Andrés Consoli and Heidi Zetzer named APA Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 Fellows

Monday, November 1, 2021
Andrés Consoli and Heidi Zetzer

Andrés Consoli and Heidi Zetzer of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School have been named American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 Fellows. This is a highly meritorious distinction as less than six percent of APA members achieve fellow status.

The Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP), Division 17 of the American Psychological Association (APA) was founded in 1946 to promote personal, educational, vocational, and group adjustment in a variety of settings. Presently, SCP brings together psychologists, students, and international and professional affiliates who are dedicated to promoting education and training, scientific investigation, practice, and diversity and public interest in professional psychology. SCP advocates for Counseling Psychology within the field of psychology and in the public sector. SCP also supports, encourages, and promotes its members and celebrates their diversity.
SCP strives to meet the particular interests and needs of its member. This is accomplished through the formation of sections which are formal organizations designed to promote issues in interest areas, and special interest groups which are informal groups representing a variety of interest areas.

Andrés J. Consoli is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP). 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. Consoli 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. Consoli is an alumnus of the Gevirtz School.

 Heidi A. Zetzer (she/her/hers) is a Teaching Professor and the Director of the Carol Ackerman Positive Psychology Clinic in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She is the former director of the department’s psychology training clinic (2006-2020). Zetzer teaches Positive Psychology Across the Lifespan, Basic Practicum, Theories of Supervision & Consultation, and Supervision Practicum.  She also directs the department’s counseling and clinical externships. Zetzer is the Secretary for the Society for Counseling Psychology (SCP; Division 17) of the American Psychological Association and a member of the Editorial Board for Division 17’s journal, The Counseling Psychologist (2021-2023) and Division 29’s journal, Psychotherapy (2021-2022). Zetzer is a former chair of the SCP Supervision & Training Section. She is the Past President of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics (APTC) and is the Co-Editor of the APTC Bulletin: Practicum Education & Training (PET). Zetzer is a licensed psychologist and former president of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association.

Zetzer’s areas of scholarship include multicultural clinical supervision, parallel process in supervision, white privilege, and positive psychology including hope, forgiveness, gratitude, and meaning in life.Zetzer is a currently a member of Divisions 17 and 29 of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Psychology Training Clinics, the Society for Psychotherapy Research, the Interamerican Society of Psychology, the California Psychological Association, and the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association.

[Andrés Consoli and Heidi Zetzer are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at]