The Department of Counseling is committed to providing you with cutting-edge clinical and educational experiences. Faculty members are involved in all levels of leadership and are well represented locally, across the state, nation, and internationally. Our counseling programs continue to be fully accredited since 2008 by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and are in the process of seeking reaffirmation of that accreditation. Our programs emphasize and model creativity, diversity, and relational development.

Gerald Juhnke, Ph.D.

Contact

Gerald Juhnke, Ph.D.

Professor and Interim Department Chair

Counseling

gerald.juhnke@utsa.edu
3 Students at Counseling UTSA 50-Year Anniversary Event

Why Study in Counseling?

  • Since Fall 2007, the Department of Counseling has had 66 doctoral graduates.
  • 59% of graduates have academic jobs in universities and colleges ranging from assistant professor to dean.
  • 30% of graduates have jobs in private practice or group practice.

Counseling - Certified Neurofeedback Training

Certified Neurofeedback Training

The UTSA neurofeedback program is the only training program in the nation accredited by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) housed within a CACREP-accredited graduate counseling department. It is also one of 4 accredited university-based programs and the only public university-based program.

Counseling - Training Opportunities for Site Supervisors

Training Opportunities and Additional Information for Site Supervisors

The Department of Counseling at UTSA has created an online asynchronous training opportunity available for all clinical site supervisors.

Faculty

Our counseling faculty members are involved in all levels of leadership, and are well-represented locally, across the state, nation, and internationally.

Jennifer M. Cook, Ph.D.

Jennifer M. Cook, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Counseling

Ashley Cuevas, Ph.D.

Ashley Cuevas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Clinical Director of Sarabia Family Counseling Center, Counseling

John Harrichand, Ph.D.

John Harrichand, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling

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Barbara Herlihy, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice, Counseling

Claudia Interiano-Shiverdecker, Ph.D.

Claudia Interiano-Shiverdecker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling

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Laurel Jackson-Cook, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Counseling

Gerald Juhnke, Ph.D.

Gerald Juhnke, Ph.D.

Professor and Interim Department Chair, Counseling

Donghun Lee, Ph.D.

Donghun Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling

Gretchen McLain, Ph.D.

Gretchen McLain, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Counseling

Priscilla Prasath, Ph.D.

Priscilla Prasath, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling

Derek Robertson, Ph.D.

Derek Robertson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Counseling

Devon Romero, Ph.D.

Devon Romero, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling

Minerva Rosales, Ph.D.

Minerva Rosales, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Counseling

Catherine Somody, Ph.D.

Catherine Somody, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Practice, Counseling

James "Ross"Spears, Ph.D.

James "Ross"Spears, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Counseling

Heather Trepal, Ph.D.

Heather Trepal, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor, Counseling

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