Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Susan Wycoff, NCC

Title: Professor

Office Location: Eureka Hall 409

Email: wycoffs@csus.edu

Office Phone: 916.278.5533

Mailing Address: 6000 J Street

Office Hours: Wednesday 12:45-3:45pm

Course Taught

PSYC 151: Death, Dying & Living  

PSYC 268: Advanced Psychopathology  

EDUC 155: Introduction to Counseling

EDUC 157: Child & Family Psychopathology

EDC 171C: Multicultural Ethnic Series: Latinos

EDC 171E: Multicultural Ethnic Series: Euro-Americans   

EDC 201: Seminar in Community Counseling

EDC 203: Advanced Seminar in Multicultural Counseling

EDC 210: Multicultural Counseling

EDC 212: Gender Roles & Human Sexuality

EDC 214: Dynamics of Human Behavior

EDC 219: Group Process in Counseling

EDC 231: Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

EDC 233: Substance Abuse and the Family

EDC 234: Seminar in Marriage/Family Counseling

EDC 244: Crisis & Trauma in Counseling

EDC 250: Education Research

EDC 252: Law & Ethics in Counseling

EDC 254 Counseling & Psychopharmacology

EDC 260: Introduction to Career Counseling

EDC 296R: Counseling the Older Adult

EDC 475:  MFT Practicum in Counseling 

EDC 476: Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy

EDC 480:  MFT Field Study in Counseling

EDC 290: Culminating Experience: Oral Examination

EDC 505: Culminating Experience: Seminar for Master’s Thesis


Dickson, S., & Wycoff, S. (2014). Psychology of Trauma. In Thijs Van Leeuwen and Marieke Brouwer (Eds.) Chapter IV, pp. 89-110. Interventions to Treat Families Who Have Experienced Historical Trauma.  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Wycoff, S., Tinagon, R., & Dickson, S.  (2011). Therapeutic Practice with Cambodian Refugee Families: Trauma, Adaptation, Resiliency and Wellness. The Family Journal: Counseling & Therapy for Couples & Families. doi: 10.1177/1066480710397131

Wycoff, S. (2006). An Examination of Leading Health-Related Issues & Disparities among Latinos in the Sacramento Region: A Quality-of-Life Analysis. Research sponsored by The California Wellness Foundation. 

Wycoff, S. (2005). HIV/AIDS Prevention for MSM Latino Men: A Campus-Community Collaborative Intervention. Research sponsored by The California Wellness Foundation. 

Wycoff, S. (2004). The Pragmatics of Research: Developing Your Literature Review. In G. Cowan (2nd Ed.), Understanding and Conducting Research in Education: A User-Friendly Approach (pp. 9-16). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publications.

Wycoff, S., & Cameron, S.C. (2003). Helping Families Work Well with Welfare Reform: From Theory to Practice. The Family Journal: Counseling & Therapy for Couples & Families, 11,148-152.

Wycoff, S., Bacod-Gebhardt, M., Cameron, S.C., Brandt, M., & Armes, B. (2002). Have Families Fared Well From Welfare Reform? Educating Clinicians about Policy, Paradox, and Change. The Family Journal: Counseling & Therapy for Couples & Families, 8, 269-280.

Cameron, S.C., & Wycoff, S. (2002). ‘Race’ a False Distinction. ABC News.com: In Only 0.012 Percent Difference: We’re All the Same.  By L.  Dye. Dye Hard Science, Special to ABC News.

Wycoff, S. (2001). Federal Migrant Education Advisors Program: Student   Curriculum. Butte & Sonoma Counties, CA: Region II Federal Office of Migrant Education.

Wycoff, S., & Cameron, S.C. (January 2000). The Garcia Family: Using A Structural Systems Approach with an Alcohol Dependent Family. The Family Journal: Counseling & Therapy for Couples & Families, 8, 47-57.

Cameron, S.C., & Wycoff, S. (2000). The Destructive Nature of the Term Race: Growing Beyond A False Paradigm. In D. Campbell, Choosing Democracy: A Practical Guide To Multicultural Education. New York, NY: Merrill/Prentice Hall Publications.

Wycoff, S. (1999). Student Transiency: A Needs Assessment Report for Bret Harte Elementary School. Sacramento City Unified School District.

