John Harrichand Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education,
The College at Brockport, State University of New York

Contact Details

The College at Brockport, State University of New York
350 New Campus Dr.
A.W. Brown Building, Room 243
Brockport, NY
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2017 Conference & Expo Volunteer
Gold Most Valuable Member


Dr. Harrichand is a Canadian of Chinese and East Indian ancestry who was born and raised in Guyana, South America. He earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP-Accredited) at Liberty University, holds a Master of Arts in Counselling from Providence Theological Seminary, and an Honors Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Integrative Biology from the University of Toronto at Scarborough. Dr. Harrichand is actively engaged in program review, advocacy, mentorship, teaching, and research. He frequently presents at local, state, regional, and national conferences in the areas of counselor professional advocacy, ethical practice, spirituality, multicultural counseling, emotional intelligence, attachment, and counselor wellness. Dr. Harrichand publishes in the areas of counselor education leadership and burnout, emotional intelligence and counselor burnout, LGBTQ+ issues in counseling, professional and social justice advocacy, and international counseling students education and retention. He serves CSI International as a Committee Member on the Leadership and Advocacy Committee, ASERVIC as a Committee Member on the Ethical Values Committee, AMCD as Ethics Chair, and ACA-NY as Western Region Chair. He recently completed his term as Student Representative on the Ethics Committee of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and was recently appointed by the 2019-2020 ACA President Dr. Heather Trepal to serve a three year term as a Committee Member on the Professional Standards Committee of the American Counseling Association. Dr. Harrichand is a 2018-2020 SACES Emerging Leader, 2018-2019 CE&S Journal Editorial Fellow, 2017 ACES Emerging Leader, and Past-President of the Virginia Career Development Association. His teaching interests include clinical mental health counseling issues, professional advocacy, counselor leadership development, emotional intelligence, and resilience/post-traumatic growth. Dr. Harrichand is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY), Licensed Professional Counselor (VA), a National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Canadian Certified Counselor, and has over 7 years of clinical experience working in community mental health and college/university counseling settings.


Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, 2018
Counselor Education and Supervision
2013 To 2018
Dissertation: The Relationship Between Counselor Educators' Leadership Experience and Competence and Burnout
Advisor: Dr. John Thomas

Providence Theological Seminary
Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada
Master's of Arts in Counselling, 2011
Counselling - Clinical Mental Health
2009 To 2011
Advisor: Dr. Rod Buxton

University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hons. Bachelor of Science, 2008
Psychology and Integrative Biology
2004 To 2008

Job History

Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
Committee Member, Strategic Planning Committee
United States
September 2018 - present

American Counseling Association
Student Member, Ethics Committee
United States
July 2018 - present

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
CE&S Journal 2018-2019 Fellow
June 2018 - present

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Professional Member, Canadian Certified Counselor (C.C.C.)
Toronto, ON
May 2018 - present

Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
Committee Member, Ethics and Values Committee
July 2017 - present

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Peofessional Honor Society International
Committee Member, Leadership and Advocacy Committee
May 2017 - present

Virginia Career Development Association
Past President, President
July 2017 - June 2019

Virginia Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
July 2017 - June 2018

Liberty University
Doctoral Candidate
September 2017 - May 2018

Lynchburg Area Counselors Association
Graduate Student Representative
July 2016 - May 2018

Liberty University
Resident in Counseling (VA) and Doctoral Intern
January 2016 - May 2018

Liberty University
Graduate Teaching Assistant
August 2014 - May 2018

Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (VACES)
VACES 2018 Conference Co-Chair
September 2017 - February 2018

Primary Interest Area

  • Practice
  • Public Policy
  • Research
  • Supervision
  • Teaching