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MACP Faculty


Dr. Garcia

Assistant Professor, Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology    

Ediza Garcia, Psy.D., 2007, Regent University.

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Research Interests: Family-centered prevention and intervention services that promote resilience among at-risk communities; Trauma-informed practice to children and families who have experienced adversity including abuse, medical illness diagnosis, community violence, and participation in the foster care system; Culturally-sensitive services to military and veteran families; Community education; Resilience skills-based intervention within school settings

Teaching: Appraisal, Ethics, Practicum, Crisis Counseling.

Dr. Gilberto Salinas

Assistant Professor

Gilberto Salinas, Ph.D. 2007. St. Mary's University

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Research Interest: Hispanic Counselor Development; Substance Abuse Treatment; Military Family Dynamics, Drug Related Violence, Trauma among Mexican students, Law enforcement officer Family Dynamics, Hispanic Counselor Supervision

Teaching: Introduction to Psychology, Biological Psychology, Theories and Principles of Psychological testing, Abnormal Psychology, Graduate Level: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling, Career Counseling and Development, Internship.                              


 Dr. Elizabeth Terrazas-Carrillo

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth C. Terrazas-Carrillo, Ph.D. 2014. University of Oklahoma

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Research Interests: Bilingualism and personality assessment, bilingual emotional expression in counseling, training bilingual counselors, international student adjustment, place-making and well-being, intimate partner violence among ethnic minority women in the U.S. and Latin America.

Teaching:  Personality, Counseling Interventions in Spanish.

   Latoya Smart

Visiting Assistant Professor

Latoya Smart, Ph.D. 2015. Prairie View A&M University

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Research Interests: Mood disorders in youth, Health disparities, the impact of nutrition and lifestyle on mental health, Cognitive and affective attitudes towards nutrition and physical activity.

Teaching:  General Psychology, Ethics, Psychological Testing, Clinical Interviewing, Abnormal Psychology, Multicultural Issues in Counseling, Introduction to Counseling Psychology.