Bakalars, William

William
Bakalars
Assistant Professor
608-796-3716
MRC 550
Education
  • M.S. Community Counseling, Winona State University
  • BA Psychology, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota

Research Interests

  • Addiction Recovery and Resiliency (Recovery Narratives Research)
  • Evidenced based Addiction Treatment
  • Principle Based Mental Health Treatment
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Somatic Symptom Disorders Manifestation in Medical Utilization.

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 270 – Interviewing and the Helping Relationship
  • PSYC 305 - Psychopharmacology
  • PSYC 340 - Behavior Disorders
  • PSYC 344 – Sports Psychology
  • PSYC 365 Group Dynamics
  • PSYC 422 - Theories of Counseling
  • PSYC 424 - Motivational Interviewing
  • PSYC 481 Psychology Practicum
  • PSYC/ADCT 205 - Introduction to Chemical Dependency
  • ADCT 330 - Research for Substance Abuse Professionals
  • PSYC/ADCT 423 – Alcohol and Drug Professional Issues
  • PSYC/ADCT 427 – Alcohol and Drug Professional Skills
  • PSYC/ADCT 464 - Essential Counseling Theories for Substance Abuse Professional
  • ADCT 440 – Contemporary Issues in Substance Abuse 
  • ADCT 445 – Special Populations in Substance Abuse Counseling 

Professional Licensure and Experience

  • License Professional Counselor
  • Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor
  • 34 years of clinical experience in addiction and mental health counseling
  • Emphasis on children and adolescent therapy.