College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.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.
COUN 6730 - Counseling Addictive Disorders
COUN 6723 - Multicultural Counseling
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
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.
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.