Aubrey Uresti, PhD

Aubrey Uresti

Assistant Professor, Counselor Education

A California credentialed K-12 school counselor and a National Certified School Counselor, Aubrey Uresti has experience in all levels of K-12 education as a teacher, school counselor, therapist, supervisor, and consultant. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and a National Certified Counselor. Her research focuses on the individual, family, and extended family-level experiences of adolescents who have a parent in jail or prison, as well as their meaning-making processes regarding parental incarceration. Additional research interests include urban education and school counseling, school-based support, grief and loss, peer victimization, child and adolescent development issues, and lifelong learning for counselors.

Education

  • Ph.D., Education (Learning and Mind Sciences), University of California, Davis
  • M.A., Counseling (School Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy), Saint Mary's College
  • B.A., Sociology (minor in Critical Social Thought), San Francisco State University

Recent Presentations

  • Uresti, A., & Thomas, S. R. (2020). Supporting K-12 students’ mental health through grief counseling. Presentation at the annual Northern California conference of the California Association of School Counselors (CASC), San Jose, CA.
  • Uresti, A. (2019). Parental incarceration: Lessons from the child’s perspective. Presentation at the annual conference of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Boston, MA.
  • Uresti, A., Thomas, S. R., & Smith, K. O. (2019). From one-on-one to groups: Grief counseling strategies. Presentation at the annual conference of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Boston, MA.

  • Uresti, A., & Thomas, S. R. (2019). Meaningful transitions: Theory-based strategies for supporting students’ comprehensive development. Presentation at the 2019 Meisha Education Forum, Vanke Meisha Academy, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Adolescents
  • Grief and loss
  • K-12 school counseling
  • Parental incarceration
  • Qualitative research
  • Urban education
  • Visual methodologies

Recommended Reading

Personality Playlist

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