Beronica M. Salazar

Beronica M. Salazar, PhD, LCPC

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Clinical Director of CMHC program

*LMFT (Oregon), LMHC (Washington)


I am a native from Texas, but most recently, I came from Idaho with my spouse and children. I attend St. Mary’s Catholic Church. I have been a longtime advocate for the Latino community, and I intend to continue to remain active in service opportunities to promote diversity.

My clinical counseling background includes working with trauma survivors, couple/families and high-risk youth/adults with an array of other mental health issues. My clinical experience includes agency and private practice settings. I enjoy bridging the academic learning with the clinical practice of counseling in the classroom. As my research interests evolve, I find myself connecting with social justice (diversity), counselor development, supervision and advocacy.

Academic Background & Professional Memberships

PhD, Counselor Education & Counseling, Idaho State University*
MA, Marriage, & Family Counseling, Northwest Nazarene University
BA, Emphasis Psychology/Sociology, Boise State University

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. License #: LCPC-4637
Nationally Certified Counselor
Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (Idaho)
Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Motivational Interviewing Trainer—Wyoming Protocol™

*Doctoral dissertation available online here

Honors and Awards

2014-2015 National Board of Certified Counselors: Minority Fellowship Program Doctoral Fellow (MFP Fellow)
2014 ACES: SACES Emerging Leaders Fellow
2014 Rocky Mountains ACES Scholars Award
2014-2015 Taylor Graduate Fellowship Award
2014 Mark Emerson Memorial Student Scholarship
2013 Idaho Counseling Association - Supervisor of the Year

Recent Presentations and Publications

Presentations and Publications