GARY DUDELL, Ph.D., L.M.H.C., C.A.P., C.R.C.
In addition to over three decades in private practice, I have held clinical, training, and teaching positions in community-based treatment and prevention programs and colleges. These experiences included providing individual, group and family counseling for the Hillsborough County Children Services Center; conducting group counseling in a substance abuse program in Pinellas County, developing a nationally recognized parent education program for the C.E. Mendez Foundation, Inc., and acting as a training consultant for the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County. In addition to being on the faculty at U.S.F. since 1987, I have taught at Hillsborough Community College, Pasco-Hernando Community College, and Nova University. I had the pleasure of creating and hosting WMNF’s The Mental Health Show that focused on a wide range of topics including depression, stress reduction, relationship issues, substance abuse, and wellness.
As Clinical Instructor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at U.S.F., my primary role is to provide clinical training and supervision to our graduate students. In addition, I am field coordinator for all practicum and internship students. I am certified by the state of Florida to be a clinical supervisor for those seeking licensure as a mental health counselor.
My clinical work draws from positive psychology and cognitively- based mindfulness perspectives. I support my clients, when appropriate and desired, incorporating wellness practices (yoga, meditation, exercise) into their life. I am commited to creating a safe and supportive counseling relationship where you can explore personal concerns and develop new, more satisfying ways to improve the quality of your life.