Victoria Sepulveda

Victoria SepulvedaVictoria Sepulveda, Ph.D., LPC, CSAC, NCC

Assistant Professor, M.S. in Counseling Program
Licensed Professional Counselor
Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor
National Certified Counselor
President-Elect, Wisconsin Counseling Association

Email: sepulvev@mtmary.edu 
Phone: (414) 930-3446
Office: Kostka Hall, room 339

Awards/Honors:

  • Co-Recipient (with Counseling Department), North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Innovative Counselor Education Program Award, October 2016
  • Nominee, 2015-2016 Mount Mary University Teaching Excellence Award
  • Recipient, NCACES Student Research Grant (Investigating Psychopharmacological Knowledge within CACREP-Accredited Counselor Education Programs), October 2008, $1,000
  • Co-Recipient, Second Place Award, American Counseling Association Student Ethics Competition (Doctoral level), with Amber Lange, Megan Mahon, and Tara Hill, March 2007
  • Recipient, Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International Intern Award, March 2007
  • Recipient, United Way Volunteer of the Week, Isabella County, Michigan, July 2002
  • Recipient, Outstanding Leadership Award, Office of Student Life, Central Michigan University, April 1999

I have 15 years of experience in the human services field and have worked in the fields of alcohol and drug counseling, mental health counseling, family preservation and reunification, and intimate partner violence prevention and treatment. Additionally, I have expertise in grant writing, program consultation, and research. My counseling-related passions include professional counselor advocacy, leadership and service, social justice issues, and burnout prevention. Helping others has always been my passion, and it is truly inspiring to see people tackle the challenges in their lives while finding meaning. I want our students to think critically and ethically, demonstrate empathy and authenticity, and understand how these actions will ultimately help their clients and strengthen the counseling profession.

Victoria Sepulveda, Ph.D., LPC, CSAC, NCC

Education

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Toledo (CACREP-accredited). Dissertation: The formal instruction of psychopharmacology in CACREP-accredited counselor education programs.
  • Master of Arts in Community Counseling, Central Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Family Studies, Family Science Concentration, Central Michigan University

Research Interests

  • Psychopharmacology education and application to client populations
  • Multicultural counseling education and racial identity development for counselors
  • Assessing the needs of LGBTQ populations
  • Women’s issues (intimate partner violence, sexuality, self-esteem, and eating disorders)

Recent Presentations (2011 - present)

  • Sepulveda, V., Cortes, E., Floyd, M., Hein, S., LaPlante, N., Lesofsky, M., Marshall, B., & Moran, S. (November 2016). Deconstructing the well-meaning white counselor while building multicultural competence and confidence in our students: A panel discussion. (Presentation Session) Wisconsin Counseling Summit, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
  • Sepulveda, V. (October, 2016). The accidental English professor, or how I address social justice through students' writing needs. (Presentation Session) North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Bloomington, Minnesota. 
  • Kraemer Smothers, M., Ong, L., Sepulveda, V., & Jashinsky, T. (October, 2016). Assessment of counselor trainee skills and self-efficacy. (Presentation Session) North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Bloomington, Minnesota.
  • Sepulveda, V. (September, 2016). The convergence of professional wellness and client trauma: Salient strategies for clinicians. (Presentation Session) Social Living Conference (Sponsored by Milwaukee Affiliate for Social Living), Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • King, C. & Sepulveda, V. (April, 2016). Implementing trauma-informed care in school settings using neuroscience and non-traditional modalities. (Presentation Session) Mount Mary University Counseling Department's Spring Intensive Workshop, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Sepulveda, V., Crethar, H., Hammer, T., & Brace, A. (October, 2014). Moving past the basic tenets of counseling to true client service: A reflection. (Presentation Session) North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Sepulveda, V., Hammer, T., & Crethar, H. (October, 2014). Building supervisory expertise regarding eating disorder treatment. (Presentation Session) North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Moe, J., Finnerty, P., Sepulveda, V., & Perera-Diltz, D. (October, 2013). Counselors as allies: An affirming approach for counseling and supervision with LGBTQ clients. (Presentation Session) Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • Pickover, S., Bennett-Garraway, J., & Sepulveda, V. (October, 2013). Client centered counselor education: Shifting focus from student to client in clinical courses. (Roundtable Session) Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • Sepulveda, V., & Frederick, A. (October, 2012). What do I need to know about medications? Exploring graduate students and new professionals’ opinions regarding psychopharmacology in counselor education. (Presentation Session) North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Sepulveda, V., & Frederick, A. (November, 2012). Exploring counselors’ perceptions of psychopharmacology. (Presentation Session) All Michigan Counselors Conference, Troy, Michigan.
  • Mu’Min, A., & Sepulveda, V. (October, 2012). Navigating unchartered waters: Finding life and career balance after graduation from counselor education programs. (Roundtable Session) North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Sepulveda, V., & Piazza, N. (November, 2011). The formal instruction of psychopharmacology within counselor education: Results from a recent study (Presentation Session) All-Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Sepulveda, V., & Piazza, N. (October, 2011). The formal instruction of psychopharmacology in CACREP-accredited counselor education programs. (Poster Session) Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Piazza, N., & Sepulveda, V. (April, 2011). A model curriculum for supervising and teaching counselors about psychotropic medications. Kappa Sigma Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Symposium on Supervision, Kent, Ohio.

Publications

  • Sepulveda, V., Piazza, N., Devlin, M., Ritchie, S., Salyers, K., & Tucker-Gail, K. (2016). Psychopharmacology in counseling, psychology, and social work education: An interdisciplinary history and implications for professional counselors. Wisconsin Counseling Journal, 29(1), 35-48.
  • Moe, J., Perera-Diltz, D., & Sepulveda, V. (2014). Beyond competence: Fostering LGBTQQI ally development through supervision. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 8(4), 389-401.
  • Moe, J., Perera-Diltz, D., Sepulveda, V., & Finnerty, P. (2014). Salience, valence, context, and integration: Conceptualizing the needs of sexually and gender diverse youth in P-12 schools. Journal of Homosexuality, 61(3), 435-451.
  • Moe, J., Cates, K., & Sepulveda, V. (2013). Wicca & neo-paganism: A primer for counselors. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, & Research, 40, 38-47.
  • Moe, J., Perera, D., & Sepulveda, V. (2010). Are consultation and social justice advocacy similar? The perceptions of professional counselors and counseling students. Journal of Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 3(1), 106-123.
  • Mahon, M. M., Hill, T. M., Sepulveda, V. I., & Lange, A. M. (2010). End-of-life issues and the supervisory relationship. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas10/Article_41.pdf
  • Sepulveda, V. (2010). Substance abuse, chemical dependency, and incarcerated women: Possible barriers to treatment and suggestions for counselors. Wisconsin Counseling Journal, 24, 3-9.
  • Sepulveda, V. (2009). Multicultural supervision: Strategies, successes, and implications. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 10(1), 19-24.
  • Sepulveda, V. (2009). Online survey research: Benefits and limitations. Journal of Counseling Practice. Electronic Journal. Located at http://www.ohiocounseling.org/Resources/Documents/JCP%20%20Archives%20PDF.pdf

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling
  • Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International
  • North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Wisconsin Counseling Association (President-Elect, 2016-2017)