Curriculum Vitae

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling and Educational Psychology
Emphasis: Counselor Education and Supervision
University of Nevada, Reno, Graduated, May 2010
Dissertation: A phenomenological study of the professional support requirements and grief interventions to parents bereaved by an unexplained death at different time periods in the grief process.
CACREP accredited
GPA 3.94

Master of Arts, Counseling and Educational Psychology
Emphasis: Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Nevada, Reno, Graduated 2005
GPA 3.98

Bachelors of Science, Applied Developmental Psychology
Eastern Washington University, Graduated 2003
Magna Cum Laude


Professional License & Certifications

Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LH60063971)
Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LF60063971)
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (S1473)
Nationally Certified Counselor (210240)


Professional Affiliations

Washington Counseling Association – Since 2013
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision – Since 2013
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists – Since 2007
Association for children and Adolescent Counseling – Since 2015
Chi Sigma Iota – 2013
American Counseling Association– Since 2005
Association for Play Therapy – Since 2005


Scholarly Achievements

Assistant Professor, Eastern Washington University (2013 - current)

  • Counseling Theories and Techniques (Psych 544)
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling (Psych 548)
  • Pre-Practicum in Mental Health (Psych 694)
  • Introduction to Play Therapy (Psych 498/539)
  • Addictive Behavior Counseling (Psych 587)
  • Introduction to the Counseling Profession (Psych 444)
  • Internship in Mental Health Counseling (Psych 697)
  • Introduction to the Helping Profession (Psych 344)
  • Clinical Skills Application (Psych 539)
  • Play Therapy Seminar (Psych 498)
  • Tactics of Psychological Research (Psych 520)
  • Drugs and Behavior (Psych 323)
  • Abnormal Psychology (Psych 302)

Adjunct Faculty, Argosy University Online (2012-2013)

  • Brief Psychotherapies (C7445) Doctoral Level

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno (2006-2009)

  • Comprehensive Exam (CEP 795), Spring 2006, Fall 2006
  • Introduction to Group Counseling (CEP 741), Spring 2006
  • Counseling Theory and Process (CEP 600), Fall 2007
  • Introduction to Counseling and Guidance (CEP 400/600), Spring 2008, Fall 2008

Academic and Supervisory Experience

Clinical & Play Therapy Supervisor, Private Practice (2016- Current)
Mental Health Practicum Faculty Supervisor, Eastern Washington University (2013- Current)
Mental Health Internship Faculty Supervisor, Eastern Washington University (2013- Current)
Academic Advisor, Eastern Washington University (2013 – Current)
Clinical Supervisor, Alliance Family Services (2006 – 2007)


Invitation to Review

International Journal of Play Therapy. (2015)
MBC Pediatrics. (2014)


Abstract Reviewer

Conference Proposal Reviewer, American Counseling Association Conference and Expo Atlanta, GA (2017). American Counseling Association. (16 proposals)

Conference Proposal Reviewer, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. Austin TX (2016). American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists

Conference Proposal Reviewer, Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference and Expo Louisville KY (2016). Association for Play Therapy

Conference Proposal Reviewer, American Counseling Association Conference and Expo Montreal Canada (2016). American Counseling Association

Abstract Reviewer, National Convention for Undergraduate Research (2015). Eastern Washington University.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Rudd, R. A., & D’Andrea, L. (2015). Compassionate detachment: Managing professional stress while providing quality care to bereaved parents. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 30(3), 287-305. doi: 10.1080/15555240.2014.999079

Rudd, R. Marain, L, & Crandall, L. (2014). To hold or not to hold: Medicolegal death investigation practices during unexpected child death investigations and the experiences of next of kin. American Journal for Forensic medicine and pathology, 35(2), 132-139. doi: 10.1097/PAF.0000000000000089

Rudd, R. & D’Andrea, L. (2013). Professional support requirements and grief interventions for parents bereaved by an unexplained death at different time periods in the grief process. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, 15(1), 51-68. Retrieved from http://omicsonline.com/open-access/currentissue-international-journal-of-emergency-mental-health-and-human-resilience.pdf

D’Andrea, L., Waters, C. & Rudd, R. (2011). Using computer assisted qualitative software (CAQDAS) to evaluate a novel teaching method for introductory statistics. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 7(1), 48-60.

