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MACP FACULTY



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GARCIA, EDIZA

Assistant Professor
Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
ediza.garcia@tamiu.edu

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.



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SALINAS, GILBERTO

Assistant Professor
gsalinas@tamiu.edu


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.  


              


TERRAZAS-CARRILLO, ELIZABETH
TERRAZAS-CARRILLO, ELIZABETH
Assistant Professor
elizabeth.terrazas@tamiu.edu

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
Latoya Smart
Visiting Assistant Professor
latoya.smart@tamiu.edu

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.