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Victoria Sepulveda

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree ProgramM.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Sepulveda has nearly 20 years of working in the human services and counseling fields, 10 years of full-time counselor education experience, and has worked in the fields of clinical mental health counseling, addiction counseling, family preservation and reunification, and intimate partner violence. She has provided grant writing and counseling consultation services and is a published author. Dr. Sepulveda is currently serving as the Midwest Region Past-Chair (2020-2021) for the American Counseling Association (ACA), and has served the counseling profession in a number of roles. She has been Midwest Region Chair (2019-2020) for the ACA, past-president of the Wisconsin Counseling Association, past-president of the Michigan Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (MACES), past-president of the Alpha Omega chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), a former CSI intern (2007-2008), and former member at large (2014-2015) and secretary (2011-2012) of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES). She is a member of the American Counseling Association; the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision; the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities; and the Association for Creativity in Counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor and clinical substance abuse counselor in Wisconsin and maintains a small private practice north of Milwaukee. Dr. Sepulveda has been a contributing faculty member in Walden University’s School of Counseling in 2014.

Courses Taught

COUN 6730 - Counseling Addictive Disorders

COUN 6723 - Multicultural Counseling

Education

PhD, The University of Toledo

MA, Central Michigan University

BS, Central Michigan University

Awards / Honors

NCACES Outstanding Professional Leadership Award, North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2018

NCACES Innovative Counselor Education Program Award (co-recipient with faculty), NCACES, 2016

North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Student Research Grant, Investigating psychopharmacological knowledge within CACREP-accredited counselor education programs., NCACES, 2008

Second Place, Graduate Student Ethics Competition, American Counseling Association, 2007

Chi Sigma Iota Intern Award, Chi Sigma Iota, 2007

Recipient, Centralis Scholar Award, Central Michigan University, 1996

Publications

Sepulveda, V. I., Piazza, N. J., Devlin, M., Ritchie, M., Salyers, K., Tucker-Gail, K. (2016). Psychopharmacology in counseling, psychology, and social work education: An interdisciplinary history and implications for professional counselors Wisconsin Counseling Association Journal

Moe, J., Perera-Diltz, D., Sepulveda, V. I. (2014). Beyond competence: Fostering LGBTQQI ally development through supervision. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling

Moe, J., Perera-Diltz, D., Sepulveda, V. I., Finnerty, P. (2014). Salience, valence, context, and integration: Conceptualizing the needs of sexually and gender diverse youth in P-12 schools Journal of Homosexuality

Moe, J., Perera, D., Sepulveda, V. I. (2010). Are consultation and social justice advocacy similar? The perceptions of professional counselors and counseling students Journal of Social Action in Counseling & Psychology

Presentations

Sepulveda, V. I. (2018). The counseling needs of clients who have undergone clinically significant weight loss. ACA

Sepulveda, V. I., Jenkins, C. D. (2017). Deconstructing the well-meaning white counselor and building multicultural counseling competency ACES

Ong, L., Sepulveda, V. (2017). Using a relational ethic framework in multicultural clinical decision making. Wisconsin Counseling Association

Sepulveda, V. (2017). Embracing the (sometimes) awkward: Tips for speaking with your legislators. Wisconsin Counseling Association

Sepulveda, V. I., Cortes, E., Floyd, M., Hein, S., LaPlante, N., Lesofsky, M., Marshall, B., Mays, S., Moran, S., Rich, I. (2016). Deconstructing the well-meaning white counselor while building multicultural competence and confidence in our students: A panel discussion. Wisconsin Counseling Association

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