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Kalina Brabeck

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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>/p>

Clinical Interests

Immigrant & refugee mental health
Trauma 
Violence against girls and women
Psychological & neuropsychological assessment
Feminist Perspectives on Psychotherapy & Research
DBT and ACT
Forensic psychological evaluations for immigration court

Research Interests

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

Current Research Projects

“Unaccompanied Migrant Youth: Mental Health, Literacy, and School Engagement”
“The Mental Health of Adolescents in Latino Immigrant Families during a Period of Heightened Immigration Enforcement”

Selected Publications or Presentations

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Zayas, L., Brabeck, K.M., Cook-Heffron, L., Dreby, J., Parra-Cardona, R., Calzada, E., Dettlaff, A. et al. (2017). Charting directions for research on undocumented and unaccompanied immigrant children and citizen children. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 39(4), 412-435.

  • Sibley, E., Brabeck, K.M. & Sladkova, J. (2017). What predicts attitudes toward policies affecting undocumented immigrant children and youth? Patterns in demographic and news consumption, 9(1), 12-38.

  • Berger-Cardoso, J., Brabeck, K.M., Stinchcolm, D., Heidbrink, L., Price-Acosta, O., Gil-Garcia, O., et al. (2017). Integration of unaccompanied migrant youth in the United States: A call for research. Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies.

  • Sibley, E. & Brabeck, K.M. (2017). Latino immigrant students’ school experiences: The importance of family-community-school collaborations. The School Community Journal, 27 (1), 137-158.

  • Brabeck, K.M. & Sibley, E. (2016). Immigrant parent legal status, parent-child relationships, and child social emotional wellbeing: A middle childhood perspective. Journal of Child & Family Studies.

  • Kene, P., Brabeck, K, Kelly, C, A., & DiCicco, B. (2016). Suicidality among immigrants:
    Application of the interpersonal theory of suicidal behavior. Death Studies, 40(6),  372
    82.

  • Brabeck, K.M., Sibley, E. & Lykes, M.B.L. (2015). Situating immigrant parents’ legal vulnerability within family contexts: The importance of exosystem factors for understanding immigrant families. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.

  • 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.

  • 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. http://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. & Guzman, 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. & 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.

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

  • Brabeck, K.M. (2003). Testimonio: A strategy of collective resistance, cultural survival, and building solidarity. Feminism and Psychology, 31(2), 252-258.

  • 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(3), 42-50.

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). SAGE Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

  • 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, Kalina (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. 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

  • Brabeck, K.M., Berger-Cardoso, J. & Rendon-Garcia, S. (2017). Post-release experiences of unaccompanied migrant youth: Family, health, and school. American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

  • Brabeck, K.M. & Sibley, E. (2017). The influence of parent legal status on Latino immigrant families and US-born children’s development. Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

  • Brabeck, K.M. & Sibley, E. (September 2016). Situating Latino immigrant parents’ legal vulnerability within family contexts. National Latino Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

  • Brabeck, K.M. & Sibley, E. (September 2016). Exploring Latino immigrant parent legal status and child social emotional wellbeing in middle childhood. National Latino Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

  • Sibley, E. & Brabeck, K.M. (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 accepted for 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. (accepted 2009, August). Interdisciplinary Participatory Action Research with Central American Immigrant Families: Methodological Challenges, Complexities, and Contributions. Paper to be presented at annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

  • 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. 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 City, 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 annual meeting of the New England Council on Latin American Studies, Providence, Rhode Island.

  • Brabeck, K.M., Xu, W., 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. Paper presented to the annual meeting of 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 Annual conference of 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 annual meeting of 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 annual meeting of 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 annual meeting of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, WA.

  • Brabeck, K.M., Neff, K., & Kearney, L.K. (2004, August). Relationship styles of self-focused autonomy, other-focused connection, and mutuality among Mexican-American and European-American college students. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Bell, H., Busch, N.B., Johnson, A., Murphy, K., & Brabeck, K. (2004, September). Male customers of prostituted women: An exploration of attitudes toward and expectations of women. Paper presented at the meeting of Prostitution, Sex, Work, and the Sex Industry: The State of Women’s Health, Toledo, OH.

  • Brabeck, K.M. (2003, August). Mexican-origin women’s experiences of abuse: Intersections of gender, culture, and sociostructure. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

  • Brabeck, K.M. & Kearny, L. (2003, August). A significant non-significant finding: Similarity in Mexican-American and European American students’ attitudes toward gender roles, harassment, and dating violence. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

  • Murphy, K. & Brabeck, K.M. (2003, October). Women of Mexican origin and domestic violence: Cultural and sociostructural context. Paper presented at the meeting of The Fourth Annual Trapped by Poverty/Trapped by Abuse Conference, Austin, TX.

  • Brabeck, K.M. (2002, November). The narration of collective histories. Paper presented at annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.

