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Michael Block, Ph.D.

Program Director, Educational Counseling
Professor, Department of School Counseling and School Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-5436
Email: mblock@apu.edu
Fax: (626) 815-5351
Michael Block, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience in public education as an educator and counselor, and has held many education leadership positions in such areas as school counseling, career development, and curriculum planning. Much of Block’s research and practice has included working with at-risk students, and he has been successful in producing numerous innovative strategies for increasing motivation and self-responsibility in students. His primary goal is to assist candidates entering the school counseling/school psychology field in order to optimize their service in schools and communities with a Christ-honoring commitment.

Education

  • Ph.D., Human Services Administration, Walden University
  • M.S.Ed., Counseling, Northern State University
  • B.S.Ed., Business Education, Northern State University

Department

School of Education

  • School Counseling and School Psychology

Expertise

  • Career Development
  • Curriculum Planning
  • School Counseling

Courses Taught

  • EDCO 528 – Community, Family, and School Collaboration
  • EDCO 533 – Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • EDCO 534 – Assessment, Measurements, and Testing of Individuals
  • EDCO 535 – Professionalism, Ethics, and Law
  • EDCO 549 – Career Development Theories and Techniques
  • EDCO 557 – Human Growth, Development, and Learning
  • EDCO 564 – School Counseling Fieldwork 1
  • EDCO 568 – School Counseling Fieldwork 2
  • EDCO 579 – Sociocultural Competence
  • EDCO 583 – Intervention Through Consultation
  • EDCO 587 – PPS Leadership, Ethics, and Professionalism
  • EDCO 592 – Foundations and Ethics in Research
  • EDCO 593 – Historical Development of School Counseling and School Psychology