Conference Schedule: Overview

 Th (7/7): Pre-Conf Workshops | Th (7/7): Native American Pre-Conf | F (7/8): D45 Conference | Sat (7/9): D45 Conference

NOTE: CE eligible sessions are marked with an asterisk (*)

Thursday, July 7, 2016: Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshops


7:30 – 8:00am Coffee and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15am Welcome

8:15 – 10:00am Publishing

  • Lee, RichardCokley, KevinDr. Kevin Cokley, Professor of Educational Psychology and African and African American Diaspora Studies (The University of Texas at Austin), Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Black Psychology
  • Dr. Richard Lee, Professor of Psychology (University of Minnesota), Editor-in-Chief for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Consulting Editor for Asian American Journal of Psychology

10:15am – 12:00pm Research Methods with Ethnic Minority Populations

  • Tiffany YipLeong, FredDr. Fred Leong, Professor of Psychology (Michigan State University) and Director of the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research
  • Dr. Tiffany Yip, Associate Professor of Psychology (Fordham University)

12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch

1:30 – 3:15pm Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure

  • Zane, NolanSellers, RobertDr. Robert Sellers, Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychology and Education (University of Michigan)
  • Dr. Nolan Zane, Professor of Psychology and Asian American Studies (University of California, Davis)

      Community-Based Participatory Research Aimed at Health Equity in Intervention Research

  • McClinton-Brown, RhondaView More: Lisa Goldman Rosas, Assistant Scientist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Instructor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine Prevention Research Center, and Research Director for the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices (Stanford School of Medicine)
  • Jan vasquezEvans, JillRhonda McClinton-Brown, MPH, Executive Director of Office of Community Health (Stanford School of Medicine)
  • Jill Evans, MPH, Research Program Director of Office of Community Health (Stanford School of Medicine)
  • Jan Vasquez, MPH, CHES, Research Director of Pathways to American Indian & Alaska Native Wellness (PAAW)
  • American Indian Community Action Board Members (TBD)

3:30 – 5:00pm Thinking Outside the Box of Academia: Alternatives for Career Success*

  • Lee, JayneBotcheva, LubaDr. Luba Botcheva, Director of Research and Strategic Projects (Mental Health Association of San Francisco)
  • Dr. Jayne Lee, Retail Strategy – Trends and Insights Group (Apple Inc.)
  • Nishi Moonka, M.Ed., Managing Director (Resource Development Associates)Alvin AlvarezMoonka, Nishi
  • Dr. Alvin Alvarez (organizer and facilitator), Dean of the College of Health and Social Sciences (San Francisco State University) and Director of the Leadership Development Institute for the Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests

5:15 – 6:30pm Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session I

Ohlone Welcome from Vince Medina

Stanford GSE Welcome from Dan Schwartz, Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education

Gone, JosephPlenary Session I: “The Thing Happened As He Wished”: Unbundling an American Indian Cultural Psychology*

Dr. Joseph P. Gone, Professor of Psychology and American Culture (University of Michigan)


6:30 – 8:00pm Evening Reception

Thursday, July 7, 2016: Native American Pre-Conference


7:30 – 8:00am Coffee and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15am Welcome

8:15 – 10:00am Revisiting Historical Trauma Research in the 21st Century*

Braveheart, Maria Yellow HorseHistorical Trauma and Unresolved Grief Intervention: A Tribal Best Practice

Dr. Maria Brave Heart, Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (University of New Mexico)

Nathaniel MohattHistorical Trauma and Public Narratives: Where Past and Present Meet to Frame Community Health

Dr. Nathaniel Mohatt, Research Scientist, Mental Health Program (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)

10:15am – 12:00pm Research in the Identification and Treatment of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Indian Country

Teresa BrockieAdverse Childhood Experiences in High-Risk Reservation Context

Dr. Teresa Brockie, Nurse Researcher (National Institutes of Health)


O'Keefe, VictoriaLife is Sacred: Understanding Suicide in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities through Research

Victoria O’Keefe, M.S., Doctoral Candidate (Oklahoma State University)

12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch

1:30 – 3:15pm Succeeding in a Multicultural World: Psychological Research and Professional Development Concerning American Indian/ Alaska Native and First Nation Students

Fryberg, StephanieCulturally Grounded Interventions to Enhance Academic Performance for Native Students

