Title: Associate Professor
Company: University of Providence
Location: Great Falls, Montana, United States
Dr. Sylvia Lindinger-Sternart, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Providence, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in counseling.
In her home of Austria, Dr. Lindinger-Sternart found initial success as a mechanical engineer upon receiving a degree in mechanical engineering from College Technology in Linz. While she enjoyed her work, she felt a desire to change career paths after observing a few of her colleagues develop mental health troubles. After one of these individuals committed suicide, she decided to leave her job and go back to school. By 2003, Dr. Lindinger-Sternart earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Salzburg, remaining there for four more years to attain a Master’s degree in clinical psychology. Simultaneously, she took part in an exchange student program for psychology at Bowling Green State University in 2005. After completing an internship at the ADULA Psychosomatic Clinic in Germany, she went on to serve more psychiatric clinics in Austria and medical facilities in the United States on an internship-level. Notably, Dr. Lindinger-Sternart became an instructor of record at the University of Toledo Physicians from 2011 to 2014. In 2011, she furthered her education again by earning a Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Bowling Green State University before acquiring a Doctor of Philosophy in counselor education and supervision from the University of Toledo in 2014.
Since 2016, Dr. Lindinger-Sternart has excelled as the director of counseling at the University of Providence. In 2020, she earned the title of associate professor, which she continues to hold today. Outside of her primary ventures, she is a distinguished author. Earlier, she offered her expertise to the aforementioned institution as an associate professor of psychology and counseling in 2015 and 2016, as well as to Pennsylvania State University as an assistant professor in 2014 and 2015. She commenced her teaching career at the University of Toledo as a graduate assistant in 2011. In 2018, Dr. Lindinger-Sternart contributed to “Self-esteem and Life Satisfaction Among University Students of Eastern Uttar Pradesh of India: A Demographical Perspective,” which was published in the Indian Journal of Positive Psychology. More recently, in 2020, she served as a co-author to “Self-care and Test-taking Success in Male College Students: The Impact of Positive Psychology Intervention and the Mindfulness Intervention of Diaphragmatic Breathing on Anxiety and Test-taking Success,” featured in Energy Psychology. A member of numerous committees in her field, Dr. Lindinger-Sternart maintains affiliation with the American Counseling Association, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and the Ohio Counseling Association, among other professional organizations. Looking toward the future, she is excited to continue serving and providing help to others via academia.
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