Michael Brubaker

Michael Brubaker

Associate Professor, Counseling
Associate Director, School of Human Services

Teachers College

460PB

CECH Human Services - 0068

460 PB Teachers Dyer Complex
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0068

Professional Summary

Michael D. Brubaker is Associate Professor of Counseling and Associate Director in the School of Human Services in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati.  Licensed to practice chemical dependency counseling in Ohio, he is also a Nationally Certified Counselor.  He received his Ph.D. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida, his M.S. in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University, his M.Div. from Emory University, and his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Brubaker’s clinical and research interests have focused on underserved and socially marginalized populations including the homeless, those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and ethnic minorities.  Taking a combined strengths and social justice perspective, he has sought to address clinical and social barriers to substance abuse and mental health services for these populations. 

Since 2003, Dr. Brubaker has presented in various international, national, and regional conferences including those of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the National Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), and the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES).  His work has appeared in Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy, Journal of Drug Education, Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, Journal for Specialists in Group Work, Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, and Addiction Professional. He is also the senior author of the book, Advancing your career: Getting and making the most of your doctorate. Dr. Brubaker has been awarded the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching for four years by the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services and was recognized by Cincy Magazine as an Outstanding Educator in 2014. In 2020, he was inducted into the UC Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Florida 2009 (Mental Health Counseling)

Master of Science, Georgia State University 2006 (Professional Counseling)

Master of Divinity, Emory University 1998

Bachelor of Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1989 (Business Administration)

Positions and Work Experience

2006 -2009 Program Evaluation Assistant, Seeking Treatment and Recovery (STAR), Jacksonville, Florida

2006 - Case Manager, Adult Addiction Program, Ridgeview Institute, Smyrna, Georgia

2005 -2006 Case Manager Intern, Adult Inpatient and Adult Outpatient Psychiactric Programs, Ridgeview Institute, Smyrna, Georgia

1999 -2005 Program Director, Atlanta Union Mission, Atlanta, GA

Research and Practice Interests

Building on clinical and personal experiences, my research interests have focused on serving socially oppressed populations, specifically 1) women, men, and children who have become homeless; 2) lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals; and 3) ethnic minorities.  My multicultural research agenda includes working in the areas of addictions, group work, indigenous healing practices, and spirituality.  Theoretically, I have adopted an Emancipatory Communitarianism approach (Prilleltensky, 1997) which supports greater critical consciousness, mutual responsibility, and a strengths-based orientation while serving individuals and whole communities.  With this perspective, my research agenda has been to help communities realize their full potential as they address the social injustices that are perpetuated within.

Research Support

Grant: #CHG 2013-Brubaker Investigators:Brubaker, Michael; Richardson, George 03-31-2013 -03-31-2014 National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Addressing Opioid Abuse in Lower Price Hill Role:PI $19,956.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #Step Forward Grant Investigators:Brubaker, Michael; Richardson, George 04-04-2013 -02-28-2014 Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati Launching Solutions: Seizing New Opportunities for Health: Step Forward Role:PI $8,995.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #CDFGC FY14 Investigators:Brubaker, Michael; Richardson, George 01-13-2014 -01-12-2015 Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati Building Foundations: An Immersive Prevention Training Experience in Lower Price Hill Role:PI $4,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #G02HP30588 Investigators:Brubaker, Michael; La Guardia, Amanda 09-30-2016 -09-29-2017 Health Resources and Services Administration FY16 BHWET Competition: Serving At-risk youth Fellowship Experience for Counselors (SAFE-C) Role:PI $229,167.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #M01HP31352 Investigators:Acquavita, Shauna; Brubaker, Michael; Harley, Dana; La Guardia, Amanda 09-30-2017 -08-31-2021 Health Resources and Services Administration FY 2017 BHWET Competition Role:Collaborator $478,168.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #T98HP33422 Investigators:Acquavita, Shauna; Brubaker, Michael; Clark, Angela 09-01-2019 -08-31-2022 Health Resources and Services Administration SAFE T 2019 - Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Role:PI $1,349,807.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Dew, B.J. & Brubaker, M.D. (2006. ) From the altar to the internet: A study of the sexual behavior of married men who use the internet .Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, , 13 ,195-207

Brubaker, M.D., Nabors, L.A., Pangallo, J., & Shipley, H. (2012. ) Stigmatization of Adolescents who use alcohol and marijuana: A counseling concern .VISTA Online. , ,

Brubaker, M.D., Haper, A., & Singh, A.A. (2011. ) Implementing Multicultural-Social Justice Leadership Strategies When Advocating for the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Persons .Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology., , 3(1) ,44-58.

