Key Professional Appointments

ProfessorEducational Psychology & African American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007 - present

Associate ProfessorEducational Psychology and the Afro-American Studies and Research Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 - present

Chair, Counselling PsychologyEducational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 

Provost FellowOffice of the Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010 - 2012

Associate ProfessorEducational and Counseling Psychology and the Black Studies Program., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999 - 2001

Co-DirectorCenter for Multicultural Research, Training, and Consultation, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999 - 2001

Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia., 1998 - 1999

Assistant ProfessorBlack Studies Program and Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1993 - 1998


Ph.D., Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited), University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993

M.A., Clinical/Community Psychology, California State University, Northridge, 1988

B.A., Psychology, California State University, Northridge, 1986

Awards, Honors, Associations

Rockefeller Foundation Residency, Bellagio CenterRockefeller Foundation, 2010 - 2010

Distinguished Senior ScholarCollege of Education, 2008 - 2009

Fellow of the Society of Counseling PsychologyFellow of the Society of Counseling PsychologyAmerican Psychological Association, 2005 - present


Neville, H., Oyama, K., Odunewu, L., & Huggins, J. (2014) Dimensions of belonging as an aspect of racial-ethnic-cultural identity: An exploration of Indigenous Australians Journal of Counseling Psychology 61, 414-426

Reed, T., & Neville, H. (2014) The influence of religiosity and spirituality on psychological well-being among Black women Journal of Black Psychology 40, 384-401

Barr, S., & Neville, H. (2014) Racial socialization, color-blind racial ideology, and mental health among Black college students: An examination of an ecological model Journal of Black Psychology 40, 138-165

Neville, H., Poteat, V., Lewis, J., & Spanierman, L. (2014) Changes in White college students’ color-blind racial ideology over four years: Do diversity experiences make a difference? Journal of Counseling Psychology 61, 179-190

Neville, H., Viard, B., & Turner, L. (2014) Race and recognition: Pathways to an affirmative Black racial identity Journal of Black Psychology (Online First), 25

French, B., Lewis, J., & Neville, H. (2013) Black girls' and women's resistance strategies Special issue, Journal of African American Studies: USA

Neville, H., Awad, G., Brooks, J., Flores, M., & Bluemel, J. (2013) Color-blind racial ideology: Theory, training, and measurement implications in psychology American Psychologist 68, 455-466

Sue, D., Gallardo, M., & Neville, H. (2013) Case studies in multicultural counseling. Hoboken,. John Wiley & Sons: New Jersey

Spanierman, L., Soble, J., Mayfield, J., Neville, H., Aber, M., Khuri, L., & Rosa, D. (2013) Living learning communities and students’ sense of community and belonging Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice

French, B., & Neville, H. (2012) Sexual coercion among Black and White teenagers: Sexual stereotypes and psychobehavioral correlates The Counseling Psychologist 41, 1185-1211

Lewis, J., Neville, H., & Spanierman, L. (2012) Examining the influence of campus diversity experiences and color-blind racial ideology on students’ social justice attitudes Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice

Neville, H., & Spanierman, L. (2012) Preventing racial injuries, promoting racial justice. The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology Oxford University Press: New York

Pieterse, A., Todd, N., Neville, H., & Carter, R. (2011) Perceived racism and mental health among Black American adults: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Counseling Psychology Advance online publication

Neville, H., Yeung, J., Todd, N., Spanierman, L., & Reed, T. (2011) Color-blind racial ideology and beliefs about a racialized university mascot Journal of Diversity in Higher Education link >

Whittaker, V., & Neville, H. (2010) Examining the relation between racial identity attitude clusters and psychological health outcomes in African American college students Journal of Black Psychology

Neville, H. (2010) Implementing diversity: Contemporary challenges and best practices at predominantly white universities.. Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society: Illinois

Oh, E., Chung, C., Neville, H., Anderson, C., & Landrum-Brown, J. (2010) , Beliefs about affirmative action: A test of the group self-interest and racism beliefs models Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

Neville, H. (2009) Race struggles.. University of Illinois Press: Champaign, IL

Mintz, L., Jackson, A., H. A., I., J., W., C. L., L., M., ., & Neville, H. (2009) The need for a counseling psychology model training values statement addressing diversity The Counseling Psychologist

