School of Social Work



Salvador Lopez-Arias,  Ph.D., LMSW
Director, MSW Program
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University
MSW, Grand Valley State University
BSW, Grand Valley State University

Teaching at GVSU since: July 2002

Contact Information:
Phone: 616-331-6553
381 C DeVos Center
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Areas of Specialty
Family and couples therapy, substance abuse and addictions, groups, abuse and trauma, eating disorders, cultural diversity, and bi-lingual (Spanish/English therapy), Psychometric testing; Holistic Health;  Career Counseling, Supervision, Consultation, and Health and Wellness; Program Development and Strategic Planning.

Community Involvement
GVSU Upward Bound; GVSU LSU, Latino Mental Health Coalition; GVSU Career and Counseling Center's Eating Disorders Committee; Latino Youth Conference; Spectrum Health Latino Health Presentation Series; Latino Mental Health Forum; Bethany Christian Services; Educational Connections; St. Joseph's Catholic Youth Group and Community Training; United Methodist House; Hispanic Action Committee [H.A.C.], and Network 180 Environmental Scan Research Team; GVSU ACES; Hispanic Recovery Services Development Committee; Network 180 Environmental Scan Research and presentation.

Supervision Options

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