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Kalina Brabeck

Adams Library (AL) 114
(401) 456-9602
kbrabeck@ric.edu

Academic Background

Ph.D. 2006 The University of Texas at Austin Counseling Psychology
CAGS

MA 2003 The University of Texas at Austin Educational Psychology

BA 2000 Boston College English & Latin American Studies

Internship 2006-2007 New York University/Bellevue Hospital Clinical Psychology

Courses Taught

CEP 532 Theories and Methods of Counseling
CEP 538 Practicum I
CEP 539 Practicum II
EDP 642 Field Research Seminar
CEP 612 Cross-Cultural Counseling
CEP 683 Advanced Practicum
CEP 610 Advanced Internship in Counseling

Clinical Interests

Immigrant & refugee mental health
Trauma
Violence against girls and women
Psychological & neuropsychological assessment
Feminist Perspectives on Psychotherapy & Research

Research Interests

Latino immigrant mental health
Migration and deportation
Community trauma
Relationship violence
Participatory action research
Testimony and narrative
Feminist ethics

Current Research Projects

What influences the academic achievement of recently arrived immigrant youth from Central America?: An exploratory study

Selected Publications or Presentations

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Brabeck, K.M. & Sibley, E. (in press). Immigrant parent legal status, parent-child relationships, and child social emotional wellbeing: A middle childhood perspective. Journal of Child & Family Studies.


Brabeck, K.M., Sibley, E. & Lykes, M.B.L. (in press). Situating immigrant parents’ legal vulnerability within family contexts: The importance of exosystem factors for understanding immigrant families. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.


KeK Kene, P., Brabeck, K, Kelly, C, A., & DiCicco, B. (in press). Suicidality among immigrants:

Application of the interpersonal theory of suicidal behavior. Death Studies.


Brabeck, K.M., Sibley, E., Taubin, P & Murcia, A. (2015). The influence of immigrant parent legal status on U.S.-born children’s academic abilities: The moderating effects of social service use. Applied Developmental Science. DOI: 10.1080/10888691.2015.1114420


Brabeck, K., Lykes, M.B., Sibley, E. & Kene, P. (2015). Ethical ambiguities in participatory action research with unauthorized migrants. Ethics and Behavior, 25(1), 21-36. DOI: 10.1080/10508422.2014.920707 Published on-line September 2014.


Brabeck, K.M., Lykes, M.B., & Hunter, C. (2014). The psychosocial impact of detention and deportation on immigrant children and families. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84(5), 496-505.


Lykes, M.B., Brabeck, K.M. & Hunter, C. (2013). Exploring parent-child communication in the context of threat: Mixed-status families facing detention and deportation in post 9/11 USA. Community, Work & Family. Outside Linkhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13668803.2012.752997


Xu, Q. & Brabeck, K.M.  (2012). Service utilization among undocumented Latino immigrant families. Social Work Research, 36 (3), 209-221.


Lykes, M.B, Hershberg, R. & Brabeck, K.M. (2011). Methodological issues in participatory action research with undocumented Central American migrants. Journal of Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 3(2), 22-35.


Brabeck, K.M., Lykes, M.L.B. & Hershberg, R. (2011). Framing immigration to and deportation from the United States: Central American immigrants make meaning of their experiences. Community, Work, & Family, 14, 275-296.


Brabeck, K.M. & Xu, Q. (2010). The impact of detention and deportation on Latino immigrant children and families: A quantitative exploration. Hispanic Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 32, 341-361.


Brabeck, K.M. & Guzmán, M. (2009). Exploring Mexican-Origin intimate partner abuse survivors’ help-seeking within their socio-cultural contexts. Violence and Victims, 24, 817-832.


Brabeck, K.M. & Ainslie, R. (2008). The narration of collective trauma. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 13, 123-142.


Brabeck, K.M. & Guzmán, M.R. (2008). Frequency and perceived effectiveness of strategies to survive abuse used by battered Mexican-origin women. Violence Against Women, 14, 1274-1294.


Neff, K., Brabeck, K.M., & Kearney, L.K. (2006). Relationship styles of self-focused autonomy, other-focused connection, and mutuality among Mexican-American and European-American college students. The Journal of Social Psychology, 146, 568-590.


Vetter, A., Hancock, A., Brabeck, K.M., Turner, E., & Wisneski, D. (2004). Toying with power: Power relationships in academia. Topics in education: Review of research and practice, 1 (1).


Ainslie, R. & Brabeck, K.M. (2003) Race murder and community trauma: Psychoanalysis and ethnography in exploring the impact of the killing of James Byrd on Jasper, Texas. Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, 8, 42-50.


Brabeck, K.M. (2003). Testimonio: A strategy of collective resistance, cultural survival, and building solidarity. Feminism and Psychology, 31, 252-258.

