Don Russell

Ed.D.

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Don Russell

Adjunct Professor, Counselling

Education
B.A. Providence College, 1993
M.A. Providence Theological Seminary, 1997
Ed.D. Counseling Psychology, Argosy University, Sarasota, 2006

Contact Information

Teaching Fields

Counselling, Counselling Psychology
Theological Foundations of Counselling
Psychopathology
Group Theory and Practice
Ethics
Mental Health and Wellness
Positive Psychology

Professional Experience

2011 - Present: Providence Theological Seminary, Adjunct Faculty
2003 - Present: Russell Counselling & Consulting Services, Psychotherapist & Consultant
2006 - 2011: Providence Theological Seminary, Associate Professor
2004 - 2008: Recovery of Hope Counselling Agency, Psychotherapist
1999 - 2006: Providence Theological Seminary, Assistant Professor
1998 - 1999: Providence Theological Seminary, Lecturer
1996 - 1998: Private Practice Psychotherapist
1992 - 1994: Grant Memorial Baptist Church, Intern

Professional Associations

Certified Member, Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors
Certified Supervisor, Profesional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors
Member, American Counseling Association
Member, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Member, Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling
Member, International Society for Mental Health Online
Vice President, Manitoba Branch, Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors
Chair, Task Force investigating a Coalition of Mental Health Associations dialoguing with the Manitaba Department of Health on the registration of Counsellors in Manitoba
Past President (2002-2004)and founding board member of the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors

Publications & Presentations

Publications:
Identifying Character Strengths and Virtue as the Efficacious Component of the Therapist's Person, Edification (in press).

Academic Presentations:
Counselor Character and Virtue: Applying Positive Psychology to Counselor Training and Supervision, Association for Counselors in Education and Supervision Conference, Columbus, OH, October, 2007.

A Christian Conceptualization of Posttraumatic Growth, Society for Christian Psychology, Nashville, TN, September, 2007.

Identifying Counselors' Character Strengths and Virtues: Effectiveness, Ethical and Training Implications, Canadian Counseling Association Conference, Vancouver, BC, May 2007.

Identifying Character Strengths and Virtue as the Efficacious Component of the Therapist's Person, Society of Christian Psychology, Chattanooga, TN. Oct 2006.

Distance Counselling, Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors, Manitoba Branch Meeting, Winnipeg, MB. May 2006

Community Presentations:
Well-being in the Workplace for MCC Canada March, 2008.
Marriage Retreat for Fort Garry EM Church, Febuary 2008.
Stress Management for The Health Corner, St. Pierre-Jolys, MB. Sept. 2007
Mental Illness and the church, Mennonite Chortizer Church, Grunthal, MB. March 2004.
A Holistic Approach to Weight and Body Image Management, St. Pierre Health Centre, St. Pierre, MB. February 2004.
Chronic Fatigue, Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Stress, St. Pierre Health Centre, St Pierre, MB. January, 2004.
Stress Management, Russell Alliance Church, Russell, MB. March 1999.
Living with depression, Russell Alliance Church, Russell, MB. January 1999.
Living with anger, Russell Alliance Church, Russell, MB. June 1998.
Grief & Loss, Friendship Baptist Church, Winnipeg, MB. March 1998.
Healing through forgiveness, Friendship Baptist Church, Winnipeg, MB. October, 1998.

Hobbies

Being a husband and father is both a calling and a source of gratification! I enjoy tending our garden in the town of Landmark in the summer and sports in the winter.

Personal

Family: married to Edna in 1991
Children: Cynthia

Diversity

The Providence faculty exhibit a diversity of theological backgrounds, including Anglican, Baptist, Mennonite, Pentecostal, Free Church, and others.

The goal of a Providence education is to enable students to understand and support their own traditions better. We offer opportunity for each student to understand their own denominational distinctives in relation to Christians of other backgrounds.



 
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