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Daniel Duryea

Associate Professor of Addiction Studies
Director of Addiction Studies Program

Daniel Duryea
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Reno Hall
Room: 242
Phone: 313-578-0413
Daniel Duryea
Areas of Expertise:


  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • LPC
  • CADC


Daniel Duryea, Ph.D., teaches courses in assessment, multicultural counseling, recovery processes, and the effects of drugs on behavior and the internship. He has published in the area of substance use and sexual orientation and has recently completed investigations into the accuracy of clinician diagnosis and significant issues impacting addiction counselor preparation. Duryea’s current research is focused on exploring student motivation to enter the addiction treatment field, an examination of client engagement in substance abuse treatment, and best practices in education and preparation of addiction counselors. Duryea is actively involved with the national and state associations of the American Counseling Association, the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and the Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors.

Duryea received a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and a doctorate. in Counselor Education & Supervision in 2007, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Prior to joining University of Detroit Mercy, he taught at the State University of New York at Oswego. In addition, he has more than 13 years' experience as an addiction counselor in Buffalo, New York at the Erie County Medical Center. He joined the University in 2009.


    Recent Scholarly Publications:

    Duryea, D. G., Calleja, N. G., & McDonald, D. (in press).  Non-medical use of prescription drugs by college students with minority sexual orientations.  Journal of College Psychotherapy.

    Duryea, D. G. (2013). Cultural competence and the addiction counselor.  Counselor: Magazine for Addiction Professionals, 14, 46-50.

    Duryea, D. G., & Calleja, N. G. (2013). Current expectations and existing deficits among addiction counselors: Addressing the gap. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 31(2), 254-269.


    Current Research Interests

    • Motivational factors of addiction counseling students
    • Substance use and abuse among sexual minorities
    • Addiction counseling:  Academic and training preparation standards and practices
    • Substance use and abuse among college students
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