Dr. Larkin holds licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and certification as an Approved Clinical Supervisor in the state of Georgia. He received both a Ph.D. and M.S.W. from The University of Georgia, and his B.S. in psychology from Fort Valley State University.
Dr. Rufus Larkin is the Associate Director of Personal Counseling Services at Perimeter College at Georgia State University (Newton campus), where he provides administrative and supervisory oversight for multiple campuses.
He brings a broad range of experience as a clinician, counselor, and supervisor in providing assessments, treatment plans, and intervention services and programs in working effectively with students, adolescents, adults, and older populations in diverse settings.
He has over 25 years of combined clinical experience in private practice and higher education settings. Some of the psychological issues treated include PTSD, anxiety, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, panic attacks, bi-polar disorders, alcohol/drug abuse, body image, anger management, eating disorders, domestic violence, gender identity disorders, schizophrenia, etc.
He has made presentations at numerous conferences, and he is published in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, disruptive behaviors in academia, crisis intervention, and issues confronting African American males in mainstream education.
- Committees and Organizations
Georgia State University/Georgia Perimeter College Consolidation Committee (#42), Student Organizations and Student Life (2015)
Member Georgia College and University Suicide Prevention Leadership Steering Committee (2015-present)
Member, Georgia College Coalition on Suicide Prevention (2014 – present)
Member, Counseling Director’s Association of The University System of Georgia (2009 – present)
Board Member, AVITA Partners Community Services Board, (2004-2014)
Lifetime member of Pi Gamma Mu and Psi Chi Honor Societies.
Larkin, R., & Crumb, L. (in press, 2017). The Impact of self-esteem group work practice with rural
elementary male students. The Journal of Social Work with Groups.
Crumb, L., Larkin, R., Glenn, C., Smith, J., Howard, A., & Johnson. M. (in press, 2016). Training Student
Leaders in Reporting Sexual Misconduct Incidents at a Two-Year College. Community College
Journal of Research and Practice, 40(3).
Larkin, R., Fountain, Y., Glenn, C., Crumb, L., Smith, J., & Morgan, A. (2015). A behavioral intervention team at a two-year college: Responding to a case of suicidal ideation. The Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention, 13, 44-48.
Larkin, R., Crumb, L., Fountain, Y., Glenn, C., & Smith, J. (2015, June). Managing mental health situations
in the advising office. Academic Advising Today, 38(2).
Collard, C. & Larkin, R. (2008). Supportive housing: Implications for its efficacy as intervention with
special needs low-income African Americans. Journal of Public Management & Social Policy, 14, 69-83.
Larkin, R., & Beverly, C. C. (2007). Black on Black crime: Compensation for idiomatic purposelessness. In
L.A. (Lee) See (Ed.), Human behavior in the social environment from an African American perspective (2nd ed.). Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, Inc.
See, L. A., & Larkin, R. (2007). The psychological effects of skin color on African American’s self-esteem.
In L.A. (Lee) See (Ed.), Human behavior in the social environment from an African American perspective (2nd ed.). Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, Inc.
Williams, L. D., & Larkin, R. (2007). African American women with HIV/AIDS. In L.A. (Lee) See (Ed.),
Human behavior in the social environment from an African American perspective (2nd ed.). Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, Inc.