Dr. Painter is the director of Student Counseling Services at Florida State University College of Medicine. Her duties include overseeing the planning, management and leadership of FSU College of Medicine, Student Counseling Services, developing and maintaining policies and procedures regarding counseling services, disabled student services, substance abuse, prevention education, and intervention services. She has expertise in diagnosing and treating a variety of psychological disorders common to college-age students and adults; she has expertise in ADHD and learning disabilities; and is proficient in the use and interpretation of a wide variety of assessment instruments, including intelligence, achievement, cognitive processing, behavioral, personality, and neuropsychological. Dr. Painter also supervises doctoral practicum students providing intergreated behavioral health services at a school-based health clinic in a neighboring rural community and at a community health center in Tallahassee.
Prior to joining the faculty at the Florida State University College of Medicine, Dr. Painter was the Director of Clinical Services at the Adult Learning Evaluation Center at Florida State University from 2002-2007. At the Adult Learning Evaluation Center, Dr. Painter oversaw the general operation of all aspects of the center, both clinical and administrative. She also taught a school psychology doctoral practicum. Dr. Painter's pre-doctoral internship was at the University of Massachusetts Counseling and Assessment Services. Dr. Painter earned her doctorate from the Combined Program in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology at Florida State University. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Painter spent thirteen years as an Exceptional Student Education Teacher in Tallahassee, FL.