Brubaker M.D.; La Guardia A.C. (10-01-2020. ) Mixed-Design Training Outcomes for Fellows Serving At-Risk Youth Within Integrated Care Settings.Journal of Counseling and Development, , 98 (4 ) ,446-457

Emir Öksüz E.; Brubaker M.D. (07-02-2020. ) Deconstructing disability training in counseling: a critical examination and call to the profession.Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, , 7 (2 ) ,163-175

Hearn B.; Brubaker M.; La Guardia A. (10-02-2017. ) Inappropriate Comparisons: The LGB Population's Missing Reference Group.Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, , 11 (4 ) ,247-258

Storlie C.A.; Shannonhouse L.R.; Brubaker M.D.; Zavadil A.D.; King J.H. (01-02-2016. ) Exploring Dimensions of Advocacy in Service: A Content Analysis Extending the Framework of Counselor.Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, , 3 (1 ) ,52-61

Watson A.L.; Dalila N.; Gomez J.; Mayer G.H.; Patrick S.W.; Brubaker M.D. (09-26-2015. ) Counseling in Context: Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse Programs.Understanding People in Context: The Ecological Perspective in Counseling, , 229-258

Wilson F.; Brubaker M. (08-14-2015. ) Planning for group work in Schools.Group Work in Schools: Second Edition, , 93-109

Chaney M.; Brubaker M. (01-01-2014. ) The impact of substance abuse and addiction in the lives of gay men, adolescents, and boys .Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys: A Strengths-Based Guide for Helping Professionals and Educators, , 109-128

Brubaker M.; Amatea E.; Torres-Rivera E.; Miller M.; Nabors L. (10-01-2013. ) Barriers and supports to substance abuse service use among homeless adults.Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, , 34 (2 ) ,81-98

Hoffman S.; Brubaker M.; Pangallo J.; Shipley H.; Scherzinger S.; O'Bryan E.; Nabors L. (12-01-2012. ) Stigma and overcoming barriers to treatment for youth with substance abuse problems .Psychology of Attitudes, , 95-109

Chaney M.; Brubaker M. (10-01-2012. ) Addiction in LGBTQ Communities: Influences, Treatment, and Prevention.Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, , 6 (4 ) ,234-236

Brubaker M.D.; Goodman R.D. (01-01-2012. ) Client advocacy: In action.Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy, , 141-161

Garrett M.; Torres-Rivera E.; Brubaker M.; Portman T.; Brotherton D.; West-Olatunji C.; Conwill W.; Grayshield L. (07-01-2011. ) Crying for a vision: The native american sweat lodge ceremony as therapeutic intervention.Journal of Counseling and Development, , 89 (3 ) ,318-325

Brubaker M.; Puig A.; Reese R.; Young J. (12-01-2010. ) Integrating social justice into counseling theories pedagogy: A case example.Counselor Education and Supervision, , 50 (2 ) ,88-102

Brubaker M.; Garrett M.; Rivera E.; Tate K. (06-01-2010. ) Justice making in groups for homeless adults: The emancipatory communitarian way.Journal for Specialists in Group Work, , 35 (2 ) ,124-133

Brubaker M.; Garrett M.; Dew B. (01-01-2009. ) Examining the relationship between internalized heterosexism and substance abuse among Lesbian, gay,.Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, , 3 (1 ) ,62-89

Garrett M.; Brubaker M.; Torres-Rivera E.; West-Olatunji C.; Conwill W. (01-01-2008. ) The medicine of coming to center: Use of the native american centering technique-ayeli-to promote we.Journal for Specialists in Group Work, , 33 (2 ) ,179-198

Invited Publications

Chaney, M. & Brubaker, M. (2012. ) Introduction to the special issue: Addiction in LGBTQ communities: Influences, treatment, and prevention .Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 6 ,234 -236

