Michael Valentine

Department / Division

  • Clinical Mental Health Faculty


  • Assistant Teaching Professor


Email: mjv1@msstate.edu


  • 508 Allen Hall


  • B.S., Grand Valley State University, General Psychology
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, Clinical Psychology
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Student Counseling and Personnel

Courses Taught

  • General Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Human Sexual Behavior
  • Social Psychology
  • Motivation
  • Drug Use & Abuse
  • Psychology and the Law
  • Principles of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Research Techniques for Counselors
  • Counseling Theory
  • Family Counseling Theory
  • Developmental Counseling & Mental Health

Research Interests

  • Caregiver Burden in families with medically fragile children
  • Prolonged Grief
  • Substance Use Treatment
  • University Student Wellness and Mental Health

Clinical Experience

  • Staff Counselor/Embedded Counselor, Student Counseling Services/College of Education, Mississippi State University, 2019-2023
  • Doctoral Intern, Student Counseling Service/Athletics, Mississippi State University, 2017
  • Executive Director, Golden Triangle Recovery Center, Inc., Starkville, MS, 2007-2014
  • Head Alcohol and Drug Counselor, The Pines and Cady Hill, Columbus, MS, 2006-2007
  • Intensive Outpatient Coordinator, The STRAP Center, Starkville, MS, 2005
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor, The Pines and Cady Hill, Columbus, MS, 2003-2004
  • Substance Abuse Counselor, The Athens Clinic, Athens, GA, 2000-2001
  • Mental Health Associate, Charter Behavioral Health, Athens, GA, 1999-2000
  • Intern, Student Counseling Services, Mississippi State University, 1998-1999
  • Intern, East Mississippi State Hospital, Meridian, MS, 1998

Selected Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA), 2017-present
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), 2017-present
  • Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC), 2017-present
  • Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP), 2003-2014
  • National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), 2003-2014
  • International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), 2003-2014
  • Psi Chi, 1998-present

Certifications and Licensures

  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Mississippi State Board for Licensed Professional
  • Counselors
  • Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)