Andrés Consoli, associate professor in the Gevirtz School’s Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, is one of the panelists for UCSB’s “Global Voices: South American Schools” event to be presented by the Office of International Students & Scholars on Wednesday, January 17 from 12 noon – 1 pm in the Student Resource Building MultiPurpose Room. The event is free and open to the public. Consoli will be joined by Viviana Marsano from the Office of Student Life and Amanda Pinheiro, a graduate student in the Department of Global Studies, for this scholars’ travelogue. Faculty, staff, and students share their personal experiences and international perspective.
Andrés J. Consoli was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he received a licenciatura degree in clinical psychology at the Universidad de Belgrano (1985). He earned a Masters (1991) and doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1994), and received postdoctoral training in behavioral medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine (1994-1996). Prior to joining UCSB Andrés was professor and associate chair of the Department of Counseling, College of Health and Social Sciences, at San Francisco State University (1996-2013). He is a visiting professor at the Universidad del Valle in Guatemala (2004-present) in their Masters and Doctoral programs and a licensed psychologist in California. Andrés has served as president of the National Latina/o Psychological Association (2014), as member-at-large of APA’s Division 52: International Psychology (2011-2013), as president of the Interamerican Society of Psychology (2007-2009), and as president of the Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (2001). He has served in the Council of National Psychology Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests (CNPAAEMI) (2014-2016) and chairs the Council in 2016. In 2015, Andrés received the Interamerican Psychologist Award for distinguished contributions to the advancement of psychology in the Americas, granted by the Interamerican Society of Psychology every two years. Andrés’ professional and research interests involve transnational collaborations, multicultural supervision, psychotherapy integration and training, systematic treatment selection, ethics and values in psychotherapy, access and utilization of mental health services within a social justice framework, and the development of a bilingual (English/Spanish) academic and mental health workforce.