Kathy Ybañez-Llorente, Ph.D., LPC-S, is an Associate Professor in the Professional Counseling Program at Texas State University. Dr. Ybañez -Llorente received a B.A. in Psychology from Baylor University. She received both her M.S. in Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Dr. Ybañez-Llorente is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board approved Supervisor in Texas. She has served as the Practicum/Internship Coordinator for the Professional Counseling Program, as well as the Faculty Advisor for the Sigma Tau Sigma Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota. She currently serves as the CPCE/NCE Campus Coordinator for the Program.
Dr. Ybañez-Llorente is an active member of many professional counseling associations and regularly presents at national, regional, and state conferences. Dr. Ybañez-Llorente has published in peer-reviewed journals and books, with research interests including: clinical supervision, ethical and legal issues, professional licensing issues and licensing board member perspectives, multicultural issues in supervision and counseling, professional identity development, advocacy, and childhood anxiety.
Dr. Ybañez-Llorente has a long history of service to the profession including serving as President of the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES), TACES Liaison to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, and Co-Chair of the American Counseling Association Professional Standards Committee (term 2013-2016). She was reappointed to the ACA Ethics Committee in the position of Co-Chair (term 2017-2020) after completing a 3 year term as a member of the Ethics Committee (term 2014-2017).
Recognized for her professional contributions, she is a recipient of the following awards: Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision SACES Pre-tenured Counselor Educator Award; Texas Counseling Association TCA Distinguished Service Awards for Chairing the Awards Committee, Graduate Student Involvement Committee, and Clinician’s Issues, Advocacy, and Public Policy Committee; Texas Counseling Association TCA Advocacy Award; International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors IAMFC Distinguished Service Award; and Texas State University's highest service honor, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service.
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