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Lisa Moore Interim, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Michele Guzmán

Associate Faculty Ph.D., University of Albany, State University of New York

Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation, Clinical Associate Professor
Michele Guzmán



Clinical Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, and Assistant Director for Research and Evaluation, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education

Office: SZB 262J

Phone: (512) 471-0374
Fax: (512) 475-7641

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 10-12 p.m.
Or by appointment.


Multicultural Counseling

Multicultural Practicum

Counseling Theories

Spring 2009   
Spring 2008   
Spring 2007   Summer 2007   Fall 2007

Mailing Address:
The University of Texas at Austin
Educ Psychol Dept
1 University Station D5800
Austin, TX 78712-1294
UT Mail Code: D5800


Please note that because my primary appointment is in administration, I am not accepting students for the 2011-2012 academic year. I am unsure of plans to accept advisees in future years.

My interest in multicultural counseling and more specifically, ethnic and racial identity issues began with my investigation of the connection between ethnic identity and academic achievement among Mexican origin youth. I have continued this line of work and believe that counseling psychology has much to add to the dialogue on the educational struggles of Latino subgroups. However, I have also developed broader interests with regard to identity issues, such as how racial identity constructs, originally designed to capture the experiences of African Americans and White individuals, may or may not capture the experiences of Asian Americans and Latinos. Having now taught the Multicultural Counseling course for several semesters, and now that my primary appointment involves diversity education on campus, my research interests have come to focus on diversity training and the development of multicultural competencies. These interests currently focus on school counselors and teachers.

Terminal Degree

PhD Counseling Psychology

Representative Publications

Guzmán, M. R. (2010, August 15). Is Profiling Racist? It can be. The Huntsville Item.

McCarthy, C., Van Horn Kerne, V., Calfa, N.A., Lambert, R., & Guzmàn, M. (2010). An Exploration of School Counselors' Demands and Resources: Relationship to Stress, Biographic, and Caseload Characteristics. Professional School Counseling, 13, p146-158.

Brabeck, K., & Guzmán, M. R. (2009). Exploring Mexican-Origin Intimate Partner Abuse: Survivors’ Help-seeking within Their Socio-cultural contexts. Violence and Victims, 24, 817-832.

Guzmán, M. R. (2009). Developing Women of Color Leaders in Higher Education. Communiqué: Ethnic Minority Leadership, August 2009, XXXIII-XXV.

Brabeck, K., & Guzmán, M. R. (2008). Frequency and Perceived Effectiveness of Strategies to Survive Abuse Employed by Battered Mexican-Origin Women. Violence Against Women, 14, 1274-1294.

Santiago-Rivera, A. L. & Guzmán, M. R. (2008). Psychological issues and psychotherapeutic approaches with recent immigrants. In W. B. Walsh. (Ed.) Biennial Review of Counseling Psychology. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Recent Awards

DiversityFirst Award, Texas Diversity Council, October 2009
Faculty Professional Development Award, UT Austin Hispanic Faculty Staff Association, Spring 2007
Faculty Member of the Year Award,UT Austin Hispanic Faculty Staff Association,Spring 2007
Summer Research Assignment,University of Texas at Austin, Summer 2006 Project: Examining Guidance Counselor Utilization and Future Planning in Latino High School Students in Texas

Boards, Committees and Associations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • APA Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology
  • APA Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues
  • Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association (HFSA), University of Texas at Austin
  • National Latino Psychological Association (NLPA)
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