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Lamerial McRae, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Lamerial McRae earned a B.S. in Psychology, an M.A. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida. She is a licensed mental health counselor and an Approved Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida. Her clinical experiences include working with children, adolescents, and adults including individuals, couples, and families in hospitals, agencies, schools, and private practice.

McRae's research focuses on a multicultural, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the following: counselor identity development and gatekeeping; adult and child survivors of trauma, abuse, and intimate partner violence; marriages, couples and families; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues in counseling; and human trafficking. McRae published 15 articles on these various topics in journals such as The Family Journal, the Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, the Journal of Counseling and Development and the Journal of Mental Health Counseling.

As a counselor educator over the past five years, McRae taught graduate counseling courses in practicum and internship, family and couples counseling, evaluation and assessment, and diagnosis and treatment planning.


  • Ph.D., counselor education, University of Central Florida
  • M.A., marriage, couple and family counseling, University of Central Florida
  • B.S., psychology, University of Central Florida

Course Topics

  • Family Counseling
  • Psychopathology
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Individual, Couple and Family Advanced Techniques and Treatment Planning
  • Internship I
  • Internship II

Select Publications

  • McRae, L., *Gonzalez, J., *Dominguez, V. & Daire, A. (In press). Factor analysis and construction of the acceptance of couples violence scale. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.
  • McRae, L., Daire, A., Abel, E.M., & Lambie, G.W. (2017). A social learning perspective on childhood trauma and same-sex intimate partner violence. Journal of Counseling and Development.
  • McRae, L., Hundley, G., Bell, C.H., Fox, J. (2017). Stories of survivors with dissociative identity disorder: A qualitative investigation of symptoms, traumatic experiences, and relationships. Ideas and Research You Can Use: VISTAS 2017.
  • Jacobson, L., Fox, J., Bell, C.H., Zeligman, M., & Graham, J. (2015). Survivors with dissociative identity disorder: Perspectives on the counseling process. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 37(5), 308-322.
  • Bell, C.H., Jacobson, L., Zeligman, M., Fox, J., & Hundley, G. (2015). The role of religious coping and resiliency in individuals with dissociative identity disorder. Counseling and Values Journal, 60(2), 151-163.
  • Jacobson, L., Daire, A., Abel, E.M., & Lambie, G.W. (2015). Gender expression differences in intimate partner violence victimization, perpetration, and attitudinal acceptance among LGBTQ college students. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 9(3), 199-216.
  • Jacobson, L., Daire, A., & Abel, E.M. (2015). Intimate partner violence: Implications for counseling self-identified LGBTQ college students engaged in same-sex relationships. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 9(2), 118-135.
  • Daire, A., Carlson, R., Barden, S.M., & Jacobson, L. (2014). An intimate partner violence (IPV) protocol readiness model. The Family Journal, 22(2), 170-178.
  • Fox, J., Bell, C.H., Jacobson, L., & Hundley, G. (2013). Recovering identity: A qualitative investigation of a survivor of dissociative identity disorder. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 35(4), 324-341.
  • Super, J., & Jacobson, L. (2011). Religious abuse: Implications for counseling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 5(3-4), 180-196.


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