• Dr. Michelle Bradham-Cousar, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Dr. Bradham-Cousar began her elected term as Past Southern Region Chair for the American Counseling Association (ACA) extending 14 states with a membership of more than 22,000 counselors. She was selected to Co-chair the Bylaws committee for the American Counseling Association for 2021. Her other elected positions include Past President for the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA), Florida Counseling Association (FCA) and Florida Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (FAMCD). She was honored as Florida’s Counselor of the Year in 2015 for her contributions to the field of rehabilitation and disabilities. Dr. Bradham-Cousar served on the task force to create and establish the Disability Competencies that was approved and published by ACA in 2019. Presently, Dr. Bradham-Cousar is a Researcher at the University of South Florida in the Education Center of Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Measurement. Her experience includes 16 years with the Florida Department of Education Rehabilitation Services for individuals with disabilities. Throughout her journey, she completed industry specific certifications in the areas of Child Development Associates (CDA) through Fort Carson, Colorado Military Command; Research Methods through the University of South Florida; Qualified Rehabilitation Provider through the Bureau of Rehabilitation and Reemployment; and Assistant Clerk Supervisor of Elections through Hillsborough County. Other experiences include work in the psychiatric hospital, Instructor, supervision, faculty advisory board and correctional officer roles.

research interests

  • Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology

full name

  • Yolanda Bradham-Cousar