Counseling, Leadership, Literacy & Special Education

Faculty

Dr. Faith Deveaux is the chair of the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, & Special Education and the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Counselor Education. She received her B.A. degree in English literature from Skidmore College, her M.A. degree in counselor education, and her Ph.D. degree in counseling psychology from New York University. She completed an APA approved internship at the Children’s Village where she was also the first person to do a residency. She has had advanced training at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and also in family therapy. She is a New York State licensed psychologist and a national certified counselor. Dr. Deveaux was the national chair of the Human Rights Committee of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and an editorial board member of the Family Journal. She was the first recipient of the PRISM award, given by the Lehman College President's Committee on Pluralism and Diversity, for work in addressing pluralism and diversity issues on campus and fostering communication among different groups at the college. She is an active member of numerous professional organizations and has made presentations nationally and internationally.

Prior to coming to Lehman College, Dr. Deveaux developed two community based counseling programs. One program is a trilingual program (English, Spanish and Chinese) in the Lower East Side of New York for first generation college students to discover the options and opportunities in higher education. This program resulted in over 1000 students each year preparing for and entering college. The second program is in the Bronx and provides community based assistance for families under severe stress. She has also done independent psychological consultation with people suffering from anxiety and depression, parents dealing with issues of autism and special needs of children, serious health issues, and death, dying and bereavement. In all her work, the importance of cultural context is valued.

Academic Interests

Dr. Faith Deveaux’s areas of academic interest include theories and practice of counseling, supervision and teaching, multicultural and cross cultural counseling issues, family and school counseling and parenting. As a participant at the Lincoln Center Institute, she has been developing the integration of aesthetic education into the teaching and training of counselors, and particularly the development of counseling skills and multicultural competencies through increasing multiple perspectives.

Research

Dr. Deveaux’s current research interests are in the areas of improving teaching and learning through the integration of aesthetic education, supporting the building of multicultural competencies through action research, and the use of writing assignments in developing and refining key counseling skills in pre-service counselors.

Honors

  • Book Review Board, The Family Journal, 2004-2005
  • Professional Development/Outstanding Leadership Award: 2001 International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
  • Chair, National Human Rights Committee, American Counseling Association 2001-2002
  • Nominated Teacher of the Year award: 2001, 2002 Lehman College
  • American Counseling Association Representative: LEADERS COUNT conference Teachers College, Columbia University September 13-14, 2000
  • Member, National Human Rights Committee, American Counseling Association, 1999-2001 Editorial Board: Journal of Spiritual and Religious Values in Counseling 1997-2000
  • Chair, Human Rights Task Force: 1998-2000 International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
  • Co-chair, Alliance Project, Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, 1998
  • Co-chair, Social Policy and Legislation Committee: 1998-2000 International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
  • First Annual PRISM Award: 1995 First recipient of the Annual Prism Award, given by the Lehman College President's Committee on Pluralism and Diversity, for work in addressing pluralism and diversity issues on campus and fostering communication among different groups at the College.
  • Panel of Experts: American Psychological Association Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training. 1994 - 2002
  • Chapter President: Chi Sigma Iota Tau, International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • Deveaux, F. Donas, E., Perry-Ryder, G. (2008 accepted). Teaching and learning aesthetic education: Relevance and reflection. Aesthetic Education Conference Proceedings.
  • Deveaux, F. (2008 in press). The family life cycle in B. Erford, ed. American Counseling Association Encyclopedia of Counseling, Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Deveaux, F. (2008 in press). [Review of Family Behavioral Issues in Health and Illness], The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families
  • Deveaux, F. (2005). [Review of communications among grandmothers, mothers, and adult daughters: A qualitative study of maternal relationships], The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 13, 510-511.
  • Deveaux, F. (2004). [Review of Journal of Intergenerational Relationships: Programs, Policy, and Research, 1,1], The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 12, 213-214.
  • Polirstok, S. Delisle, R., Deveaux, F., Gottlieb, B., Qian, G., Thompson, P., Zuss, M., (2002). The learning circle model: A vehicle for exploring critical perspectives in teacher education. Eric Clearninghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, D.C.
  • Deveaux, F. (2001). Complexities uncovered: Intergenerational considerations of sociocultural contexts. In Roth, R. & Farley, F. (Eds.) The spiritual side of psychology at century’s end. Proceedings of the 57th Annual Convention of International Council of Psychologists, Salem, Massachusetts, USA. Lengerich: Pabst Publishers.
  • Deveaux, F. (2001). [Review of Forgive your parents: Heal yourself], The Family Journal, 9, 352-353.
  • Deveaux, F. (1999). [Review of Case studies in couple and family therapy], The Family Journal, 7, 415.
  • Deveaux, F. (1997). Social activism and advocacy: The time is now. The Family Digest, 10, 6.
  • Deveaux, F. (1997). Bridging the intercultural divide: Assessing the educator. In B. Bain, H. Janzen, J. Paterson, L. Stewin, A. Yu, (Eds.), Psychology and education in the 21st century: Proceedings of the 54th annual convention, International Council of Psychologists (102-107). Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: ICPress.
  • Deveaux, F. (1997). The triadic partnership: School, home and community. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 8, 43-51.
  • Deveaux, F. (1996). [Review of Treating the changing family: Handling normative and unusual events], Counseling Today, 33.