Packman, J., Smaby, M., Maddux, C., Farnum, C., Hodges, C., Liles, E., Rudd, R. (2009). The impact of skills-based training on counselor locus of control and emotional intelligence. Vistas Online.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Swan, K. L. & Rudd, R. (2017). Play therapy to support bereaved students. In J. A. Brown & S. R. Jimerson (Eds.), Supporting Bereaved Students at School. Oxford University Press.


National and International Presentations

Rudd, R. (2017, July). Leaders Leading Leaders: Success for Succession Planning. American Counseling Association’s Institute for Leadership Training, Washington, D.C.

Rudd, R., Pierce, C. & Hedges, K. (2017, March). Navigating ethical issues when working with children of divorced or divorcing parents. American Counseling Association’s Annual Conference and Expo, San Francisco, California.

Rudd, R. (2016, October). Supervising counselors who work with children: Navigating the ethics of child custody cases. Western Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.

Hope, K., & Rudd, R. (2016, October). Compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma in counselor educators. Western Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.

Dailey, S, Rudd, R. & Tipton, D. (2016, July). Bylaws. Institute for Leadership Training, Washington DC.

Rudd, R., Brannon, T., & Schoel, K. (2016, March). Why play therapy? The nuts and bolts of child-centered play therapy. American Counseling Association Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Hope, K., & Rudd, R. (2015, October). Compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma in counselor educators. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rudd, R. (2015, March). Therapy inside the box: Sandplay and sand tray therapy with children through Adolescents. American Counseling Association’s annual conference & Expo, Orlando, Florida.

Rudd, R. (2014, November). From the dollhouse to the tigers: Child-centered play therapy explained through a developmental lens. Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Anaheim California.

Rudd, R. (2014, October). Sand Tray: Families playing inside the box. International Association for Play Therapy, Houston TX.

Crandall, L., Marain, L. & Rudd, R. (2012, October). To hold or not to hold: Creating guidelines for management of unexplained child death. National Association for Medical Examiners Annual Conference, Baltimore MD.

Smaby, M., Maddux, C., Rudd, R., Liles, E., Farnum, C. & Hodges, C. (2009, March). Adapting counseling skills for multicultural and diverse clients.  Paper presented at the Annual American Counseling Association Conference and Exposition, Charlotte, NC.

Smaby, M., Maddux, C., Liles, E., Farnum, C. & Rudd, R. (2009, March). The impact of skills-based training on counselor locus of control and emotional intelligence. Paper presented at the Annual American Counseling Association Conference and Exposition, Charlotte, NC.


State Presentations

Rudd, R. (2017, March). Navigating ethical issues when working with children from divorced or divorcing parents. Washington Association for Play Therapy, Renton WA.

Rudd, R. (2017, March). Solutions in the sand: Using solution focused therapy with the sandtray. Washington Association for Play Therapy, Renton WA.

Rudd, R. (2016, March). Navigating ethical issues in child, play and family therapy. Washington Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Seattle WA.

Rudd, R. (2015, November). Navigating ethical issues in child, play and family therapy. Washington Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Spokane WA.

Rudd, R. (2015, November). Play therapy techniques for children and families. Washington Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Spokane WA.

Rudd, R. (2015, March). Sandplay: Therapy inside the box. Idaho State University at Meridian.

Rudd, R. (2015, March). Sandplay: Therapy inside the box. Washington Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Renton WA.

Rudd, R. (2015, March). Therapeutic Play: An introduction to child-centered play therapy. Washington Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Renton WA.

Rudd, R. (2015, January). Conference planning in the counseling profession. Western Region of the American Counseling Association.

Rudd, R. (2014, November). What is play therapy anyways?: The nuts and bolts of child-centered play therapy. Washington Counseling Association Annual Conference, Seattle WA.

Rudd, R. (2014, May). Sandtray: Therapy inside the box. Washington Association for Play Therapy. Spokane WA.

 Rudd, R. (2013, November). What is play therapy anyways?: The nuts and bolts of child-centered play therapy. Washington Counseling Association Annual Conference, Spokane WA.

Rudd, R. (2012, October). Therapeutic play: An introduction to child-centered play therapy. Washington Counseling Association Annual Conference. Spokane, WA.


Regional Presentations

Rudd, R., Pierce, C. & Hedges, K. (2017, February). Navigating ethical issues when working with children of divorced or divorcing parents. Washington Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota Professional Networking Event, Spokane WA.

