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California State University Fullerton
Department of Counseling

Sapna Batra ChopraSapna Batra Chopra

Full-time Lecturer
(657) 278-5622
Office: EC-446
sapnachopra@fullerton.edu

Hello, and welcome to my counseling faculty webpage.

I am a full-time lecturer in the Counseling department. I completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. From there, I went on to the University of Maryland at College Park to complete my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. My interest in multicultural issues grew and became the focus of my research and clinical interests. For example, I facilitated a support group for Asian American women, and my thesis and dissertation focused on the experiences of Asian American women and Asian American college students, respectively. I completed my doctoral internship at the UC Irvine Counseling Center. I have been teaching here at Cal State Fullerton since 2001. I enjoy my work here, and I feel fortunate to be surrounded by amazing colleagues and wonderful students. In the Counseling Master’s program, I teach Human Development, Counseling and Culture, Practicum, and Project. I also teach an undergraduate general education course in Leadership and a freshman College Success class that helps college students in their transition to college.

In terms of cultural background, I am a second-generation Asian Indian woman. I am interested in issues related to parenting, mindfulness, cultural identity, acculturation, and counseling South Asian Americans. I am also a licensed psychologist. I have worked with diverse clients in university counseling centers, Veterans Affairs hospitals, and community agencies.

You are welcome to contact me at sapnachopra@fullerton.edu.  Thank you.

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