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Monica Leppma, PhD

Associate Professor, Counseling Education

West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology

Office: 502F Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-0540

Dr. Monica Leppma's research interests encompass mental health and school counseling. More specifically, she studies counselor education, positive emotions, human strengths, and school climate. She is primarily interested in exploring factors and qualities that help individuals and communities thrive. Leppma's current projects include development of group leadership skills, counselor efficacy and wellness, and resilience in children and adolescents.