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Brandon L. Velez

Professional Background

Educational Background

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Velez's research focuses on the links of oppression and collective identity attitudes with mental health and career outcomes among sexual, gender, and racial/ethnic minority people. He is particularly interested in the experiences and well-being of populations with multiple stigmatized identities, such as racial ethnic minority women and LGBTQ people of color. 

Selected Publications

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CCPJ 5062: Career Counseling and Development
General concepts of career development and methods of assessment in career counseling. This course also highlights various issues related to the career development of diverse client populations in light of contemporary socio-political phenomena.


CCPJ 5164 Multicultural counseling and psychology

Introduces students to a range of approaches used in psychology and other disciplines for developing therapeutic interventions across diverse racial, cultural, and linguistic groups. Examination of culturally indigenous perspectives of and approaches to mental health and healing. Introduction to culturally based counseling methods.



CCPJ 5062: Career Counseling and Development

General concepts of career development and methods of assessment in career counseling. This course also highlights various issues related to the career development of diverse client populations in light of contemporary socio-political phenomena. Materials fee: $40.

CCPJ 5164: Multicultural counseling and psychology

Introduces students to a range of approaches used in psychology and other disciplines for developing therapeutic interventions across diverse racial, cultural, and linguistic groups. Examination of culturally indigenous perspectives of and approaches to mental health and healing. Introduction to culturally based counseling methods.

Documents & Papers

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