MACP Faculty

Ediza Garcia

Garcia, Ediza

Associate Professor
Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

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.

Elizabeth Terrazas-Carrillo

Terrazas-Carrillo, Elizabeth

Associate Professor

Research Interests:
Training bilingual counselors, 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.

Dr. Desi Vasquez

Vásquez, Desi

Assistant Professor

Research Interests
: Trauma; Masculinity; Sports; Culture

Teaching: Psychological Testing, Research Ethics and Methodology.


Blasco-Rubio, Adriana

Assistant Professional

Clinical Interests: Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders and Grief/Loss in Adult Populations; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Readjustment in Combat Veteran Populations; Clinical Supervision and Consultation Services for LPC Associates and Counseling Graduate Students

Courses Taught: Appraisal Techniques, Crisis Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapies, Practicum, Psychopathology, Internship I and Internship II.