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Dr. Debra M Perez

Antioch University New England, Online

Dr. Perez has been a professional counselor focusing on trauma treatment for over 18 years serving rural NM. She currently lives in Montana and provides therapy via telebehavioral health. In addition to being a counselor and a professor, she is also an author, contributing chapters to multiple books as well as coauthoring and coediting a book for counselors on telebehavioral health. Dr. Perez serves on NM Counselors for Advocacy and Social Justice as president-elect, as well as on the Social Justice and Advocacy Committee for IARTC and for ACSSW.


Educational History

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of the Cumberlands
  • MA in Professional Counseling from NMHU
  • BS in Psychology from UNM

  • “Children of Same Sex Couples” – Chapter 13 in Implementing Culturally Responsive Practices in Education
  • “Telebehavioral Health” – Chapter 13 in Introduction to 21st Century Counseling: A Multicultural and Social Justice Approach
  • Synchronous Online Counseling and Supervision in the 21st Century – Coeditor – Authored five chapters
  • “Fostering Student Success” – Chapter 5 in Foundations, Principles, and Techniques of Online Instruction
  • Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Sexuality
  • Preparing and Managing the Online Classroom in Higher Ed
  • Telehealth 101
  • Presentations Demystified: From Proposal to Presentation and Beyond
  • Supervision Ethics
  • Incorporating Multicultural and Social Justice into Online Courses
  • ACA
  • NMCA and NM Counselors for Advocacy and Social Justice (president-elect)
  • ACES
  • CSI
  • ACSSW and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • IARTC and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice committee
Dr. Debra M Perez

Adjunct Faculty ,

Clinical Mental Health Counseling


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