UHV students give presentations at state counseling conference

University of Houston-Victoria graduate students Natika Johnson, left, and Claudia Calero, right, pose with Wayne Smith, a UHV assistant professor of counselor education during the Texas Counseling Association’s Professional Growth Conference, where the students recently presented research. Johnson led a presentation titled “The Impostor Syndrome: Building Counseling Foundations That Overcome Shame and Self-Doubt,” which had more than 60 attendees. Calero took the lead on the presentation “Time to get Woke! Promoting Social Justice and Counselor Advocacy,” which led to thought-provoking discussion from the audience, Smith said. Both students are Katy residents.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.