Academics at Prescott College
Amanda (Mandy) Cisler, Ph.D., LPCC
Associate Faculty, Practicum and Internship Director
Mandy has an eclectic background, including work in the schools, college counseling, and in private practice. She currently serves as the Practicum and Internship Director in the Counseling Program. She has a great passion for her work with students, specifically, with the clinical training of counselors. Mandy’s style of counseling is based on Integrative Body Psychology (IBP). This holistic theory embraces somatics, breathwork, and cognitive work. Mandy is originally from the east coast but has migrated to the west coast over the years, and currently she resides in the Greater Los Angeles area. She is an avid outdoorswoman and yogi, and you will often find her on the trail with her family and Labradoodle, Freddie.
Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision, University of Wyoming (May 2013)
Dissertation: School-based Support for Children from Addicted Families
M.Ed. School Counseling, California University of Pennsylvania (August 2007)
B.S. Psychology, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (May 2002)
Currently, my research interest are related to Integrative Body Pscychotherapy and drumming for wellness. In addition, my past reserach has focused on school counseling, including advocating for the appropriate roles of school counselors, increasing communication and collaboration between school counselors and school staff (including principals, teachers, and administrators), and advocating for mental health services in the schools. My other chief interest is in the addiction and recovery field, specifically regarding the effect of parental substance abuse on children. Connecting my two interests of school and addiction work, my dissertation research focused on advocating for children of parents with substance abuse issues and their access to support services in the school setting.
Clinical Supervision, Working with Children from Addicted Families, School Counseling, Drumming and Wellness, Program Evaluation
Warren, J., Cisler, A., Weatherford, J., & Zakaria, N. S. (April, 2014). Assessing the impact of addictions education on attitudes of students. Journal of Drug Alcohol Education, Letter to the Editor Section, 58(1).
Cisler, A., & Bruce, M. A. (2013). Principals: What are their roles and responsibilities? The Journal of School Counseling, 11(10). Retrieved from http://jsc.montana.edu/pages/articles.html
Carnes-Holt, K., Range, B., Cisler, A. (2012). Teaching about the principal and school counselor relationship: ELCC 2.1a. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 7(2). Retrieved from http://www.ncpeapublications.org/volume-7-number-2-summer-2012/485-teaching-about-the-principal-and-school-counselor-relationship-elcc-21a.html
Cisler, A. (2010). Counseling reflections: Beginning years in school counseling. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 11(1), 5-7.
Cisler, A., Yelton, T., McGee, J., & Sasse, G. (April 2012). The Stories of Alcoholism. American Counseling Association Annual Conference; San Francisco, CA.
Cisler, A., Carnes-Holt, K., McGee, J., & Steiner, K. (October 2011). Gatekeeping in Counselor Training Programs: Implementing Preventative Measures by Redesigning the Admission Process. Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference; Nashville, TN.
Cisler, A. (April 2012). Data Collection: Uncovering the Mystery. Wyoming School Counselor Association Annual Conference; Casper, WY.
Cisler, A., & Reiser, M. (October 2011). The Counseling Beat: Incorporating Drumming into your Stress Relief Group. Wyoming Counseling Association Annual Conference; Casper, WY.
Cisler, A., Bruce, M. A., & West, D. (October 2012). Transforming the School Counseling Profession: A Model of Intervention to Connect School Counselors and Principals. Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education & Supervision; Park City, UT.
Steiner, K., Cisler, A., Morgan, M., & Tsega, T. (October 2012). Transforming the Counseling Profession: Integrating Supervision Training into Masters Level Counseling Programs. Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education & Supervision; Park City, UT.
Carnes-Holt, K., Covello, C., & Cisler, A. (October 2010). Leading the Way: Factors Promoting Counselors to Assume Leadership Roles in Professional Organizations. Rocky Mountain Associationfor Counselor Education & Supervision Conference, Jackson, WY.
Cisler, A. (August 2014). Nuts & Bolts Part I: Counseling Program Practicum and Internship. Colloquium, Prescott College; Prescott, AZ.
Cisler, A. (August 2014). Nuts & Bolts Part II: Counseling Program Practicum and Internship Using Adobe Connect. Colloquium, Prescott College; Prescott, AZ.
Elkholm Fry, N.& Cisler, A. (August 2014). Basic Counseling Skills Part I. Colloquium, Prescott College; Prescott, AZ.
Cisler, A. &Elkholm Fry, N.(August 2014). Basic Counseling Skills Part II. Colloquium, Prescott College; Prescott, AZ.
Cisler, A. (April 2014). Get Your Drum On! Colloquium, Prescott College; Prescott, AZ.
Cisler, A. (April 2014). Face-to-Face Group Supervision: All are Welcome! Colloquium, Prescott College; Prescott, AZ.
Neimeth, P., Dooley, J., Cisler, A., Young, V., & Renfrow, R. (April 2014). Playing the Edge in Therapy: Privilege and Social Justice. Colloquium, Prescott College; Prescott, AZ.
Cisler, A. (January 2014). Nuts & Bolts: Counseling Program Practicum and Internship. Colloquium, Prescott College; Prescott, AZ.
Cisler, A. (January 2014). The Master’s Level Counselor: What's Supervision Got to do with it? Colloquium, Prescott College; Prescott, AZ.
Cisler, A. (January 2014). The Counseling Beat: Drum Your Way to Wellness. Colloquium, Prescott College; Prescott, AZ.
Cross, K., Wynn, T., Cisler, A., & Dooley, J.(January 2014). Increase Financial Security and Broaden Career Options in Counseling: Moving Beyond Traditional Psychotherapy. Colloquium, Prescott College; Prescott, AZ.
Spring 2013 Assisted to secure a $75,000 Safe and Drug Free Communities Grant
Fall 2012 Counselor Education Department, Patricia Ferris-Hawley Scholarship, $3,000
Fall 2012 Counselor Education Department, Evelyn Milam Scholarship, $1,000
Summer 2012 Summer Augmentation Research Award, $1400
Spring 2012 Clinical Supervisor of the Year Award, Mu Nu Tau, Chi Sigma Iota