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Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D. - Florida Gulf Coast University. Fort Myers, FL, US

Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D. Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D.

Expert in school counseling, cyberbullying, technology and social networking | Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL, UNITED STATES

Russell Sabella is an expert in solution-focused brief counseling, consultations and parent conferences.

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Parenting with Technology Interview - Bossier Parish Schools Is your Snapchat Safe?

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Biography

Russell A. Sabella is a professor of counseling in the Marieb College of Health & Human Services, Florida Gulf Coast University and president of Sabella & Associates.

Dr. Sabella is author of numerous articles published in journals, magazines, and newsletters. He is also well-known for his Technology Boot Camp for Counselor workshops conducted throughout the country. Sabella is past President (2003-2004) of the of the American School Counselor Association, and the Florida School Counselor Association (2013-2014).

He has trained and consulted with thousands of school counselors, educators, parents, and organizational leaders throughout the country.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Social Networking

Stress and Anxiety

Cyberbullying

Solution Focused Brief Counseling

School Counseling

Counseling Technology

Education (4)

University of Florida: Ph.D., Counselor Education 1995

University of Florida: Specialist in Education, School Counseling 1990

University of Florida: M.Ed., Education 1990

University of Florida: B.S., Psychology 1987

Affiliations (3)

  • Florida School Counselor Association : Past President
  • American School Counselor Association : Past President
  • International Journal of Bullying Prevention : Editorial Board

Selected Media Appearances (11)

Counseling center offers virtual support to students, parents

Fox 4  tv

2020-04-15

Russell Sabella discusses a new program that offers free virtual counseling to local K-12 students in Southwest Florida.

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We meet the author of the 'School Counselor Side Hustle'

WGCU  radio

2019-05-20

Russell Sabella talks about his new book, "School Counselor Side Hustle."

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Instagram account targets students, calling them 'ugly' at Varsity Lakes Middle School

Fox 4  tv

2019-04-18

Russell Sabella offers parents guidance on the best ways to monitor their children's social media use.

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Millennials say technology is stressing them out

NBC2  tv

2019-03-28

"FGCU Professor of Counseling Dr. Russell Sabella said it’s the fear of missing out that keeps you reaching for your smartphone on average every 12 minutes."

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Schools wage unending battle against bullying

Time Herald  

2018-04-06

Russell Sabella talks about reducing bullying in schools.

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BBB warns about popular social media quizzes

Fox13  

2018-03-20

Russell Sabella discusses the privacy implications of free online quizzes.

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Copycat threats to Collier schools surged after Parkland shooting attack

Naples Daily News  

2018-03-01

Russell Sabella is quoted discussing the Parkland mass school shooting.

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Expert Says Use Technology To Fight Cyber Bullying

RedRiverRadio  

2017-10-26

Russell Sabella quoted about recommended actions parents can take to counter cyber-bullying.

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What if your child is the bully?

ABC7  tv

2016-02-18

Russell Sabella offers "suggestions for parents who realize their child has become a bully."

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What is on your child's mobile device?

NBC2  tv

2015-11-17

Russell Sabella reviews children's devices at the request of NBC2 to give parents guidance on how best to monitor social media activity.

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Plainfield East engulfed in sexting case

Chicago Tribune  

2009-12-24

Russell Sabella is quoted talking about the consequences of a sexting case in Plainfield, IL.

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Selected Event Appearances (5)

Keynote Address: Enhancing your Datability

Annual conference of the Alaska School Counselor Association  

2018-11-14

Helping Children with Stress and Anxiety: A Comprehensive Approach

Kansas School Counselor Association and the Annual Emporia State University Conference, Emporia, Kansas  

2018-11-01

Helping Kids Stay Out of High-Tech Trouble

Alaska School Counselor Association, Anchorage, Alaska  

2018-11-14

Parenting in a high-tech world

Presentation to parents, Schick Hillel Community School, North Miami Beach, Florida  

2014-03-05

Guarding Kids Against High Tech Trouble

Tennessee School Counselor and Administrator Leadership Institute, Murfreesboro, Tennessee  

2012-02-06

Selected Articles (5)

Solution focused brief counseling with children and adolescents In Vernon, A. (Editor). Counseling Children and Adolescents (5th ed).F

Sabella, R.A.

2019 This book chapter describes an evidence based approach, solution focused brief counseling (SFBC) as it is applied to children in various settings. Included is a description for how SFBC works in individual counseling, small group counseling, classroom lessons, and parent conferences.

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Data Boot Camp for School Counselors and Administrators 2.0. Sabella & Associates, LLCF

Sabella, R.A.

2015 This tutorial, equivalent to a full day workshop, is designed to provide you with step-by-step instructions for learning tips, tricks, and shortcuts when dealing with data in your work as a school counselor, administrator, or other educator.

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Cyberbullying: How school counselors can help In Patchin, J.W. & Hinduja, S. Cyberbullying prevention and response: Expert perspectives.F

Sabella, R.A.

2012 This book chapter highlights several initiatives that school counselors can use as part of a comprehensive school counseling program to reduce the risk of cyberbullying among students. Included are details about helping in policy development, delivering classroom lessons, individual counseling, small group counseling, providing professional development for both students and their family members, and using technology to assist.

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School counselors perceived importance of counseling technology competencies Computers in Human BehaviorF

Sabella, R.A., Poynton, T. & Isaacs, M. L.

2010 The purpose of this study was to determine levels of perceived importance of technological competencies among school counselors, school counseling students, supervisors, and counselor educators as the competencies relate to their work. Results indicated that technology competencies relating to Ethical Standards and Data Management practices were rated as most important. Technological competencies rated lowest for level of importance related to Multimedia and Web Development. Four of the other subscales were very similar in overall average ratings and included Word Processing, World Wide Web, Communication and Collaboration, and Operating Systems. In addition, findings indicate that neither the participant’s age, level of practice, or position (e.g., graduate student vs. practitioner) affects the perceived importance of technological competencies included in this survey. Implications for practice, training, and future research are included.

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Solution focused guided imagery in a group setting Journal for Specialists in Group WorkF

Sklare, G.B., Sabella, R.A., Petrosko, J.

2003