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Lori Russell-Chapin

Professor and Co-Director for the Center for Collaborative Brain Research (CCBR)

Ph.D., Counselor Education from the University of Wyoming

Dr. Lori A. Russell-Chapin is a Professor in the Department of Leadership in Education, Nonprofits and Counseling.  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 currently 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: She teaches graduate level counseling courses.  Dr. Russell-Chapin continues to practice part-time in private counseling and consultation. Dr. Russell-Chapin continues to practice part-time in private counseling and consultation, as well as serves as the national chair for the Neurocounseling Interest Network, a professional network of the American Counseling Association.

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 five books, and written extensively on supervision issues, clinical supervision, neurofeedback, epigenetics, and brain-based counseling interventions.  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.  Dr. Russell-Chapin was the first recipient of the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence; a Burlington Northern Foundation Jr. Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching, a University Putnam Award winner for excellence in teaching, the national Thelma Duffy Creativity Counseling Award for innovation in the counseling profession, and the Samuel Rothberg Award for Professional Excellence in Research. She was recently named the Linda Seligman Outstanding Counselor Educator of the Year through the American Mental Health Counseling Association.

Dr. Russell-Chapin’s co-authored new 2014 text is Neurotherapy and Neurofeedback: Brain-based Interventions for Psychological and Behavioral Problems through Routledge:

Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin writes a monthly blog for “Psychology Today”.  Please check this link for monthly updates: