Pamela Rochester, Ph.D.

  Assistant Professor
Station 33
Degrees: Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2000
M.Ed., Mississippi State University, 1974
B.S., Mississippi State University
Professional Biography:

Dr. Rochester is an Assistant Professor of School Counseling Online at The University of West Alabama.  After first instructing on campus she began teaching online full time with the second online term that was offered at UWA.  Dr. Rochester earned a BS degree in Educational Psychology with a minor in History and also a Master of Education degree in Counselor Education from Mississippi State University (MSU). In 2000, she earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education with a minor in Educational Psychology from MSU.
Dr. Rochester is qualified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).   She has held jobs in various areas which include Mississippi Job Service performing employment counseling, Mississippi Department of Mental Health, East Mississippi State Hospital where she was Training Director, Division Director of Human Services, and Assistant Administrator On-call. Dr. Rochester has also instructed at MSU (Meridian Campus), East Mississippi Community College and Sul Ross State University, Texas where at each location she was an adjunct instructor. She has been a Psychologist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice.

She is a native of Pachuta, Mississippi.  She and her husband, Buford, live in Collinsville, Mississippi. They have one son, Stephen, an Archeologist at San Diego, California. They are active members of Collinsville United Methodist Church.

Employment Date: Fall 2011
Classes usually taught:

SC543 Counseling Children & Adolescents
SC506 Life-Span Develop/Learning
SC540 Introduction to School Counseling
SC547 Counseling Multicultural Populations

Additional UWA Assignments:

Lead Teacher SC540 and SC547, Search Committee I.L.S., Summer 2011, and additional tasking reading and grading comprehensive examinations.


SACS Online Programs Committee and  Library Committee

Academic / Research Interests:

Ethics for counselors and therapists, multicultural issues

Additional Information:

Rochester, P.R. (1992). Training Techniques for the Management of Aggressive Behavior. North Carolina Journal of Mental Health. 11 (29), 35‑37.
 Rochester, P.R. (2000). The Effects of Management of Aggressive Behavior Training on Patient Aggressive Behaviors and Staff Performance Ratings. Ph.D. Dissertation, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi.

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