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Riley Venable

Riley VenableAssociate Professor

Counselor Education

ED 224 College of Education

Phone: 713-313-7806,

Primary Research Focus
Post-Modern Counseling & Supervision

Substance Abuse

Professional Biography
Riley Venable has over 30 years experience in the delivery of health care, with 20 specifically in Mental Health. Currently, he is licensed in Texas as a Registered Nurse, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.

As a frequent consultant for the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Department of Education, Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools (OSDFS), Dr. Venable has acted as a trainer, grant reviewer, program evaluator, editor and author for both agencies. He has had several grants funded in this area.

He has written over 15 professional articles and book chapters, primarily in Counseling, and has been published in the areas of Human Sexuality and Human Performance as well. He currently serves on the editorial board of two professional journals. He has presented 60 juried papers at regional, national, and international research conferences.

Courses Taught
COUN 593 - Human Growth & Development

COUN 633- Counseling Research & Program Evaluation

COUN 733- Seminar in Social & Cultural Differences

COUN 735 – Counseling Techniques

COUN 736 – Supervised Counseling Laboratory

COUN 821- Counselor Supervision

COUN 832- Introduction to Counseling

COUN 834- Introduction to Counseling & Personality Theories

COUN 839- Practicum

COUN 851- Substance Abuse Counseling

COUN 876- Introduction to Career Development in Counseling

COUN 890 - Group Counseling

COUN 895- Ethics & Professional Issues in Counseling

COUN 910- Counseling the Adolescent

COUN 917- Seminar II – Counseling Social Issues

COUN 951- Drugs & Addiction

COUN 989- Seminar In Counseling: Case management & Treatment

COUN 999- Dissertation


Academic Degrees

Ph. D., Counselor Education, University of New Orleans

M.Ed., Counselor Education, University of New Orleans

MS, Exercise Physiology, Louisiana State University

BGS, General Studies, Louisiana State University

AND, Nursing, Northwestern State University