James Rudes, PhD

Associate Professor

PhD, Family Therapy, Nova University
MSW, Social Work, New York University
BA, Psychology, Hunter College

Jim Rudes joined the Counseling Program in the Adrian Dominican School of Education as Assistant Professor in 2003. Dr. Rudes holds a B.A. in psychology from Hunter College, an MSW in social work from New York University, and a PhD in family therapy from Nova University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is an AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) Approved Supervisor. An ongoing project is researching the light at the end of the tunnel. He has presented professional workshops at national and international conferences. His professional interests include postmodern theory, social constructionism, narrative practices, reflecting teams, and supervision. As of late, he is exploring Bowen Theory and experimenting with applying it to Postmodern practices. He recently completed a three year training program in Bowen family Systems, and is on the Board of the Florida family Research Network, a nonprofit organization to advance the natural systems theory developed by Murray Bowen, MD. The author of numerous publications, Dr. Rudes is best known for his contributions to narrative and postmodern applications to counseling and therapy.

Selected Publications

  • Guterman, J. T., Martin, C.V., & Rudes, J.(2011). A solution-focused approach to frotteurism. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 30, 59-72.
  • Butler, S., Guterman, J.T., & Rudes, J. (2009). Using puppets with children in narrative therapy to externalize the problem. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 31, 225-233.
  • Guterman, J.T., & Rudes, J. (2008). Social constructionism and ethics: Implications for counseling. Counseling and Values, 52, 136-144.
  • Da Costa, D., Nelson, T.M., Rudes, J., & Guterman, J.T. (2007). A narrative approach to body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 29, 67-80.
  • Rudes, J., & Guterman, J.T. (2007). The value of social constructionism for the counseling profession: A reply to Hansen. Journal of Counseling & Development, 85, 387-392.
  • Guterman, J.T., & Rudes, J. (2005). A solution-focused approach to rational-emotive behavior therapy: Toward a theoretical integration. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 23(3), 223-244.
  • Guterman, J.T., & Rudes, J. (2005). A narrative approach to strategic eclecticism. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 27, 1-12.
  • Rudes, J., & Guterman, J.T. (2005). Doing counseling: Bridging the modern and postmodern paradigms. In G.R. Waltz & R. Yep (Eds.), VISTAS: Compelling Perspectives in Counseling 2005 (pp. 7-10). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Selected Presentations

  • Rudes, J. & Shatz, K. (2012).The twin territories of Story development. Workshop presented at therapeutic Conversations X, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Rudes, J. (2006, May 27). Four questions family therapy asks: A postmodern reflection. Workshop presented at the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 's 2006 annual convention, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
  • Guterman, J.T., & Rudes, J. (2005, April 9). Doing counseling: Bridging the modern and postmodern paradigms. Workshop presented at the American Counseling Association's 2005 annual convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Gallant, P., & Rudes, J. (2004, May 7). Listening for the extraordinary in the everyday descriptions of people's lives. Workshop presented at the Therapeutic Conversations annual conference, Vancouver, BC.