Natalie A Indelicato

Assistant Professor • Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Public Health • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

My teaching philosophy and clinical theoretical orientation is grounded in the Relational Cultural Theory. My clinical and research interests have primarily related to college student development and mental health, including first-generation college students, college women’s relational health, trauma recovery and eating disorders.

Education

Ph.D. Counselor Education-Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida


Dissertation title: Racial differences in the relational health and depressive symptoms of college women

 

Ed.S. Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida

 

M.Ed. Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida

 

B.S. with honors, Psychology major, Education minor, University of Florida
 

Biography

Dr. Indelicato is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH8839) and Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida. Prior to teaching in the UNF Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, Dr. Indelicato was a counselor at the UNF Counseling Center and the University of Florida Counseling Center. Dr. Indelicato has considerable experience in campus outreach programming related to eating disorders, sexual assault, and suicide prevention and education.

Awards


University of North Florida, Center for Community Based Learning, Community Scholar, 2014-2015
University of North Florida, Center for Community Based Learning, Engaged Scholar, 2015-2016
University of Florida, Division of Student Affairs Superior Accomplishment Award, 2008
University of Florida Graduate Minority Fellow, Department of Counselor Education, 1999-2003

 

Affiliations

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, License #MH 8839

State of Florida, Qualified Supervisor of Mental Health Counseling

Member, American Counseling Association

Member, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Member, Association for Creativity in Counseling

Grants and Contracts Awarded

 University of North Florida Dean’s Education Advisory Council Faculty Initiatives Grant, “Influencing Sense of Belonging for First-Generation College Students: Development and Implementation of a Group Informed by Q Methodology,” Funded at $3,000, 2015-2017

 

Graduate Research Assistant, "Consejeros: Levantando El Pueblo (C-LEP)," United States Department of Education. Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA). Funded at $700,000, October, 2001.

Publications & Presentations

Publications:

Coleman, C., Martensen, C., Scott, R. & Indelicato, N.A. (In press). Unpacking self-care: The connections between mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-care for counselors. Counseling and Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal.

 

Indelicato, N.A, Mirsu-Paun, A., & Griffin, W.D. (2011). Outcomes of a suicide prevention gatekeeper training on a university campus. Journal of College Student Development, 52(3), 350-361.

 

Indelicato, N.A., & Springer, S.H. (2007). Feminist therapy. In J. Archer & C.J. McCarthy (Eds.), Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: Contemporary applications (pp. 310-339). Columbus, OH: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.

 

Resnick, J.L., & Indelicato, N.A. (2006). Sexual victimization. In P.A. Grayson & P.W. Meilman (Eds.), College Mental Health Practice (pp. 239-260). New York: Routledge.

 

Smith-Adcock, S., Daniels, M. H., Lee, S. M., Villalba, J. A., Indelicato, N.A. (2006). Culturally responsive school counseling for Hispanic/Latino students and families: The need for bilingual school counselors. Professional School Counselor, 10(1), 92-101.

 

Arce, N.F. (2005). Racial differences in the relational health and depressive symptoms of college women. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (8-A), 2904.

 

Shehan, C.L., Uphold, C.R., Bradshaw, P., Bender, J., Arce, N., & Bender, B. (2005). To tell or not to tell: Men’s disclosure of their HIV-positive status to their mothers. Family Relations, 54, 184-196.

 

Presentations (selected):

Indelicato, N.A. (2015, October). Using community-based learning assignments to cultivate counselor community engagement. Presentation at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Indelicato, N.A. & Nicholson, J. (2015, October). Beyond the department: An inclusive approach to organizing practicum & internship fairs. Poster presentation at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Indelicato, N.A. (2015, September). Co-researching: Encouraging community-based research in counseling. Presentation at the meeting of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, Memphis, Tennessee.


George, W.N., Indelicato, N.A., & Wynn, R.D. (2015, April). From the Inside Out: Expanding Classroom Boundaries through the Use of Technology-Based Assignments. Panel presentation at the University of North Florida Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Indelicato, N.A. (2015, March). Chi Sigma Iota Chapter Showcase: Sigma Phi Epsilon. Poster presentation at the meeting of the American Counseling Association, Orlando, Florida.

 

Indelicato, N.A. (2015, March). Using creative approaches to energize work and life. Presentation at the Arc Jacksonville Professional Development Conference, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Indelicato, N.A. & George, W.N. (2014, November). Establishing a self-care plan in graduate school. Presentation for the University of North Florida Graduate School Lecture Series, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Indelicato, N.A., George, W.N., & Wynn, R.D. (2014, October). Putting theory into practice: Integration of counseling skills and theories courses. Presentation at the meeting of the Florida Counseling Association, Tampa, Florida.

 

Coleman, C., Martensen, C., Scott, R., & Indelicato, N.A. (2014, October). Mitigating the effects of compassion fatigue in counselors. Poster presentation at the meeting of the Florida Counseling Association, Tampa, Florida.

 

Johnson, T.M., Boyer, W.R., Indelicato, N.A., & Churilla, J.R. (2014, June). Rethinking mental distress measures using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Poster presentation at the Society for Epidemiologic Research 47th Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington.

 

Boyer, W.R., Richardson, M.R., Devore, S.R., Alnojeidi, A.H., Indelicato, N.A., Johnson, T.M., & Churilla, J.R. (2014). Associations between mental distress and physical activity in U.S. adults. Poster presentation for the SEACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, South Carolina.

 

Boyer, W.R., Richardson, M.R., Devore, S.R., Alnojeidi, A.H., Indelicato, N.A., Johnson, T.M., & Churilla, J.R. (2014, February). Associations between mental distress and physical activity in U.S. adults. Poster presentation for the SEACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, South Carolina.
 

Brozyna, A., Robinson, S. & Indelicato, N.A. (2008, August). The importance of first-generation student empowerment groups in university counseling centers. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Griffin, W.D., & Indelicato, N.A. (2008, March). Campus Suicide Prevention: Outcome Research on 900 Gatekeeper Trainees. Presentation submitted for the meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Indelicato, N.A., Robinson, S., Williams, C. (2007, April). Enhancing the psychological well-being and academic success of first generation college students. Presentation at the meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators/American College Personnel Association, Orlando, Florida.


Uphold, C.R., Indelicato, N.A., & Garzarella, L. (2006, January). Aging and mental health outcomes among men living with HIV infection: Results of a two-year study. Poster session presented at the 6th annual National Association on HIV Over Fifty Conference, Miami, FL.

 

Arce, N.F. (2005, March). Racial differences in the relational health and depressive symptoms of college women. Poster session presented at the University of Florida Women’s Health Research Day, Gainesville, FL.

 

Arce, N.F. (2005, June). Racial differences in the relational health and depressive symptoms of college women. Presentation to the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Wellesley, MA.

 

Arce, N.F., Uphold, C.R., Bradshaw, P., & Shehan, C.L. (2004, July). The effect of disclosure on mental health variables in HIV-positive men. Poster session presented at the Conference on the Role of Families in Preventing and Adapting to HIV/AIDS, Atlanta, GA.

 

Arce, N.F. (2003, April). Sexual assault on and off campus: What students need to know. Presentation to the Living and Learning Workshop Series, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL.

 

Arce, N.F. (2003, February). Healthy relationships: Getting what you want, keeping what you have. Presentation to the Women’s Leadership Conference, Gainesville, FL.

 

Arce, N.F. (2002, February). Relationships and sex: Making connections in a disconnected world. Presentation to the Women’s Leadership Conference, Gainesville, FL.
 


 

IndelicatoContact Information

Building 39, Room 4068

(904) 620-5318

n.indelicato@unf.edu