Tribute to RMHC Professor Dr. Gary DuDell
With great sadness, the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program at USF announces the passing of retired professor, Dr. Gary DuDell on April 13, 2016.
Dr. DuDell was a full time faculty member at USF from 1987 – 2015. He served as the coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Integrative Mental Health Care, which provides the clinical perspectives and tools necessary for the emerging and exciting field of collaborative health care. Along with his teaching responsibilities, he also coordinated field placement activities for practicum and intern students.
In addition, Dr. DuDell was a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over thirty five years, providing individual, couples, family and group counseling in the Tampa Bay area. He was a Certified Addictions Professional, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and clinical supervisor for registered mental health interns being trained to become licensed by the State of Florida. He held three graduate counseling degrees, and was trained by some of the finest psychotherapists in the country from such nationally known training centers as The Ackerman Institute in New York City and The Family Therapy Practice Center in Washington.
Dr. DuDell was an amazing soul who had a big impact on people from all walks of life.
Dr. Gary Dudell Memorial Fund
Many people have asked how they can contribute to a memorial in honor of Dr. Dudell. Anyone that is interested in making a gift to the Dr. Gary DuDell Memorial Fund (#530006004) can do so by making a check payable to the USF Foundation Inc. The check should include the fund number in the memo line, and can be sent directly to the USF Foundation 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ALC 100, Tampa FL 33620 or it can be sent directly to Lisa Isenbeck at USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, 13301 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, MHC 1111, Tampa FL 33612 or intercampus to MHC 1111. Gifts can also be made on-line at: http://www.usf.edu/ua/Dudell
If you would like to sign up for more information on Gary’s Memorial Service you can do so here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pbXT5jVQyJGZ97L-9Pzga1zYybPysdyDBVa_jpb_cM4/viewform. Details will be sent out later this week.
For current students who are in need of counseling services they are available on campus: www.usf.edu/counsel, SVC 2124 , (813)-974-2831.
For alumni who are in need of counseling services they are being offered off campus at The LIFE center http://lifecenteroftampa.org/. The LIFE Center is offering support groups for the loss of Gary with a request of a $15 donation per person.
Finally, if you have any pictures of Dr. DuDell and wish to share them, the RMHC Graduate Assistants are collecting them to send to his family as well as to keep within the Program as a memorial. Please send any pictures you want to share to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Dr. DuDell's retirement celebration, Summer 2015.