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Valerie Russell

Title: Associate Professor

Office: ZEB 238B

Phone: 305-348-3865

Email: verussel@fiu.edu

Specialty: Counselor Education

Department(s): Leadership and Professional Studies

Dr. Valerie E. D. Russell had 17 years of previous work experience in the areas of community mental health, rehabilitation, substance abuse, crisis intervention and criminal justice. She also had extensive experience developing statewide staff training initiatives as a consultant for various statewide community agency settings, prior to becoming an Assistant Professor at FIU in 2011.

Education

  • PhD ( 2011) Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Rehabilitation Administration
  • Ed S(2008)The Florida State University, Rehabilitation Counseling
  • MA ( 2001 ) University of South Florida, Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Research Areas

Counseling Skills and Techniques, Staff Development, Training and Program Evaluation, Ethical Issues in Counseling, Multicultural Concerns, Special Populations, Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Disorders