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Dr. Stephanie Ramirez completed her PhD at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Her doctorate is in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) with a specialization in Relational Cultural Theory (RCT) and Social Justice. The emphasis of her doctoral studies can be summed up in her dissertation title, Beyond the U.S.: A Qualitative Study on the Impact of Travel Abroad for Female Counselor Education and Supervision Students. Outside of teaching, Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She has counseled clients in a variety of settings, including providing counseling and advocacy services for undocumented women experiencing domestic violence, working with senior adults and caregivers, and, recently, working with at-risk youth. Her research interests include counseling outside of U.S. borders, social justice, and multicultural awareness and diversity. She has taught counseling courses in St. Mary’s University's Latin American program (online) and has traveled to Mexico and Argentina to help extend counseling opportunities for students outside of the United States. She has also presented on a variety of topics, including keeping ethics relevant in the field of counseling, attitudes and perceptions of Latina sexuality, LGBT youth and the coming-out process, using Transcendental phenomenology as research method, and travel abroad for the purposes of cultural immersion.
BA, Schreiner University
MA and PhD, St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas