Career Services Counselor Receives LPC Certification

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The Office of University Communications
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Nov. 15, 2011

Career Services Counselor Receives LPC Certification

By Andrea Davis '12

Christina PerezSAN ANTONIO -- Christina Perez, a counselor in Trinity University's Office of Career Services, has been certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the State of Texas.

To receive this license, Perez had to complete her master's degree in counseling from St. Edward's University in Austin and 3,000 documented LPC-intern hours as required by state guidelines.

Perez counsels students on standard career development, including student concerns about career goals. Now, with the LPC certification, she is able to expand her counseling to include understanding their feelings about their career future.

"An LPC means I am comfortable working with a student who may have developed negative thoughts or emotions around his or her long-term and immediate professional goals, and as a result, prove hindering to post-graduate growth," Perez explained. "Additionally, I am versed in advising unique student populations such as persons with disabilities and career-transitioning adults."

In addition to her duties as a Career Services counselor at Trinity, Perez participates and organizes events on campus meant to help students prepare for their future in either the career world or the job world. She is also the founding faculty advisor of the Rho Iota Chapter of Delta Epsilon Iota, a professional organization that works directly with Career Services and aims to promote professionalism on campus.

At Trinity, Career Services is a comprehensive and centralized service that works with both students (from first-years to seniors) and alumni.

Text provided by Andrea Davis of Farmington, N.M., a candidate for graduation from Trinity University in May 2012 with a degree in history and English. She is a student worker in the Office of University Communications.