I am a licensed professional counselor and trainer with over 17 years of teaching experience.

About Me


Education:

Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Emphasis: College Student Development

Dissertation Title: The Effect of Participation in a Peer Education

Program on Peer Helpers’ Sense of Community

December 2000


M.A., Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

May 1997


B.A., Psychology

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

May 1994


Licenses and Certifications:

LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Connecticut, License #1087

NCC - National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors, Certification #48000

ACS - Approved Clinical Supervisor, American Counseling Association

CZT- Certified Zentangle Teacher, Class 7 & 11, Zentangle Inc.


Professional Organizations:

American Counseling Association

National Board of Certified Counselors


Clinical Experience:

Director, Counseling & Wellness Center

University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT, August 2009-Present


Director of Training/Psychotherapist, Counseling and Psychological Services

University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, January 2008-August 2009


Psychotherapist, Counseling and Psychological Services

University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, August 2002-Janary 2008


Counselor, University Counseling Services

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, April 2001- May 2002


Private Practice

Hartford Center for Psychotherapy, Hartford, CT, June 2000 to October 2002


Doctoral Internship, Substance Abuse Counselor
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, August 1997 to May 2000


Graduate Assistant, Substance Abuse Prevention Center

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, August 1997 to May 2000


Master’s Practicum: Substance Abuse Counselor, Substance Abuse Prevention Center

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, August 1996 to September 1997


Teaching Experience:

Adjunct Instructor PSCH 495 Independent Study (Research)

School of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT Spring 2013


Adjunct Instructor PSYC 395 Independent Study (Research)

School of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT Spring 2012


Adjunct Instructor, COUN 552, Developmental Theories and Application

Counselor Education, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT, Fall 2007

 

Adjunct Instructor, COUN 531, Group Process and Dynamics

Counselor Education, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT, Spring 2007

 

Adjunct Instructor, COUN 541, Skills and Techniques in Counseling

Counselor Education, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT, Fall 2006


Adjunct Instructor, COUN 503, Supervised Counseling Practicum

Counseling and Family Therapy Department, Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT, Every Summer from 2005 - 2006


Adjunct Instructor, PSY132/EDP 132 Lifespan Human Development, ENHP

University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT Spring 2004 – Spring 2005


Adjunct Instructor, COUN 501, Counseling Theory and Practice

Counseling and Family Therapy Department, Central Connecticut State University,

New Britain, CT Fall 2004


Adjunct Instructor, EDP 540 Applied Developmental and Learning Theory, ENHP

University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT Spring 2004


Teaching Assistant, HDFR 288/289, Undergraduate Fieldwork, HDFR

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Fall 1996 to May 2000 (8 semesters)


Instructor INTD 180, Freshman Seminar (First Year Experience Program), HDFR

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Fall 1999

 

Teaching Assistant, INTD 182, Peer Education Seminar

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Spring 1999


Teaching Assistant, INTD 180, Freshman Seminar (First Year Experience Program)

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Fall 1998


Instructor, Information Systems Support Specialist, University Computer Center

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Summer 1995 to Spring 1997


Professional Presentations

Yuhas, M. (June, 2013) "Zentangle as Meditation." Certified Zentangle Teacher Seminar, Seminar 11. Providence, RI.


Yuhas, M. & Cooper, A. (2013, April). "Zentangle as Meditation". Counseling Connections 2013: Changing Tides, Fostering Resiliency &

      Finding Inspiration, Connecticut Counseling Association, Mystic, CT.


Yuhas, M. (April, 2013) "Zentangle as Meditation" Tangle University, North Hampton, MA.


Publications:

Yuhas, M. & Cooper, A. (2013, April). Zentangle Use Survey. Advanced on-line publication. (temporarily offline)


Yuhas, M. (2012). What is Zentangle: What are the benefits and uses? In Joy of Zentangle: Drawing your way to increased creativity,

      focus and well-being (pp. 16-19). Design Originals an Imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing, East Petersburg, PA.


Yuhas, M. (2012) [Review of The book of Zentangle by R. Roberts & M. Thomas.] Zentangle Inc., Whitinsville, MA.


Roberts Wilbur, J., Wilbur, M., Garrett, M. & Yuhas, M. (2001). Talking Circles: Listen or your tongue will make you deaf. Journal for

       Specialists in Group Work, 26 (4), p. 368-84.