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Dr. Marina Bunch

Dr. Marina Bunch
Assistant Professor

PhD Counselor Education and Supervision, University of the Cumberlands, 2021
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Argosy University Sarasota, 2011
BA Psychology, The University of Tampa, 2004

Marina Bunch is a licensed mental health counselor and qualified supervisor in the state of Florida. Before joining the faculty at UC, Marina spent over a decade working for a nonprofit organization serving children and families. Through the years, Marina’s various roles of counselor, supervisor, program director, and chief operating officer provided her with valuable clinical, supervisory, and leadership experience. Marina specializes in infant and early childhood mental health, attachment-related issues, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, parenting, prenatal and postnatal mood disorders, and clinical supervision. Her research interests include early childhood, adult attachment, and leadership. In addition to her current role as a core faculty member at UC, Marina serves children and families in her private practice in Lakewood Ranch, FL.  On a personal note, Marina is married with two little girls and two dogs (Jelly and Butter). She loves staying active, spending time with her family, and loves traveling, especially to her home country of Brazil.

Lyons, M., Bunch., M.G. (2022). Administration of online teaching. In Mikolon, T. M., & Hatfield, T. (Eds.), Foundations, Principles, and Techniques of Online Teaching (pp. 216-224). Cognella. 

Fetzer, K.C., Lyons, M.L., Bunch, M.G., (2021, October 7-10). Advocacy and the counseling profession: Understanding the experience of policy makers [Poster presentation]. ACES 2021, Atlanta, GA.

Bunch, M.G., Hairston, T. (2021, September 17-18). Bringing it all together: From doctoral student to faculty member. Presented at the 2021 Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Residency, University of the Cumberlands, Department of Counseling. Virtual.

Bunch, M. G. (2021). Trust-based relational intervention [Paid training open to the public]. Virtual Training.

Bunch, M.G. (2020). Trauma in the preschool years: Implications for childcare providers [Conference presentation]. Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Bradenton, FL

Bunch, M.G. (2019, September 17-19). Trust-based relational intervention caregiver training [Community training]. Sarasota, FL.

Bunch, M.G., Medico-Guiliana, M, G. (2018, October 11-13). Supervisor development roundtable discussion [Conference presentation]. SACES 2018, Myrtle Beach, SC.