Masters Program in Counseling Psychology


Psychology Department Faculty

The goal of the TAMIU psychology faculty is to prepare professional counselors who are competent in psychological methods of treatment and research.  The facultyaims to publish with graduate students and also looks to co-present with students at regional and national conferences. Below is a list of faculty research interests, teaching experience, and contact information. Faculty interests evolve and develop, so talk to faculty to see who is a good match for you in terms of interests and working style.



Department Chair  Department of Psychology and Communication

Jose Carlos Lozano, Ph.D., 1992. Communication- University of Texas at Austin.

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Research Interests: Audience research, International Communication, Media Flow in the Americas

Teaching: Communication Theory and Practice, Methods of Inquiry, Mass Communication Theories


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Roberto Heredia, Ph.D., 1995, University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Research Interests: Lexical Access; Bilingual Lexical Processes; Lexical Ambiguity; Literal vs. Non-literal Language Processes; Sentence Processing; Second-language Acquisition; Word recognition; Memory and Information Processing

Teaching: Statistics, Cognitive Psychology, Learning and Memory, Graduate Level: Research Methods, Thesis

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  Director of the Master in Arts in Counseling Psychology Program                         

  Bonnie Rudolph, Ph.D., 1975, Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Research Interests: Counseling & Psychotherapy Process & Outcome Research; Counseling and Psychotherapy Supervision; Normal Personality Traits; Brief Psychotherapy & Counseling; Initial Interviews & Alliance; Mentoring

Teaching: Psychology of Personality, Graduate Level: Introduction of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues, Psychopathology, Practicum, Internship, Thesis


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Monica Munoz, Ph.D. 2007, Texas Tech

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Research Interests: Social Cognition; Attitudes and Perspective Taking

Teaching: Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods, Psychology of Personality, Psychology of Human Sexuality, Graduate Level: Thesis


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Anna Cieslicka, Ph.D. 1998. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

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Research Interests: Bilingual Lexical Access, The Mental Lexicon in Second Language Learners and Metaphor Figurative Language Cerebral Asymmetric in Bilingual Processing Acquisition, Storage, and Processing of Idioms in L1 (Native Language) and L2 (Second Foreign Language) 

Teaching: Research Methods, Psychology of Language, Psychology of Bilingualism, Foundations of Language, Graduate Level: Cognitive Science, Thesis


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Assistant Professor

Gilberto Salinas, Ph.D. 2007. St. Mary’s University

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Research Interests: Hispanic Counselor Development; Substance Abuse Treatment; Military Family Dynamics

Teaching: Introduction to Psychology, Biological Psychology, Theories and Principles of Psychological testing, Abnormal Psychology, Graduate Level: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling, Career Counseling and Development, Practicum, Internship                                









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