Dr. Stephanie Fryberg, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies (University of Washington)


Hare, JanSucceeding Through Indigenous Worldviews

Dr. Jan Hare, Associate Professor in Language and Literacy Education (University of British Columbia)

3:30 – 5:00pm Looking Forward: Research in Indian Country – Presenters Panel and Community Dialogue

Speakers: Dr. Maria Brave Heart, Dr. Nathaniel Mohatt, Dr. Teresa Brockie, Victoria O’Keefe, Dr. Stephanie Fryberg, Dr. Jan Hare, Dr. Joseph P. Gone, and Dr. Teresa LaFromboise

5:15 – 6:30pm Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session I

Ohlone Welcome from Vince Medina

Stanford GSE Welcome from Dan Schwartz, Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education

Gone, JosephPlenary Session I: “The Thing Happened As He Wished”: Unbundling an American Indian Cultural Psychology*

Dr. Joseph P. Gone, Professor of Psychology and American Culture (University of Michigan)

6:30 – 8:00pm Evening Reception

Friday, July 8, 2016


7:30am Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 9:30am Welcome and Keynote Speaker*

Puente, AntonioPsychological Science, Practice, and Politics: The Interface of Clinical Neuropsychology and the Death Penalty*

Dr. Antonio Puente, President-Elect of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Professor of Psychology (University of North Carolina – Wilmington)

9:45 – 11:15am Concurrent Sessions


Multiracials in Context* (Chanel Meyers – University of Hawaii)

Raíces Fuertes: Developing La Clìnica Latina to Address Community Need* (Ricardo Muñoz – Palo Alto University)

Ethnic/Racial Identity within Diverse Contexts* (Sheena Mirpuri – Fordham University)

Overcoming Adversity: Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness with Asians* (Jorge Wong – Asian Americans for Community Involvement)

Mothers to All/Mothers for Hire (Bedford Palmer – Saint Mary’s College of California)

     Paper Session A: Trauma, Victimization, and Abuse in Ethnic and Sexual Minority Communities

  1. Sexual Victimization Experiences in Sexual and Ethnic Minority Women (Gabriela Lopez – University of New Mexico)
  2. Second Generation Arab Americans: Correlates with Parent’s Pre-migration Traumas (Norma Kehdi – University of Southern California)
  3. Race and Media Effects in Child Sexual Abuse Cases (Deborah Alley – University of California, Davis)
  4. Hispanic Divorcing Parents: Intimate Partner Abuse and System Utilization (Melissa Tehee – Utah State University)

     Paper Session B: Academic Performance, Education, and Achievement in Ethnic Minority and International Students

  1. Use of Native Language and Culture in Predicting Academic Achievement (Mark Van Ryzin – University of Oregon)
  2. Exploring The Role of Engagement on Academic Performance Across 3 Generations of Latino/a Adolescents (Ioakim Boutakidis – California State University Fullerton)
  3. The IPS Method: Graduate Student Experiences with Multiculturally Focused Education (William Bloxham – John F. Kennedy University)
  4. A Social Justice Approach to International Student Adjustment (Zhenni Wang – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

     Paper Session C: Advances and Innovations in Racial/Ethnic Microaggression and Discrimination Research*

  1. Presenting a Scale to Assess Acceptability of Racial Microaggressions (Yara Mekawi – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  2. Chinese Americans’ Coping with Perceived Discrimination: A Multiple Mediation Model (Jaeyoun Shin – San Francisco State University)
  3. The Social Injustice of Micro Aggressions: Academia as a Hostile Workplace (Bonita Cade – Roger Williams University)
  4. Racial/Ethnic Microaggressions and Mental Health: A Focus Group Study (Manijeh Badiee – California State University, San Bernardino)

     Interactive Discussions

Communities in the Driver’s Seat: Partnering for Better Health* (Monica Skewes – Montana State University)

Race-Related Stress Among Sport & Performance Populations (Jessica Jackson – New Mexico State University)


11:30am – 12:30pm Poster Session

(Note: Poster size requirements are 4 feet wide by 3 feet tall)

