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Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural & spiritual considerations in treating domestic violence with Latina clients
  • Folk-healers role in clients' holistic healing
  • Cultural competence in leadership training
  • Grief counseling issues after loss of a neonate

Courses Taught

  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Counseling in Human Development
  • Practicum in Counseling
  • Internship in Counseling
  • Research Methods
  • Community Counseling

Teaching Philosophy

Learning is more than fact memorization and passive cognitive understanding. The most meaningful learning is achieved when both faculty and students actively collaborate in the critical examination and problem solving related to counseling challenges and topics faced by both researchers and practitioners today. My teaching always involves critical analysis and self-reflection with the goal of developing counseling competencies and self-understanding contributing to each student's personal and professional growth. Issues of power, inequality and privilege are examined so that students discover their influence in improving our profession, society and the world.