David Fink brings years of experience in teaching and counseling to his work as a professor of psychology and counseling in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Johnson State. Since joining the college in 1989, he has taught core courses in undergraduate psychology and master’s degree counseling programs. He has served as coordinator of the master’s program in counseling since 2003, and he also supervises master’s counseling students in field observation and internship placements. He came to JSC from the University of Maine, Orono, where he was an instructor in psychology and counseling from 1986 to 1989.
Nationally certified as a counselor, David has counseled individuals and groups in private practice and in other settings since 1976. He had a private practice in Johnson in the 1990s and in Bangor, Maine, in the 1980s. From 1988 to 1989, he served as director of student support services – providing counseling and training services for student body, faculty and staff – at Eastern Maine Technical College in Bangor, and he has worked as a counselor for the Personal Growth and Development Center at the University of Maine, Orono, and at Day One, a private community counseling agency for substance abuse rehabilitation, in Portland, Maine.
David has led workshops for teachers, counselors and administrators on group process, stress management, interpersonal relations and communication skills.
He has an Ed.D. in counselor education from the University of Maine, Orono, and a master of theological studies (M.T.S.) from Harvard.