James E. Cerio, Ph.D. '72
Cerio & Cerio Psychologists, P.A.
P.O. Box 782
91 Main Street, Suite 200
Canton, NY 13617
B.S., Industrial Distribution, Clarkson University, 1972
M.Ed., Counseling, St. Lawrence University, 1973
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Indiana State University, 1983
We just moved back to Canton in mid-January. We lived in Bel Air, MD for 31 years and opened our practice there in 1985. We closed that practice at the end of December. Our website still describes that practice and only makes brief mention of the Canton practice. That will be corrected soon.
I have a tie with Clarkson that goes beyond my time there as a student. In 1973, Dean A. George Davis hired me, along with Gary Kelly, to open the Student Development Center. We opened with two rooms in Reynolds House. I continued to work at the SDC until July, 1978. The SDC was a very modest beginning for what eventually became known as the "Counseling Center." Clarkson's counseling center will celebrate its 40th anniversary this July. I was a 22 year-old with a brand new master's degree when Clarkson hired me. Let's see... 22+40= ...
Nan and I were granted privileges at Canton-Potsdam Hospital in 2012.
In addition to our practice in Canton, Nan and I are psychologists at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center's Ogdensburg Mental Health Clinic. These part-time appointments just began on January 24.
I left Clarkson in 1978 to enter the counseling psychology program at Indiana State University, Terre Haute IN. I then interned at Counseling and Psychological Services, Indiana University Health Center, Bloomington IN (1980-81). I was an assistant professor and associate professor of Counseling and Psychology at Harford Community College, Bel Air MD (1981-1990). We began our practice in Bel Air part-time in 1985 and then made it our full-time endeavor in 1990. It is that practice which we have now moved to Canton.
Another interesting tidbit is that Don Dangremond and I were roommates during our freshman year. Don has been wonderful to me throughout these 45 years.
I saw Tom Brown's listing on the committee roster. I knew Tom when we were undergraduates. We were both fortunate to meet and marry young women who were sorority sisters at St. Lawrence. How nice it is that I will have a chance, through the committee, to renew old friendships.