Biography


Heather Trepal, Ph.D., LPC-S is Professor and Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in the Department of Counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  She also serves as the Graduate Advisor of Record for the master’s programs in the department.  Dr. Trepal is the President-Elect of the American Counseling Association (ACA).  She has over 50 publications in the areas of self-injurious behavior, body image resilience, bilingual counselor supervision and training, relationships/relational development, gender issues in counseling, and counselor preparation and supervision.  She serves as the Project Director for the Program for the Integrated Training of Counselors in Behavioral Healthcare (PITCH).