Lamerial McRae

Lamerial McRae

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 and Supervision from the University of Central Florida. She holds a license in mental health counseling (LMHC) and serves as an Approved Qualified Supervisor (AQS-FL) in the state of Florida. Her clinical experiences include working with children, couples, and families in various settings including hospitals and private practice.

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Central Florida
  • M.A., Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, University of Central Florida
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Central Florida

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Course Sampling

  • Family Systems and Family Counseling
  • Psychopathology
  • Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Internship in Counselor Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
  • Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Issues in Counseling

Biography

McRae conducts research on a multicultural, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the following: adult and child survivors of trauma, abuse and intimate partner violence (IPV); marriages, couples and families; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) issues in counseling; and human trafficking. McRae published articles on these various topics in journals such as The Family Journal, the Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling, the Journal of Counseling and Development, and the Journal of Mental Health Counseling.

As a counselor educator, McRae teaches graduate counseling courses in practicum and internship, family and couples counseling, diagnosis and treatment planning, and foundations in clinical mental health counseling.

Research

  • Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
  • Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Issues in Counseling
  • Human Trafficking

Publications

  • McRae, L., & *Browne-James, L. (2017). Counseling human trafficking survivors. Counseling Today.
  • McRae, L., *Gonzalez, J., *Dominguez, V. & Daire, A. (2017). Factor analysis and construction of the acceptance of couples violence scale. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 51(3), 207-218.
  • 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, 10, 1-13.
  • 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, 95(3), 332-228. Impact factor of 1.356.
  • 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.
  • Bell, C.H., Limberg, D., Jacobson, L., & Super, J. (2014). Enhancing counselor-in-training self-awareness by infusing creativity in the pedagogy of a play therapy course. The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 9(3), 399-414.
  • 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.