Steven Danish, Ph.D.

Dr. Steve Danish

Emeritus Professor
Counseling Psychology

Emeritus Professor
Counseling Psychology
PhD (1969), Michigan State University

Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology (Counseling Psychology)
Registered Sport Psychologist, Sports Medicine Division, US Olympic Committee
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Virginia

Fellow, American Psychological Association, Divisions 17, 27, 47
Fellow, American Psychological Society
Fellow, Association for Applied Sport Psychology

Research and Clinical Interests

My research and clinical interests include developing, implementing, and evaluating community-based life skills programs for the purpose of enhancing positive development and promoting the behavioral health for deployed veterans and their families; teaching life skills through sport to youth; facilitating the transfer of what is learned in one life domain to other life domains; consulting with the National Guard on issues about which they are concerned.

Select Publications

Danish, S., & Antonides, B. (2009). What counseling psychologists can do to help returning veterans. The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 1076-1089.
Danish, S., & Forneris, T. (2008). Promoting positive development and competency across the lifespan. In S. Brown & R. Lent (Eds.), Handbook of counseling psychology (4th ed., pp. 500-516). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Danish, S .J., Chopin, S. M., & Conley, K. A. (2008). Rethinking breast self-examinations: Are we asking the right questions? Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research, 2, 31-35.
Danish, S., Forneris, T., & Schaaf, K. (2007). Counseling psychology and culturally competent health care: Limitations and challenges. The Counseling Psychologist, 35, 716-725.
Brunelle, J., Danish, S., & Forneris, T. (2007). The impact of a sport-based life skill program on adolescent prosocial values. Applied Developmental Science, 11, 43-55.


  • Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Education, Michigan State University (the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology was housed in the College), 2008.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Prevention from the Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 2007.