  • Brabeck, K.M. (2002, August). The Narration of collective histories: Memory and identity/Power and silences in Jasper's "true story.” In R. Ainslie (Chair), The murder of James Byrd, Jr. as community trauma. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

  • Brabeck, K. M. (2002, August). Churches and coping with community trauma: The Jasper Ministerial Alliance. In R. Ainslie (Chair), Religious coping and community trauma. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

  • Brabeck, K. M. (2001, August). Testimonio: An indigenous tool aimed at inspiring collective resistance. In A. McIntyre, (Chair), Addressing individual and collective identities within contexts of violence and marginalization. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco CA.

  • Brabeck, K. M. (2001, June). Testimonio: Bridging feminist ethics with activist research to create new spaces of collectivity. Paper presented at the meeting of Bridging the Gap Between Feminisms and Participatory Action Research, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

  • Brabeck, K.M. (2000, August). Testimonio as an indigenous resource to effect social change. In A. McIntyre (Chair), Politically relevant research: utilizing people’s assets to create change. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Washington, D.C.

  • Lykes, M.B., Jackson, L., de la Cruz, B., Cruz, F., Shartran, A., & Brabeck, K. M. (1999, August). Diversifying participatory action research teams: Implications for the research process. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

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.

Non-peer Reviewed Media and Other Publications to Disseminate Research to Communities

  • Brabeck, K.M. (Editor). The effects of US immigration policies on children, youth, and families. CYF News. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Available at: http://apa.org/pi/families/resources/newsletter/index.aspx

  • 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. http://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. http://www.rwu.edu/about/partnerships-initiatives/lpi/reports

  • Brabeck, K.M. & Xu, Q. (2010). Survey of the impact of detention/deportation on Latino immigrant families. Center for Human Rights & International Justice Post-Deportation Human Rights Project Annual Report 2009-2010.

  • Lykes, M.L.B. & Brabeck, K.M. (2009). Exploring the impact of deportation on Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrant families: Participatory action research project in the Post-Deportation Human Rights Project. Center for Human Rights & International Justice Post-Deportation Human Rights Project Annual Report 2008-2009.

  • 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.

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

Trainings, Local Presentations, and Invited Lectures (Non-peer Reviewed)

  • Forensic Mental Health Evaluations in Immigration Court. Training provided to the Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association. March, 2018.

  • Mixed-Status Families in Rhode Island. Research presentation at the Policy and Practice Forum Mixed-Status Families in Rhode Island: Research, Practice, and Policy. Co-moderated by Rhode Island Kids Count and Roger Williams University Latino Policy Institute, June 2015.

  • The psychosocial implications of detention and deportation for US-born children of Unauthorized Immigrant Parents. Invited presentation at the Global Health and Human Rights Seminar, Harvard Medical School, April, 2015.

  • Quien sabe si nos vemos? The implications of living without documents for immigrant mental health and wellbeing. Invited presentation to the DeWitt Wallace Institute for the Study of Psychiatry and the Law, Cornell Medical School, March, 2015.

  • The influence of Latino parent immigrant status on outcomes for US-born children. Paper presented to the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS), Brown University, November, 2014.

  • The impact of deportations on immigrant communities (with Sladkova, J.).In S. Moser (Chair). Negotiating immigrant identities: From the outside in and the inside out. Symposium conducted at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, October, 2011.

  • Children of undocumented immigrants (with Cienfuentes, M.; Arana, M.; & Whittet, S.).
    Presentation at Diversity Week, Rhode Island College, October, 2011.

  • Challenges and resources of immigrant mixed-status families. In S. Pisaturo (Chair).
    Acculturative stress, trauma, and PTSD within the Latino immigrant population and their children. Panel presented to the Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association, September, 2011.

  • The impact of detention and deportation on Latino immigrant families: A quantitative exploration (with Hellwig, C.). Presentation at Feinstein School of Education & Human Development Research Conference, Rhode Island College, April, 2010.

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

  • Migration, deportation, and human rights. Invited lecture presented to New York University Steinhardt School Scholars, April 10, 2009.

  • The post-deportation human rights project. Invited lecture presented to the Center for Human Rights and International Justice Seminar, Boston College, February 19, 2009.

  • Working with torture survivors. Invited lecture presented to Roger Williams Law School Honors Students, February 14, 2008.

  • Psychological sequalae of torture: Working with torture survivors. Invited lecture presented to Roger Williams Law School Honors Students and October 14, 2008.

  • Working with Central American immigrant families and refugees. Invited training 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, E.). Presented to Dean’s Research Colloquium, Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Rhode Island College, January, 2008.

Additional 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.

​Advisor for which Programs

Masters in Agency Counseling
CAGS Mental Health Counseling

Memberships in professional agencies

American Psychological Association 
APA Division 35, Psychology of Women

Other

Licensed Psychologist in the State of Rhode Island
Affiliated Faculty Member, Center for Human Rights and
International Justice at Boston College
Ad hoc reviewer for:

  • Action Research Journal
  • Feminism and Psychology
  • ​Violence Against Women​​​​​​

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