Book Reviews

Brabeck, K. M. (2001). Justification for the implementation of peace education (Review of the book Actitudes hacia la tolerancia y la cooperación en ambientes multiculturales [Attitudes toward tolerance and cooperation in multicultural contexts]). Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology, 7(1), 85-87.

Book Chapters

Brabeck, K.M., Porterfield, K., & Loughry, M. (2015). Psychosocial and mental health issues, assessment, and interventions with immigrant individuals and families facing detention and deportation in the United States. In D. Kanstroom and M.B. Lykes (eds). The new deportations delirium: Interdisciplinary responses. New York, NY: New York University Press.


Lykes, M.B., Sibley, E. Brabeck, K.M., Hunter, C. & Johansen, Y. (2015). Participatory action research with transnational and mixed-status families: Understanding and responding to post-9/11 threats to migrants. In D. Kanstroom and M.B. Lykes (eds). The new deportations delirium: Interdisciplinary responses. New York, NY: New York University Press.


Brabeck, M.M. & Brabeck, K.M. (2013). Feminist and multicultural ethics in Counseling Psychology. In C. Enns & L.N. Williams (Eds.) Oxford handbook of feminist multicultural psychology (pp. 27-44). Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Brabeck, M.M. & Brabeck, K.M. (2008). Feminist ethics in research. In D. Mertens & P. Ginsberg (Eds.) Handbook of social science research (pp.39-53). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.


Brabeck, M.M. & Brabeck, K.M. (2006). Women and relationships. In J. Worrell & C.D. Goodheart (Eds.). Handbook of girls' and women's psychological Health: Gender and well-being across the life span (pp. 208-217). Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Murphy, K., Lein, L., & Brabeck, K.M. (2006). Contextos culturales y estructurales de la violencia domestica de mujeres mexicoamericanas inmigrantes [Cultural and structural contexts of domestic violence for Mexican-American and Mexican migrant women]. In C. Campillo Toldano & J.G. Zuniga Zarate (Eds.) La violencia social en Mexico y sus manifestaciones [Social violence and its manifestations in Mexico]. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León: Nuevo León, México.


Brabeck, K.M. (2004). Testimonio:  Bridging feminist and participatory action principles to create new spaces of collectivity.  In M. Brydon-Miller, P. Maguire, and A. McIntyre (Eds.) Travelling companions:  Feminisms and participatory action research (pp.41-54).  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Encyclopedia and Other Articles

Brabeck, K.M. (2006). Case and character development. In A. Rochlen (Ed.) Counseling Theories Applications. Prentice Hall Texts, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Brabeck, K.M. (2004). The narration of collective histories: Memory and identity/Power and silences in the aftermath of the James Byrd, Jr. Murder in Jasper, TX. Psychoanalytic Analyst, 9, 3-6.

Brabeck, K.M. (2003). Participatory action research. In Miller, J. R., Lerner, R. M., & Schiamberg, L. B., & Anderson, P. (Eds.). Human ecology: An encyclopedia of children, families, communities, and environments. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Brabeck, K.M. & Beckner, V. (2002). Healthy Expression of Anger: A Structured Group Therapy Treatment Manual. The University of Texas at Austin’s Clearinghouse for Structured/Thematic Groups & Innovative Programs (no. TI 084), Austin, TX.

Brabeck, K.M. & Brabeck, M.M. (2002). Feminist ethics in psychology. In A. Martinez Aleman and K. Renn (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Women in Higher Education. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Brabeck, M. M. and Brabeck, K.M. (July/Aug, 2002). Ethics rounds. The Psychology Monitor, American Psychological Association, 33, 90-91.

Selected National and International Conference Presentations

Sibley, E. & Brabeck, K.M. (April 2016). Associations between parental legal status and children’s academic achievement. American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.


Brabeck, K.M., Lopez, M. & Warmsley, A. (2015, October). Children in immigrant families: What counselors in training should know about how legal documentation status affects their mental health and wellbeing. Paper presented at The Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Philadelphia, PA.


Brabeck, K.M., Murcia, A., Taubin, P. & Goris, Y. (2015, August). The influence of immigrant parent experiences of discrimination on family process and child social emotional development.Poster presented at American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.


Brabeck, K.M., Taubin, P. & Murica, A. (2015, August). The influence of Latino immigrant parent legal status on social emotional development of US-born children. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.


Brabeck, K.M. (2015, June). An interdisciplinary perspective on efforts to understand and support unaccompanied immigrant youth and refugee minors. Roundtable at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), Lowell, Massachusetts.


Brabeck, K.M., Malatino, K. & Martinez, P. (2014, September). Innovative partnership programs for school counseling. Roundtable at the North Atlantic Regional Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.


