Heather Trepal, Ph.D

Dr. Heather Trepal is a Professor and Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor and board-approved supervisor in the state of Texas. Research & publications focus on professional advocacy, bilingual counselor training and supervision, relational-cultural theory, gender issues and sexual trauma, supervision in integrated behavioral healthcare settings, and non-suicidal self-injury. She currently serves as the project director for the Program for the Integrated Training of Counselors in Behavioral Healthcare. She has also served as President of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Association for Creativity in Counseling, both divisions of the American Counseling Association. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Professional Leadership Award, The Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Advocacy Award, the American Counseling Association Presidential Award, and the Dwight D. Arnold Outstanding Alumnus Award from Kent State University’s Department of Counseling and Human Development Service Program.