Cameron, S.C., & Wycoff, S. (1998). The Destructive Nature of the Term Race: Growing Beyond A False Paradigm. Journal of Counseling & Development, 76, 277-293.

Wycoff, S. (1998). Families and Violence. In California Wellness Foundation Monograph (Ed.), Annual Conference on Multicultural Family Violence Prevention.

Wycoff, S. (1996). Academic Performance of Mexican American Women: Sources of Support that Serve as Motivating Variables. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 24, 146-155




Major: Counseling

Minor: Research & Family Policy Studies

Dissertation: Psychosocial Resilience Among Hispanic Adult Sibling Pairs

University of New Mexico. Albuquerque

1994 | CACREP Accredited | Magna Cum Laude


Counselor Education, California State University, Sacramento                              

1989 | CACREP Accredited | Cum Laude


Major: Child Development, California State University, Sacramento

1985 | NAEYC Accredited | Cum Laude



Conference Co-Presenter, Wycoff, S., Cameron, S., D’Andrea, M., Parham T., & Sue D.W.. Celebrating Diversity Through the Art of Counseling. American Counseling Association 1995 Annual Conference. Denver, CO. 

Conference Co-Presenter, Cameron, S., & Wycoff, S. Confluence in Counseling American Counseling Association 1996 Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

Conference Roundtable, Arredondo, P., D’Andrea, M., Ibrahim, F., Parham, T., Sue, D.W., Cameron S., & Wycoff, S. Minding Our Image American Counseling Association 1997 Annual Conference. Orlando, FL.

Conference Presenter, Wycoff, S. Diversity & Citizenship in Multicultural Societies. American Educational Research Association 1998 Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

Conference Co-Presenter, Cameron, S., & Wycoff, S. Advocacy: A Voice for our Clients and Communities. American Counseling Association 1999 Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.

Conference Co-Presenter, Wycoff, S., Cameron S., & Bacod-Gebhardt, M. Formatting Our Future…Our Responsibility-The Potential. American Counseling Association 2000 Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

Conference Presenter, Wycoff, S. Unity Through Diversity. American Counseling Association 2002 Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Conference Co-Presenter, Wycoff, S., Brandt, M., & Marinoble, R. Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. American Counseling Association 2003 Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA.

Invited Speaker, School Psychology Conference: A Focus on Mental Health | Applying the RESPECTFUL Model  to the Clinical Family Genogram. (2015).

Invited Speaker, Janki Maternity & Nursing Hospital. India. Śrīmatī-to-Śrīmatī - Methods of Prevention for Mother and Child.  (2012).

Invited Symposium Presenter, Allahabad University, India. Report of Findings: A Meta-Analysis of HIV/AIDS Related Secondary Transmission. (2007).

Invited Guest Presenter, St. George’s Preparatory College. HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention.  Invited Grand Rounds Speaker, Janki Maternity & Nursing Hospital, India. Report on the Findings: HIV/AIDS: Mother-to-Child Transmission & Methods of Prevention.

Invited Presenter, Parliament, Government of India (Health and Medical Ministry). Preliminary Findings: Incidence  & Impact of Secondary HIV/AIDS Transmission  from  Husband-to-Wife-to- Child. Importance of Prevention & Intervention. (2007).

Invited Presenter, Latino HIV/AIDS Panel. California-Mexico Health Bi-National Health Week Symposium Sponsored by Mexico’s Secretariat of Health, Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Mexican Institute for Social  Security,  the  Mexican  Consulates  in  California,  and  California’s  Department  of  Health Services. (2005).

Invited Presenter, Allahabad University, India. Cross Global Health Similarities & the Marital Double Standard. HIV/AIDS Prevention for Women. India.

Presentation Chair, Migrant Education Assistance Program School Specialization Student Cohort Advisor. School Alienation. Papers presented at the 12th Annual Multicultural Education Conference. California State University, Sacramento. (2006).

Scholar in Residence Presenter, An Examination of Leading Health Related Issues and Disparities Among Latino Families in the South Sacramento Region. Serna Center Forum-Scholar in Residence. California State University, Sacramento. 2005

Poster Presentation, Incorporating Graduate Counseling Research as a Campus-Community Collaborative   Intervention. Service Learning Expo, Office of Community Collaboration.   California State University, Sacramento.

Professional Associations & Certification

American Counseling Association (ACA) #6552171

International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

National Certified Counselor (NCC) #35631