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Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Department of Counseling

Carol Messmore


  • Graduate Cert in Counseling - Contmp Thry Couple Family Sys
  • MS in Marriage Fam Coun Ther - Gen Marriage Family Coun Ther
  • MS in Mental Health Counseling - General Mental Health Coun
  • PhD in Adv Stud in Hum Behav - Gen Adv Studies Human Behavior


  • Doctor of Philosophy

    Nova Southeastern University, 2005
    Major: Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Science

    Nova Southeastern University, 1995
    Major: Family Therapy
  • Bachelor of Arts

    Florida Atlantic University, 1993
    Major: Psychology

Licensure & Certificates

  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist


  • "Circular Questions and Questioning." SAGE.
  • "Bonding.." SAGE.
  • "Diagnosis in children and very young infants: a review of the two classification systems." Counseling and Human Development. 2012.
  • "Second Order Family Therapy." SAGE.
  • "Early intervention in a child care setting: Using play and family therapy. ." Journal of Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. 2013.
  • "Hearing her voice: Collaborating with a client on a new story." Journal of Systemic Therapies. 2002.
  • "Elimination Disorder: A Developmental Systems Perspective." Springer Publishing.


  • "Young Child Expo." Parenting the child with Autism: Coping strategies for parents to promote successful families.
    New York, NY. April 2014.
  • "Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association." • The Circularity of Solution Focused Supervision: Exploring the Self of the Supervisor.
    Halifax, Nova Scotia. November 2016.
  • "Solution-Focused Expo." • The Multiple Layers of Solution Focused Supervision in a University Clinical Training Program.
    Orlando, FL. February 2014.
  • "Annual Conference on Brief Solution Focused Practices." The inflluence of Brief Solution Focused ideas when engaging families with infants and yound children in family therapy..
    Minneapolis, MN..
  • "SFBTA 2014 National Conference." • The Multiple layers of Solution-Focused supervision in a university clinical training program.
    Sante Fe, NM. November 2014.
  • "Solution Focused Expo 2015." Reflections on the work of Insoo Kim Berg.
    Denver, CO. February 2015.
  • "The Florida Association for Infant Mental Health 8th Annual Conference." • Parallel process: Utilizing reflective supervision to integrate and support learning new initiatives in a Maternal Child Health program.
    Jacksonville, FL. May 2008.
  • "Children Services Council Executive Directors meeting." • Mandated reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect: the clinical perspective.
    Palm Beach County. September 2007.
  • "South Florida Child Abuse and Neglect Conference." • Baby Talk: Helping parents talk to and listen to their young children..
    West Palm Beach, FL. October 2009.
  • "ASCA annual conference." A Solution Focused Approach for the Assessment of NSSI in Schools.
    Denver, CO. July 2017.
  • "the Zero to Three 2014 National Training Institute." • A Generational look at depression utilizing a framework of systemic family therapy.
    Hollywood, FL. December 2014.
  • "The Solution Focused Expo." The Multiple Layers of Solution Focused Supervision in a University Clinical Training Program..
    Orlando, FL. February 2014.
  • "SFBTA National Conference." • Creating hopeful futures: Using the Miracle Question as an intervention with challenging couples. .
    Santa Fe, NM. November 2014.
  • "Hillsborough County Early Childhood Council Meeting the Needs of Young Children and Families Conference." • The Platinum rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto others: Creating a circle of reflection in a community..
    Tampa, FL. June 2011.
  • "Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association." Leading from one step behind: Solution-Focused Supervision.
    Halifax, Nova Scotia. November 2016.
  • "23rd National Training Institute, Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families.." • Early Childhood Social Emotional Wellness Training Initiative: If You Build It Will They Come? .
    Los Angeles, CA. December 2008.
  • "Solution-Focused Expo." Classroom solutions using the WOWW Approach..
    Orlando, FL. February 2014.
  • "Zero to Three 2014 National Training Institute." • Substance using mothers: A strengths based treatment approach .
    Hollywood, FL. December 2014.
  • "ACA National Conference." • Baby Power: The impact of infants and toddlers on the family system as part of the clinical process. .
    March 2012.
  • "South Florida Child Abuse and Neglect Conference." • The3 R’s: Recognizing, Reporting and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect. .
    West Palm Beach, FL. October 2008.
  • "South Florida Chiild Abuse and Neglect Conference." Postpartum Depression: It's a family affair.
    West Palm Beach, FL. October 2011.
  • "Association of Solution Focused Practitioners Webinar Series." Solution-Focused work with young Children..
    virtural. June 2015.
  • "Florida American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist." Updates in Ethical Issues for MFT Practices.
    Boca Raton, Florida. January 2013.

Department Faculty

Faculty Chair

Anna Erickson PHD, MS, BS

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