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Tadesse Giorgis

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Tadesse W. Giorgis is currently serving as a Contributing Faculty at Walden University in the School of Couseling , Clinical Mental Health Program. Dr. Tadesse W. Giorgis is a professor of Psychology at Chicago State University. Dr. Giorgis with a specialization in Counseling and Human Development has generated graduate courses in Developmental Psychopathology with a particular emphasis on Cross Cultural Model of Psychotherapeutic Interventions. He is also a specialist in Microcounseling and Clinical Supervision. Dr. Giorgis is considered a pioneer in Afrocentric Multicultural Counselor Education. His research and published work include Cross Cultural Psychology and Psychosocial Development of Urban Youth, Cross Cultural clinical Supervision, Therapeutic Efficacy. Dr. Giorgis is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision ( ASCES), and The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD).

As a strong advocate of international education, Dr. Giorgis has established an International Consortium for the Advancement of Higher Education in Africa, a consortium that includes the University of Iowa, Western Michigan University, Northern Illinois University, Chicago State University, Governors State University and the University of Wyoming. He is currently engaged in international research collaborations with Addis Ababa University, Makele University and Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. Dr. Giorgis serves as a graduate program development consultant for Addis Ababa University, Department of Psychology. He has an ongoing interest in creating an Iniurtnational Network between Universities in the USA and universities in the continent of Africa. Dr. Giorgis is the author of Ethiopian Immigrants Socio-cultural adjustment Process and Western Civilization. His current research is on mental health and globalization which seeks to understand the psychological consequences of globalization, and the cultural complexity of rapid globalization and its impact on mental health and implications for emerging psychopathology.

Dr. Giorgis has a PhD from the University of Iowa, and an MSED from Baylor University. He has held visiting scholar positions at the University of Yucatan, Mexico, as well as visiting professor positions at the Addis Ababa University, Mekele University and Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, Internationally Dr. Giorgis has served as Chair of the American International Counseling Network, Chair of the Department of Psychology at CSU and Director of Graduate Psychology Program at CSU.. Dr. Giorgis received the Baylor University Distinguished[t1] Scholar Award, the University of Iowa Award for Testing and Assessment, the Chicago State University Award for Outstanding Service for Community Outreach.

Courses Taught

COUN 6215 - Lifespan Development


PhD, University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA United States


Giorgis, T. W. (2019). Developing a System of Evaluatiin for a Ph. D. Dissertation. Bahir Dar University.