Dr. Dobmeier has prior work experience as a mental health counselor, supervisor, and director. He has worked for several Office of Mental Health and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services licensed agencies in western New York. Dr. Dobmeier is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and as a member of the New York Mental Health Counseling Association, and former Co-President of the New York Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, has advocated for recognition of diagnosis in the scope of practice for mental health counselors in New York State. As President of the Association for Adult Development and Aging, and Chair of their Public Policy and Legislation Committee, he has advocated for Medicare reimbursement for the services of professional counselors. He is also a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. Dr. Dobmeier is a founding member of ACA-NY. He is also a member of Greater Rochester Chapter of NYMHCA and the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Dobmeier is a member of Chi Sigma Iota and of Nu Chapter. Among the courses Dr. Dobmeier enjoys teaching are several mental health courses, most recently Leadership and Advocacy, Research and Program Evaluation, Measurement and Evaluation, and Spirituality in Counseling.
PhD in Counselor Education, State University of New York at Buffalo
Master of Social Work, State University of New York at Buffalo
Master of Arts in Theology, Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, NY
B.A. Philosophy, St. John Vianney Seminary, East Aurora, NY
Areas of Specialty
Mental health counseling
spirituality in counseling
recovery from mental illness
and chemical dependency
Spirituality in counseling and among diverse populations, mental health problems and services on college campuses, professional counselor licensing, and identity of professional counselors, and counseling in jail settings
Dobmeier, R. (2016). Retaining sobriety: Relapse prevention strategies. Chapter 10 in Substance Abuse Counseling: Theory and Practice, Edited by P. Stevens and R. Smith, 6th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Dobmeier, R., Kalkbrenner, M., Hill, T., & Hernández, T. (2013). Community college student awareness of mental health problems and resources. CSPA-NYS Journal of Student Affairs, 13(2), 15-28.
Dobmeier, R. & Reiner, S. (2012). Spirituality in the counselor education curriculum: A national survey of student perceptions. Counseling and Values, 57, 47-65.
Dobmeier, R. & Stevens, P. (2012). Retaining sobriety: Relapse prevention strategies. Chapter 10 in Substance Abuse Counseling: Theory and Practice, Edited by P. Stevens and R. Smith, 5th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Dobmeier, R. (2011). School counselors support student spirituality through Developmental Assets, character education, and ASCA Competency Indicators. Professional School Counseling, 14, 317-327.
Dobmeier, R. (2011). School counselors support student spirituality through Developmental Assets, character education, and ASCA Competency Indicators. Professional School Counseling, 14, 5, 317-327.
Dobmeier, R., Hernandez, T., Barrell, R., Burke, D., Catlin-Rakoski, S., Hanna, C., Luce, D., Rowe, J., & Siclare, M. (2011). Student knowledge of signs, risk factors, and resources for depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and other mental health problems on campus. CSPA-NYS Journal, 11, 1, 103-122.
Houseknecht, S., Sculli, N., King, N., Beringer, A., Reiner, S., & Dobmeier, R. (2011). Parent, teacher, and school administrator views of the role of school counselor in elementary education: A survey in a suburban school district. New York State School Counselor Association, 8, 2, 21-29.
Dobmeier, R. & Moran, J. (Spring 2008). Dealing with disruptive behavior of adult learners. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 22, 2, 29-54.