  1. Exploring Religious Coping Amongst Ethnically Diverse Survivors of Sexual Victimization (Tyonna Adams – Pepperdine University)
  2. Understanding Family Cultural Socialization Effects on Arab American Adolescent Development (Menatalla Ads – University of Detroit Mercy)
  3. Effects of Racial Friendship Composition on Perceptions of Black-White Biracials (Darren Agboh – The Graduate Center, CUNY)
  4. Superwoman Schema and Perception of Microaggressions among African American Women (Blanka Angyal – University of Kentucky)
  5. The Relationships Among Sociocultural Factors and Verbal and Performance IQ Scores in AI/AN Adults (Justina Avila – University of New Mexico)
  6. Stigma and Acculturation in Mental Health Services Utilization Among Latinos (Joanne Bartos – Northwest University)
  7. Professional Quality of Life and Acculturation Among Diverse Nursing Staff (Rose Marie Bauldry – California School of Professional Psychology)
  8. Acculturation-Related Stress and Parental Overprotection among Hispanic Parents (Julia Belfer – Nova Southeastern University)
  9. Experiences with Racism and Depressive Symptoms Mediated by Anti-Black Attitudes (Imani Byrd – Eastern Michigan University)
  10. Stress in Ethnic Minority Students Involved in Federal Support Services (Lily Cahnman – Roosevelt University)
  11. Bicultural Self-Efficacy among Hispanic Students: The Moderating Role of Gender (Carlos Calderon – California State University, Fresno)
  12. Race-Based Marginalization Moderates Asian Americans’ Self-Esteem and Private Racial Regard (Hsiu-Lan Cheng – University of San Francisco)
  13. The Effects of Racial Socialization on Black-White Biracial Adults (Johanna Collier – University of Missouri – St. Louis)
  14. “How Filipino Are You?” Accurate Measurement of Filipino American Enculturation (Arwin Angelae Cotas – The Wright Institute)
  15. The Impact of Acculturation and Ethnic Identity on Iranian Americans (Sahar Dorani – The Wright Institute)
  16. Longitudinal Trajectories of Mentoring Indigenous College Students in the Sciences (Jillian Fish – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
  17. Relationship between Ethnic Identity & Reading Motivation among African-American Children (E’leyna Garcia – Howard University)
  18. Latina Adolescent Mothers’ Parenting Attitude: Relations to Parenting Stress (Marissa Gastelle – Kent State University)
  19. Ready for Marriage? How Iranian College Students View Mate Selection (Sourena Haj-Mohamadi – Alliant International University-LA)
  20. Assessing Health Literacy In Urban Older American Indians (Andrea Henckel – University of New Mexico)
  21. Purpose in Life as a Tool for Managing Life Stress (Judy Hong – University of Houston)
  22. Community Recommendations for Suicide Prevention for African Americans (Jung Eui Hong – Teachers College, Columbia University)
  23. Hope Springs: Moderating the Link Between Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms (Amardeep Khahra – Palo Alto University)
  24. Persuading About Identity-Relevant Topics: Benefits of Text-Based Persuasion (Peter Leavitt – University of Arizona)
  25. Examining Television Representations of Race & Women and Student Preferences (Brittany Linton – The University of Texas at Austin)
  26. An Uphill Battle: Exploring the Challenges Facing Latina/o College Students (Jasmin Llamas – Santa Clara University)
  27. Improving Wellness for Asian Americans with Serious Mental Illness (Kris Pui-Kwan Ma – DePaul University)
  28. Perspectives on Support/Barriers of Wellness Interventions for Asian Americans with SMI (Kris Pui-Kwan Ma – DePaul University)
  29. Academic and Cultural Socialization in Latino Parents and Adolescents (Aixa Marchand – University of Michigan)
  30. Perioperative Anxiety and Coping in Latino Children – Consulting Patient Stakeholders (Ariana Martinez – University of California Irvine)
  31. Early Adversity and the Cardiovascular Health of Mexican American Children (William Martinez – University of California, Berkeley)
  32. Call to Action: Culturally Appropriate Neuropsychological Assessment with Underserved Populations (Kacey Marton – Palo Alto University)
  33. Condom Use Barriers among African American Substance Users (Caravella McCuistian – University of Cincinnati)
  34. Substance Use Patterns among Ethnic Minority College Students (Brittany Miller – University of Cincinnati)
  35. The Additive Impact of Multiple Minority Stressors on Treatment Variables (Kimberley Dawn Miller – Palo Alto University)
  36. Perceptions of Older Americans Indians Navigating the Health Care System (Ivette Miramontes – University of New Mexico)
  37. Attachment Disruption and Coping Strategies among Newcomer Immigrant Adolescents (Holly Muller – Palo Alto University)
  38. The Subjective Experiences of the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Kristy Nguyen – Adelphi University)
  39. Listening to How Israeli-Iranian Women Sexuality in their Careers (Nicole Ohebshalom – Tel Aviv University)
  40. Utilizing Cognitive Bias Modification to Reduce Intergroup Anxiety (Timothy Ovia – University of Cincinnati)
  41. Points of Connection: Language Use in Environmental Education (Indira Phukan – Stanford University)
  42. Social Support Predicts Coparenting Quality Change among Young, Ethnically-diverse Parents (Alyssa Poblete – George Washington University)
  43. The Impact of Individual and Institutional Factors on Science Identity (Christen Priddie – Virginia State University)
  44. Emotion Regulation Strategies: Buffer against Perceived Discrimination? (Yekun Qin – University of Minnesota)
  45. Does GSA Support Moderate Ill Effects of Victimization Among LGBTQ Youth? (Derrick Reyes – New York University)
  46. Cognitive, Verbal, and Executive Skills in Monolingual/Bilingual Preterm Preschoolers (Rebecca Rieger – University of New Mexico)
  47. Latino Men’s Health: Understanding Alexithymia, Machismo and Acculturation (Jamey Rislin – New Mexico State University)
  48. Perception of Campus Environment and Engagement in Ethnic Diversity Issues (Aaron Matthew Simmons – University of California, Davis)
  49. The Impacts of Racial Socialization on Racial Identity (Leah Spivey – University of Michigan)
  50. The Influence of Internalized Racial Oppression on Mental Health (Jadah Stephens – Saint Louis University)
  51. Potential Child Developmental Delays and Hispanic Parents’ Stress Levels (Amanda Tan – Palo Alto University)
  52. Ethnic and Sexual Orientation Minority Status: Effects on Academic Self-Efficacy (Izabela Villanueva – University of California, Davis)
  53. Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Perceptions and Stereotypes of Asian Leaders (Amy Westmoreland – The University of Michigan)
  54. The Experiences of Chinese Undergraduates who Study in the US (Wei Luo – Northern Arizona University)

