Cirleen DeBlaere

Cirleen DeBlaere

Assistant Professor at Georgia State University

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Founder, Division  - Multiracial Heritage

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology  - Lehigh University


Ph.D.  - Counseling Psychology , University of Florida

undergraduate degree  - psychology , Boston University


Executive Board Member  - Division 17

Member of Subcommittees  - Early Career Professionals

Member of Subcommittees  - International

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Cirleen DeBlaere, PhD (email)
Georgia State University Vice President for Education and Training: 2016-2019

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Cirleen DeBlaere, Ph.D.
Biography: Cirleen DeBlaere is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Georgia State University. Her areas of interest and expertise include the complex relationships between minority stressors (e.g., discrimination, internalized oppression) and mental health for marginalized populations, with a particular focus on the experiences of individuals with multiple marginalized identities, and multicultural competence in therapy and training. In addition to her leadership roles in other APA divisions (Co-Chair, Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, APA 44), Cirleen has served SCP as a member of the International and ECP Subcommittees of the 2014 Counseling Psychology Conference Planning Committee, Awards and Recognition Committee, Programming Committee, Subcommittee on Social Action, and as a faculty member of the 2016 Leadership Academy. Also, as Tri-Chair of the STG on Engagement, she Co-Chaired the effort that developed the Vice President for International Affairs position. Recently, Cirleen co-founded the Division on Asian Americans of Multiracial Heritage within the Asian American Psychological Association.

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Cirleen DeBlaere, PhD
Dr. Cirleen DeBlaere is an Assistant Professor of counseling psychology in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University. Her research focuses on the experiences of individuals with multiple and intersecting marginalized identities, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of women of color and sexual minority people of color. Dr. DeBlaere's research investigates the links of minority stressors (e.g., discrimination, stigma) to mental health and the potential moderating and mediating variables in the minority stress-mental health relation. Her work has been recognized with several national awards including the 2011 TCP Major Contribution Award (APA, Society of Counseling Psychology), the 2012 Research on Psychotherapy with Women Award (APA, Society for the Psychology of Women), and the 2012 Women of Color Psychologies Award (Association for Women in Psychology). Dr. DeBlaere was also named a 2015 NMCS Rising Star for her work in multicultural psychology.

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