Other Publications

Brubaker, M.D. & Bass, J. (2007. ) The pursuit of recovery: A pathway of addiction treatment services for the homeless .Addiction Professional, (5 ) ,14 -20

Brubaker, M.D. (2006. ) Wrestling with angels .Addiction Professional, (4 ) ,12 -16

Dew, B.J., Sterk, C., Elifson, K., & Brubaker, M. (2006. ) Drug trends in metropolitan Atlanta .Epidemiologic trends in drug abuse, Vol. 2, Proceedings of the Community Epidemiology Working Group, 5 -16 US Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health

Published Books

Brubaker, M.D. & Brubaker, D.L. (2011. ) Advancing your career: Getting and Making the most of your doctorate. .Lanham, MD , Rowman & Littlefield.

Book Chapter

Brubaker, M. D., Garrett, M.T., Torres Rivera, E., Tate, K. (2011 ) Justice making in groups for homeless adults: The emancipatory communitarian way Social Justice in Group Work: Practical Interventions for Change .(pp. 34 -43).New York, Routledge

Hoffman, S., Brubaker, M., Pangallo, J., Halley, S., Scherzinger, S., O'Bryan, E.,& Nabors, L. (2012 ) Stigma and Overcoming Barriers to Treatment for Youth with Substance Abuse Problems. Psychology of Attitudes .(pp. 95 -109).Hauppauge, NY, Nova Science Publishers

Watson, A., Gomez, J., Dalila, N., Patrick, S., Hochstetler, G., & Brubaker, Md.D. (2012 ) Chemical Depedecy and Substance Abuse Programs Understandign People in Context: the ecological perspective .(pp. 229 -258).Washington, D.C., American Counseling Association.

Brubaker, M.D. & Goodman, R.D. (2011 ) Client Advocacy: In Action Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy. (pp. 141 -161).New York, Routledge

Garrett, M. T., Brubaker, M. D., Torres Rivera, E., Gregory, D. E., & Williams, C. R. (2011 ) Ayeli: A Native American-based group centering technique for college students Group and outreach activity guide for college counselors: Group plans and resources .(pp. 261 -266).Alexandria, VA, American Counseling Association

Chaney, M. P. & Brubaker, M. (2014 ) The impact of substance abuse and addiction in the lives of gay men, adolescents, and boys Counseling gay men, adolescents, and boys .(pp. 109 -128).New York, NY, Routledge

Brubaker, M. D. Finding your professional niche: Getting involved in professional organizations and honor societies Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education .New York, NY, Routledge Publishers

Chaney, M. P. & Brubaker, M. D. (2018 ) LGBTQ social justice issues and advocacy strategies Counseling for social justice (3rd ed.) .Alexandria, VA, American Counseling Association

Wilson, F. R. & Brubaker, M. D. (2018 ) Planning for group work Group work: Processes and applications (2nd ed.) .New York, NY, Routledge

Wilson, F. R. & Brubaker, M. D. (2016 ) Planning for group work in the schools Group work in the schools .Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson

Chaney, M. P. & Brubaker, M. D. (2018 ) Sexual orientation and heterosexism Developing multicultural counseling competency: A systems approach (3rd Ed.) .Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson

Presentations

Poster Presentations

Miller, M. D., Hodgkins, C., Estlund, K. L., & Brubaker, M. D. (2008. ) Perceived barriers to treatment for the chronically homeless .Treatment for Homeless Program, Technical Assistance Workshop, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Arlington, Virginia. . Workshop. . Level:National

Paper Presentations

Miller, M. D., Brubaker, M. D., Hodgkins, C., & Estlund, K. (2009. ) Best practices: Improving the quality of care for underserved populations through program evaluation .Charlotte, North Carolina. Conference. Level:National

Brubaker, M. D., Miller, M. D., Hodgkins, C., & Estlund, K. (2009. ) Scaling the walls of recovery: Understanding the barriers to treatment for homeless clients with co-occurring disorders .Charlotte, North Carolina. Conference. Level:National

Brubaker, M. D. & Miller, M. D. (2009. ) Treatment barriers for the chronically homeless .Gainesville, Florida. Conference. Level:College

Brubaker, M. D., Puig, A., Young, J., & Reese, R. (2009. ) Actively engaging hearts and minds: how teaching emancipator communitarianism can impact students in a counseling theories course .San Diego, California. Conference. Level:National

Lee, J. & Brubaker, M.D. (2008. ) Effectiveness and impact of contextual training for counseling homeless persons: A mixed method study .Houston, Texas.

