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Vera, Elizabeth

Professor; Co-Program Chair for Counseling Psychology

  • 312.915.6958
  • Lewis Towers 1145, WTC
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Education
    • PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

    Specialty Area

    Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Community Counseling, Counseling Psychology, School Counseling

    Program Areas

    • Community Counseling
    • Counseling Psychology
    • School Counseling

    Courses Taught

    • CPSY 435 Prevention, Outreach, and Advocacy
    • CPSY 445 Family Therapy II
    • CPSY 454 Human Development
    • CPSY 458 Psychology of Adolescence
    • CPSY 535 Seminar in Supervision

    Research Interests

    • Prevention, resiliency, and subjective well-being in urban youth
    • Multicultural competence
    • Social justice
    • Ethnic identity development
    • Latino mental health

    Professional & Community Affiliations

    • American Psychological Association
      - Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) 
      - Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues)
    • National Latina/o Psychological Association
    • Association of Latino Psychology
    • Provided prevention programs, psychological counseling, and consultation services to students and teachers at Helen C. Peirce Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois


    • Loyola University Chicago, School of Education Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Research (2015)
    • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Counseling Psychology Division 
    • Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist-Practitioner Award, American Psychological Association