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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Counselor Education

Office: Sweeney Hall 404

Telephone: 408-924-3634 (voice); 408-924-4137 (fax)

Website: www.sjsu.edu/counselored/


Xiaolu Hu
Jason Laker
Dolores Mena, Chair

Associate Professors

Kyoung Mi Choi

Assistant Professors

Lorri Capizzi
Aubrey Uresti


The Counselor Education Department prepares individuals to work as counselors in culturally and economically diverse K-12 schools, postsecondary education settings, and community-based organizations. The department offers a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance, with specializations in K-12 School Counseling [including a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) K-12 School Counseling Credential, and a Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA) authorization], Higher Education, and Professional Clinical Counseling. Faculty work closely with graduate students  to build effective counseling and assessment skills; nurture reflective thinking and intercultural awareness; and provide the experiences needed to become dynamic, culturally sustaining counselors who are committed to advocacy, social justice, and lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared to support the personal growth, holistic wellness, and healthy development of individuals and groups through  counseling approaches that are strengths-based and grounded in theory, research, and effective practices.



    Counselor Education