Professor and Co-Director for the Center for Collaborative Brain Research (CCBR)
Ph.D., Counselor Education from the University of Wyoming
Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin is a professor and associate dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming. She served as the chairperson of the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development for 11 years. Dr. Russell-Chapin is a co-director for the Center for Collaborative Brain Research (CCBR), a partnership among OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and the Illinois Neurological Institute. The University of Illinois Medical Center of Peoria has joined the CCBR as a research collaboration. Information about CCBR can be obtained at the website bradley.edu/ccbr/. She teaches graduate-level counseling courses. Dr. Russell-Chapin continues to practice part-time in private counseling and consultation.
She has presented workshops locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on issues of clinical supervision, neurofeedback, epigenetics, brain-based counseling interventions, self-regulation, diversity, assertiveness, conflict resolution, and grief and loss. She is published in state, national and international journals. Lori has authored one book, co-authored seven books and written extensively on supervision issues, clinical supervision, neurofeedback, epigenetics and brain-based counseling interventions. Dr. Russell-Chapin was the first recipient of the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. She also received a Burlington Northern Foundation Jr. Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching, a University Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching, the national Thelma Duffy Creativity Counseling Award for innovation in the counseling profession and the Samuel Rothberg Professional Excellence Award. In 2013, she was named the Linda Seligman Outstanding Counselor Educator of the Year through the American Mental Health Counseling Association. In 2017, she received the American Counseling Association’s Trailblazer Award for her work in neurocounseling. In 2018, she was awarded the EHS Outstanding Teaching Award.
Dr. Russell-Chapin’s co-authored new 2014 text is Neurotherapy and Neurofeedback: Brain-based Interventions for Psychological and Behavioral Problems through Routledge:
A ProfMinute describing some of her work can be found at
Licensures and Certifications
She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) and Diplomate Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Trauma.