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Brandie Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver, PhD, is an associate professor at Butler University teaching in the Masters in School Counseling program and a frequent presenter for local, state and national education conferences. Her specific areas of interest include social-emotional learning, trauma-responsive education, suicide prevention and intervention, comprehensive school counseling, restorative practices, and ensuring work is done through a lens of equity and cultural responsiveness.

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Brandie Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver, PhD, is an associate professor at Butler University teaching in the Masters in School Counseling program. Before transitioning to higher education, Brandie worked as a middle school counselor. Brandie sees her role as a resource and support for all educators. Specifically, she hopes to be an advocate and a source of positive change for all students, parents, and educators.

She is a frequent presenter at local, state, and national conferences. In 2016, she was named the Indiana Counselor Educator of the Year and Butler University Young Alumni Award recipient for the College of Education. Her specific areas of interest include social-emotional learning, trauma-responsive education, suicide prevention and intervention, comprehensive school counseling, restorative practices, and ensuring work is done through a lens of equity and cultural responsiveness.

Brandie has served families at Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People as a grief support group facilitator and also as an individual grief counselor in the therapy services program. She has been an active collaborator with the Indiana Department of Education by developing resources for Indiana schools to respond to the anti-bullying legislation, working on a team to develop a model policy and resource documents in response to the suicide prevention policy, coauthoring Indiana’s Social-Emotional Learning Competencies (January 2019), and developing a model discipline plan and resources to respond to legislation addressing research-based, equitable school discipline.

Brandie has served on both state and national boards; specifically, she served on the Indiana School Counselor Association’s Executive Board for seven years. In 2016–2017, she had the great honor to be appointed to the American Counseling Association Presidential Advisory Commission on the Roles and Responsibilities of School Counselor Educators. She also serves on the Evidence-Based School Counseling Advisory Board.