Brubaker, M.D. & Lee, J. (2008. ) The world is our classroom: Homeless contextual education .Gainesville, Florida.

Tate, K., Brubaker, M.D., & Torres-Rivera, E. (2008. ) Group therapy for homeless clients: A humanistic, resource-focused approach .St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Brubaker, M.D., Lee, J., & Garrett, M.T. (2007. ) Are we serious about social justice? It's time for counselors to talk about the homeless .Columbus, Ohio.

Brubaker, M.D. (2007. ) Current trends: Chemical dependency among GLBT persons .Detroit, Michigan.

Brubaker, M.D. (2007. ) The evolving focus on the causes of substance abuse in the the LGBT community .Gainesville, Florida.

Newton, K. & Brubaker, M.D. (2006. ) Missing Voices: Considering the needs of low-income clients in counselor supervision .Orlando, Florida.

Dew, B.J., Band, S., & Brubaker, M.D. (2006. ) Behind the eyes of methamphetamine dependents: Critical perspectives on achieving and maintaining abstinence .Montreal, Canada.

Brubaker, M.D., Sanders, E., & Elision, T.J. (2004. ) Domestic violence and addiction .Dohlenega, Georgia.

Bass, J. & Brubaker, M.D. (2003. ) Domestic violence: What does love have to do with it? .Asheville, North Carolina.

Wrighten, V. & Brubaker, M.D. (2003. ) HIV/AIDS and the addicted client .Atlanta, Georgia.

Brubaker, M.D.; Harper, A.; Singh, A. (2010. ) Implementing multicultural-social justice leadership strategies when advocating for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons .Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Poth, R.L., Burbaker, M.D., Peterson, D.K. (2011. ) Sustaining and expanding the transformation zone: A model for online program conversion. Orlando, FL. Conference.

Davis, E.S., Brubaker, M.D., Cholewa, B., Shure, L., & Williams, C. (2011. ) Becoming a counselor educator in the new decade: Excelling in the stdudent-to-scholar transition. .Nashville, TN. Conference.

Brubaker, M.D., & Barrio Minton, C.A. (2011. ) Co-curricular activities of CSI chapters addressing CACREP Standards. .Nashville, TN. Conference.

Brubaker, M.D. & Gomez, J (2011. ) Reducing barriers to substance abuse counseling for those experiencing homelessness. Columbus, OH.

Honors and Awards

2008 -2009 Intern and Fellow Chi Sigma Iota International

2008 Dr. Daya and Mrs. Usha K. Sandhu Multicultural Counseling and Diversity Student Research Award Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

2008 Outstanding Doctoral Level Student Beta Chapter, Chi Sigma Iota

2006 -2009 Fellow College of Education, University of Florida

2005 Manager of the Year Atlanta Union Mission, Atlanta, Georgia

1995 -1998 Candler Grant Recipient Candler School of Theology, Emory University

1995 -1997 Dixon Scholarship Recipient Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Service

Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society 2008 -2010

Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society, Beta Chapter, University of Florida President 2006 -2008

American Counseling Association (Awards Committee ) 2006 -2007

University of Florida Graduate Student Council Representative 2006 -2007

Atlanta Meth Task Force Secretary 2005 -2006

(Chi Sigma International Honor Society ) Committee Chair 2010 -To Present

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling 2009 -To Present

Chi Sigma Iota President 2016 -2017

Chi Sigma Iota Secretary 2012 -2014

Professional Affiliation

American Counseling Association,

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision,

Counselors for Social Justice,

International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors,

Association for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in Counseling,

2012 -2014: Secretary Nationally elected officer for Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society.

2010 -2012: Community Engagement Committee Chair Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society.

2009 -2013: Trustee Nationally Elected Trustee for Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling.

2012: Co-Guest Editor Journal of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, Special Edition "Addiction in LGBTQ Communities: Influences, Treatment, and Prevention."

Contact Information

Academic - 460 PB Teachers Dyer Complex
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221-0068
Phone: 513-556-9196
Fax: 513-556-3898
michael.brubaker@uc.edu