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Mangual, Maria

Senior Instructor
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Psychology & Counseling

Academic Focus


Community Involvement

Academic counselor
College advisor

Courses Taught

CCP 518 - Research Design and Evaluation
CCP 650 - Group Dynamics/Group Counseling and Human Systems
CCP 561 - Counseling Techniques with Multi-Problem Families
CCP 540 - Personality and Counseling Theory


Doctorate Degree- Education- Counseling
Master's in Counseling
Bachelor in Science - Nutrition


As a professional counselor my ideal is to help my students to learn the importance of what a helping professional is with all the responsibilities the title has. My philosophy is to be a role model to teach the real life values and principles following a humanistic and cognitive approach.

Professional Experience
  • Professional Counselor
  • Senior Professor
  • College Advisor
  • Nutritionist
Research & Publications

Doctoral dissertation title: The lack of counseling services to special need students diagnosed with learning disabilities and the association with school desertion and juvenile transgression: a mixed study

Selected Presentations
  • A research project about the special education program in the juvenile institutions (2004)
  • Motivation in the classroom through group counseling (2003)
  • Conduct modification for elementary school children (2014)
  • Test anxiety: A group counseling (2010)
  • Self esteem: A workshop (2002)
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • Asociación Puertorriqueña de Consejeros Profesionales
  • National Association for College Advising Counseling