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Dr. S Anandavalli
Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
S Anandavalli (she, her, hers), PhD, NCC is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Southern Oregon University, Co-Chair of the Writer’s Consortium of Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD). As a feminist scholar, her interests center around intersectionality; research ethics, mentorship, minority mental health; social justice and activism; career development; and critical research methodologies. Committed to anti-oppressive counselor training, she has researched, presented, and published at various peer-reviewed journals; regional and national conferences; and webinars. She is currently an ad hoc reviewer for The Clinical Supervisor, Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, and International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling.
Dr. Victor Chang
Assistant Professor of Psychology
PhD, Oregon State University
Dr. Chang received his Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Northern Arizona University in 2000 and his PhD in Counseling from Oregon State University in 2017. Dr. Chang has been a practicing counselor since 2000 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board-approved clinical supervisor in Oregon. He has a range of clinical experience with children, adolescents, adults, and families. His clinical and research interests include suicide prevention, collegiate recovery, trauma treatment, social justice and EDI in the mental health professions, gatekeeping in counselor education programs and clinical supervision. Dr. Chang’s mission as a counselor and an educator is to empower people to become their best selves. Besides teaching, supervision, research, and clinical practice, Dr. Chang serves as the Assessment Coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. Dr. Chang also maintains a small private practice in Ashland. He is active in the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) and is also a local school board member. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and working up a sweat in the great outdoors.
Dr. Cody Christopherson
Associate Professor of Psychology & Coordinator of Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
PhD, The University of Notre Dame
Dr. Christopherson has been a full-time faculty member in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program since 2012. He has served as the CMHC program coordinator and chair from 2015-2019. He has served as the Faculty Ombuds at SOU since 2021. He is currently on the editorial board for the Journal of Mental Health Counseling and is an active member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Supervision and Education, and the Western Association for Counselor Supervision and Education. Research interests include meta-research, replication, and graphic medicine. He also maintains a small private practice in Ashland.
Dr. Douglas C. Smith
Professor and Chair, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
PhD, University of California (Los Angeles)
Dr. Smith teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Prior to coming to SOU in 2009, he was a faculty member in the Department of Counselor Education at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. A licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist, Dr. Smith’s clinical and research interests are in the area of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. His work has resulted in international partnerships with researchers throughout the Pacific Basin including Japan, Korea, and Thailand. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, biking, yoga, and hanging out with friends and family.