Tortolani, C., Malatino, K., Gibbons Holtzman, E., Kene, P. & Brabeck, K.M. (2014, September). Integrating mindfulness into professional counselor identity development. Paper presented at the North Atlantic Regional Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.


Brabeck, K.M., Taubin, P., & Murcia, A. (2014, August). An exploration of the influence of Latino migrant parent legal status on academic functioning of US-born children ages 7-10. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.


Brabeck, K.M., Lykes, M.B., McDonald, E. & Karberg, A. (2013, September). Ethical consideration in participatory action research with undocumented migrants. Paper presented at Frontiers of Informed Consent Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.


Lykes, M.B.L. & Brabeck, K.M. (2013, April). Parent-child communication in the context of threat: Immigrant families facing detention and deportation in post 9/11 USA. Paper presented at the Council on Contemporary Families, University of Miami, Miami, Florida.


Brabeck, K.M., Lykes, M.B., & Hershberg, R. (2011, August). Qualitative and quantitative explorations of the impact of detention and deportation on Latino immigrant families. In M.B.L. (Chair) Exploring the effects of detention and deportation on mixed-status transnational families through interdisciplinary participatory and action research. Symposium at the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.


Lykes, M.B., Hunter, C. & Brabeck, K.M. (2011, August). Exploring parent-child communication in the context of threat: Mixed-status families facing detention and deportation. In M.B.L. (Chair) Exploring the effects of detention and deportation on mixed-status transnational families through interdisciplinary participatory and action research. Symposium at the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.


Lykes, MB., Brabeck, K.M. & Hershberg, R. (2010, June). Methodological challenges in participatory-action research with Central American immigrants. Paper presented at The Ethics and Politics of Research with Immigrant Populations, Minneapolis, MN.


Brabeck, K.M. (2010, February). Mexican-origin intimate partner abuse survivors’ help-seeking within their socio-cultural contexts. Paper presented at the National Summit on Interpersonal Violence & Abuse across the Lifespan, Dallas, Texas.


Brabeck, K.M., Holtzman, E., Metro, S., Leboeuf, L., & Piccirillo, A. (2010, February). Educational professionals and teen dating violence: Roles, responsibility, opportunity. Poster presented at the National Summit on Interpersonal Violence & Abuse across the Lifespan, Dallas, Texas.


Lykes, M.B., Brabeck, K.M. & Hershberg, R. (2009, October). An exploration of the effects of deportation on Guatemalan & Salvadoran families. Paper presented at Undocumented Hispanic Migration, Connecticut College, New London, CT.


Brabeck, K.M., Lykes, M.L.B., Kanstroom, D., & Hershberg, R. (2009, August). Interdisciplinary participatory Action research with Central American immigrant families: Methodological challenges, complexities, and contributions. In M. Gergen (Chair), Qualitative methodology as a generative choice. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.


Brabeck, M.M. & Brabeck, K.M. (2009, August). Application of feminist ethics to research with marginalized populations. In D. Mertens (Chair), Research ethics with marginalized populations. Roundtable conducted at annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.


Lykes, M.B. & Brabeck, K.M. (2009, June). Acercándonos a los efectos psicosociales de la inmigración y la deportación. Paper presented at the Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología, Guatemala, Guatemala.


Brabeck, K.M. & Hershberg, R. (2009, January). An exploration of the effects of deportation on Central American immigrant children and families: Findings and future directions for research. In M.B. Lykes (Chair), Community as a place for healing: Interdisciplinary work to build collective efficacy among immigrant and refugee communities. Symposium conducted at the National Multicultural Summit and Conference, New Orleans, LA.


Brabeck, K.M., Lykes, M.B., & Kanstroom, D. (2008, November). Migracion, Deportacion, y Derechos Humanos: La Investigación Acción Participativa del Proyecto Pos-Deportación. Paper presented at fifth meeting of Congreso Internacional sobre Migraciones y Desarrollo, Guatemala, Guatemala.


Brabeck, K.M., Xu, Q., Lykes, M.B. & Hershberg, R. (2008, October). The impact of deportation on Central American immigrant children and families: Preliminary findings and next steps. In M.B. Lykes & D. Kanstroom (Chairs), Understanding the impact of deportation on families and communities: Towards a collaborative, interdisciplinary transnational intervention pre-and post-deportation. Symposium conducted at the New England Council on Latin American Studies, Providence, Rhode Island.


Brabeck, K.M., Xu, Q., Lykes, M.B., & Kanstroom, D. (2008, October). Effects of deportation on Central American immigrant children and families. In Q.X. (Chair) Understanding and addressing the impact of deportation on Mexican & Central American immigrant families and communities: Towards a collaborative, interdisciplinary intervention pre-and post-deportation. Symposium conducted at the Institute for the Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.


