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Student Counseling Center Staff
The Student Counseling Center staff is dedicated to helping students develop their full potential as they work toward their personal and academic goals.
Bruce Lochner, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs and Director of Student Counseling, Executive Director of the Violence Prevention Project.
Training: Dr. Lochner is a licensed psychologist who received his B.A. and M.A. from the California State University in Applied Psychology and General Psychology, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas Tech University, and is currently a psychoanalytic candidate at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. He is published in the areas of Ethnic Identity and Clinical Supervision of Psychologist-in-Training. Dr. Lochner conducts psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and cognitive therapy through the Professional Corporation of Psychiatry in Oklahoma City.
Professional Interests: Psychoanalysis, behavioral medicine, clinical supervision, family psychology, psychotherapy process and outcome.
Personal Interests: I enjoy helping people overcome internal blocks to key relationships that serve as the foundation to success in personal, family, and career matters.
Jan Chapel, MHR, LPC, LADC
Coordinator, Student Counseling Center
Training: Ms. Chapel received her B.S. from Oklahoma State University and her MHR in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, specializing in substance abuse treatment. She continued her studies at UCO to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Professional Interests: I love helping students explore who they are and encouraging them to reach their full potential. Trauma is also a special interest, often using EMDR and EFT to facilitate healing.
Personal Interests: I enjoy walking, reading, listening to music, traveling and birding. I have two adult daughters and a very spoiled shih tzu.
Michael Hirschel, Ph.D.
Training: Dr. Hirschel completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina and his master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Hirschel interned at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology in Boston and then came to UCO as a postdoctoral fellow under supervision for licensure.
Professional Research Interests: Multicultural Issues, Substance Abuse, Disaster Psychology
Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, cooking and eating, and sports.
Diane Genther, Ph.D.
Training: Dr. Genther completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma and her master’s and doctorate degrees in counseling psychology at the University of Kansas. Dr. Genther interned at the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont, and Dartmouth College Counseling Center in Hanover, New Hampshire. She is now a postdoctoral fellow under supervision for licensure.
Professional Research Interests: Trauma recovery, relationship dynamics, gender and sexual diversity, and grief and loss
Personal Interests: Spending time with friends and family, music and cultural events, playing outside, and traveling
Student Counseling Center Interns
The UCO Student Counseling Center is accepting applications for practicum. Call 974-2215 and ask that an application be mailed to you. Strong candidates will have completed at least one year of supervised practicum and be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program of study in clinical, counseling, or related field.
Student Counseling Center Support Staff
Administrative Assistant II
I enjoy working with the staff and students in the office of UCO Student Counseling Center. I love reading a good book and playing ‘Words with Friends’. My husband and I have been married for 38 years and we have one son who lives in Dallas and one daughter who lives in Edmond.
Administrative Secretary II
I grew up here in Edmond; I went to Edmond Memorial High School. I actually went to Francis Tuttle Culinary Arts School half day my junior and senior year, this is where I met my husband. We are newlyweds as of April 2012, we enjoy cooking together, and playing with our dogs. I am really happy to be working alongside the great staff at UCO as well as my husband and mother.