Michael E. Rutter, PhD Associate Professor
Michael E. Rutter, PhD, joined the Counselor Education faculty in the Fall of 2000. He has taught courses in Career Counseling, Counseling Theory and Process, Psychopathology, Research Methods, and Eclectic Counseling Strategies. In addition, Dr. Rutter has more than twenty-five years of professional clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has been a trainer and consultant to numerous psychiatric hospitals. Dr. Rutter is a licensed psychologist and maintains a private practice in Williamsville, NY. This enables him to effectively integrate counseling theory and clinical practice. Primary research interests include learned optimism, violence prevention, stress and coping, and non-pharmacological approaches for ADHD. He is actively involved in clinical supervision and leads a supervision group of practicing school counselors.
Dr. Rutter and his wife, Dr. Joan McCool have two daughters. He enjoys traveling, music, cheering his daughters on in their Irish Dancing shows and competitions, and is an avid fan of the Sabres and Bills.