Francis LaChappelle

Francis LaChappelle
Joined JCC
Social Sciences & Business
Primary Campus
Cattaraugus County Campus
Phone Number
Coordinator, Human Services; Assistant Professor, Social Sciences

I have been a professional in the field of human services for over 30 years. I began teaching at JCC in 2003 and became a full-time faculty member in 2012. My work has included counseling for families, couples (marital), groups, and individuals, as well as vocational rehabilitation (evaluation and work adjustment), and as a counselor at a psychiatric unit.

My interests include developing a deeper understanding of 21st century families in order to better prepare students to meet the challenges of the future. I am interested in developing a manual for workers who will be providing in-home services to their clientele, and I have written a draft of a manual for supervisors. During my career, I spent 13 years coaching high school and college hockey, and have self-published six coaching manuals. I continue to serve on the Editors/Academic Advisory Board for "Annual Editions: Drugs, Society, and Behavior," and the 26th and 27th editions were published by McGraw Hill.

Degree Field of Study Institution
M.S.Ed. Counseling Psychology St. Bonaventure University
B.S. Physical Education University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
B.S. Vocational Rehabilitation University of Wisconsin-Stout
Academic Interests
  • Alcohol and chemical dependency
  • Family therapy
  • Individual, couples, family, and group counseling
  • Mental health
Publications and Awards
  • LaChappelle, Francis. "Skills, Practices and Positional Play by Age Group: Mite, Squirt, Pee-Wee and Bantam." 2002
  • LaChappelle, Francis. "The Complete Instruction and Drill Manual for Defensemen." 2001
  • LaChappelle, Francis. "Angling, Checking and Pursuit Drills." 2001
  • LaChappelle, Francis. "Basic Positioning and Team Play for Ice Hockey." 2001
  • LaChappelle, Francis. "Training and Conditioning for Ice Hockey." 1990


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