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Vera, Elizabeth

Title/s:  Professor; Co-Program Chair for Counseling Psychology

Specialty Area: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Community Counseling, Counseling Psychology, School Counseling

Office #:  Lewis Towers 1145, WTC

Phone: 312.915.6958

Email: evera@luc.edu

CV Link: /media/lucedu/education/faculty/cv/VITA2013.short w student authors id.pdf


  • PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Program Areas

  • Community Counseling
  • Counseling Psychology
  • School Counseling

Research Interests

  • Prevention, resiliency, and subjective well-being in urban youth
  • Multicultural competence
  • Social justice
  • Ethnic identity development
  • Latino mental health

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
    - Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) 
    - Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues)
  • National Latina/o Psychological Association
  • Association of Latino Psychology
  • Provided prevention programs, psychological counseling, and consultation services to students and teachers at Helen C. Peirce Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois

Courses Taught

  • CPSY 435 Prevention, Outreach, and Advocacy
  • CPSY 445 Family Therapy II
  • CPSY 454 Human Development
  • CPSY 458 Psychology of Adolescence
  • CPSY 535 Seminar in Supervision


  • Loyola University Chicago, School of Education Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Research (2015)
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Counseling Psychology Division 
  • Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist-Practitioner Award, American Psychological Association