Administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of the Juneteenth Independence Day.

Dr. Marina Bunch is a core faculty member and the clinical mental health counseling program director. She is a licensed mental health counselor, a national certified counselor, and a qualified supervisor in Florida. Dr. Bunch has over a decade of nonprofit experience, including roles as a counselor, supervisor, program director, and chief operating officer, resulting in extensive experience in clinical practice, supervision, and leadership. Dr. Bunch specializes in infant and early childhood mental health, family counseling, attachment-related issues, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, parenting, perinatal mood disorders, and clinical supervision. Her research interests include early childhood, attachment, trauma, and leadership. Beyond her role as a core faculty member at UC, Dr. Bunch runs a private practice in Lakewood Ranch, FL, serving children, families, and couples. On a personal note, Dr. Bunch is married with two daughters and two dogs (Butter and Honey). She loves staying active, spending time with her family, and traveling, especially to her home country of Brazil.

  • PhD Counselor Education and Supervision, University of the Cumberlands
  • MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Argosy University Sarasota
  • BA Psychology, The University of Tampa
  • 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. http://saces.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/SU%2022%20SACES%20Newsletter%20Final%20(1)[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. https://secureservercdn.net/
  • 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.
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling