Michael D. Hannon

Michael D. Hannon
Montclair State University · Department of Counseling

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I'm Michael and an Associate Professor of Counseling at Montclair State University. My experiences as a counselor include work as a clinical mental health counselor, school counselor, and student affairs professional. My research primarily focuses on Black men’s wellness, focusing on their roles as fathers, community leaders, clients, and counselor educators. My forthcoming book, Black Fathering and Mental Health will be published in 2021.
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January 2014 - June 2019
Montclair State University
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (27)
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No counseling research exists about how otherfathering affects Black men's wellness. Black otherfathering has been primarily studied in schools as one of many expectations for Black male teachers. A review of research about the relationship between fathering, otherfathering, and mental health in Black men is presented and concludes with a rationale...
Book
This edited volume is the first work purposefully designed to amplify the voices of Black men in communicating their mental health needs and challenges while fathering in their families and communities. Dr. Michael Hannon has convened a group of Black fathers and aspiring fathers, who are also professional counselors, and they offer unique and unta...
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Homeplace (hooks, 1990) is a social construct wherein Black people can aspire to healthy existence and wholeness in an anti‐Black world. Describing experiences of their annual writing retreat, seven Black male counselor educators explored their experience of homeplace through coautoethnography using the six phases of heuristic inquiry (Moustakas, 1...
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Psychotherapy groups have been found to be effective in supporting peoples’ mental health and wellness. The benefits include participants feeling a sense of shared experience (i.e., universality), instilling hope, facilitating interpersonal learning, and fostering group cohesion, among others. In this chapter we will present an account of an open,...
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Utilizing self-study methodology, the researchers sought to understand their practices in developing school counselors and counselor educators who acknowledge and resist anti-Black racism and marginalization to prevent harm through complacency. Given counselor education’s existence as overwhelmingly white and Eurocentric, the authors investigate di...
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The authors used a phenomenological research design and a critical race theory lens to examine interviews with 8 Black male counselor educators and learn what contributed to their earning tenure. Participants described requisite personal dispositions and institutional support as contributing factors. Recommendations include facilitating programmati...
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Using interpretive phenomenological analysis, we interviewed six fathers to learn about their experiences in acclimating others to their children’s autism spectrum diagnoses. Results indicate a need for counselors to understand and support clients who experience frequent microaggressions and stereotyping related to autism spectrum disorder and its...
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A team of 5 school counselors were interviewed to learn how they professionally and personally experienced the deaths of multiple students in 1 year in their school while attending to the needs of the school community. By using narrative inquiry, 5 themes emerged from the analysis: gravity of the losses, logistics of care, personal vs. professional...
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Perspectives from five Black and Latino fathers of students with autism are shared from this qualitative pilot study. The fathers were asked to describe the most helpful forms of support from school counselors. One-time, semi-structured interviews were conducted and interpreted with the thematic analysis method. Results suggest support from other p...
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To learn about school counselors’ experiences in being assigned as their school’s antibullying specialist (ABS), per state legislation, we interviewed six school counselors and analyzed their responses using interpretative phenomenological design. The participants’ responses reflected three overarching themes describing their ABS experience: negoti...
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Sixteen fathers of individuals with autism were interviewed to develop a grounded theory explaining how they learned about their children's autism diagnosis. Results suggest the orientation process entails at least two phases: orienting oneself and orienting others. The orienting oneself phase entailed fathers having suspicion of developmental diff...
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The authors provide an exploration of the philosophical concepts of Black existentialism. Black existentialism is presented as a philosophical alternative to European existentialism to inform humanistic practices in addressing racial and social inequality. Implications for scholarly discourse are provided, and areas for future research are explored...
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Black families and White families are affected by autism in different ways. Little scholarship acknowledges these differences, especially those communicated by Black fathers of students with autism. In this article, I share an evocative autoethnography which highlights how my cultural, familial, and occupational identities intersect and confound my...
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Attention to Black men's fathering styles, especially those who have children with autism, has been largely overlooked. This study presents the narratives of six Black American fathers of individuals with autism and how autism influences their fathering practice. Results suggest fathering individuals with autism can yield greater patience in father...
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Attention to Black men’s fathering styles, especially those who have children with autism, has been largely overlooked. This study presents the narratives of six Black American fathers of individuals with autism and how autism influences their fathering practice. Results suggest fathering individuals with autism can yield greater patience in fathe...
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Systemic barriers contribute to academic underachievement and oppression among marginalized students, particularly those from Latino decent. Qualitative survey responses from 158 professional school counselors, working in the six U.S. states with the highest populations of Latinos, were analyzed by the constant comparative method. Three overarching...
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This conceptual manuscript describes how counselor education programs can benefit from integrating grief counseling content into existing curricula, as well as the issues that make that implementation challenging. The authors offer practical strategies and suggestions for course content and activities, and discuss implications for future research i...
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This study investigates the relationship between academic achievement and reports of student problem behavior from teachers, parents, and child self-reports. Participants included 108 teachers, 113 parents/caregivers, and 129 students from an urban school in the Northeast region of the United States. Results suggest parent and child reports were cl...
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This study investigates the relationship between academic achievement and reports of student problem behavior from teachers, parents, and child self-reports. Participants included 108 teachers, 113 parents/caregivers, and 129 students from an urban school in the Northeast region of the United States. Results suggest parent and child reports were cl...
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This conceptual manuscript argues the utility of school counselors developing knowledge of and competencies to respond to the socio-emotional needs of the siblings of children with disabilities. The discussion informs readers of the range and diversity within this population, shares how the ecological contexts shape their experience and identity, a...

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Projects (5)
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The Homeplace Project reflects the relationships between and research resulting from a group of Black male counselor educators who are friends and collaborators who convene for an annual writing retreat that I coordinate.
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The aim of this project is to learn, describe, and share the implications of what a sample of school counselors who practice in urban settings describe as their most salient professional development needs.
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The aim of this project is to learn, describe, and share school counseling practice implications for Anti-Bullying Specialists in school buildings and districts, who happen to be professional school counselors.