Counseling Psychology

Core Faculty

Alisha Ali

Associate Professor of Applied Psychology

women and depression; emotional abuse; poverty and mental health; immigrant women; cross-cultural research; feminist epistemology and social action; 

Anil Chacko

Associate Professor of Applied Psychology;  

Counseling Psychology Program Director


development of prevention, intervention, and service delivery models for youth at risk for or affected with disruptive behavior disorders

Kesia Constantine

Clinical Associate Professor

coordinate practicum, externship, and internship applications and placement sites for doctoral students; coordinates Counseling Lab courses.
Arnold H. Grossman
Professor of Applied Psychology
psychosocial and health aspects of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender adolescents and older adults; HIV/AIDS prevention education and health behaviors of people living with HIV/AIDS; people who experience stigmatization and marginalization 

Shabnam Javdani

Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology


development of, and social response to violence and antisocial behavior, focusing on psychopathology, criminal justice systems response, and the role of gender and adolescence; the roles of genetics, environment, and trauma violent behavior in eliciting violence among women and girls; social justice focus of advocacy for young women involved in the juvenile justice system

Sandee McClowry

Professor of Applied Psychology/Teaching and Learning;
Director of INSIGHTS

examining the efficacy of a temperament-based intervention in fostering the self-regulation of urban primary grade children and in enhancing the efficacy of their parents and teachers; also is on faculty of Department of Teaching & Learning

Sumie Okazaki
Professor of Applied Psychology

immigration, community contexts, individual differences, and racial minority status and the mental health of Asian American individuals and families

Mary Sue Richardson
Professor of Applied Psychology
development through work and relationships in peoples’ lives, gender issues, supervision and training, psychoanalytic theory and psychotherapy, feminist and qualitative research methods

Lisa Suzuki
Associate Professor of Applied Psychology; School Counseling Program Director


multicultural assessment and counselor training; qualitative research methods; intelligence testing with diverse populations

William Tsai

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology


ethnic minority cancer survivors from a cultural and biopsychosocial lens with the overarching goal of improving cancer survivorship outcomes and reducing cancer health disparities

A. Jordan Wright

Director, Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing

LGBTQI psychology (including homonegative microaggressions) and psychological assessment