Rudd, R. (2016, September). Moving to the Bigger Playground: Advanced Training on Child-Centered Play Therapy. Presentation for Children’s Home Society, Wenatchee, WA.

Rudd, R., Brannon, T., & Schoel, K. (2016, March). Why play therapy? The nuts and bolts of child-centered play therapy. Presentation for the Washington Association for Play Therapy: Eastern Washington, Spokane WA.

Rudd, R. (2015, August). Therapeutic play: An introduction to child-centered play therapy. Paid Presentation for Children’s Home Society, Wenatchee, WA.

Rudd, R. (2015, July). Introduction to Play Therapy. Paid Presentation for Frontier Behavioral Health. Spokane WA.

Rudd, R. (2014, December). Diversity is beautiful: We must open our eyes to see. Presented for the PLUS: Diversity is Beautiful Workshop, Cheney WA.

Rudd, R. (2014, March). Challenges beyond normal development: behavioral and mental health disorders in children. Presented at the Eastern Washington Child Care Association Annual Conference, Spokane WA.

Rudd, R., Clark, G. & Li, K. (2014, February). Talking to the brain behind the child. Presented to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Spokane WA.

Rudd, R. (2013, November). Therapeutic power of play: The nuts and bolts of child-centered play therapy. Presented for the Chi-Sigma Iota professional development series. Spokane, WA.

Rudd, R. (2013, September). Therapy inside the box: Introduction to sand tray therapy. Presentation for Children’s Home Society, Spokane WA.

Rudd, R. (2013, April). Dually Licensed: Law, ethics and other considerations. Presentation for Whitworth University graduate students. Spokane WA.

Rudd, R. (2012, March). The real story on development. Presentation for the Eastern Washington Family Child Care Association, Spokane, WA.

Rudd, R. (2013, March). Talking to the brain behind the child: How to effectively guide difficult children. Presentation for the Eastern Washington Family Child Care Association, Spokane, WA.

Rudd, R. (2013, February). Therapy in the sand: An introduction to sandtray therapy. Presentation for Eastern Washington University Child and Adolescent Counseling course, Spokane WA.

Rudd, R. (2012, March). Talking to the brain behind the child: How to effectively guide difficult children. Presentation for the Eastern Washington Family Child Care Association, Spokane, WA.

Rudd, R. (2009). Introduction to child-centered play therapy. Presentation for Spokane Mental Health clinical staff, Spokane, WA.

Rudd, R. (2008). Children and community tragedy. Invited performance on Channel 4 News, Reno, NV.

Holt, C., Dear, E., Rudd, R. (2007). Suicide on the college campus: What counseling staff should know. Presentation for Truckee Meadows Community College Counseling Services staff, Reno, NV.

Rudd, R. (2007). Eating disorders in the schools. Presentation for the University of Nevada, Reno school counseling students, Reno, NV.

Rudd, R. (2006). Suicidal assessment and intervention: The responsibility of counselors. Presentation at the Downing Counseling Clinic, Reno, NV.

Rudd, R. (2006). When food is at the head of the table: A look at family therapy for the treatment of eating disorders. Presentation at the University of Nevada, Reno Advanced Family Therapy course, Reno, NV.


Poster Presentations

Rudd, R. & D’Andrea, L. (2014, March). Phenomenological study of support needs and grief interventions for bereaved parents at different times in the grief process. Poster presented at the American Counseling Association’s annual conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.


University, College, Department Committees

Department Diversity Committee: Chair 2016 – current
Psychology Department, Eastern Washington University

Northwest Institute for Children, Youth and Families: Member, 2014 – 2017, Eastern Washington University

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Eastern Washington University

Mental Health Advisory Board: Chair 2013 - Current, Eastern Washington University

Chi Sigma Iota: Co-Chapter Leader 2013-Current, Eastern Washington University

Search Committee for 2016 Tenure-Track Faculty with emphasis in school counseling: Member, 2014-2015, Eastern Washington University

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2015 Abstract Review Committee, Member, 2015, Eastern Washington University

MS In Counselor Education Graduate Admissions Committee, 2013 – 2015, Department of Psychology, Counselor Education, Eastern Washington University

Lecturer Search Committee Member, 2014, Department of Psychology, Counselor Education, Eastern Washington University

MS Mental Health/School Counseling Committee, 2013-2014, Department of Psychology, Counselor Education, Eastern Washington University


