Derek Xavier Seward is an associate professor in the Counseling and Human Services Department at Syracuse University. He serves as the department chair and coordinator of the student affairs counseling program. Dr. Seward's scholarly interests focus primarily on the multicultural and social justice development of mental health professionals, with a particular interest in professionals of color. He teaches courses across the CACREP master’s and doctoral program curricula for students in clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, student affairs counseling, and counselor education tracks. Dr. Seward services on the editorial boards for the Journal of Counseling Leadership and Advocacy, and the Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor.
Multicultural and social justice development of mental health professionals, with a particular interest in professionals of color.