Mary Handley, Ph.D., LMHC

Mary Handley

Program Director, Human Services
Professor of Human Services
Advisor, Human Services Club
Advisor, Tau Alpha Upsilon, National Human Services Honor Society

M.S., Ph.D., Rehabilitation Counseling, Syracuse University

B.P.S., Human Services, SUNY Utica/Rome

Division: Social & Behavioral Sciences
242 Williams Hall

Dr. Handley has been with Cazenovia College since 1999 and is the program director for the Human Services program. Dr.  Handley teaches courses on mental health counseling, disability and rehabilitation services. Dr. Handley is very active on campus, advising the Human Services Club, the Human Services Honor Society and coordinating the Inclusion on Campus program.

  • 2018: Outstanding Teaching Award, Student Leadership Program
  • 2016: Outstanding Service Award, Access CNY for Inclusion Program
  • 2016: 21st Century Fund Award, Cazenovia College, Training on Sexuality and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • 2015: Distingusished Faculty Award, Cazenovia College
  • 2003 : Professional Development Award, National Organization for Human Service Education
  • 2003: Leadership Award, Student Leadership Program, Cazenovia College
  • 2003: Community Service Award, Madison County Department of Health
  • 2001: 21st Century Fund at Cazenovia College
  • 2000: Sophomore Class Awards Dinner Speaker, Cazenovia College
  • 2000: 21st Century Fund (with Equine Program), Cazenovia College
  • 1995: Syracuse University School of Education Award for Outstanding Research Apprenticeship Project
  • 1994: Participant's Choice, first place award for poster presentation, National Head Injury Symposium.
  • Handley, M. Beyond Public School: Options for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities. (2011), in Best Practices in Human Services: A Global Perspective. Hagen, J. & Kisubi, A., Eds. Council for Standards in Human Services Education.
  • Building Your Future, a Transition Guide for Students with Disabilities, with M. Held and D. Weller, New York State Education Department
  • Sheltered Workship Closure: A Seven-Year Follow Up Study, with S. Murphy, P. Rogan, C Kncaid and J. Royce-Davis, Journal of Mental Retardation
  • Counseling People with Traumatic Brain Injury, with M. Nochi, Cultural and Diversity Issues in Counseling
  • Breaking Down Disability Stereotypes: A Human Services Approach (with Cazenovia College students), Mid-Atlantic Conference for Human Services
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Services, private practice specializing in people with traumatic brain injuries, 1993-present
  • St. Camillus Rehabilitation Center counselor, 1992-1993
  • Legal Services of Central New York, advocacy specialist, 1987-1991
  • The Neurologic Center, rehabilitation counselor, 1986-1987
  • Rome Developmental Center, community residence assistant director, 1985-1986
  • United Cerebral Palsy Center, service coordinator, 1981-1985