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David Denino

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David J. Denino has worked in higher education and college counseling over the past several decades and is Director Emeritus of counseling services and adjunct clinical mental health professor at Southern Connecticut State University. He served as the associate director and then director of counseling services for more than 30 years. He has additionally served as an executive board member to the Connecticut Counseling Association and as secretary and treasurer for the American College Counseling Association (ACCA). David’s strengths in higher education management come from a strong background with NASPA, ACPA, the ACCA, and the American Counseling Association (ACA). His work in residence life, student centers, career services, graduate teaching, and counseling bring a unique blend of talent to his work. David has presented at many state and national conferences and provides consulting services through many professional organizations. He is a master trainer of Question Persuade Refer (QPR), having taught the QPR curriculum for several years, and was the key person in bringing the QPR model to the state university system in Connecticut. A certified clinical trauma professional, David is also a Red Cross mental health first responder and is the mental health lead for the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island. As such, he has assisted with relief efforts for hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, and Harvey as well as provided mental health support at the Sandy Hook and Las Vegas shootings. He currently serves on the Connecticut Statewide Suicide Advisory Board of which he was a founding member.