Darcy, M. & Brabeck, K.M. (2008, September). Counselor and client factors in an era of medicalization. Paper presented at the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Portland, ME.


Brabeck, M.M. & Brabeck, K.M. (2008, August). Feminist ethics applied to research. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.


Brabeck, K.M., Lykes, M.B, Kanstroom, D., Holper, M. & Hershberg, R. (2008, June). Immigrant families’ experiences of deportation: Participatory action research as a resource for Generating understanding, organizing, and change. Paper presented at Children & Migration, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.


Brabeck, K.M. (2007, August). Exploring Mexican-origin battered women’s help-seeking within their socio-cultural contexts. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.


Brabeck, K.M. (2007, January). Exploring Mexican-origin battered women’s help seeking within multiple identities and socio-cultural contexts. Paper presented in symposium at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, WA.

Local Conference Presentations and Trainings

The impact of detention and deportation on Latino immigrant families: A quantitative exploration. With: Catharine Hellwig. Presentation at the Feinstein School of Education & Human Development Conference, Rhode Island College, April 16, 2010.


“Effects of deportation policies on Central American immigrants.” Invited lecture presented at Salve Regina University, July 16, 2009.


“The Post-Deportation Human Rights Project.” Presented to Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College, February 19, 2009.


“Working with Torture Survivors.” Presented to Roger Williams Law School Honors Class, February 14, 2008 and October 14, 2008.


“Working with Central American Immigrant Families and Refugees.” Presented to Roger Williams Counseling Center Interns and Postdoctoral Fellows, October 24, 2008.


“Promoting Rhode Island Teacher Knowledge and Self-Efficacy to Respond to Adolescent Dating Violence in Schools: A Collaborative Approach.” (with Holtzman, Elizabeth). Presented to Dean’s Research Colloquium, Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Rhode Island College, January, 2008.

Media Publications

Lykes, M.B.L. & Brabeck, K.M. (October, 2013). Family values? US Immigration Policies Tear Apart Migrant Families. Retrieved from: Outside Linkhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/kalina-brabeck/

Brabeck, K.M. U.S.-born Children of unauthorized immigrants fall behind academically, but accessing social services can help. Child & Family Blog: What We Know from Cutting Edge Research. Outside Linkhttp://childandfamilyblog.com/children-of-unauthorized-immigrants-fall-behind/

Brabeck, K.M. & Roger Williams University RI Latino Policy Institute (June, 2015). Rhode Island’s mixed-status families: Strength in adversity. Outside Linkhttp://www.rwu.edu/about/partnerships-initiatives/lpi/reports

Advisor for which Programs

MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CGS Advanced Counseling

Grants

August, 2015
Principal Investigator: The role of parental legal status in determining outcomes for Rhode Island’s Latino students.
The Collaborative of Rhode Island ($2,000)

June 2013-June 2015
Principal Investigator: An exploratory study of the experiences of US-born children in Latino immigrant families.
Foundation for Child Development. ($149,590)

May 2014
Principal Investigator: An exploratory study of the experiences of US-born children in Latino immigrant families- Summer work.
Rhode Island College Faculty Research Award ($1,440)

May 2013
Principal Investigator: Pilot Phase: An exploratory study of the experiences of US-born children in Latino immigrant families.
Rhode Island College Faculty Research Award ($1,440)

January 2009, November 2011
Principal Investigator: Student-Faculty Research Grant. Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Rhode Island College. ($500, $1,000)

May 2008
Principal Investigator: Understanding the impact of deportation and post-deportation on Latino immigrant families. Rhode Island College Faculty Research Grant. ($3,271)

Memberships in professional agencies

2015- present: Research Fellow, Rhode Island Latino Policy Institute

2014-present: Member, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

2013-present: Member, International Institute for the Study of Traumatic Stress

2012- present: Member, American Mental Health Counseling Association

2006—present: Member, American Psychological Association, Member Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women)                       

July 2008—present: Member, North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor    Education and Supervision

Jan 2003 – Aug 2004: Student Assistant, American Psychological Association Division 35 (Society for Psychology of Women) Book Series

2001– 2006: Member, The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work’s Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Advocacy

October, 2014: Lead author on statement and recorded digital short. Mental health needs of unaccompanied immigrant minors. Project by the American Psychological Association Division for the Society of the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI).

September, 2013: Lead author on report and oral testimony. The psychosocial impact of detention and deportation on migrant families. Submitted to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Washington, DC.

Other

2015-present: Appointed Member APA Committee on Children, Youth and Families

2015- present: Rhode Island Latino Policy Institute Research Fellow

2013- present: Foundation for Child Development Young Scholar Fellowship

2011-2012: Rhode Island Campus Compact Presidential Faculty Fellowship

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