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Laura Russell, Ph.D. 


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CALIFORNIA MARRIAGE, FAMILY, & CHILD COUNSELOR

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

NATIONAL CERTIFIED COUNSELOR

SPECIALTY CERTIFICATE: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

DEGREES

Ph.D., M.A., M.Ed., B. A.; International College, University of Louisville.

LIFE TEACHING CREDENTIALS

SINGLE SUBJECT: SOCIAL STUDIES
SPECIALIST: LEARNING HANDICAPPED

PUBLICATIONS

Russell, L. Chronic Illness, Balance, And The World Wide Web. HelpHorizons.com. October 13, 2000.

Russell, L. Mistaken Beliefs About Mental Health. Mental Health Matters. October, 2000.

Laura Russell, Ph.D. Self-Esteem and "Oops" Events. HelpHorizons.com. September 27, 2000.

Russell, L. Mental Health Requires A Strong And Safe Community. Mental Health Matters, July, 2000.

Russell, L. Finding Help: Solving the Puzzle. Mental Health Matters , June, 2000.

Russell, L. "Finding Help: Solving the Puzzle", Many Voices, December, 1997.

Russell, L. Finding Help: Solving the Puzzle, a pamphlet, 1995.

Russell, L. Child Abuse and Alcoholism. N. J.: T.W. Perrin, Inc., 1985.

Russell, L. Ph.D. Dissertation. Child Abuse and Addiction, 1985.

Russell, L." Child Abuse and Alcoholism". COA Review: N. J., 1984.

Russell, L. Drug Induced Mental Illness. Do It Now Foundation, 1972.

PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

International Society for Mental Health on The Net

APPEARANCES IN MEDIA

Psychotherapy Finances. "Practice Basics: Keeping a strong fee-for-service element in your practice." Vol. 19, No. 8. August, 1993. 

Porterfield, Kay. "What to expect when your Man (Finally) Says No to Drugs." Cosmopolitan. November, 1992. Pp. 120-126.

SotoLaveaga, Gabriela. "Child Abuse Survivor Helps Victims Cope With Traumas." Gardena Valley News. Wednesday. January 30, 1991. Pp. A-1, A-9.

June Cane Miller Live. "Sexual Harassment". KDOC-TV, Channel 56. April 19, 1991.

June Cane Miller Live. "Trauma". KDOC-TV, Channel 56. April 12, 1991.

The Recovery Show. "Trauma and Recovery". Cavanaugh, Jay. KIEV Radio. January, 1990.

Meacham, Andrew. "Child Abuse Comes Out of the Dark". Changes: For Adult Children of Alcoholics. U. S. Journal, Inc. September-October, 1987.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Private Practice. Referrals from Employee Assistance Counselors, Rape Hot Line, Victim's Assistance Program, Managed Health Care Companies, Alcoholism Council, Juvenile Diversion, DCFS Social Workers, Masada Foster Care Agency, and former patients. August, 1985-present. 

Ph.D. Practicum. Western Health Services, August, 1984 to January, 1985. 3000 hours pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training. Supervision of play, art, and family therapy with substance abusing families.

MFCC Practicum. Supervision of play and art therapy with children who were abused. Dr. Violet Oaklander, Supervisor. 1980-1983.

Substance Abuse Counseling. UCLA Methadone Maintenance Research Program, 1976. Behavioral Health Services, Inc., 1975-1976. 

Special Education. Teaching learning disabled, ADHD, mentally handicapped, and mentally ill children. Louisville, Kentucky; St. Louis, Missouri; Granite City, Illinois. Los Angeles County, California. 1963-1968. 1969-1973. 1977-82. 1994-1999.

PUBLIC APPEARANCES BY REQUEST

South Bay Coalition on Alcoholism
National Alcoholism Council
Long Beach Child Trauma Council
South Bay Hospital Breakfast for Therapists
U.S. Journal
Cigna Health Plan counselors
South Bay Rape Hotline Counselors
Employee Assistance Professional Association
Problems of Alcoholism for Labor and Management
San Pedro Peninsula Hospital
Local Rotary Clubs
Local Kiwanis Clubs