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Michael Becerra, Ph.D., CRC

photo of Michael Becerra, M.R.C., CRC

Adjunct Faculty
Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling

Since January 2007, Michael Becerra has been teaching as an adjunct faculty member in both the Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work programs, the same programs where he began his counselor education in May 2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation services from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Texas Tech University Health Science Center.

He earned a Ph.D. degree in the counselor education department of Texas A&M University-Commerce, with his dissertation on Latino fathers raising children with disabilities. He is actively engaged in conducting research, as well as making presentations at national conferences and collaborating with peers in the areas of addictions, disability and multicultural issues in counseling.

He became a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) in 2005, received the Graduate Literary Award from the National Rehabilitation Association for his paper on Latino students and school-to-work transition in 2007 and was recognized as an Emerging Leader by the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) in 2008.

He is a member of the:

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA)
  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
  • Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)
  • Association for Assessment in Counselor Education (AACE)
  • Texas Counseling Association (TCA) 
  • Texas Counselors for Social Justice (TxCSJ) 

See Michael Becerra’s Student Success Profile as an alumnus of Eastfield’s Substance Abuse Counseling program.