Gevirtz Graduate School of Education faculty Heidi Zetzer and Andrés Consoli were recently elected to positions in the Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP), Division 17 of the American Psychological Association. Zetzer will serve as Secretary and Consoli will serve as Vice President for International Affairs. Both will be serving a three-year term beginning this August.
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.
Zetzer is a Teaching Professor with Security of Employment in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) and has just stepped down as the long-time Director of the Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic. Zetzer also teaches practicum and supervision courses, offers psychotherapy to community clients, and provides education programs on positive psychology, evidence-based practice, cultural competence, and supervision. She has held many board positions, including serving as the Past-President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA), and is now the SBCPA’s Representative to the California Psychological Association. Her research interests include multicultural competency, supervision & training, positive psychology, and the benefits of patient feedback in psychotherapy process and outcome.
Andrés J. Consoli is an Associate Professor in the CCSP Department. 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. He is a visiting professor at the Universidad del Valle in Guatemala in their Masters and Doctoral programs and a licensed psychologist in California. Andrés has held numerous leadership roles in service to the profession and community. 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.
“We had an exceptionally strong and diverse slate of candidates this year, and every single nominee had impressive leadership experience to bring to bear in division governance,” stated former President of Division 17, Ruth E. Fassinger.