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Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation

The Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation (CER) housed in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at California State University, Fresno, is home to one of the most established programs in the field of professional counseling in the state of California. The CER department is designed to prepare motivated students to work in counseling or counseling-related roles in various employment settings. 

Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish wellness, mental health, education, and career goals. Our diverse student body consists of recent college graduates, mid-life career changers, and late-career individuals seeking professional growth. This eclectic student body enhances the educational experience and also provides an excellent foundation for multicultural learning. In addition, the CER faculty are experienced, established members of the counseling community and are active in many educational, professional, and community leadership roles.

The Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation (CER) mission is to prepare future counselors to use clinical skills, research, and instruction to serve diverse students, clients, and the community in a globally changing society. We seek to improve wellness and inspire social change through counselor education. 

As a Department, we value

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Student Focused Mission
  • Integrity
  • Competence
  • Leadership
  • Scholarship
  • Quality Programming
  • Commitment
  • Collegiality
  • Service


The vision of the Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation is to be the premier department in the preparation of ethically and culturally competent counselors who advance the dignity, potential, and wellness of all.


About our Department

The counseling programs in the CER department are evening programs designed with the working student in mind. Most classes are held after 4:00 p.m. and meet once a week on campus. There are also online and afternoon courses available for some content areas. The programs provide students with a flexible matriculation schedule where coursework is completed in sequence but at each individual’s pace. Most students choose to complete their studies in 2 ½ or 3 years, and summer classes are optional.

The Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation offers a variety of exciting educational opportunities for post-baccalaureate students seeking professional careers in the fields of Counselor Education. All programs are fully accredited and are recognized for excellence and innovation. Two programs in the Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation are CACREP accredited, the MS degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and MS degree in Counseling, option in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.

Our Counselor Education program offers the Master of Science degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, the Master of Science degree in Counseling with options in School Counseling and Student Affairs and College Counseling, and the Master of Science degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. We also offer the California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential for students seeking a career in school counseling.

We have earned special recognition from the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) by receiving the Exemplary Program Award for outstanding innovations in providing professional preparation for counselors. California State University, Fresno has also recently been ranked #9 for the Best Affordable School Counseling Degree Program. Information regarding this ranking can be found at the link here


Contact Us

Visit Us: Education Building ED 350

Mailing Address: 5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S ED3 Fresno, CA 93740-8025

Phone Number: 559.278.0340

Dr. Jeff Crane
Department Chair

Meet Our Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Name Title Email
Yuleinys Castillo Associate Professor and Coordinator,  Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling 
Jeff Crane Associate Professor and Department Chair 
Yasar Nur Dedeoglu Assistant Professor and Coordinator, School Counseling Graduate Program and Pupil Personnel Services Credential 
Mandy Greaves Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling 
Byung Jin Kim Assistant Professor
Song Lee Professor 
Yangyang Liu Assistant Professor
Christopher Lucey Professor 
Sergio Pereyra Associate Professor
Dilian Rolins Assistant Professor
Gitima Sharma Associate Professor 
Wei-Mo Tu Assistant Professor 
Albert Valencia Faculty Early Retirement Program 
Mui Vuong Assistant Professor
Kyle Weir Professor and Director of Fresno Family Counseling Center 
Soua Xiong Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Student Affairs and College Counseling Graduate Program 

Part-Time Faculty

Name Title Email
Rocio Arevalo Lecturer 
Lynette Bartucci Lecturer 
Geni Bird Lecturer 
Jessica Bloom Lecturer 
Garbralle Conroe Lecturer 
Shimeka Conway Lecturer 
Cheri Cruz Lecturer 
Herbert Cruz Lecturer 
Lauren Dollarhide Lecturer 
Erica Eastes Lecturer 
Frances Echeverria Lecturer 
Jennifer Engelbert Lecturer 
Howard Glidden Lecturer 
Maira Hernandez Lecturer 
Susan Holt Lecturer 
Steven Koobatian Lecturer 
Chong Lee Lecturer 
Tina Lock Lecturer 
Gregory Lomack Lecturer 
Susan Meadows Lecturer 
Emily Paradise Lecturer 
David Paul Lecturer 
Nayantara Rodrigues Lecturer 
Victoria Sanders Lecturer 
Xee Thao Lecturer 
Shemya Vaughn Lecturer