Terry L. McVannel-Erwin

Program Director, Human Services

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Terry McVannel-Erwin
Extension: 16691
Phone: (239) 432-7391
Location: Lee A-116
Office Hours:
Department: School of Health Professions - Human Services
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Dr. McVannel-Erwin is a Professor for the Social and Human Services Program, School of Health Professions and for FSW Online.   She has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed to practice counseling since 2001, a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Certified Addictions Professional and Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Board Certified Human Service Professional.  Additionally, she is a State of Florida Clinical Supervisor and Certified Hypnotherapist.  She has extensive training in the field of social and human services and counseling.

Dr. McVannel-Erwin holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and a Certificate in Women’s Studies from Ohio University (2007).  She has a Master's of Education degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from Ohio University (2001).  She was the recipient of the Donald A. Green Memorial Award (2003) due to her outstanding service as a graduate student in the Counselor Education Program at Ohio University.

As a therapist in private practice (2008-2013), Dr. McVannel-Erwin specialized in individual, group and marriage/family counseling as well as addictions counseling and hypnotherapy.  She has a special interest in working with trauma survivors, including survivors of domestic violence, victims of crime, sexual assault and childhood sexual assault.

Prior to her involvement at FSW, Dr. McVannel-Erwin taught at Ohio University, University of Dayton, University of Central Florida, Argosy University, Eisner Institute of Professional Studies, and Hodges University.  She was a Visiting Research Associate at the University of Central Florida (2007-08) and was a Program Specialist and Advisor at Edison State College (now FSW) in the Student Success Program (2004-05).  She has served as the Director of a domestic violence shelter in Kentucky and was the Director of a West Virginia community service agency.  She has served in a number of community mental health centers and medical clinics as a counselor and leader and taught American Sign Language as a high school teacher.

Dr. McVannel-Erwin was a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of GLBT issues in Counseling (2005-2014) and a member of numerous professional organizations.  She has been published in numerous journals including Counseling Today, the Journal of Counseling and Development, the Journal of Homosexuality, and Women and Therapy.  Dr. McVannel-Erwin has delivered many professional presentations, most notably at the American Counseling Association’s World Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2008.

  • Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor #126682,
  • Certified Master's Level Addiction Profession #ADC-013437-2016,
  • National Certified Counselor #78891,
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor #MH8591,
  • Human Services - Board Certified Professional #3785,
  • Certified Hypnotherapist, 2019
  • Qualified Supervisor, Florida
  • HUS 2200 Dynamics of Groups and Group Counseling
  • HUS 2540 Building Stronger Families and Communities
  • HUS 2551 Multicultural Perspectives in Human Services
  • HUS 2842L & 2842L Counseling Residency I & II
  • HUS 2905 Directed Individual Study
  • Erwin, T.M. (2007). For, by, and about lesbians: A qualitative analysis of the Lesbian Connection discussion forum 1974-2004.
    (Doctoral dissertation, Ohio University, 2007). ProQuest Publication No. AAT 3280044.
  • Erwin, T. M. (2007). Two moms and a baby: Addressing questions frequently asked by lesbian couples choosing motherhood.
    Women & Therapy, 30(1/2), 99-149. (http://wt.haworthpress.com)
  • Erwin, T. M. (2006). Infusing lesbigay research into the counseling research classroom.
    Journal of Homosexuality, 51(3), 125-165. (http://jh.haworthpress.com)
  • Erwin, T. M. (2006). A qualitative analysis of the Lesbian Connection discussion forum.
    Journal of Counseling and Development, 84, 95-107. (http://aca.metapress.com/app/home/main.asp)
  • Erwin, T. M. (2005). From counselor to counselor educator: Parallels between intentional counseling and intentional counselor education
    ERIC, Document No. ED490382. (http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/)
  • Erwin, T. M. (November, 2003). Research can be harmful for your health!
    Counseling Today.
  • Erwin, T. M. (May, 2003). Addressing issues of Othering in counselor education programs
    Ohio Counseling Association Journal of Professional Counseling. (http://www.ohiocounseling.org/docs/JA/Othering-Fin)
  • Erwin, T. M. (July, 2002). Seeking professional actualization: Is a Ph.D. the answer?
    Counseling Today.
  • Erwin, T. M. (2001). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: A critical analysis.
    ERIC, Document No. ED457449. (http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/)
  • Erwin, T. M. (2001). Encouraging the spiritual development of counseling students and supervisees using Fowler’s stages of faith development.
    ERIC, Document No. ED457473. (http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/)
  • Erwin, T. M. (2001). Scholarship and counseling: A perfect marriage?
    ERIC, Document No. ED457489. (http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/)
  • Erwin, T.M. (2000). Suicidality in gay youth: A comparison of Gibson’s findings with current empirical research.
    Unpublished master’s thesis, Ohio University, Athens.