Claudia Dominguez

MA Counseling, specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Hometown

Temecula, California

Expected Graduation Date

Spring 2018

What do you hope to do with your degree?

Become licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in California.

Are you currently working? If so, do you work full-time, part time, and what do you do?

I am currently working as a tutor on campus with Student Support Services. I work 3 days a week, estimating at about 10 hours per week. I tutor undergraduates in Spanish, Psychology and writing/ proofreading papers.

Any outside obligations (family, military, volunteer work, student organizations, etc)?

I volunteer once a week at the UCSD Medical Center located in Hillcrest. There I shadow the occupational therapist in the psychiatric inpatient wing.

Tell us about any research or independent study you have done at SOLES.

My first year at SOLES was by far my busiest with research. I presented at two different conferences during Spring 2016 (ACJS and AAAS-PD) looking at the following topics: Women of Color on Death Row in Prisons, The Psychological Mindset of A Terrorist, and Integrating Evidence- Based and Culturally Responsive Mental Health Services for Policing Diverse Communities. My research team and I had the honor of being  mentioned in the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) journal for our work in The Psychological Mindset of a Terrorist.