Research Interests:Family-centered prevention and intervention services that promote resilience among at-risk communities; Trauma-informed practice to children and families who have experienced adversity including abuse, medical illness diagnosis, community violence, and participation in the foster care system; Culturally-sensitive services to military and veteran families; Community education; Resilience skills-based intervention within school settings
Research Interest: Hispanic Counselor Development; Substance Abuse Treatment; Military Family Dynamics, Drug Related Violence, Trauma among Mexican students, Law enforcement officer Family Dynamics, Hispanic Counselor Supervision
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, Internship.
Research Interests: Bilingualism and personality assessment, bilingual emotional expression in counseling, training bilingual counselors, international student adjustment, place-making and well-being, intimate partner violence among ethnic minority women in the U.S. and Latin America.
Teaching: Personality, Counseling Interventions in Spanish.
Research Interests: Mood disorders in youth, Health disparities, the impact of nutrition and lifestyle on mental health, Cognitive and affective attitudes towards nutrition and physical activity.
Teaching: General Psychology, Ethics, Psychological Testing, Clinical Interviewing, Abnormal Psychology, Multicultural Issues in Counseling, Introduction to Counseling Psychology.