Presentations

  • Spice up the classroom with imagination: Discover aesthetic education; Panel of Experts. July 27-31, 2008, 33rd International Conference: Improving University Teaching, Glasgow, Scotland (with S.DeMinco and A. Gulla).
  • Integrating aesthetic education into teaching: July 27-31, 2008, 33rd International Conference: Improving University Teaching, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Teaching and learning aesthetic education: Relevance and reflection: April 24, 2007, Aesthetic Education: Expanding Notions of Excellence in K-18 Learning Communities: Queens College, Queens, NY( with Ernesto Donas and Gail Perry-Ryder).
  • Teaching for tolerance. November 7, 2006, Seventh Annual Professional Development School Conference, Moderator, Lehman College, Bronx, NY.
  • Teachers and counselors together: Let’s get creative. October 12-15, 2006, North Atlantic Region Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Lake George, NY.
  • Bridging the achievement gap in urban schools: A collaborative approach. June 26-30, 2006, Cape Cod Institute, American Orthopsychiatric Symposium, Eastham, MA.
  • How the leadership team promotes meaningful contextual change to address diversity and the achievement gap. April 21-23, 2004, NYSATE/NYACTE Spring conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.
  • The Action Research Process. June 15, 2004, Center for Teaching Excellence: Title V Action Research Summer Institute, Bronx, NY.
  • Lessons Learned in Transforming Counselor Education Programs in New York City Using the ASCA National Model and Modules from the Education Trust’s National Center for Transforming School Counseling (with S. Chen- Hayes & R. Eschenauer). November 14, 2004, New York State School Counselor Association Conference, Purchase, NY.
  • Lessons Learned in Transforming Counselor Education Programs and Lessons Learned in Transforming Counselor Education Programs and P-12 School Counseling Programs in New York City Using the ASCA National Model and Modules from the Education Trust’s National Center for Transforming School Counseling (with S. Chen-Hayes & R. Eschenauer). November 12, 2004, The Education Trust National Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Lessons Learned in Transforming Counselor Education Programs and P-12 School Counseling Programs in New York City Using the ASCA National Model and Modules from the Education Trust’s National Center for Transforming School Counseling (with S. Chen-Hayes & R. Eschenauer). October 14-17, 2004, No. Atlantic Region Assn. of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Mystic, CT.
  • Counseling Diverse Families: A Strengths-based Approach. October 17, 2003, New York State Psychological Association Division of Women’s Issues 20th Anniversary Conference, Bronx, NY.
  • Accessing Family Culture: Counselor as learner in multicultural situations(with Dr. Twinet Parmer), March 20-25, 2000, American Counseling Association Annual World Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Ethical considerations for treating minority families (with Drs. Kit Ng, Mary Arnold, and Mario Nieves), March 20-25, 2000, American Counseling Association Annual World Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Techniques in Multicultural Family Counseling (with Drs. Twinet Parmer, Susan Cameron, Azara Santiago, and Kit Ng), ACA Learning Institute, April 13-17, 1999, American Counseling Association World Conference, San Diego, Ca.

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