Neville, H. (2009) Rationalizing the racial order: Racial color-blindness as a legitimizing ideology. Race struggles University of Illinois Press: Champaign, IL

French, B., & Neville, H. (2008) Black teenage girls’ experiences with sexual coercion: Context, coping, and consequences Black Women, Gender, and Families

Neville, H., Tynes, B., & Utsey, S. (2008) Handbook of African American Psychology.. SAGE Press: CA

Barr, S., & Neville, H. (2008) Examination of the link between parental racial socialization messages and racial ideology among Black college students Journal of Black Psychology

Spanierman, L., Neville, H., Liao, H., Hammer, J., & Wang, Y. (2008) Participation in formal and informal campus diversity experiences: Effects on students’ racial democratic beliefs Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

Neville, H., Spanierman, L., & Doan, T. (2006) The association between color-blind racial ideology and multicultural counseling competencies Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Neville, H., & Hamer, J. (2006) Black women's activism: 2006 [special issue] The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research

Neville, H., & Hamer, J. (2006) Revolutionary Black women’s activism: Experience and transformation The Black Scholar

Neville, H., Coleman, M., Falconer, J., & Holmes, D. (2005) The relations between color-blind racial ideology and psychological false consciousness among African Americans Journal of Black Psychology

Neville, H., Heppner, M., Oh, E., Spanierman, L., & Clark, M. (2004) General and culturally specific factors influencing Black and White women rape survivors' self-esteem Psychology of Women Quarterly

Neville, H., Heppner, P., Ji, P., & Thye, R. (2004) The relations among general and race-related stressors and psychoeducational adjustment in Black students attending predominantly white institutions Journal of Black Studies

Neville, H., Worthington, R., & Spanierman, L. (2001) Race, power, and multicultural counseling psychology: Understanding white privilege and color-blind racial attitudes. Handbook of multicultural counseling Sage: Newbury Park, CA

Neville, H., Lilly, R., Duran, G., Lee, R., & Browne, L. (2000) Construction and initial validation of the Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS) Journal of Counseling Psychology

Heppner, M., Neville, H., Smith, K., Kivlighan, D., & Gershuny, B. (1999) Examining immediate and long-term efficacy of rape prevention programming with racially diverse college men Journal of Counseling Psychology

Thompson, C., & Neville, H. (1999) Racism, mental health, and mental health practice Monograph. The Counseling Psychologist

Neville, H., & Heppner, M. (1999) Contextualizing rape: Reviewing sequelae and proposing a culturally inclusive ecological model of sexual assault recovery Applied and Preventive Psychology


Principal InvestigatorMeasuring and Contextualizing Color-blind Racial Ideology among Racially Diverse High School and College Students, Campus Research Board, 3/20/2002 12:00:00 AM - 12/1/2003 12:00:00 AM


Executive CommitteeSociety of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2008 - 2014

Committee MemberCommittee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, American Psychological Association, 2011 - 2013

Council of RepresentativesCouncil Representative, Society of Counseling Psychology (DIV 17 representative), American Psychological Association, 2008 - 2013

Associate EditorJournal of Black Psychology, 2007 - 2009

Editorial Board MemberJournal of Counseling Psychology, 2004 - 2009

Editorial Board MemberCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 2004 - 2008

Editorial Board MemberJournal of Black Psychology, 2004 - 2007

2007 National Multicultural Summit and Conference CoordinatorAmerican Psychological Association, 2004 - 2007

Associate EditorThe Counseling Psychologist, 2002 - 2007

Member, Section of Ethnic and Racial Diversity Awards CommitteeSociety of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2004 - 2006


Multicultural Counseling Overview of multicultural counseling theory, empirical research, and practice; includes didactic as well as experiential learning components. The goal of the course is to enhance students' multicultural counseling competencies, with regard to developing: (a) appropriate knowledge of specific cultural groups and sociopolitical issues, (b) cultural self-awareness, and (c) multiculturally relevant intervention skills. Course Information: May not be repeated for credit.

Counseling Psych/Ethics ProSem Introduction to and critical examination of applied issues within the discipline of counseling psychology. A review of (a) the historical development of counseling psychology, (b) psychologists' professional code of ethics, and (c) major psychotherapy theories and interventions. Issues of race, class, gender, and diversity more broadly are integrated throughout the course.

Helen Neville

Professor, Counseling Psychology



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1310 S. Sixth St.
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