Office: EP 240
Victor earned his Bachelor’s degree with an Individually Designed, Interdepartmental Major (Social Psychology, Ethics, and Urban Studies) from the University of Minnesota in 1995, his Master of Arts in Counseling from Northern Arizona University in 2000, and his Doctorate in Counseling in 2017 from the Oregon State University. Victor has been a practicing counselor since 2000 working with clients ranging from children to adults and in settings such as the Navajo reservation in Arizona, a school-based health center in the Rogue Valley, private practice and for the last 9 years at the Student Health and Wellness Center here at SOU. Victor’s clinical interests include the therapeutic alliance (common factors), integrative approaches to psychotherapy, trauma treatment, integrating mindfulness and neurobiology in counseling, collegiate recovery, and suicide prevention. Victor’s research interests include the elements that make a good counselor, gatekeeping in counselor education programs, clinical supervision, and other interests to be determined. Victor teaches in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and the Psychology department. Victor is enjoying his evolution as a qualitative researcher. Off-campus, Victor enjoys many different activities outdoors (such as skiing, running, and hiking) and spending time with his wife and two children.