BiographyDr. Brent Richardson, a licensed professional clinical counselor and Chair of the Counseling Department at Xavier University is the author of the book Working with Challenging Youth: Seven Guiding Principles (2015). Dr. Richardson has worked for over 30 years as a counselor, therapist, educator, and administrator with at-risk youth and families in a variety of diverse settings including a nationally recognized multisystemic therapy program, a treatment foster care agency, an inner city emergency shelter, a rural high school, a family counseling center, a psychiatric hospital, a residential special education school, and private practice. Dr. Richardson has been a professor at Xavier University for the past 18 years and recently received the College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education Teaching Award. In 2008, he was recognized by the Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association for his contributions to the field of counselor education. He has also conducted numerous local, regional, and national workshops to over 6000 human services professionals on a variety of topics including challenging youth, self-injury, sexual abuse, diagnosis, and clinical supervision. He lives with his wife Melanie (also a counselor) and their two adolescent sons Carter and Griffin in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Cutting and Self-Injury
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