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Dr. Azara L. Santiago-Rivera

Azara L. Santiago-Rivera

Azara L. Santiago-Rivera, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She held academic appointments in the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Departments, and the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Division of Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York from 1992- 2004. She earned a doctorate in Counseling from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She has published well over thirty articles, and two books on various issues in mental health, including multicultural perspectives in the delivery of mental health services. She is currently working on a third book on multicultural competencies with Dr. Dibya Choudhuri, an Associate Professor of Counseling from Eastern Michigan University.

Azara served as the Associate Dean of the School of Education for a three year term at University at Albany. She has held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations such as the Vice-President of the Latino Interest Network of the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), and the President of Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) within the American Counseling Association. She was the President of the National Latino/a Psychological Association, an American Psychological Association affiliated association from 2004-1006, and hosted the NLPA 2006 conference in Milwaukee. (October 2006).

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