PhD, MS, BS, LPC, CAADAC, CCS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Behavioral Health Counseling Department
1601 Cherry St. Room 795
Dr Colistra has worked with individuals managing co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders and as a clinical supervisor for addiction counselors in a variety of treatment settings. Her work in Kathmandhu, Nepal and Beijing, China, focused on the training and certification of the substance use disorder workforce, gained her recognition from the United States Embassy. She has presented her work nationally and internationally on topics that include: multicultural competence in clinical supervision, group work skills for counselors, spiritual well-being of substance use disorder counselors, the intersect between addiction and poverty, motivational interviewing, and ethics.
Specialization:Dr. Colistra is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling, and Certified Clinical Supervisor in Pennsylvania.
Research Interests:Best practices in substance use disorder treatment, addiction related cognitive impairment, multicultural competence in clinical supervision, the intersect between loss and grief and addiction, the relationship between spiritual well-being and burnout.
Professional Society:American Counseling Association, Association of Counselor Education and Supervisors, Association of Specialist in Group Work, International Association for Addictions and Offenders Counseling. She is an editorial review board member for the Counseling and Values Journal and an Ad-hoc editorial review member for the Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling.