2016 Faculty Bios

Linda Forrest, PhD


Forrest, LindaDr. Linda Forrest, Co-Chair of the SCP Leadership Academy, is Professor Emerita and Past Associate Director for Faculty Outreach at the Center on Diversity and Community at the University of Oregon. Previously, Dr. Forrest served as the Training Director of the counseling psychology program and Assistant Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at Michigan State University, as well as Department Chair and Associate Dean at the University of Oregon.
Her scholarship focuses at the intersection of ethics, diversity, and professional training issues in psychology with a special interest in competence problems that develop during graduate training.


Dr. Forrest has served in many professional leadership positions including: President of the Society of Counseling Psychology; Associate Editor of The Counseling Psychologist; Chair of the APA Ethics Committee; Chair of Women’s Caucus of APA Council of Representatives; member of APA Good Governance Project; and, and Steering Committee member for the 2002 Competency Conference.


Dr. Forrest is a Fellow in four divisions of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 17, 35, 44, 45) and the recipient of numerous awards including 2014 CCPTP Award for Lifetime Contributions to Education and Training, 2014 TCP Outstanding Major Contribution Publication Award, 2013 Outstanding Publication on Supervision Award, 2012 APA Education Advocacy Distinguished Service Award, 2011 APA Presidential Citation, 2011 APA Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology, 2010 SCP Lifetime Mentoring Award, and 2009 APA Division 35 Strickland Daniel Distinguished Mentoring Award.


Lali McCubbin, PhD


McCubbin, LaliDr. Laurie “Lali” McCubbin, Associate Professor in counseling psychology, is an indigenous/multiracial scholar (Native Hawaiian/Japanese/European American) at the University of Louisville.  Dr. McCubbin is the Co-Chair of the SCP Leadership Academy.  Her research interests and expertise include resilience and well-being among indigenous peoples and people of color, cultural identity development, and stress and coping processes among multiracial families. She is the past Co-Director of the Northwest Pacific Center of Mestizo and Indigenous Research and Engagement and served as Chair for the Committee for Children, Youth and Families for the American Psychological Association.  She is currently the Executive Director of the Resilience, Adaptation and Well-Being Project where she oversees measures related to family resilience and the Double ABCX model (www.mccubbinresilience.org).

Sandra L. Shullman, PhD


Shullman, SandySandra L. Shullman is internationally known in leadership and executive assessment and development. Sandy teaches leadership in the HEC School of Business for their EMBA and MBA programs in Paris, Doha and Beijing. She also serves as faculty for the Duke University Fuqua Business School Global Learning Network. Sandy holds a bachelor’s degree (mathematics) from Dickinson College, a master’s degree from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University.

She is the co-author of Performance Appraisal on the Line, a groundbreaking book on performance evaluation, and has written articles and book chapters on a number of organizational performance issues, including foundational work on harassment and hostile work environments.  Her most recent publications have focused on leadership in ambiguous and uncertain circumstances and the emerging challenges of global leaders.

Sandy currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Association (APA) and previously as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Foundation.  She is an APA Fellow and chaired the original APA Workgroup on Executive Coaching.  Sandy is the current Chair of the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology. She is also a faculty member for the Division 17 Leadership Academy, the Ohio Psychological Association Leadership Development Academy, and the Division 31 Diversity Leadership Program. She was honored by the Association in 2012 with the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice for her organizational and leadership work.  She received a national 2012 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for Excellence in Education and Inspirational Leadership.

Cirleen DeBlaere, PhD


DeBlaere, CirleenDr. Cirleen DeBlaere is an Assistant Professor of counseling psychology in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University. Her research focuses on the experiences of individuals with multiple and intersecting marginalized identities, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of women of color and sexual minority people of color. Dr. DeBlaere’s research investigates the links of minority stressors (e.g., discrimination, stigma) to mental health and the potential moderating and mediating variables in the minority stress-mental health relation. Her work has been recognized with several national awards including the 2011 TCP Major Contribution Award (APA, Society of Counseling Psychology), the 2012 Research on Psychotherapy with Women Award (APA, Society for the Psychology of Women), and the 2012 Women of Color Psychologies Award (Association for Women in Psychology). Dr. DeBlaere was also named a 2015 NMCS Rising Star for her work in multicultural psychology.


Carlton E. Green, PhD


Green, CarltonCarlton E. Green earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology, as well as dual Masters degrees in mental health counseling and pastoral ministry, from Boston College. Since 2013, he has served as a staff psychologist at the University of Maryland Counseling Center. Prior to becoming a mental health provider, he held various roles in higher education settings. More specifically, he worked in student activities, multicultural services, residence life, academic affairs, and athletics in both public and private institutions.


As a mental health professional, he specializes in providing culturally responsive treatment, training, and supervision. In addition, in his role as an instructor he has developed and implemented culturally inclusive curricula for mental health trainees. His scholarly interests include racial identity development, as well as multicultural training and supervision.
Carlton is a member of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. There, he is a member of the AGAPE Mental Health Ministry, which provides mental health counseling, outreach, and referrals to church members. He is also a member of the Psalms of Praise Choir, where he currently serves as the chaplain.

David Zelaya


Zelaya, DavidDavid G. Zelaya is a third-year student in the Georgia State University, counseling psychology doctoral program. David earned his B.S. in psychology from Loyola University New Orleans and his M.Ed. in human development from Lehigh University. David’s professional interests focus on the intersectionality of multiple stigmatized identities with emphasis on sexual and ethnic minorities. David has a strong commitment to professional development. He is a member of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Committee for the Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CARED). He serves as the APAGS liaison to the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA), and he is a student member of Divisions 17, 31, 35, 44, and 45.