12:30 – 1:30pm Networking Lunch


1:45 – 3:15pm Concurrent Sessions


Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities: Integrating Research and Practice (Frederick Leong – Michigan State University)

Contesting Structural Dispossession: A Critical Reclaiming of Identity and ‘Diversity’* (Devin Heyward – The Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

Research on Sensitive Topics with Ethnic Minority Communities* (Monica Skewes – Montana State University)

     Paper Session D: The Importance of Language and Linguistics for Ethnic Minorities

  1. Latino Emerging Adults: Language and Identity (Judith Kent – National Louis University)
  2. Linguistic Belonging (Lisel Murdock-Perriera – Stanford University)
  3. Linguistic Diversity and Classroom Practice: Teacher Exploration of Critical Language Pedagogy (Quentin Sedlacek – Stanford University)
  4. Need for ‘Native Language’ in Mental Healthcare: a Systematic Review (Dung Jidong – University of East London)

     Paper Session E: Developmental Considerations for Adjustment of Ethnic Minority Youth

  1. Predictors of Sexual Decision-Making and Behavior among HBCU Students (Naomi Hall – Winston-Salem State University)
  2. Emerging Data on the Role of the Impostor Phenomenon (Kevin Cokley – University of Texas at Austin)
  3. The Journey to College for First-Generation Latino Students (Victoria Christine Rodriguez – Stanford University)
  4. Home-School Value Conflicts During the Transition to College (Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado – University of California, Los Angeles)

     Paper Session F: Cultural Factors in Parenting and Adolescence

  1. A Cultural Comparison of Parental Emotion Beliefs and Practices (Grace Cho – St. Olaf College)
  2. Maternal Attachment and Depression among Perinatal Latinas (Elizabeth Carter – Palo Alto University)
  3. Positive Parenting and School Readiness in the Context of Poverty (Erin Bogan – University of Michigan)
  4. The Association between Sociocultural Factors, Religious Identity and Psychological Symptoms in Arab American Muslim Adolescents (Sawssan Ahmed – California State University, Fullerton; The Family & Youth Institute)

     Paper Session G: An Examination of Mentorship and Science/Math Education for Ethnic Minority Youth and College Students

  1. Examining Natural Mentoring Relationships among Underrepresented College Students over Time (Andrea Negrete – University of Virginia)
  2. Intersectionality and the Gender Gap In STEM (Amira Halawah – University of Michigan)
  3. The Case for More Faculty of Color: Educational Impacts of Racial/Ethnic Matching of Students and Faculty (Jasmin Llamas – Santa Clara University)
  4. Is This Math? Community Approaches to Problem-Solving in an Indigenous Village (Felicia Darling – Stanford University)

     Interactive Discussions

Challenges and Successes in Developing International Research Collaborations* (Huynh-Nhu Le – George Washington University)

South Asian Mental Health (Nina Kaur – Alliant International University (SF)-California School of Professional Psychology)

The Journey Towards a Culturally Competent Institution* (Joyce Chu, Peter Goldblum, June Klein, Ricardo Muñoz, Teceta Tormala, Lynn Waelde – Palo Alto University)


3:30 – 5:00pm Concurrent Sessions


Psychologists At The Front Line* (Kathleen Burlew – University of Cincinnati)

Deep and Surface Cultural Considerations for Interventions Targeting Asian Americans* (Anne Saw – DePaul University)

Treatment of Depression among Culturally Diverse Populations* (Zornitsa Kalibatseva – Stockton University)

     Paper Session H: Innovations in Multicultural Considerations for Clinical Practice

  1. Utilization and Treatment Outcomes in an Online Emotional Support Program (Marcus Rodriguez – Duke University)
  2. Multicultural Consultation Model in Psychiatric Inpatient Settings (Valerie Jackson – Stanford University)
  3. Beyond the Codes: Advancing Ethical Training in Multicultural Practice (Joelle Taknint – University of Victoria)
  4. Post-Ferguson Adoption of Trauma-Informed Interventions in Communities of Color (Kimberly Applewhite – Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School)

     Paper Session I: Engagement of and Age Considerations for Ethnic Minorities in Health Prevention and Caregiving Interventions

  1. Assessing Acceptability for Striving Towards EmPowerment and Medication Adherence (STEP-AD) (Sannisha Dale – Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School)
  2. Factors Associated with Adoption of HPV Vaccination: Implications for Intervention Development (Julia Lechuga – The University of Texas at El Paso)
  3. Seven Generations Center and the Three Sisters Model of Training (Jacqueline Gray – University of North Dakota)

     Paper Session J: Social, Developmental, and Policy Outcomes of Racial Constancy and Race-related School and Policing Practices

  1. ‘I, too am (my college)’: Affirming Identity and Affording Inclusion (Tiffany Brannon – University of California, Los Angeles)
  2. Revisiting Racial Constancy in Adolescents in a “Post-Racial” Society (Christy Byrd – University of California, Santa Cruz)
  3. School Police and the Criminalization of Black and Latino Youth (Yamanda Wright – University of Texas at Austin / Texas Appleseed)

     Interactive Discussions

Indigenous Language Disruptions: Interventions for Children and Families (Alanaise Goodwill – University of British Columbia)

Working Creatively With South Asian Immigrant Adolescents in Group Settings (Ulash Thakore-Dunlap – The Wright Institute)

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Mental Health Services for Latino Communities* (Emily Harrington – University of Denver)

#BlackLivesMatter’s Impact on the Mental Health of Black Young Adults (Jasmine Jenkins – University of Georgia)


5:15 – 6:45pm Welcome from Palo Alto University Presidents Drs. Maureen O’Connor and Allen Calvin

Morales, EduardoBalsam, KimberlyPlenary Session II: The Intersection of Ethnicity and LGBTQ Issues in Research and Health Disparities*

  • Dr. Kimberly Balsam, President-Elect of the American Psychological Association’s Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues) and Professor of Psychology (Palo Alto University)
  • Dr. Eduardo Morales, Distinguished Professor of Psychology (CSPP – Alliant International University)


6:45 – 8:00 pm Evening Reception

Saturday, July 9, 2016


7:30am Registration and Breakfast


8:00 – 9:30am Honoring Bertha Holliday, Ph.D.

