Andrés J. Consoli, associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, has been awarded the Excellent Contribution Award by the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 17 International Section Award and Recognition Committee. This award was given to Consoli for his contributions to international research, program development, and teaching and mentoring. Additionally, this is the only international awarded granted within Division 17. In addition to the award, Consoli is the incoming Vice President for International Affairs in Division 17.
The Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 of the American Psychological Association, is a place for counseling psychology professionals and affiliates to connect, to collaborate, and to coordinate efforts toward creating a more equitable world. The mission of the association is to bring together psychologists who are dedicated to promoting education and training, scientific investigation, practice, diversity, and public interest in professional psychology.
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.