John Harrichand Ph.D

The University of Texas At San Antonio

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The University of Texas At San Antonio
501 W Cesar E Chavez Blvd
Durango Building 4.306
San Antonio, TX
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Dr. Harrichand is a Canadian of Chinese and East Indian ancestry who was born and raised in Guyana, South America. He is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at The University of Texas at San Antonio. 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’s teaching interests include clinical mental health counseling issues, professional advocacy and counselor leadership development, and counseling theories and supervision. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (TX), a Licensed Professional Counselor with Supervisor designation (VA), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). He has over 9 years of clinical experience working in community mental health and college/university counseling settings.

Dr. Harrichand is 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, and counselor wellness. He publishes in the areas of counselor education leadership and burnout, and gatekeeping and remediation practices for new faculty, LGBTQI+ issues in counseling, professional and social justice advocacy, specifically for immigrant and refugee populations, and international counseling students education and retention.

Dr. Harrichand is actively involved in professional service at the national and state levels. He serves the American Counseling Association (ACA) completing a three year term (2019-2022) as Co-Chair of the Professional Standards Committee; Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) International Counseling Honor Society as Chair of the Leadership and Professional Advocacy Committee (2020-2023); the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) as Board Member (2021-2024) and Co-Chair on the Ethical Values Committee; and previously served the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) as Secretary (2020-2021); and the ACA of New York as President-Elect (2020-2021). Dr. Harrichand was recognized by AMCD with the 2021 Emerging Leader Award, and by the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA) with the 2021 President's Outstanding Service Award. He was also 2017 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Emerging Leader, 2018-2019 Counselor Education & Supervision (CE&S) Editorial Fellow, and 2018-2020 Southern ACES Emerging Leader.


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

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Peofessional Honor Society International
Chair, Leadership and Advocacy Committee
May 2020 - present

Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
Co-Chair, Ethics and Values Committee
August 2019 - present

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

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Professional Member, Canadian Certified Counselor (C.C.C.)
May 2018 - May 2023

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

Primary Interest Area

  • Practice
  • Public Policy
  • Research
  • Supervision
  • Teaching