Noé Vargas, DBH, LPC, NCC

Adjunct Faculty Member

Dr. Noé Vargas has a Doctorate degree in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University, and two master’s degrees (counseling and human resources) from Ottawa University. Dr. Vargas is the former faculty representative for the Arizona Counseling Association (AzCA).  Dr. Vargas holds an Arizona independent license as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds a national certification through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).   Dr. Vargas has met the education requirements for the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiner to be a clinical supervisor.  Dr. Vargas specializes in the areas of psychological trauma and substance abuse, and he has been trained to work side by side with Medical Doctors integrating behavioral health and medical care.  Dr. Vargas has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at different universities and community colleges and routinely makes professional presentations on topics such as understanding childhood trauma, cultural diversity, effective parenting communication, integrated health, and other behavioral health related topics in different settings.

Education: 

DBH - Arizona State University-Downtown, Phoenix, AZ

MA - Ottawa University, Phoenix, AZ

BA - Arizona State University-West, Phoenix, AZ

Licensure: 
LPC, NCC
Email address: 
noe.vargas@alfredadler.edu
Professional Membership: 

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

 

Professional Practice: 

Dr. Vargas has provided counseling services to individual, couple, and families through community based organizations and via private practices.   Dr. Vargas has worked with a diverse populations displaying a range of psychological disorders, including but not limited to: trauma, depression, anxiety, work related issues, marital issues, and interpersonal issues, amongst other mental and behavioral disorders. 

Select Presentations: 

Conference Presentations

Vargas, N. (2017, November).  The three toxic stressors:  Burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary trauma.  Presentation delivered at the Kyrene Elementary School District, Tempe Arizona.   

Vargas, N.  (2017, November).  Cultural diversity discussion: One campus, many voices.   Panel member for the Association of Students at Grand Canyon University, in Phoenix Arizona.   

Vargas, N., & Guenette T.  (2017, March).   Microaggressions: Covert traumatizing events.  Presentation delivered at the Thirteenth Annual Cesar E. Chavez Behavioral Health Conference sponsored by Terros and presented at Arizona State University-Wets in Phoenix Arizona.   

Vargas N.  (2017, January)   Access to Care Roundtable.  Panel member for the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley Arizona, in Sedona Arizona. 

Vargas, N. (2016, November).   Understanding Trauma:  Various Aspects of Trauma.  Presentation delivered at Argosy University- Phoenix Campus. 

Vargas, N., & Pooler P.  (2016, October).   Because I care:  Preventing and dealing with burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma.  Presentation delivered at the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Annual Conference in Minneapolis Minnesota.  

Vargas, N. (2016).  Connecting the dots:  Understanding the connection between trauma and suicidality.    Presentation delivered at Celebrating Life Because, Your Life is Precious Suicide Awareness Conference sponsored by the Apache Behavioral Health Services & Johns Hopkins University in Pinetop Arizona.  

Vargas, N. (2016).  Understanding Childhood Trauma:  Various Aspects of Childhood Trauma.  Presentation delivered at the 15th Annual Citizen Review Panel Conference sponsored by the Arizona Citizen Review Panels & Arizona State University Center for Child Well-Being in Glendale Arizona.  

Vargas, N. (2016).  Impact of trauma on adolescent treatment.  Presentation delivered at the Advancing Substance Use Disorder Interventions with Adolescents and Transition-Age youth Conference sponsored by the Arizona Department of Health Services-Division of Behavioral Health Services and the University of Arizona Health Services and presented at Arizona State University in Scottsdale Arizona. 

Vargas, N., & List, M.  (2016, March).   Important aspects to consider when working with immigrants and refugees.  Presentation delivered at the Twelfth Annual Cesar E. Chavez Behavioral Health Conference sponsored by Terros and presented at Arizona State University-Wets in Phoenix Arizona.   

Vargas, N. (2016).   Understanding trauma in addiction treatment.  Presentation delivered at the Arizona Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (AZAADAC) Conference in Tucson Arizona. 

Vargas N. (2015). Understanding trauma in addiction treatment.  Presentation delivered at the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Annual Conference & Hill Day in Washington D.C.

Vargas, N.  (2015). Understanding childhood trauma and cultural values.  Presentation delivered at the Maricopa Juvenile Probation Department training day in Phoenix Arizona.  

Vargas, N.  (2015). Overview of childhood trauma. Presentation delivered for the Florence Project staff and attorneys training in Phoenix Arizona.  

Vargas, N., & Mansoor, J.  (2015). Understanding childhood trauma and cultural protective factors in the healing process.  Presentation delivered at the 11th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Behavioral Health Conference sponsored by Terros and presented at Arizona State University-Wets in Phoenix Arizona.  

Vargas, N.  (2015). Overview of childhood trauma. Presentation delivered at the Fourth Annual Childhood Conference sponsored by Touchstone Behavioral Health in Phoenix Arizona.     

Vargas, N.  (2013). Entendiendo el trauma (understanding trauma). Presentation delivered at the Kino Border Initiative staff training in Nogales Mexico. 

Vargas, N.  (2012). Childhood trauma overview. Presentation delivered at the Arizona Counseling Association foster care training in Phoenix Arizona.

Vargas, N.  (2012).  Understanding the human developmental stages. Presentation delivered in Spanish at the annual KIDS Training Blitz in Scottsdale Arizona. 

Vargas, N.  (2009). Creating effective communication habits with your son/daughter. Presentation delivered in Spanish at the annual KIDS Training Blitz in Scottsdale Arizona. 

Vargas, N.  (2008). Understanding the developmental states. Presentation delivered in Spanish at the annual KIDS Training Blitz in Scottsdale Arizona. 

Academic History (higher ed experience): 

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ - Adjunct Faculty - Counseling

Maricopa Community Colleges, Phoenix, AZ - Adjunct Faculty - Behavioral Health Science/Counseling

Ottawa University-Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ - Adjunct Faculty - Psychology, Counseling & Human Services

Areas of Interest: 

Psychological Trauma, Substance Use Disorders/ Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Existential Struggles, GBLTQ, Cultural Diversity, Faith-Based Counseling, Immigrants and Refugees.

What I like about Adler Graduate School: 

"I truly appreciate how Adler Graduate School develops students to be practical and responsible practitioners.  The School also encourages graduates to be agents of change and to promote social justice. These values resemble my personal values."