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Bryan P. Range | PhD, LMFT, CCTP, CFTP

Personal Statement

My name is Bryan P. Range and I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa in the Couple and Family Therapy program.   As a first-generation college student admitted to Eastern Illinois University (undergraduate) through the Gateway Program (an alternative admissions program), I pride myself on being the exception to the rule and epitomize what it means to be resilient and a vigorous seeker of justice  in the face of impossible odds given my traumatic and disadvantaged background.   I have dedicated my career to reducing the suffering of others, particularly those who are disadvantaged and marginalized.  My vigor for helping others and justice is demonstrated throughout my clinical work, research, teaching, and service which are all informed by my multicultural and social justice lens.

Multicultural and Social Justice Orientation

Due to the many challenges that I have faced, particularly as a Black male, multiculturalism and social justice is a central piece of my identity. 

 My multicultural and social justice statement defines what cultural competence and social justice mean to me and how these concepts are interwoven in my clinical practice, research, teaching, and service.   

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical Member

Illinois Affiliation of Marriage and Family Therapists (IAMFT)

Mediators of Eastern Iowa, Former Board Member & Roster Mediator

Circuit Court of Cook County Mediation Program Roster Mediator 

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)

International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) 



Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT, Iowa)

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT, Illinois)

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Certified in Collaborative Law; Coach & Child Specialist

 Certified Divorce Mediator

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)


Academic Background

University of Iowa, Ph.D. May 2024

Couple & Family Therapy


Saint Louis University, Masters of Arts May 2012

Counseling & Family Therapy


Eastern Illinois University, Bachelors of Science Aug. 2009

University and Departmental Honors

Completed Undergraduate Thesis

Where Does my Identity Lie?  Socialization of the African American Male 

Family & Consumer Sciences

Concentration: Family Services 


Honors and Awards

NANBF Best of the Midwest 2018 Fitness Competition 1st Place Classic Physique

NANBF Best of the Midwest 2018 Fitness Competition 1st Place Overall Male

James and Coretta Stroud Fellowship Fall 2018

Graduate Diversity ScholarshipSummer 2015, 2016 & 2018

Keynote speaker at Minority Affairs Departmental Academic Recognition & Awards Reception at Eastern Illinois University

Iowa City Downtown Banner Campaign featuring Graduate Student Research

Teaching ​

Here, I am teaching/facilitating a discussion on "The Self of the Therapist" to doctoral MFT students. You will notice how I facilitate an open and warm environment for students, assess their knowledge and understanding of the topic, appropriately challenge, offer perspectives or information that may enhance their understanding, my use of humor and how I conclude the discussion with a powerful story that consolidates information in a concise and cohesive manner.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Philosophy

 Marriage and Family Interaction, Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

This course examined contemporary American marriage, family relationships; mate selection. This is an introductory course on the nature of relationships, how families function, issues that families generally face, and how they change over time. We will explore the diverse experiences of families in America through different lenses with an emphasis on personal choices, marital adjustments, conflict management, parenting decisions, communication, and changes resulting from divorces, widowhood, and remarriage. 

SyllabusCourse Evaluation Fall 2017

Syllabus Course Evaluation Spring 2018 

Multiculturalism in the Helping Profession, Fall 2015

This course examined the theory and application of multicultural competency in the helping professions; ethical treatment of clients in the context of a multiculturally diverse society; knowledge, skill, self-awareness components relevant for helping practitioners. 


Course Evaluation

University Foundations at Eastern Illinois University, Fall 2008

An inquiry into the academic expectations, resources, policies, and traditions of university life. Students are challenged to enhance their intellectual potential, understand their academic and moral responsibilities, and appreciate diversity in a framework that develops critical thinking, learning, and communication skills necessary to contribute successfully to the university’s intellectual life. An experiential learning component engages students in the scholarly and co-curricular community. This course may not be taken credit/no credit.

Here is a live individual supervision session with a psychiatry resident. In this video, the supervisee is discussing a client who lost his father at a very young age. The supervisee is inquiring about which direction to go with the client. I, the supervisor, provides a lesson on joining.



