About Letitia Browne-James

I am a Counselor Educator and Supervisor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Counselor, Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider and Qualified Clinical Supervisor for mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists seeking licensure in Florida. I am also a Florida Behavioral Health Case Manager Supervisor. I have over fifteen years of experience working with adults, children, families, and couples in a variety of clinical settings as a counselor and clinical administrator; and am the Founder and Owner of Victorious Living Counseling & Consulting, a group practice in Florida, as well as Dr. LBJ, Inc., a supervision, training, research, and consultation company. I serve as an Assistant Professor and MCFC Program Coordinator at Adler Graduate School and Adjunct Faculty at Stetson University. I am also an author.

My teaching philosophy is learner-centered and eclectic, which include using experiential activities, lectures, and written assignments to meet the diverse learning styles of adult learners. Additionally, I approach teaching from a constructivist perspective, which involves me being open to learning as well as teaching. I enjoy using relevant examples from my professional experiences in my teaching and encourage students to do the same to facilitate everyone’s learning in the classroom. I also use appropriate humor to create a balance of lightheartedness and knowledge in class. Some of my goals for students are to expand their worldview and increase their cultural, ethical, and advocacy skills in counseling. I strive to be a resource for students to facilitate their professional and personal development to aid in creating global social change.  For example, I present globally on issues of racial and other types microaggressions, human trafficking, gatekeeping in counseling, multicultural pedagogy and supervision, and the intersections of mental and physical health issues and share that knowledge with my students.

I am passionate about serving and advocating for persons from marginalized populations while creating global positive social change. Therefore, I serve in many leadership service roles. I am the Immediate Past President of the Florida Counseling Association (FCA), a Past Treasurer of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), a Past President of the Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (FAMCD) and Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Omega Zeta Chapter at Walden University. I serve on the Advisory Board of the Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Team at Aspire Health Partners (AHP) in Orlando, Florida, where a multidisciplinary team uses an integrative approach to help persons living with severe mental illnesses. I also serve as the Lead Research Evaluator on two SAMHSA grants at AHP.  I currently serve as a Non-Physician Board Member on the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Specialty Board, where I help make important decisions about training and continuing education for internal medicine residents and physicians. Additionally, I am a part of Tampa General Hospital’s Patient Coalition. I am a former Ethics and Compliance Advisory Board Member at Patients Like Me, where I helped amplify the voices of patients living with medical and mental health conditions and illnesses.  Finally, I am a member of the Orange County Chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Bethune-Cookman University’s Alumni Association.

 

What are your areas of passion or expertise within the field?
I am passionate about serving and advocating for persons from marginalized populations while creating global positive social change. I serve in many leadership service roles, and I am an active member of several professional organizations.

You are also an author, sought-after speaker, researcher, and consultant. What topics do you speak about?
I lend my voice to mental health issues, teaching, clinical and administrative supervision, multiculturalism, social justice, advocacy, ethical practices, human trafficking, the intersections of mental and physical health issues, and many other topics.

What is so special about the culture at AGS?
I love the collaborative and shared leadership model that gives everyone a place and a voice.

Recent Courses Taught

  • 500 Principles of Research and Program Evaluation
  • 503 Introduction to the Counseling Profession
  • 505 Developmental Psychology
  • 517 Ethics and Professional Identity
  • 521 Values, Ethics and Legalities
  • 523 Multi-Cultural Counseling
  • 533 Clinical Assessment
  • 543 Family Therapy
  • 544 Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • 938 Internship in Mental Health Counseling

Research Interests and Specialties

Multicultural Issues in Counseling
MFT Issues in Counseling
Gatekeeping
Intersections of Mental Health and Physical Health Concerns
Counseling Children and Adolescents

Distinctions & Associations

  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Florida Counseling Association
  • Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • Patients Like Me Ethics and Compliance Advisory Board Member
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Non-Physician Board Member
  • American Counseling Association
  • Central Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • National Board for Certified Counselors Excellence in Clinical Mental Health with Underserved Populations, 2019
  • Bethune Cookman University 2019 40 Under 40 Alumni Recipient
  • 2019 Black Women Handling Business Women in Medicine Award
  • National Board for Certified Counselors Doctoral Minority Fellow, 2017
  • Chi Sigma Iota-Omega Zeta Chapter Outstanding Doctoral Student, 2017
  • Valencia College Woman of Distinction Award, 2017
  • Orlando Strong Governor’s Medal of Unity, 2016
  • Epilepsy Scholarship Recipient, 2015
  • IMHOTEP Undergraduate 1st Place Student Research Award, 2003
I like the diversity in the programs (land-based and online), Diversity among students, Faculty and Staff, Emphasis on multicultural and Social Justice Issues in Counseling.

Letitia Browne-James, PhD, LMHC, NCC

Selected Publications and Presentations

Browne-James, L., Burr, E., Cone-Swartz, L., DeRosa, C., Fees, A., Hill, G., … Shuman, D. (2014). Best practice guide for (online) researchers. 

McRae, L., & Browne-James, L. (2017, October). Counseling survivors of human trafficking. Counseling Today.

Browne-James, L. (2019). How I bridge the gap in mental health in my community and beyond: How can you bridge gaps? National Board for Certified Counselors Bridging the Gap Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia.

Browne-James, L. (2019). Black Christian women and mental health. I Am My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Empowerment and Business Expo, Casselberry, Florida.

Browne-James, L. (2019). Aspire women empowerment health summit panelist. Orlando, Florida.

Browne-James, L. (2019). Black Christian women and mental health. I Am My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Empowerment and Business Expo, Casselberry, Florida.

Browne-James, L., Niles, E., Paro, C., Davis, E., & Manzano, E. (2019). Multicultural development: Considerations in counselor education and supervision [Video webinar]. Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development 2019 Webinar Series.

Browne-James, L., Bradham-Cousar, M., Henesy, R., & Walker, Q. Microaggressions and the Intersections of people with disabilities, persons of color and, LGBTQIAA. American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

Browne-James, L. (2018). Counseling human trafficking survivors and perpetrators: Systemic theory and practice implications. Florida Counseling Association Convention, Tampa, FL.

Browne-James, L., & Niles, E., & (2018). Gatekeeping in counseling. Florida Counseling Association Convention, Tampa, FL.

McRae, L., & Browne-James, L. (2018). Multicultural counseling and advocacy: Integrating experiential pedagogy to increase counselor competencies. Florida Counseling Association Convention, Tampa, FL.

Browne-James, L.(2018). Domestic Violence: Implications for Community and Social Services ProfessionalsOrange County Neighborhood Center for Families Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Educational Background

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
PhD in Counselor Education Supervision
The University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
M.A. in Counselor Education and Supervision
Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
B.S. in Psychology