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Amanda DePippo, PhD, LMHC, MCAP, CRC

Amanda DePippo, PhD, LMHC, MCAP, CRC

Associate Professor of Instruction/Field Placement Coordinator

Phone: 974-1265
Office: MHC 1615

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Research Interests:

Burnout; compassion fatigue; mental health; and addiction issues.

Dr. Amanda DePippo, an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program, is also the Field Placement Director.

A 2006 graduate of USF's  Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program, Dr. DePippo has her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional, and is a Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida.

Dr. DePippo has served as a clinical director, assistant clinical director, and therapist at HealthCare Connection of Tampa and as an outpatient therapist at DACCO. During her tenure at HealthCare Connection of Tampa, she established assessments, education programs, and process groups for individuals with substance misuse and eating disorders. At DACCO, she was an outpatient therapist and facilitated drug intervention and treatment groups for the adult population, managing a caseload of 30 clients. Currently, Dr. DePippo operates her own private practice, and her counseling focus is with adults who are struggling with a variety of issues such as: women’s mental health, self-esteem, life transitions, substance misuse, and grief and loss. 

Dr. DePippo's article, Women’s Addiction Treatment: The Internal Makeover, published in the Tampa Woman Magazine, examines some of the issues involved in treating addiction and co-occurring disorders. She believes that females are often an overlooked group when it comes to chemical dependency, particularly since women are so good at hiding their problems. In addition, she also believes that treating the root of the addiction is critical for lasting recovery.