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Carlos Zalaquett

Dr. Carlos Zalaquett

Professor of Education (CNED); Co-Coordinator Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Phone: 814-867-6252

327A CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


  • Counselor Education


Carlos P. Zalaquett is a professor in the Department of Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at The Pennsylvania State University. He serves as co-coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.


He is the immediate past president of the Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología - Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP) and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Counselors Association (PAMHCA). He is the author or coauthor of more than 60 scholarly publications and the books Intentional Interviewing and Counseling: Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society (Cengage); Essentials of Intentional Interviewing (Cengage); Las Habilidades Atencionales Básicas: Pilares Fundamentales de la Comunicación Efectiva (Alexander Street Press); and Essentials Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Everyday Practice in Our Diverse World (Cognella), with Dr. Allen Ivey and Dr. Mary Bradford Ivey; Moments of Excellence, Volume I; Moments of Excellence, Volumes II and III with Dr. Dogukan Ulupinar, Dr. Elin Balif, and Dr. Mary Edwin; Evaluating Stress: A Book of Resources (Scarecrow Press), Volumes I and II, with Dr. Richard Wood; and Becoming an Ericksonian, Becoming Yourself (P. Catholic University of Chile).


Before coming to Penn State he was a professor in the Department of Education at the University of South Florida, Counseling Center Assistant Director and interim director at Sam Houston State University, and faculty and assistant director of research at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has received many awards, including the USF Latinos Association’s Faculty of the Year, the Tampa Hispanic Heritage’s Man of Education Award, and the SMHCA Emeritus Award. Dr. Zalaquett is an internationally recognized expert on mental health, counseling, psychotherapy, outcome assessment, diversity, social justice, and education and has conducted workshops and lectures in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Japan, México, Perú, and Singapore.

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