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Valerie E. Russell

Associate Professor

Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology


Office: ZEB 238B

Phone: 305-348-3865

Email: verussel@fiu.edu

Specialty: Rehabilitation Counseling

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.

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

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