Election to Office in Professional Societies

Western Region Chair, American Counseling Association (2017-2018)
Western Region Chair Elect/Treasurer, American Counseling Association (2016-2017)
Past-President, Washington Counseling Association (2016-2017)
President, Washington Counseling Association (2015-2016)
President-Elect, Washington Counseling Association (2014-2015)
Past President, Washington Association for Play Therapy (2015-2016)
President, Washington Association for Play Therapy (2014- 2015)
Member, Next of Kin Communications Committee, Scientific Working Group for Medicolegal Death Investigation (2013- current)
President Elect, Washington Association for Play Therapy (2013- 2014)
Board Member: Eastern Washington Committee Chair, Washington Association for Play Therapy (2011-2013)
Executive Director, Nevada Association for Play Therapy (2008-2009)
President, Nevada Association for Play Therapy (2007-2008)
Secretary (2005-2007)
Vice President, Phi Eta Sigma, Eastern Washington University (2001-2002)


Significant Membership Activity

Best Leadership Development Award: Western Region (March 2016) completed application as President and accepted on behalf of the Washington Counseling Association awarded from the American Counseling Association. Montreal, Canada Award: Free Conference Registration and $250.00.

Gold Branch Award (October 2014) completed application as President and accepted on behalf of the Washington Association for Play Therapy awarded by the Association for Play Therapy. Houston, Texas


Election to Membership in Specific Professional Societies

Chi Sigma Iota: Counseling Academic and Professional Honors Society International Member: Epsilon Alpha Phi Chapter: Eastern Washington University, Since 2013


Committee Appointments

Conference Chair, 2016. Washington Counseling Association: 2016 Annual Conference. Spokane, Washington

Conference Chair, 2015. Washington Counseling Association: 2015 Annual Conference. Spokane, Washington

Ethics & Practices Committee, 2015 – 2017. Association for Play Therapy. Chair: Jane LeVieux PhD, LPC-S, RN, RPT-S

Western Region Branch Development Conference Chair, 2014. Western Region of the American Counseling Association. Seattle, WA

Conference Chair, 2014. Washington Counseling Association: 2016 Annual Conference. Spokane, Washington


Grants

Receipt of a Branch Development Fund Grant of $570, May 2015. Western Region of the American Counseling Association.

Recipient of an Institute for Leadership Training travel grant of $1,100, May 2015. American Counseling Association, Western Region.

Recipient of an Internal Pedagogy Enhancement Program grant of $16,957, November 2014. Eastern Washington University.

Recipient of an Institute for Leadership Training travel grant of $1,000, May 2014. American Counseling Association, Western Region.


Clinical Experience

Therapist/Clinical Director – Center for Solace PLLC, March 2014 - Current. Spokane Washington

Therapist II, August 2009 –August 2013. Spokane Mental Health, Spokane Washington

Therapist- Private Practice, June 2007- July 2009. Child, Adolescent and Adult Counseling Services, Reno Nevada

Clinical Supervisor, June 2006 – June 2007. Alliance Family Services, Reno Nevada

Extern Therapist, July 2006 – November 2006. Counseling Services, University of Nevada, Reno

Play Therapist, January 2006 – May 2006. Special Opportunity Program at Sparks Middle School, Sparks Nevada

Group Facilitator, August 2005 – December 2005. Wooster High School, Reno Nevada

Crisis Line Volunteer, January 2004 – June 2005. Crisis Call Center, Reno Nevada

Counselor Intern, January 2005 – December 2005. Downing Counseling Clinic, University of Nevada, Reno

School Counselor Intern, January 2003 – June 2004. North Central High School, Spokane Washington


Honors and Awards

Outstanding Leadership and ServiceOctober 2016, Washington Counseling Association

Employee Instant Recognition – December 2009, July 2011, January & November 2012, Spokane Mental Health, Spokane Washington

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Recipient– 2009-2012, Spokane Mental Health; Spokane Washington

Who’s Who Among the Nations College Students – 2009, University of Nevada, Reno

Nevada Women’s Fund Scholarship Award – 2006-2007, Reno, Nevada

Volunteer of the Month – September 2004 & February 2005, Crisis Call Center, Reno Nevada

Phi Eta Sigma: National Honors Society – 2001, Eastern Washington University, Cheney Washington

Who’s Who Among the Nations College Students – 1999, 2000, 2002, Eastern Washington University, Cheney Washington

Phi Chi: Psychology Honors Society – 2003, Eastern Washington University, Cheney Washington