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Timothy E. Coppock

  • Adjunct Lecturer
    Pastoral Studies

Dr. Coppock earned a doctorate in Counselor Education from The University of Toledo (CACREP accredited), a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University, and a master of divinity from United Theological Seminary.  Dr. Coppock joined the Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty in 2007 and served as Clinical Experiences Coordinator for five years until his appointment as program director in 2013.  Dr. Coppock has clinical experience in college counseling, community mental health counseling, employee assistance counseling, private practice, and currently maintains a limited practice with an Erie group practice.  Dr. Coppock's research has focused on counseling outcomes with multiple projects that have investigated hope as a predictor for change.  His scholarship interests include the development of social media guidelines for counselors, the ethics of spiritual interventions in counseling, and the development of counselor professional identity.  Dr. Coppock likes to relax with regular exercise, hiking, movies, and travel to Manitoulin Island, Ontario.


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs.  License No. PC004698.  2007-present
  • Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision endorsement (PCC-S), State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board.  License No. E 0007527-SUPV.  2002-present
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC).  2010-present.
  • Ordained Elder (retired), West Ohio Conference, United Methodist Church.  Years of service: 1982-2007

Courses Taught

  • GCOU 603 Research Methodology
  • GCOU 608 Human Development over the Lifespan
  • GCOU 613 Appraisal in Counseling
  • GCOU 631 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • GCOU 648 Counseling Strategies and Techniques
  • GCOU 650 Supervised Practicum
  • GCOU 651 Supervised Internship

Educational History

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Toledo.  Program of Study: Counselor Education (CACREP Accredited).  Dissertation Topic:  The relationship between therapist hope and client hope as precursor to psychotherapeutic change.  Chair: Dr. Martin Ritchie. 
  • Master of Arts, Bowling Green State University.  Program of Study: Mental Health Counseling,
  • Master of Divinity, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana.  Major: Religion.

Honor Societies

  • Dr. Coppock is an active member of Chi Sigma Iota, an international counseling and academic professional honor society.  Dr. Coppock has served as the chapter faculty advisor for Gannon's Gamma Upsilon Chi Chapter since 2011.

Professional Experience

  • Professional Counselor, Northshore Psychological Associates, Erie, PA, February 2016-present.
  • Professional Counselor, Mind-Body Wellness Center, Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, Pennsylvania, May 2009-2016.
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio.  Career Planning and Vocational Guidance, Professional Issues in Counseling: Legal and Ethical.
  • EAP Counselor and Drug Free Workplace Trainer, The Phoenix Connection, Bowling Green, Ohio.
  • Assistant Director of Counseling Services, The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio..
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty, School of Education and Intervention Services, Division of Intervention Services, Bowling Green State University. Courses taught:  Clinical Treatment Planning, Crisis Counseling, Assessment and Testing in the Mental Health Setting , Consulting Functions & Practices.
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, Ohio.  Courses taught:  Ministerial Person.
  • Professional Clinical Counselor, InnerView Behavioral Care, MBHC, Inc., Perrysburg, Ohio.

Professional Societies

  • Pennsylvania Counseling Association.
  • Pennsylvania Mental Health Counselors Association.
  • Pennsylvania Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors.
  • North Atlantic Region, Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors.
  • American Counseling Association.
  • Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors.



  • Hartnett, J.L., Coppock, T.E., & Carney, K. (2014). Affective Forecasting and College Counseling: How Anticipation Impacts Persistence. Journal of Counseling Practice. 5, 50-59.
  • Coppock, T.E., Huss, S. N., Gleason, A. M., Carney, K., & Garnham, S. (2012, Spring).  Ethical guidelines for the use of prayer in counseling.  Professional Issues in Counseling. 
  • Coppock, T.E. & McCurdy, K.E., Gleason, A. M. (2012).  Professional counselors in Pennsylvania: Ten years after enactment of the ACT 136 of 1998.  The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, vol. 12 (1).
  • Coppock, T. E., Owen, J., Zagarskas, E., & Schmidt, M. (2010).  The relationship between therapist and client hope with therapy outcomes.  Psychotherapy Research, vol. 20 (6), 219-26.


  • Coppock, T.E. (2012).  Knowledge share: A closer look at developing counselor identity.  Counseling Today, March 2012.  Editor invited publication.



• CACREP Site Team Member, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

• CACREP Site Team Visit, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs