Project MALES will be hosting our last plática of Spring 2023 on Monday, March 27th from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. CDT in room 2.222 of the George I. Sánchez Building (SZB). We have the honor to be joined by Enrique Aguayo, who will be discussing trauma-informed mentoring and conversations.
Enrique Aguayo is currently a 5th-year graduate student in a doctoral-level training program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout graduate school, Enrique has worked professionally with various first-generation student success programs and trained teams of undergraduate student mentors in developing helping and active listening skills. He has completed practicum training in Career Counseling, and Community Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on transition-aged youth populations, and currently provides counseling services as a practicum trainee at Texas State University’s counseling center. He also teaches an undergraduate course, Introduction to Career Planning, where he supports undergraduate students in designing their lives around meaningful careers.
Enrique also occasionally facilitates Resolution Counseling groups at LifeWorks where he assists adult men create and rebuild safe, non-violent, healthy relationships through a strengths-based, collaborative, and compassionate approach. Enrique values promoting youth agency and empowerment from a trauma-informed, strengths-based, mindfulness-based approach. When Enrique is not providing counseling services to clients, you will more than likely find him working on his passion project: launching his own line of accordions.
Lastly, Enrique is a proud first-gen Bobcat. He earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Social Work from Texas State University in 2016. He was also a level three PACE MAC Peer Mentor from 2014-2016 and was voted Most Likely to Help during his final 2016 Banquet.
Pláticas are held monthly during the academic year and highlight faculty and community leaders whose work centers and/or impacts boys and young men of color through research and practice.
Food will be provided from 5:00 – 5:30 P.M. CDT. We invite all UT students, faculty, staff, and community members to join us.