Brian Luhmann Psy.D.

Director of IRB; Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling

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  • Psy.D., Marital and Family Therapy, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Specialization in Marital and Family Therapy, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • B.S., Psychology, Minor in Economics, Radford University


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#LMFT107647)
  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation: Group Crisis
  • EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist 
  • Sibshop Facilitator
  • AAMFT Supervisor Candidate
  • EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant
  • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator


  • Psychological Assessment
  • Substance Abuse, Addiction, and the Family
  • Supervised Practicum
  • Research Methodology 
  • Advanced MFT Theory: Intergenerational Models


  • California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) -Licensed Member
  • Psy Chi National Honors Society in Psychology
  • Pi Gamma Mu International Honors Society in Social Sciences
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Board of Directors for Sandy Feet Initiative, Secretary Emeritus
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) – Clinical Member
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) - Professional Member 
  • Delta Kappa, International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society 
  • Director of IRB
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy


  • Professional Development
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Creative Interventions
  • Outcome Measure Development
  • Adolescent Treatment
  • Mindfulness Based Practices
  • Dissertation Mentorship and Training 


  • Dissertation: Effects of Surfing on Adolescent Quality of Life & Emotional Functioning, 2016


  • Hope Meets: Winter Symposium, Presenter: Fostering Accepting Environments, 2020
  • TCSPP/CETYS Third Annual International Education Conference, Presenter: Mindfulness Based Practices, 2016
  • TCSPP/CETYS Second Annual International Education Conference, Panelist: Requirements for Clinicians in California, 2015


  • Surfing
  • Traveling
  • Music
  • Food


Proverbs 26:22 "The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down to the innermost parts of the belly."