Brent Richardson Named for Teaching Honors

Posted by Monica Hoel
Brent Richardson was recently awarded the NCACES Outstanding Professional Teaching Award.

Brent Richardson was recently awarded the NCACES Outstanding Professional Teaching Award. NCACES is the North Central Regional association of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (a division of the American Counseling Association). NCACES Members represent the 13 states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The award was given in recognition of excellence in teaching in a counseling, counselor education, or counseling supervision program in the North Central Region. 

Dr. Brent Richardson is a licensed professional clinical counselor who has worked for over 35 years as a counselor, therapist, educator, and administrator with at-risk youth and families in a variety of diverse settings.  These include a nationally recognized multi-systemic therapy program, a treatment foster care agency, an inner city emergency shelter, a rural high school, a family counseling center, a psychiatric hospital, a residential special education school, and private practice. 

Since 1997, he has been a professor in the Counseling Department at Xavier University and served as Department Chair from 2010 to 2019.  The Department was chosen as 2017 Masters Level Program of the Year and Dr. Richardson received the 2019 Outstanding Professional Teaching Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. 

Dr. Richardson is the author of the book Working with Challenging Youth: Seven Guiding Principles (2016).   Over the last eight years, Dr. Richardson has co-authored three articles related to self-injury and his private practice has focused on working with these clients.  Dr. Richardson also received the Xavier University College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education Teaching Award and was recognized by the Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association for his contributions to the field of counselor education.  He has conducted numerous local, regional, and national workshops to over 7000 human services professionals on a variety of topics including challenging youth, self-injury, sexual abuse, diagnosis, and clinical supervision. 

He lives with his wife Melanie (also a counselor) in Northern Kentucky.  They have two sons Carter (24) and Griffin (22).   Carter is a medical student at The University of Louisville and Griffin is a Health Services Administration major at Xavier University.

  • Dr. Brent Richardson (E&H '85, left) with two NCACES colleagues.

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