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Dr. Marina Bunch

Dr. Marina Bunch
Assistant Professor | Director of Master's Admissions

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

Marina Bunch is a licensed mental health counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and a qualified supervisor in 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 traveling, especially to her home country of Brazil.

Bunch, M.G. (2022, August). Understanding the Role of Motivation in Adult Learning. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Newsletter, 17(3), 26-17.[70].pdf

Bunch, M.G., Welch, S.A. (2022, April). Examining the versatility of trust-based relational intervention to address complex trauma in clinical work with children and families. Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling.

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

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