Liane Vidéres de Souza

Associate Professor (2016)
Adjunct Professor (2003)


AS, Atlantic Union College
BS, Augusto Motta University 
BS, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
BA, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
MS, Southern Adventist University
Ph.D, Walden University


Phone: 423.236.2023

A native of Brazil, Liane de Souza joined the faculty at Southern Adventist University’s School of Education and Psychology as full-time in the summer of 2016. However, she has been teaching as an adjunct professor since 2003 while working full-time at the Counseling and Testing Services where she coordinated counseling services to Southern’s students.

Liane de Souza holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Adventist University and a Ph.D. in Education Psychology from Walden University. In addition, she holds a BA degree in languages, double majoring in Portuguese and English, a BS in Education, majoring in Elementary and Secondary Teaching, a BS in Education, double majoring in School Supervision and Administration, and an AS in Nursing. 

As a former alumni of Southern’s counseling program, Liane is familiar with the program in both roles – student and faculty; hence, she shares with her students her experience as a professional in the field. Liane is the sponsor of the Brazilian Club on campus and is affiliated with the Chattanooga International Business Chamber form which she was a recipient of the Cultural Ambassador award in August 2013.

Liane is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor (LPCC-S), National Certified Counselor (NBCC), and Professional Life Coaching (LC). Professional affiliations include the American Counseling Association, the American College Counseling Association, the American Association of Christian Counselors, the American Psychological Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, the Chattanooga Area Psychotherapy Association, the National Honor Society in Psychology, and International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. In addition, she has several certifications in crisis management, emergency services, children and school crisis, and substance abuse crisis.

Liane enjoys helping people as a therapist and a professor by using her knowledge of human behavior to promote mind development and transformation of lives. She seeks to see Jesus in every creature and treats all students just as we would like to be treated. She likes to be a fellow traveler with students seeing education so a cooperative learning effort where all learn from each other. She loves to spend time with her family – her husband, three grown up children, and two grandsons. Her hobbies include listening to music, reading, and travelling. When in Brazil, she travelled to most states and lived in three of them. Likewise, in USA, she visited several states and lived in three.