Counselor Education

Adele Baruch PhD

Associate Professor
Adele Baruch

Office Location

400A Bailey Hall



Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Syracuse University
  • MSW, Syracuse University
  • MA, Expressive Arts Therapy, Lesley University
  • BA, Anthropology, William Smith College


Adele Baruch is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She earned her B.A. from William Smith College, M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy, Lesley College, MSW and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Syracuse University. Her teaching experience includes teaching at USM since 2005 and Syracuse University from 2002-2005. Adele's counseling experiences include Onondoga Pastoral Counseling Services (Syracuse), Family and Children's Services (Ithaca), and Brockton Area Multi-Services Center (Brockton).

Adele has a research focus on healthy adaptation under stress. Since coming to USM she has focused this interest on the adjustment of first-year college students and stories of helping under catastrophic conditions. The latter topic has inspired a collaboration with the Auburn, Maine school district, The Moral Courage Project, focused on stories of helping under stress.

Adele teaching focus has been on treatment planning, group counseling, expressive arts, interviewing skills, skills, and family systems. She initiated and developed the Family Systems area of expertise in USM's Counselor Education Program, and she has been especially interested in encouraging family and group expertise for mental health counselors.

Adele has three beautiful young adult daughters. Along with an abiding interest in family histories and stories, Adele is very interested in movement, dance, and music.