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Charter College of Education

Marcel Soriano

Office: KH C2057
Phone: (323) 343-4377
FAX: (323) 343-4252
Email: msorian@calstatela.edu


My background is in counseling psychology and school administration. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, hold credentials in school counseling, child welfare and attendance and school administration. I am a parent and parent educator with commitments to parent involvement in education. During my 14 years at CSULA I have been involved in community projects involving school-based mental health, cultural diversity and community mobilization.


I hold a joint appintment in counseling and school administration and have taught in both departments. Currently I teach in the school counseling program and coordinate the Counseling and Educational Leadership Option (CEL). I also developed the Intercultural Proficiency Certificate Program and helped develop the Parenting Certificate Program in the College of Health and Human Services. I teach occassionally in both certificate programs.


I am the current Principal Investigator in the Intercultural Proficiency Project, a W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded program in collaboration with Portland State University, the American Red Cross and other non-profit, public benefit organizations. This project helps non-profit organizations become better equipped to respond to demographic shifts in our communities. I have also conducted research with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing on school violence, conflict resolution, parental involvement in education and cultural copetence. I am active amd contribute to several divisions of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the Western States Psychological Association and the National Institute for School-Based Family Counseling.


Ph.D Clinical Family Psychology 1984
U.S. International University

San Diego, CA

MA Educational Psychology 1978
University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA

BS Psychology 1976
University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA

AS Social Science 1972
Chaffey College

Alta Loma, CA

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