Michael J. Formica, MS, MA, EdM

Michael J. Formica, MS, MA, EdM

Board Certified Counselor | Integral Life Coach

Location
Greater Philadelphia Area
Industry
Professional Training & Coaching

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Michael J. Formica, MS, MA, EdM's Overview

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Michael J. Formica, MS, MA, EdM's Summary

I am a board certified counselor, educator and integral life coach who, for more than two decades, has fostered the exploration and development of optimum potential for individuals, couples, groups and organizations through both direct client contact and as an organizational leader.

In addition to my clinical expertise, I have held faculty positions at a number of universities, provided program consultation to school districts in New York and New England and acted as advisor to the American Psychological Association, the National Science Foundation, the National Holocaust Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.

As Director of Clinical Services at Boys and Girls Village Day School, I developed a multi-tiered clinical model as part of a larger therapeutic educational program formally cited by the Connecticut Board of Education as "what should be the standard for alternative educational programs throughout the state".

I have also published more than 250 articles on psychology, cultural anthropology, spirituality and other related topics. My work has been featured in a number of national publications including Psychology Today, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, and Gale Publication’s Opposing Viewpoints: Addiction, due out in May 2014. My blog, 'Enlightened Living', at 'Psychology Today’ has consistently been chosen as an Editor's Choice Essential Read and is often included in the Hot List Feature Collections.

Michael J. Formica, MS, MA, EdM's Experience

Expert | Columnist

The Huffington Post

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Online Media industry

April 2014Present (7 months)

Writing on psychology, spirituality, self-development and related topics for Huff Post Healthy Living.

Section Expert | Family & Relationships

Demand Media

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; DMD; Internet industry

February 2014Present (9 months) Global

Founder & CEO

LifeWorks Compass LLC

January 2012Present (2 years 10 months) Greater Philadelphia Area

Blending traditional Eastern and Western psychology with motivation science, my mission is to help you overcome limiting beliefs, change behavior to improve outcomes, eliminate distractions keeping you from your goals, reconnect with your natural inspiration and drive, and find clarity and enhanced personal meaning.

February 2012Present (2 years 9 months)

Development and implementation of strategic initiatives supporting the application of motivation science to further human understanding and performance in business, education and athletics.

Consulting Professor

The Saylor Foundation

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; E-Learning industry

November 2012Present (2 years)

Design online college-level courses in Psychology and related disciplines, supporting organizational commitment to further the Open Education Movement.

Develop proprietary educational support materials and oversee integration of peer review revisions, furthering the vision and mission of harnessing technology to make education free.

Expert | Columnist

Psychology Today

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry

April 2008Present (6 years 7 months)

Published more than 250 articles on psychology, healthcare, sociology, cultural anthropology, spirituality and related topics for Psychology Today. Personal readership of more than 1.7 million; average weekly readership of over 6,000.

Psychology Today recognizes ‘Enlightened Living’ an Editor's Choice Essential Read.

Editor | Project Manager

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

November 2010March 2012 (1 year 5 months)

Owner | Director, Clinical Services

New England Counseling Associates

19962008 (12 years) Westport, Connecticut

Director, Clinical Services

Boys & Girls Village

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

19982002 (4 years) Milford, Connecticut

Developed a multi-tiered clinical model that was an integral part of a larger therapeutic educational program formally cited by the Connecticut Board of Education as "…what should be the standard for alternative educational programs throughout the state."

As part of the school leadership team, supervised 32 educational and behavioral management staff members, along with personal supervision of eight mental health professionals.

Michael J. Formica, MS, MA, EdM's Certifications

  • Behavioral Education Certification

    • Boys Town
  • Behavioral Education Administrative Certification

    • Boys Town
  • Behavioral Education Consultation Certification

    • Boys Town
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Certification (TCI)

    • Cornell University

Michael J. Formica, MS, MA, EdM's Organizations

  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)

  • National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC)

  • Himalayan Institute Teachers Association (HITA)

  • Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science

  • Birankai Aikido North America

Michael J. Formica, MS, MA, EdM's Test Scores

  • National Counselor Exam (NCE)

    • February 1999
    • Score: Passed

    The NCE is used for two purposes: national counselor certification and state counselor licensure. The purpose of the NCE is to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities viewed as important for providing effective counseling services. The NCE is designed to be general in nature. It is intended to assess cognitive knowledge which should be known by all counselors regardless of their individual professional specialties.

Michael J. Formica, MS, MA, EdM's Publications

Michael J. Formica, MS, MA, EdM's Projects

  • Body and Soul Multimedia Experience

    • February 2012 to Present

    Rich in visual and emotional content, this media experience is inspired by the bodies, spirits, and stories of women who have been confronted with the physical and psychological challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis.

Michael J. Formica, MS, MA, EdM's Skills & Expertise

  1. Psychology
  2. Personal Development
  3. Project Management
  4. Public Speaking
  5. Blogging
  6. Psychotherapy
  7. Coaching
  8. Program Development
  9. Editing
  10. Publishing
  11. Meditation
  12. Clinical Research
  13. Therapists
  14. Publications
  15. Mental Health
  16. Leadership
  17. Stress Management
  18. Emotional Intelligence
  19. Life Coaching
  20. Wellness
  21. Life Transitions
  22. Counseling
  23. Mindfulness
  24. Higher Education
  25. Organizational Development
  26. Strategic Planning
  27. Leadership Development
  28. Workshop Facilitation
  29. Curriculum Design
  30. Curriculum Development
  31. Teaching
  32. Presenter
  33. Published Author
  34. Non-profits
  35. Research
  36. Social Media
  37. Grant Writing
  38. Nonprofits
  39. Executive Coaching
  40. Conflict Resolution
  41. Counseling Psychology
  42. Lifestyle Coaching

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Michael J. Formica, MS, MA, EdM's Education

Teachers College of Columbia University

EdM, Clinical Psychology

19861988

Teachers College of Columbia University

MA, Industrial and Organizational Psychology

19861987

University of Hartford

MS, Experimental Psychology

19841986

Providence College

BA, Psychology, Theology, Philosophy

19801984

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