Cheryl Almeida

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I teach psychology + counseling courses at JWU, and am an active member in the American Counseling Association (ACA).”


Program Director Cheryl Almeida, PhD, has an earned doctoral degree in developmental and educational psychology from Boston College and has been a full-time faculty member in the counselor education program since 2011.

Almeida began her career as a case manager in a rehabilitation facility in 1978. In 1983, upon completion of her master’s degree, she worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for an educational program for 3 years. She then moved into an administrative position for several years.

Returning to teaching in 1995, Almeida has been teaching psychology and counseling courses at JWU. She is an active member in American Counseling Association and ACES, currently on the program committee for the upcoming conference in the fall of 2017, continues to take advanced courses and training to maintain her professional development in the counseling field, and has been integral in the development and facilitation of the MS in Counseling degree program.