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Jody M. Russon

Jody Russon, Assistant Professor

Jody Russon, Assistant Professor
Jody Russon, Assistant Professor

Department of Human Development and Family Science
840 University City Boulevard
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-4235 | jrusson@vt.edu

Jody Russon is an assistant professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech. She joined the Department of Human Development and Family Science after completing a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship in family intervention science in Philadelphia. She has focused her career on adaptation, implementation, and dissemination science in family psychotherapy. Her research is dedicated to vulnerable youth, particularly LGBTQ+ adolescents and young adults struggling with suicide, depression, trauma, and disordered eating.

Her teaching and supervisory experience is focused on applied skills for family therapy researchers and practitioners. Russon is a certified trainer and supervisor in one of the only empirically supported youth suicide treatment models, attachment-based family therapy. She is also a person-of-the-therapist (POTT) instructor and clinical supervisor.

Accepting new grad students: Yes
In need of students for research team: Yes
Name of research team: ASPIRE: The Alliance for the Study of Suicide Prevention and Intervention through Relationship Enrichment

  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Vulnerable Youth
  • PhD, Couple and Family Therapy, Drexel University
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Towson University
  • BA, Psychology, University of Delaware

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