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Veronica Carey

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Veronica D. Carey


Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Associate Clinical Professor

Counseling and Family Therapy Department

Veronica Carey, PhD, has taught in academia for the past 12 years. She is currently the assistant dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. She is an associate clinical professor within the Behavioral Health program in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy; the chair of the Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; the chair of the Academy for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and vice president of the Caravan of Life an NGO in Pakistan. Carey is very much interested in the impact of national events upon persons of color here in the U.S. As a frequent international guest lecturer and workshop presenter, Carey has addressed the implementation of psychiatric rehabilitation services, as well as the incorporation of diversity and inclusion to bodies of faculty, professional staff and students across the country. Her articles on direct-care staff development in community-based treatment settings have been published in the Psychiatric  Rehabilitation Journal and Psychiatric Services. Carey trains internationally having presented in Abu Dhabi, Cameroon, Africa; United Emirates; Cairo, Egypt; Milan, Italy; Karachi, Pakistan; and Singapore. A personal factoid is Carey enjoys interior design and is copartners with her sister in real estate flipping houses.

Academic Distinctions

Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner

Professional Society

Chair of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
Vice-President of Caravan of Life USA

Selected Publications

Grant participation:

Awarded Dean's R3 Grant in 2020 for $10,000.00.

Awarded reciprocal exchange for Mandela Fellows Washington, D.C., Year 2021

Editorial review board membership:

Associate Editor for Health Equity online journal

Research Interests

Psychiatric rehabilitation, mental health, behavioral health, international mental health


A national and international guest lecturer and workshop presenter, Carey has addressed evidence-based best practices in recovery-oriented services, treatment planning, behavioral health care system practices, program planning, and implementation of psychiatric rehabilitation services. She had trained in Korea, Pakistan, Italy, and Singapore, Her articles on direct-care staff development in community-based treatment settings have been published in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, PSY Connections and Psychiatric Services.

  • Capella University: Graduation 2008
    PhD in Human Services: Social Policy and Organizational Change
  • Lincoln University: Graduation 2000
    Master of Art in Human Services
  • University of Delaware: Graduation 1985
    Bachelor of Art in Sociology