Dr. Kirsis A. Dipre (she/her/ella) is a bilingual counselor and educator who currently serves as a core faculty in the Counseling@Northwestern program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. She is a board-certified counselor (NCC) and a pending Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois. She earned her doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Syracuse University, a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from The Family Institute at Northwestern University and, a bachelor’s in psychology with minors in counseling and Spanish from Ball State University.
Dr. Dipre is the recipient of the 2022 Syracuse University Doctoral Prize Award for outstanding research achievement, the 2020 NBCC Doctoral Minority Fellowship for her work toward improving counseling services for Afro-Latinx immigrants, and was selected as a 2020 Holmes Scholar by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). She is the co-founder of the ADD Scholarship through the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation to support the dreams of undocumented graduate-level counselors-in-training.
Dipre has several years of experience teaching counseling at the undergraduate and graduate levels in CACREP-accredited programs.
She is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic and identifies as Afro-Latinx which has influenced her research agenda and overall work as a counselor and counselor educator. Her current research and scholarship focus is on the utilization of mental health services among Latinx populations, the mental health needs of Afro-Latinx clients, and cross-cultural mentorship in counselor education programs. As a clinician, Dipre has experience working with a wide range of clients in community mental health and hospital settings and has primarily worked with those in the margins, particularly low-income racially and ethnically minoritized individuals, families, and children.
Recent Presentations and Publications:
Peters, H. C., Bruner, S. B., Luke, M., Dipre, K. A., & Goodrich, K. M. (In press). Integrated Supervision Framework: A synthesis of the discrimination model and ecological theory.Canadian Psychology.
Dipre, K. A., & Luke, M. (2020). Relational cultural theory informed advising in counselor education and supervision. The Professional Counselor.
Dipre, K.A., Gallardo, D., & Branco, S. (2022, October). Afro-Latinx immigrants and mental health: Using the Cultural Formulations Interview to promote counselors’ multicultural and social justice competencies [Conference Session]. 2022 Latinx/e Mental Health & Social Justice Symposium.
Dipre, K. A., & Gallardo, D. (2022, May) No longer invisible: Counseling Afro-Latinx Immigrants in the United States [90-minute Conference Session]. 2022 Bridging the Gap Symposium, NBCC Foundation. Washington, D.C., United States.
Dipre. K.A. (2022, March) Factors influencing mental health service use among U.S.-born Latinxs [Poster Session]. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, United States.