Robert K. Eschenauer, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

Human Services and Counseling
The School of Education

St. John's University

Dr. Eschenauer has dedicated his career toward ideals embodied by the Vincentian philosophy in educational counseling and evaluation for over 40 years. A licensed mental health counselor, he has practiced and taught in a variety of venues. Dr. Eschenauer has conducted numerous seminars and group sessions for priests and religious and is an annual presenter in the Acculturation Seminar for International Priests conducted by the Vincentian Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from St. John's University and an advanced certificate in school psychology from City College of CUNY. His research is focused on accountability (therapeutic outcomes), psychotherapy and therapeutic language.

Academic Background

Ph.D., Counselor Education, St. John's University
Advanced Certificate in School Psychology, City College of CUNY

Research Interests

Accountability and best practices in counseling, linking research and practice, closing achievement and opportunity gaps for all students, outcome research in counseling and literacy, use of therapeutic communication skills to improve counseling outcomes.

Affiliation with the Center

Vincentian Research Fellow,
Class of 2011

Food for Thought

A Catholic university is called to become an evermore effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society. Included among its research activities, therefore, will be a study of serious contemporary problems in areas such as the dignity of human life, the promotion of justice for all, the quality of personal and family life, the protection of nature, the search for peace and political stability, a more just sharing in the world’s resources and a new economic and political order that will better serve the human community at a national and international level.

Pope John Paul II,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae (32)