William CasileAssociate Professor
School of Education
Counseling, Psychology and Special Education
101C Canevin Hall
Education:Ph.D., Counseling, University of Pittsburgh, 1980
M. Ed., Special Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1972
B.S. in Ed, Biology & General Science, Duquesne University, 1970
Curious, humorous, ironic and loyal
Son of Pauline and Bruno
Lover of genuineness, relationships and his kids
Who feels sometimes glad, sometimes sad and lucky to be alive
Who needs love, laughter and authentic people to share
Who gives love, laughter and a share of himself
Who fears that he cannot safeguard the ones he loves
Who would like to see less hypocrisy and more goodwill
At Duquesne and in the world
As an Associate Professor in the Counselor Education Program at Duquesne, I especially enjoy teaching group counseling, therapeutic techniques, and supervision. In addition to the responsibilities associated with my role as a faculty member, I have held several quasi-administrative positions within the School of Education. I was the Director of the doctoral program in Counselor Education (ExCES); the coordinator of the undergraduate program in Special Education, and I served as the founder and inaugural director of the School of Education's Leadership Institute. I currently am the site coordinator for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and serve as the faculty advisor to Chi Sigma Iota.
I believe that learning and the therapeutic process are both developmental and constructivist processes that promote opportunities for choice and change. I continue to be curious about the use of collaborative group activities to promote healthy human development; the influence these theoretical models have on leadership, teaching, counseling and supervision methods and the ways that counselor educators and supervisors can encourage aspiring professionals to operate in ways that are consistent with the fundamental principles of these approaches.
My consultation and scholarship is focused on activities associated with the Duquesne University Center for Collaborative Supervision and Evaluation (DUCCSE), which I founded and direct. My current consultation and scholarship on the processes associated with organizational and professional collaboration focus on exploring the application of collaborative methods in the supervision and evaluation of performance and the outcomes these processes produce in organizational cultures.
I am most proud of the work I have contributed to the design of the IDPEL and ExCES doctoral programs, the creation of the organizational culture at ASSET Inc., an elementary science education program that is revolutionizing science teaching throughout Pennsylvania, the founding of the Leadership Institute and the subsequent development of partnerships between Duquesne and the University of Oxford to develop international learning opportunities for our students, area educators, and business leaders from the Arab countries of the Middle East. I am most proud of awards I have received for these collaborative partnerships with community agencies, including, the Duquesne University President's Award for Community Service, The West Oxfordshire Learning Partnership's Investors in Education Award, The Bayer Corporation's Quality Excellence Award, and the ASSET Inc's Making Science Work Award.
After 30 years of work, it is difficult not to love the Duquesne Spirit that has given me so much life. It is not, however, difficult to wish for a more collaborative and collegial Spirit to re-emerge here on the bluff.
I am most curious about the role supervision plays in the development of a counselor's competence and identity and in the dynamics of groups and organizations. I am currently working on several projects related to the mission of the DUCCSE - the development of collaborative supervision and evaluation methods. In concert with several doctoral students, I have been working on the design of the Collaborative Model of Supervision. I am participating in research that apply this promising model to the clinical supervision needs of counselors in rural areas of Pennsylvania and to the training of counselors here at Duquesne and in countries where the profession of counseling is just beginning to emerge, e.g. Mauritius. On the organizational level, I have an ongoing consultation grant to facilitate the implementation of collaborative methods in the design and operation of a charter school for adjudicated adolescents.
Gorse, K., Kush, J., Turocy, P. & Casile, W..(2011). Leadership roles in youth baseball: Implementation and management of health and safety standards. Youth First, The Journal of Youth Sports, 6,10-17.
Casile, W. Paulson, L. Kumpf, K. (2011). Collaborative supervision and counselor development. In Tchibozo, G., Ed. (pp.123-131). Proceedings of the 3rd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, Strasbourg, France: Analytrics.
Myer, R. & Casile, W.J. (2010). Threats of violence in the workplace. Organization Development Journal, 28, 57-73.
Casile, W.J., Gruber, E, Rosenblatt, S. (2007) Implementation of a collaborative supervision model. In Gregoire, J. & Jungers, C. (Eds.), The counselor's companion: What every beginning counselor needs to know (pp.86-109). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Casile, W. (2002). A decade of expanding the network and nature of leadership. In Williams, V. (ed.) Leadership in Schools: developments in the national curriculum, student achievement and community schools. Oxford: Norham Center for Leadership Studies.
Casile, W. (2001). Tougher standards and high-stakes testing: an opinion
from one learner. In Williams, V. (ed.) Leadership in Schools: developments in the national curriculum, student achievement and community schools. Oxford: Norham Center for Leadership Studies.
Casile, W. (2000). A comparative review of standards-based education in the United States and England. In Williams, V. (ed.) Leadership in Schools: developments in the national curriculum, student achievement and community schools. Oxford: Norham Center for Leadership Studies.
Casile, W. Paulson, L. & Kumpf, K . (2011, July). Collaborative supervision and counselor development. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Education, Economy & Society. Paris.
Casile, W., Gregoire, J. & Jungers, C. (2011, July). The collaborative training of school counselors in Mauritius. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Education, Economy & Society. Paris.
Casile, W., Paulson, L. (2010, October). A symposium on mental health supervision in rural areas. Program presented at meetings sponsored by Northwestern Behavioral Health Partnership, Inc., Franklin, PA.
Casile, W., Paulson, L & Kumpf, K. (2010, June). The collaborative supervision model: a developmental emphasis. Paper presented at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision. Adelphi University
Casile, W., Paulson, L & Kumpf, K. (2010, March). Collaborative supervision: Enhancing the professional development of counselors. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference & Exposition. Pittsburgh, PA.
Casile, W. Hanna, N. & Krushinski, M. (2010, March). Incorporating imagery in group counseling and supervision. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference & Exposition. Pittsburgh, PA.
Casile, W. (2009, March). A Model of collaborative supervision. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference & Exposition. Charlotte, NC.
Casile, W. (2008, October). The skills of collaborative supervision. Paper presented at the annual PCA Conference, State College, PA.
Casile, W. (2005, September). The collaborative organization. Keynote presentation at the ASSET Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
Casile, W. (2007, October). Constructivist supervision. Paper presented at the annual PCA State Conference, State College, PA.
Casile, W. (2007, August). Collaborative partnerships: universities and public schools. Paper presented at the annual Egypt Education Program sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh & University of Michigan, Pittsburgh, PA.
Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
Licensed Professional Counselor (PC 000754) since 2002
Pennsylvania Department of Education Certificates
Instructional: Biology, General Science since 1970
Special Education since 1972
Specialist: Elementary and Secondary School Counseling since 1980
National Board for Certified Counselors
National Certified Counselor since 1980
Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.
Approved Clinical Supervisor since 2004
American Association of University Professors
Allegheny County Counselor Association
Pennsylvania Counselor Association
Pennsylvania Association for Counselor Educators & Supervisors
Pennsylvania Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development
American Counseling Association
Association for Counselor Education & Supervision
Association for Specialists in Group Work
Co-Chair International Conference Arrangements Committee, 1996-97
Co-Chair Organizational Restructuring Task Force 2000-2001
Chi Sigma Iota, Lifetime Member since 1991 Chair, Academic Recognition Committee, DU Chapter, 1991 - present
CSI Faculty Adviser, DU Chapter, 2009 - present
Editorial Board, Journal of Counseling Development and Supervision, NARACES, 2009 - present
Board of Directors, ASSET Inc, Pittsburgh PA