Graciela León Orozco

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Graciela León Orozco is currently an Associate Professor & Coordinator of the School Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling at SFSU.

Her teaching areas include: first-year practicum courses in school counseling and school counseling specialization courses. In addition, her research interests are in the areas of Multicultural counseling, school-community collaboration, immigrant children/families, community radio as an educational tool.

Orozco has won the Advocacy Award, Association of Multicultural Counseling & Development in 2009.

She holds an Ed.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural Studies from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.

Chair, Dissertations Completed


  • Orozco, G.L., Lee, W.L., Blando, J.A., & Shooshani, Bita.  (In Press). An introduction to multicultural counseling for helping professionals, 3rd edition.  New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Orozco, G.  (2011). Measuring community radio’s impact:  Lessons in collaboration.  In P. Napoli, & M. Aslama  (Eds.).  Communications Research in Action:  Scholar-Activist Collaborations for a Democratic Public Sphere.  New York, NY: Fordham University.
  • Orozco, G. (2010). The 2007 California citrus freeze:  Vulnerability, poverty, and unemployment issues of farmworkers.  Journal of Employment Counseling, 4 (3), 100-110.
  • Orozco, G., & Thakore-Dunlap, U.  (2010). School counselors working with Latino children and families affected by deportation.  VISTAS Online Journal. 
  • Orozco, G., Alvarez, A., & Gutkin, T. (2010). Diverse students’ perspectives of effective counseling in California community colleges.  Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 34(9), 717-737.
  • Orozco, G.  (2008). Understanding the culture of low-income immigrant Latino parents:  Key to involvement.  The School Community Journal, 18(1), 21-37.
  • Orozco, G. (2008). Reaching out to immigrant students and families:  A task for counselors in the schools.  Counseling and Human Development Journal, 39(7), 1-12.
  • Van Velsor, P., & Orozco, G. (2007).  Involving low income parents in the schools: Communitycentric strategies for school counselors.  Professional School Counselor, 11(1), 17-24.
  • Chope, R.C., Orozco, G., & Smith, P.  (2007). McDaniel oral history project.  California Association for Counseling and Development Journal, 22, 57-72.
  • Lee, W., Blando, J., Mizelle, N., & Orozco, G.  (2007). An introduction to multicultural counseling for helping professionals, 2nd edition.  New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Woodlief, L., Thomas, C., & Orozco, G. (2003).  California’s gold:  Claiming the promise of diversity in our community colleges.  Oakland, CA:  California Tomorrow.