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Olivia T. Ngadjui Ph.D., NCC, LPC

Olivia T. Ngadjui is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University. Dr. Ngadjui received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education from Idaho State University. She also holds a Masters of Arts degree from The George Washington University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She currently serves as the 2022-2023 Parliamentarian for the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, a member of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s (ACES) Human Rights and Social Justice Committee and the co-chair of the ACES Diversity and Inclusion Interest Network. Relatedly, she received the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s 2020 Multiculturalism and Social Justice Advocacy Award and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development’s 2021 Kim Lee Hughes Womanista “Wings” Award. Her academic interests include a) expanding culturally responsive practice for teaching, counseling, supervising, research/scholarship and leadership/advocacy in counselor education (b) culturally responsive strategies for informing the work of teachers and practitioners working with students of color in P-12 school environments and, (c) preventative wellness practices in counselor education for budding counselors.

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  • The connection between equity and mental health
  • Culturally responsive counseling
  • The school counselor’s role
  • Bias in school counseling
  • Strategies for school counselors

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