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San Jose Campus Welcomes New Counseling Faculty

Pali Gill

Western Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. Pali Gill is joining our San Jose campus as assistant professor of counseling.

"Dr. Gill is an energetic individual with a passion to work with individuals, groups, and communities to improve mental health," said Chuck Conniry, provost and vice president of academic affairs. "We are delighted to have her join our faculty."

Most recently, Gill served as crisis clinician at the Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic in Sacramento, Calif., where she worked regularly on safety planning with clients from the community who were considered high risk for suicide. She also interfaced with law-enforcement officials to assist clients who were a danger to themselves or others.

Gill also taught for the last seven years at California State University. Her teaching specializations include: advanced practicum and supervision; legal and ethical issues in counseling; models and methods of assessment and use of data; theory, practice, and research in social justice and diversity; multicultural framework for counselor supervision; and theoretical systems of individual and group counseling.

Gill holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Oregon State University, a MS in Marriage Family Therapy and Child Counseling (MFCC) and School Counseling (with a Pupil Personnel Credential) from California State University, Sacramento, and a BA in Political Science (with a minor in Special Education) and a BS in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University (with clinicals at the University of California, San Diego).

 "I am excited to join the Western Seminary Counseling Program because of my desire to merge my love for Christ in my practices as both a professor and a clinician," said Gill. "To be able to bring God with me in everything that I do is a gift and an honor."