Ryan Couillou, Ph.D.

Education:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia, 2012                                                                                                                                                   
  • M.A. Psychology, Clinical Track, Western Carolina University, 2008                                                                                                                                                          
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Georgia, 2005      

 Credentials:

  • Licensed Psychologist                                                                                                                                                         Ryan

Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Disability Services and Programs/The Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2012-2013
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
  • Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern, Wisconsin Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, McBurney Disability Resource Center/Student Assessment Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2011-2012
  • Advanced Graduate Practicum, Juvenile Counseling and Assessment Program, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2008-2011
  • Advanced Supervision Practicum, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2010-2011
  • Psychometrist, Positive Outcomes, Athens, GA, 2009-2011
  • Advanced Graduate Practicum, Center of Counseling and Personal Evaluation, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2010
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2008-2010
  • Graduate Practicum/Intern Counselor, Counseling and Psychological Services, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 2007-2008
  • Research Assistant, Evince Clinical Assessments/The Change Companies, Waynesville, NC, 2007-2008
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Psychology Department, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 2006-2008

Professional Interests:

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Personality Assessment
  • Identity development

Current Activities:

  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Ongoing pursuit of opportunities for continued professional development

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (APA). Student Affiliate, 2008-2012, Member 2012-present

Publications and Presentations

Couillou, R. J., Scheck, A. M., Williams, A. A., & Hoffmann, N. G. (2008). Prevalence of alcohol dependence and abuse among first time DUI/DWI offenders. Impaired Driving Update.

Calhoun, G. B., Glaser, B. A., Couillou, R. J., Howell, T. A., Kirk, A. R., Snyder, B. D. H., & Wise, C. L. (2011, January). Juvenile Counseling and Assessment Program. Session presented at the 2011 Winter Conference  of the American Correctional Association. San Antonio, TX.

Couillou, R. J. & Kirk, A. R. (2009, September). Adjudicated youth and the MMPI-A: A look at normative data. Session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education. Norfolk, VA.

Kirk, A. R. & Couillou, R. J. (2009, September). Cultural bias in intelligence testing: Normative data with adjudicated youth. Session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education. Norfolk, VA.

Couillou, R. J., Kirk, A. R., Calhoun, G. B., Glaser, B. A. (2009, March). The MMPI-A PSY-5: Implications of recidivism risk. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Kirk, A. R., Couillou, R. J., Glaser, B. A., & Calhoun, G. B. (2009, March). MMPI-A profile implications for recidivism risk. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Abel, H. M., & Couillou, R. J. (2008, March). Student ratings of male and female professors. Graduate Research Symposium conducted at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

Couillou, R. J., Scheck, A. M., & Hoffmann, N. G. (2008, March). The evaluation of Interactive Journaling for level-I DWI offenders. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Charlotte, NC.

Scheck, A. M., Couillou, R. J., & Hoffman, N. G. (2008, March). Interactive Journaling: Education and motivation to reduce DWI/DUI recidivism. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Charlotte, NC.

Personal Hobbies:

  • Hiking/Exercise
  • Playing instruments (mandolin, guitar)
  • Watching movies
  • Playing board games
  • Traveling

Email at: rjcouillou@valdosta.edu

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