Rashida Fisher, MA

Director of the Co-Occurring Disorders Program; Adjunct Faculty Member

Rashida has over a decade of professional experience in addiction and co-occurring mental health treatment delivery, supervision, and program development.  Rashida specializes in Culturally Responsive Care, Trauma Informed Service Delivery, and Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment. The foundation of Rashida’s work is a passion for social justice.  Her teaching philosophy is collaborative and student centered. Instead of the "full frontal teaching" method of large lectures of autocratic seminars, She prefers student-centered teaching that encourages learning by taking responsibility for conducting inquiries, applying knowledge, and making meaning of what they have learned.  Rashida is adjunct faculty at Century College. She is on the advisory board for MCTC’s Addiction Counseling training program and a board member for Minnesota Recovery Connections (MRC).  Rashida provides consultation services for staff and program development. She speaks at a variety of conferences in Minnesota.  She hosts a Public Affairs radio show on 89.9 KMOJ FM. Rashida will be pursuing a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision.


MS, Mental Health Counseling, Capella University

Graduate Certificate: Addiction Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

BA, Psychology, Youth Studies, African/ African American Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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Professional Membership: 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Minneapolis- St.Paul Alumnae Chapter

Association of Black Psychologists- Minnesota Chapter

American Counseling Association (ACA) - Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) Member

Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH

Minnesota Social Service Association

Select Presentations: 

Respect: Working with African American girls

Counseling African American Clients: Providing Culturally Responsive Behavioral Health Services

"Killing Us Softly”- Effects of Slavery on Sexuality Development

Counseling African American Clients: Providing Culturally Responsive Behavioral Health Services

Intro to Trauma and Trauma Informed Care

Collaborative Documentation

Academic History (higher ed experience): 

Adjunct Faculty-Minneapolis Community & Technical College     

Adjunct Faculty- Century College     

Areas of Interest: 


Mindfulness and Recovery

Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Compassion Fatigue/ Counselor Self Care

Diversity and Inclusion, Cultural Responsiveness

Trauma Informed Treatment interventions

What I like about Adler Graduate School: 

Adler Graduate school   promotes access to higher education for diverse and non-traditional adult learners. Adler is committed to strengthening its policy and practice around diversity and culturally responsive education as well as the promotion of social justice. The school environment is casual and at the same time maintains high academic standards.