Rico Drake

​​​Dr. J. Rico Drake​

​​Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
Human Development Clinic Director
Counseling Unit Coordinator
Counseling and Special Education
EHS 362
(989) 774-7172

​Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Tuesday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00pm​

Educational Background:
I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2011. Since that time I have been an assistant professor in the Counseling and Special Education Department at Central Michigan University. In the CSE department I have had the opportunity to be the Counselor Education Unit Coordinator and the Director of the Human Development Clinic. 

Research Interests:
My primary research interests are the teaching and education of counseling theory and techniques, application of differentiation of self and other family systems constructs, and the intersection of technology and mental health. Three specific topics of interest are how critical thinking skills develop in clinical graduate students, the addictive potential of massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs), and the impact of social media on social skills. 

Best part of CSE​:
One of the best parts of the CSE department (and of CMU) is our sense of community and connection. I love the closeness of the students, faculty, and staff in our department and at CMU. It’s a fantastic place to go to school and work! 

Favorite quote:
Kurt Lewin: "There is nothing so practical as a good theory."​
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