Susan V. Lester, Ph.D.Associate Professor and Chair of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies Joined USJ:
M.A., Saint Joseph College
B.A., Gordon College
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Dr. Susan Lester is an associate professor, chair of the Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies programs, and the program director for Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Susan’s scholarship has focused on the counseling profession in the international context, and her publications include a study on the experiences of Bhutanese Counselors with Western Counseling. She has given multiple presentations on Bhutan and international counseling and continues to support researchers and counselors as the counseling profession grows in Bhutan, South Asia. She also maintains an interest in multicultural counseling and social issues in the United States and has co-authored a book chapter in Culturally Alert Counseling edited by G. McCauliffe and Associates. She has also published teaching exercises for multicultural education, and presented on counseling in collectivist cultures and cross-cultural communication.
Prior to joining USJ, Susan worked as a professional counselor in private practice and religious settings.
Skills and Techniques in Counseling, Multicultural Counseling, Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Practicum and Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling