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Jorge Rosales Lopez, PhD, CRC, LPC, NCC


Assistant Professor

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  • PhD in Counselor Education & Counseling, Idaho State University | CACREP Accredited
  • MS in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Georgia State University| CACREP Accredited
  • BA in Psychology, University of California, Riverside


Jorge Rosales Lopez (he/him/el) is a Scholar Educator Professor in the Counseling Department at Palo Alto University. He is a bilingual (English and Spanish) licensed professional counselor in Idaho, a national certified counselor (NCC), and nationally certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC). With a specialization in clinical rehabilitation and clinical mental health counseling, he has rendered bilingual counseling services to historically underserved individuals in private and community settings.Growing up in a predominately Latine community, he witnessed first-hand the need for accessible and culturally sensitive helping services offered to marginalized groups. A hope of his is to continue to serve the Latine community through collaborative efforts and comunidad. Through his experience community or, comunidad, efforts have proven to be such a great way of both connecting and serving the Latine population.

His professional interests seek to continue expanding the availability of culturally sensitive resources and services to marginalized populations. His research interests include exploring multicultural sensitivity, serving the Latin(a/o/e) population, liberation oriented research, Relational Cultural Theory, social justice, & disability. He currently strives to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within the counseling profession through serving on the Western Association of Counselor Education & Supervision’s DEI committee. He previously has earned a scholarship from the US Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration Scholarship Program and was selected as a 2022-23 NBCC Doctoral Minority Fellow for the National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates. As a MFP doctoral fellow, his professional aspirations seek to continue expanding and advocating for the availability of resources to overlooked and underserved communities.
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Areas of Interest:

Multicultural Sensitivity, Latin(a/o/e) population, Relational Cultural Theory, Social Justice, & Disability

Selected Publications:

Shannonhouse L., Lopez, J., Lewis, Hall, M. E., Silverman, E., Captari, L. E., Park, C. L., McMartin, J., Kapic, K., Aten, J., (In Press).
“God Wastes Nothing”: A Consensual Qualitative Study of Coping Among Catholic Individuals with Cancer Diagnoses. Journal of Health Psychology

Shannonhouse, L., Mize, M., Miskis, C., Rice, R., Orr, J., Mason, E., Lopez, J. (2019) A Counselor's Role in Suicide Intervention: Individual and Systemic Levels. CSI Exemplar.


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