housed in the College), 2008.
- Lifetime Achievement Award for Prevention from the Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 2007.