Range, B., Gutierrez, D., Gamboni, C., Hough, N. A., & Wojciak, A. (2017). Mass Trauma in the African American Community: Using Multiculturalism to Build Resilient Systems. 

Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy, 40(3), 284 -298. DOI 10.1007/s10591-017-9449-3

Wojciak, A. S., Range, B. P., Gutierrez, D. M., Hough, N. A., & Gamboni, C. M. (2018). Sibling Relationship in Foster Care: Foster Parent Perspective. Journal of Family Issues, 39(9), 2590-2614.

Range, B. P. (in preparation) Attachment & Multiculturalism: The Cultural Deficiency Model.

Range, B. & Wojciak, A. (in preparation). Earned Security in Adolescence: Using a Continuous Lens of Attachment.

Smith, C. K., Wojciak, A. S., Range, B. P., Rothmiller, S. J., & Powers J. J. (under review). Trauma-informed schools: Building resilience using a whole school approach

Submitted to School Mental Health.


Range, B. & Wojciak, A. (2018, November) American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual

Conference. Lecture presentation on trauma-informed research in schools, Louisville, Kentucky.

Powers, J. & Range, B. (2018, October) North Central Association for Counselor Educators and Supervision

(NCACES) Conference: Leading Cultural Responsiveness in Counselor Education & Supervision. Lecture

presentation on connecting trauma, resilience, and Black culture, Cleveland, Ohio

Powers, J. & Range, B. (2018, August) University of Northern Iowa Social Work's annual Trauma-Informed

Care Conference. Lecture presentation on trauma-informed practice in the school, Cedar Falls, IA.

Range, B. (2018, April) Illinois Council on Family Relations 2018 Annual Conference: Resilience Among Urban

and Rural Families. Lecture presentation on mass trauma in the African American community due to police shootings, Normal, Illinois.

Smith, C. K., Wojciak, A. J., Powers, J. & Range, B. (2016, April) Trauma-Informed Practice in Schools. Lecture

presented at Administrator Professional Development, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City District Offices.

Range, B., Guterrez, D. & Gamboni, C. (2017, March) University of Iowa College of Education Diversity

Conference. Presentation on the mass trauma mass trauma in the African American community due to police shootings, Iowa City, Iowa.

Smith, C. K., Wojciak, A. S., Range, B. P., Rothmiller, S. J., & Powers J. J. (2016, November) Iowa School

Counselor Association Conference. Presented on trauma-informed practice for elementary schools, Des Moines, Iowa.

Wojciak, A. S., Range, B. P., Gutierrez., D., Hough, N. A., & Gamboni, C. (2016, November) National Council

of Family Relations Annual Conference. Lecture presented on sibling relationships in the foster care system, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Smith, C. K., Wojciak, A. S., Range, B. P., Rothmiller, S. J., & Powers J. J. (2015, November) Iowa School

Counselor Association Conference. Presented on trauma-informed practice for elementary schools, Des Moines, Iowa.


    Facilitated masters level 10-week group counseling Spring 2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters 2005 - 2016

Restorative Justice Aug. 2015 - Present

University of Iowa Search Committee Dec. 2015 - May 2017

Student Representative Fall 2016 - Spring 2016

TRIO Student Support Services Professional Mentor October 2018 - Present

                                         Childserve                                                                                                                                                                             Coralville, Iowa

                                         School-Based Therapist                                                                                                                                                 Aug. 2018 - present

                                                   • Help pilot Childserve school-based therapy program; provide therapy for students and their families

                                                   • Monitors client appointments and progress; maintain accurate and timely case notes, treatment plans and client records

                                                   • Collaborate with stakeholders to provide appropriate, informed and comprehensive treatment 

                                         The University of Iowa, Couple & Family Therapy LGBTQ Clinic                                                                                         Iowa City, Iowa

                                         Therapist                                                                                                                                                                     Jan.  2015 - Dec. 2015

