Congrats: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision ACES Inform Panelist

Headshot of Dr Stephanie Lusk

NAMRC would like to congratulate Dr. Stephanie Lusk for participating in the ACES INFORM at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision ACES 2019 Conference on a panel discussion about research from within historically marginalized populations. 

October 10 – 13, 2019 in Seattle, Washington

The ACES INFORM Plenary session will focus on an open dialogue of the experiences of doctoral level, and junior faculty researchers from historically marginalized populations. As emergent researchers from historically marginalized populations, the thought and process of conducting, publishing, and presenting research in predominantly white spaces can be a daunting endeavor. Fear of professional ostracism for conducting research not only as a member of a historically marginalized population, but on the concerns and well being of this population may lead to direct confrontation of systems of oppression in professional societies, and society at large. The panel represents diverse positionalities to speak on this topic, from personal to professional standpoints, ultimately seeking to encourage doctoral students and new counselor educators from marginalized populations to go forth and develop research agendas to advance the field of counselor education and supervision, and society as a whole.

Panelist: Stephanie L. Lusk, Ph.D., CRC

Stephanie L. Lusk, Ph.D., CRC is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi. She earned a doctorate in Rehabilitation Education and Research and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Arkansas and a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Arkansas State University. She has over 16 years of prior work experience in education, career development, transition planning, and addictions treatment. She developed curriculum for the Rehabilitation Counseling and Behavioral Addictions (RCBA) certificate program at North Carolina A&T State University and the master’s Addiction Counseling program at the University of Arkansas. She has created training programs for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Colombo Plan, which is based Sri Lanka as well. She has also served on advisory boards for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Stephanie is the recipient of over $4 million in grant funding from the Department of Education, SAMHSA, and the Center for International Rehabilitation Research and Information Exchange (CIRRIE). She has conducted over 20 local, national, and international presentations throughout the course of her career. Her most recent publications center on medicinal marijuana, cannabinoids, and opioid use disorders. She published an edited text entitled Counseling the Addicted Family: Implications for Practitioners that focuses primarily on the unique treatment issues encountered when providing services to individuals with substance use disorders and their families. She is also the author of numerous textbook chapters on opioid, cocaine, and alcohol addictions; supervision; multicultural issues; co-occurring disorders; and treatment. In 2015, she received the Rehabilitation Educator of the Year Award from the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE).

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