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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.