                                                   • Conducted assessment for transgendered clients seeking medical treatment for transition 

                                                   • Provided ongoing treatment for transgendered clients and their families  

                                          Optimae Life Services                                                                                                                                                           Fairfield, Iowa                                                                                                       

                                          Therapist                                                                                                                                                                   Nov. 2013 - Aug. 2016

                                                 • Provided individual, couple and family therapy in rural Iowa

                                                 • Coordinated several group therapy programs; the chronically mental ill, intellectual disabled, 8th Judicial District offenders 

                                                     and youth ages 10-14 

                                                 • Conduct assessments, create safety and treatment plans and facilitate monthly parenting workshop

                                          B.P.R. Therapy, Mediation & Coaching Services                                                                                                                                Iowa

                                          Family Therapist, Mediator & Coach                                                                                                                         Oct. 2012 - present

                                                  • My private practice which services included formal assessments, individual, couple and family therapy as well as

                                                     civil and family divorce mediations, conflict coaching, collaborative law coaching, child specialist, workplace mediation, team

                                                     mediation and executive coaching. 

                                           Foundation 2                                                                                                                                                               Cedar Rapids, Iowa

                                           Family Counselor                                                                                                                                                    July 2012 – July 2013

                                                    • Provided counseling service to adolescents (ages 11-17) and their families during and after a crisis

                                                    • Worked collaboratively with youth and their families in creating safety and crisis prevention plans as well as determining

                                                       appropriateness for an adolescent to occupy a voluntary shelter bed

                                                    • Worked extensively with severe parent-child relational problem

                                           Bridgeway Behavioral Health                                                                                                                                   St. Charles, Missouri

                                           Case Manager                                                                                                                                                February 2012 – June 2012

                                                   • Pioneered for the Assertive Community Addictions Treatment (ACAT) Program

                                                   • Created policies and procedures and maintained an ethical and legally sound program

                                                   • Collaborated with other community agencies and professionals in delivering services

                                                   • Provided therapeutic and case management services to clients in the community

                                                   • Conducted groups for adolescent substance abuse outpatient program

                                            Provident Counseling                                                                                                                                                 St. Louis, Missouri

                                            Therapist (Intern)                                                                                                                                                   May 2011 - Dec 2011

                                                   • Served as a co-therapist for addictions, domestic violence, and sex offender groups

                                                   • Conducted intakes and assessments for domestic violence and addiction groups

                                                   • Served as a co-therapist for addictions, domestic violence and sex offender groups

                                                   • Worked with reintegration team in providing various services for ex-offenders

                                             Family Court of Saint Louis County                                                                                                                           St. Louis, Missouri

                                             Family Therapist (Intern)                                                                                                                          September 2010 - Dec 2011

                                                   • Family treatment services (consultation, assessment, and therapy crises intervention) to at-risk youth

                                                   • Prepared oral and written reports of family assessment and treatment progress for Deputy Juvenile Officer judicial staff

                                                   • Co-therapist for youth sex offender group and participated in short and long-term substance abuse groups

                                             Center for Counseling & Family Therapy                                                                                                                    St. Louis, Missouri

                                             Therapist (Intern)                                                                                                                                                     Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

                                                   • Treated a wide range of clientele from the greater metropolitan area of St. Louis

                                                   • Worked as a receptionist; answered calls, prepared charts, and maintained the integrity of clinic

                                               Gibson Elementary                                                                                                                                                     St. Louis, Missouri

                                               Therapist (Intern)                                                                                                                                                Jan. 2010 – May 2010

                                                     • Counseled youth (ages 5-13) at Gibson Elementary

                                                     • Coordinated sessions with teachers and collaborated with school staff and faculty

                                               H.O.P.E. of East Central Illinois                                                                                                                                  Charleston, Illinois

                                               Intern                                                                                                                                                                                   Spring 2009

                                                      • Provided a safe and supportive atmosphere for women and children in the shelter

                                                      • Worked with children’s support group and clients on safety and goal planning

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