Stacey Diane A Litam, Ph.D., LPCC-s, NCC, CCMHC
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Counseling, Administration, Supervision & Adult Learning
 Office: JH 282
 Phone: 216-523-7132
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 282, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Human trafficking, sex trafficking, human sexuality, asian, AAPI, Asian American, diversity, racism, racial trauma, LGBTQ, clinical counseling
Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Kent State University, 2018
M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, John Carroll University, 2014
B.S., Psychology, John Carroll University, 2009
Brief Bio:
Stacey Diane AraƱez Litam (she, her, siya) Ph. D., LPCCs, NCC, CCMHC is a Forbes Health Advisory Board Member, speaker, content expert, researcher, and consultant on topics related to mental health, sexual wellbeing, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), as well as Asian American and Pacific Islander concerns. Dr. Litam is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Cleveland State University, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and supervisor (LPCC-s), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) with experience in agency, college, non-profit and community mental health settings. She is an award winning and nationally recognized researcher, educator, clinical counselor, and social justice advocate on topics related to human sexuality, sex trafficking, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) concerns. She is an immigrant and identifies as a Chinese and Filipina American woman. Dr. Litam currently works in a non-profit private practice where she provides counseling services to survivors of sex trafficking, sexual trauma survivors, and LGBTQ+ clients. Dr. Litam has facilitated over 100 educational workshops on state, national, and international levels and she is an active member of the American Counseling Association and the National Board for Certified Counselors. Her work has garnered international acclaim and she been published in the Journal of Counseling & Development, the International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, The Professional Counselor, the Asian American Journal of Psychology, The Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness, The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, The Journal of Sexual Aggression, Archives of Sexual Behavior, and the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.
Honors and Awards:
National Awards and Fellowships

2022 - Best Practices in Research Award, American Counseling Association.

2021 - APEX Award for Publication Excellence, Communications Concepts, Inc.

2021 - Outstanding Diversity Award. Conferred by the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

2021 - Kitty Cole Human Rights Award, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

2020 - Outstanding Scholar in Research Award, National Board for Certified Counselors

2019 - Outstanding Service to Specialized Populations Award, National Board for Certified Counselors

2018 - Humanistic Dissertation Award, Association for Humanistic Counselors

2017 - Mary Smith Arnold Anti-Oppression Award, Counselors for Social Justice

2017 - Humanistic Advocacy and Social Justice Award, Association for Humanistic Counseling

2016 - Doctoral Minority Fellow, The National Board of Certified Counselors

2016 - `Ohana Honors Award, Counselors for Social Justice

2014 - Emerging Leader Award, The Association for Humanistic Counseling

State and Regional Awards

2020 - Charles "Chuck" Weaver Award, Ohio Counseling Association

2019 - Herman J. Peter Award, Ohio Counseling Association

2018 - David K. Brooks Award, Kent State University.

2017 - Lillian Friedman Scholarship, Kent State University

2017 - Outstanding Instructor Award, Cleveland State University

2016 - Graduate Student Award, Ohio Counseling Association

2016 - Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

2016 - Movers and Shakers Award, Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club
Creative and Activities:
Contributor for The Thoughtful Counselor Podcast
Research Interests:
Dr Litam's research topics are diverse and include topics related to human trafficking, human sex trafficking, human sexuality, Asian American and Pacific Islander concerns, and the phenomenological experiences of individuals with intersecting marginalized identities.
Teaching Areas:
CNS 706: Psychopathology
CNS 709: Psychopharmacology
CNS 680: Practicum
CNS 504: Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling
CNS 712: Theories of Personality
CNS 505: Appraisal in Counseling
CNS 632: Human Sexuality for Counselors
CNS 623: Group Counseling
CNS 622: Individual Theories in Counseling
CNS 529: Intro to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Professional Affiliations:
American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
Ohio Counseling Association (OCA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Kappa Sigma Upsilon, Chi Sigma Iota
Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC)
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
Professional Experience:
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Supervisor
Moore Counseling & Mediation INC (2014 - 2021)
Pals for Healing (2020 - present)
University Service:
Dean's Diversity Council
Professional Service:
2019 - Present: NBCC Fellowship Mentor

2019 - Present: NNCC Item Writer for the National Counselor Examination (NCE)

July 2018 - Present: Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Counseling and Development

April 2018: Professional Subject Matters Expert for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

July 2017 - July 2019: Governing Council Member of the American Counseling Association
Research Grants:
2021 FSI Grant