Dilani M Perera-Diltz (Dilani)
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Counseling, Administration, Supervision & Adult Learning
 Office: JH 282
 Phone: 216-523-7117
 Fax: 419-687-5378
 Email: D.PERERADILTZ@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://academic.csuohio.edu/pereradiltz_d
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 282, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
School counselor role, Assessment
Ph.D., Counselor Education, The University of Toledo, 2006
M.A., Guidance and Counseling, Bowling Green State University, 1996
B.A., Psychology, Eastern Connecticut State University, 1994
Brief Bio:
Dilani Perera-Diltz joined the counseling section of the CASAL department in the Fall of 2006 after receiving her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from The University of Toledo, Ohio. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor (PCC-s, Ohio)and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor (LICDC, Ohio). She has worked as a community mental health and substance abuse counselor since 1996 in a variety of settings. Her current research interests includes substance abuse, trauma, and school counselor issues. She is available by phone at 216-523-7117 and by email at d.pereradiltz@csuohio.edu.
Honors and Awards:
Research and Writing Award Recipient, Ohio Counseling Association, 2012.

Outstanding Educator Award Nominee, Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2012.

Shew Scholarship Recipient, The University of Toledo, 2006.

Best Dissertation Nominee, Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology, The University of Toledo, 2006.
Research Interests:
Online Counselor Education
School Counselor Issues
Teaching Areas:
Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling
Professional Affiliations:
American Counseling Association (1996 to present)
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2006 - present)
Ohio Counseling Association (2004 to present)
Ohio School Counseling Association (2007 to present)
Ohio American Counselor Education and Supervision Association (2009 to present)
North Central Ohio Counseling Association (2006 to present)
International Association for Addiction and Offender Counseling (2008 to present)
Chi Sigma Iota - The International Counseling Honor Society (2005 to present)
Professional Experience:
Employee Assistance Program Counselor, Phoenix Connection, Bowling Green, Ohio.
Mental Health Counselor, Psychosocial Associates, Columbus Grove, Ohio.
Substance Abuse Counselor, St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio.
Chemical Dependency Counselor, Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation (WORTH) Center, Lima, Ohio.
Adjunct Instructor, Rhodes State University, Lima, Ohio.
University Service:
Chair, Technology Committee
Faculty Advisor, Chi Sigma Iota
Coordinator for Counseling Practicum/Internship
Professional Service:
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 2008 to present
Member, Research and Knowledge Committee, American Counseling Association
Editorial Contributor, Ohio Counseling Association Guidelines, 2010
Program Reviewer, American Counseling Association, 2010 Convention
Charter contributor, ACA-ACES Syllabus Clearinghouse
Presenter, A Safety and Violence Prevention Curriculum, Cleveland, Ohio