Chicago | Chair, Department of Counseling and Integrated Programs
It is my pleasure to be part of Adler University’s community. With the support of the mission of the University, I am deeply pleased that I can further exercise my lifetime dedication in advocating for underrepresented groups and actualizing my vision in the training of socially responsible counselors. Given years of involvement in multicultural affairs, teaching, training, and research in cross-cultural relationships, I am a strong advocate in cultivating cultural competence in the counseling profession, both for mainstream and minority practitioners. Through both classroom and field experience, it is my goal to assist counselor trainees to examine their worldviews and possible biases against different client groups. Moreover, I believe in collaborative learning. Through practicing education collaboratively, our students will be empowered to bring positive changes both within themselves and outside the classroom to the broader community.
In my academic career, I have taught and trained students in multicultural counseling, clinical supervision, supervision of group leaders, career counseling, research and program evaluation, and teaching in higher education. My current research interests include cross-cultural conflict resolution, cross-cultural supervision, group counseling, and interracial couple and family counseling.
Located in the heart of the city, the Chicago Campus was designed to provide and inspire the learning and living experience. To that end, we have created an environment that caters to your mental, emotional, and intellectual growth. Our classrooms are bright and spacious with windows to the outside world and the latest technology. In our Library, you will find every resource you need to research, form, and shape your journey. At Adler University, we have more than enough room to share your thoughts and flex your intellect.