Alfredo Palacios

Alfredo Palacios

Alfredo Palacios

Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling and Human Services
COLU 3013

Biographical Information

Dr. Alfredo Palacios is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at UCCS. A graduate of The University of New Mexico, Dr. Palacios is a practicing clinician, educator and researcher. In his practice he sees adults and youth, employing a person-centered existential approach to counseling. His scholarship focuses on social emotional learning and mindfulness-based interventions for at-risk youth. In addition, his conceptual scholarship aims to challenge forms of existential and humanistic theories as to include broader relevance for diverse client populations and other ethical circumstances. He is the host and producer of the Theory of Change Podcast discussing sociological and philosophical issues relevant to the helping professions.

Education

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education & Supervision, The University of New Mexico
  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling & School Counseling, The University of New Mexico
  • B.A., Sociology, The University of New Mexico

Certifications

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Alabama (LPC)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, New Mexico (LMHC)

Publications

White, D., Palacios, A., (2020) A Culturally Responsive Existential-Phenomenological Approach for Counseling Black Sexual Minority Youth. Journal of Humanistic Counseling. 59 (2). DOI: 10.1002/johc. 12131

 

Palacios, A. F., Lemberger, M. E. (2019). A counselor-delivered mindfulness and social-emotional learning intervention for early childhood educators. Journal of Humanistic Counseling. 58 (3). 184-203. DOI: 10.1002/johc.12119

 

Palacios, A. F. (2018). An idealist’s view of humanistic psychotherapy. Journal of Humanistic Counseling. 57 (3). 223-231. DOI: 10.1002/johc.12084

 

Lemberger, M. E., Carbonneau, K. J., Atencio, D. J., Zieher, A. K., & Palacios, A. (2018). Self-regulatory growth effects for young children participating in a combined social-emotional learning and mindfulness-based intervention. Journal of Counseling and Development. 96. DOI:10.1002/j.1556-6676.2014.00000.x

 

Chávez, T. A., Givens, J., Lemberger, M. E., Lemberger-Truelove, T., & Palacios, A. F. (2018). Dialogical meaning and justice for constructivist and existential psychologies. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/10720537.2018.1461718

 

Palacios, A., Stoltz, K. (2017) An Existential Foundation to Career Counseling Across the Lifespan. Journal of Career Planning and Adult Development. 33. 2. ISSN 0736-19

Selected Publications

Chesser, S., Palacios, A., Moore, T., Forbes, S.A. (February, 2020). A.C.C.E.S.S.- A Researcher Practitioner Partnership. Critical Questions in Education Annual Conference. Seattle, Washington.

 

Palacios, A. (November, 2019). The Ambiguous Self: An Existentialist’s View of Diversity in Psychotherapy. Alabama Counseling Association Annual Conference. Montgomery, AL.

 

Palacios, A., Gunther J. (October, 2019). The Use of Podcasts as an Educational Medium for Counselor Educators. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Semi Annual National Conference. Seattle, WA.

 

Palacios, A., Tyler, J., Appling, B., Delgado, H. (October 2019). Rethinking Suicide Prevention: A Social Justice Approach for Counselors. Let the Voices Be Heard! An international conversation on Counseling, Psychotherapy and Social Justice. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 

Palacios, A. (March, 2019) Invited Speaker. Courageous Classrooms: Teaching Diversity in a Global Society. Diversity Forum at Columbus State University. Columbus, GA.

 

Palacios, A., Lemberger-Truelove, M., (March, 2019) A Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Counseling Intervention for Young Children. American Counseling Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.

 

Palacios, A., Brown, A. (February, 2019). Courageous Classrooms: Teaching Diversity in a Global Society. Diversity Promising Practices Conference. Auburn, AL.

Awards

  • 2020: Humanistic Educator/Supervisor Award, The Association of Humanistic Counseling

Service

Host/Producer: The Theory of Change Podcast https://theoryofchange.libsyn.com

 

Journal of Humanistic Counseling

  • Guest Editor, Special Issue “Existentialism”
  • Associate Editor, June 2018 – Present
  • Editorial Review Board, August 2016 – July 2018
  • Assistant to the Editor, August 2015 – August 2016