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Kalina Brabeck

Adams Library (AL)
(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

“Understanding the Impact of Deportation and Post-Deportation on Families and Communities: Towards Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Intervention”

Selected Publications or Presentations

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

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


  • Brabeck, K.M. & Xu, Q. (in press). The impact of detention and deportation on Latino immigrant children and families: A quantitative exploration. Hispanic Journal of Behavioural Sciences.


  • Xu, Q. & Brabeck, K.M. (under review). Service utilization among undocumented Latino immigrant families.


  • 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, 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

  • 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.

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

Page last updated: June 5, 2014