Alison Cerezo part of panel “Queering Mentorship” on August 14

Monday, August 9, 2021
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Alison Cerezo from UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology will take part in the informal discussion “Queering Mentorship” during the American Psychological Association annual convention on Saturday, August 14, 10 am Pacific on Zoom.

“The idea for this discussion was motivated by Dr. Celeste Malone’s talk at the Columbia Teachers College Decolonizing Psychology conference,” writes the event’s discussant/moderator Dr. Cindy Veldhuis from Columbia University. Veldhuis suggests that if you have time to watch Malone’s talk in advance, to do so. The rest of the panelists are Dr. Kimberly Balsam, Palo Alto University, Dr. Jae Puckett, Michigan State University, Dr. M. Paz Galupo, Towson University.

Alison Cerezo is a licensed psychologist and a faculty member in UCSB’s Department of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology. She completed her doctoral training in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oregon, her predoctoral internship at UC San Diego, Counseling and Psychological Services and her post-doctoral training at the Psychological Services Center in Oakland, CA. Cerezo has provided clinical services to individuals, couples and families in community clinics, university counseling centers and k-12 settings. Her research and clinical work are centered on the links between stress, trauma, mental health and substance use in communities that have faced interpersonal and structural barriers. Cerezo is currently the faculty advisor for the Healing Space, a specialty clinic that provides psychological services to Black-Identifying clients of all ages. Cerezo maintains a private practice where she serves BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.

[Alison Cerezo is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at]