  • Holliday, BerthaDr. Bertha Holliday, currently on the Executive Board of Division 45, is an Independent Consultant (Diversity Assessment, Implementation & Evaluation) at Bertha G. Holliday, PhD & Associates, LLC. From 1994 to 2010, Dr. Holliday served as the Senior Director of the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) at APA where she developed and supported a number of national activities related to the interests of ethnic minority psychologists and communities including: (1) Programmatic initiatives on student/faculty/employment recruitment, retention, and training; culturally appropriate mental health services and advocacy of public policies of special interests to psychologists of color and the communities they serve. (2) Special innovative projects, including APA’s plan for diversity, APA’s Psychology in Ethnic Minority Serving Institutions (PEMSI) initiative, and staffing a Presidential Task Force on Enhancing Diversity. (3) Consultation, collaboration, and advocacy on issues of special concern to ethnic minority psychologists. (4) Providing tailored services to both APA members and APA governance – including staffing the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs and the CEMRRAT2 Task Force.

Tsai, JeannePlenary Session III: Cultural Differences in Ideal Affect: Implications for Mental Health and Other Important Things*

  • Dr. Jeanne Tsai, Associate Professor of Psychology (Stanford University)


9:45 – 11:15am Concurrent Sessions


Racial Discrimination, Coping, & Identity in the Lives of African Americans* (Felecia Webb – University of Michigan)

Addressing Mental Health Disparities through Better Outreach, Training, and Services (Ya-Shu Liang – Alliant International University)

Assessment and Predictors of Depression among Culturally Diverse Populations* (Zornitsa Kalibatseva – Stockton University)

     Paper Session K: Advances in Ethnic and Racial Identity Research

  1. Factors Influencing Ethnic Identity Development (Shu Eng – Pacific University)
  2. A Comprehensive Review of Research Using the MMRI and MIBI (Faheemah Mustafaa – University of Michigan)
  3. Identity in Formation: Black Girl Critical Literacies in Independent Schools (Charlotte Jacobs – University of Pennsylvania)
  4. Individual Differences in Racial Centrality and Public Regard: An Investigation of Emotional Attachment (Carla Hunter – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

     Paper Session L: CBPR and Diversity Awards as Key Avenues for Progress in Cultural and Disparities Research

  1. Catalyzing Multilevel Transformation Using CBPR in a Community Mental Health Center (Andrew Case – University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
  2. A CBPR Approach to a Needs Assessment for Mexican Agricultural Workers (David Martinez – University of San Francisco)
  3. Confronting Issues in Cultural Competence Education and Recognizing Multicultural Research (Ankita Krishnan – Purdue University)
  4. Community-Based Participatory Research in Psychology: Review and Directions (Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa – University of New Mexico)

     Paper Session M: Clinical and Psychological Processes of Interest in Varied Ethnic and Underserved Groups

  1. A Cultural Psychological Investigation into the Irish Economic Crisis (Seamus Power – University of Chicago)
  2. The Culture and Protective Suicide Scale for Incarcerated Persons (CAPSSIP) (Stephanie Williams – DSH Salinas Valley)
  3. Does Dehumanization Affect Shooter Biases toward Black vs. White Targets? (Yara Mekawi – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  4. “You have to know who you are:” Identity and Health (Monica Skewes – Montana State University)

     Paper Session N: Unique Resilience, Substance Use, and Cultural Preferences for Care and Language Among Iraqi-American Refugees, Black Women, and Latino Youth

  1. Predicting Latino Youth Marihuana and Alcohol Use: An Ecological Approach (Jorge Ramirez Garcia – Oregon Research Institute)
  2. Substance use risk among Iraqi-American Christian youth (Christopher Trentacosta – Wayne State University)
  3. Mindfulness for Gendered Race-Related Stress: Are African American Women Interested? (Natalie Watson – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  4. Black Women’s Language Use as Signaling Social Positionality (Amber Williams – University of Texas at Austin)

     Interactive Discussions

Research Training and Mentoring for Minority and International UCC Trainees* (Jiyoon Lee – U of Akron Counseling and Testing Center)

Community Based Participatory Research with Ethnic Minorities: Challenges and Recommendations (Maryam Kia-Keating – University of California, Santa Barbara)

Underrepresented Faculty: Issues Affecting Recruitment and Retention (Julia Lechuga – The University of Texas at El Paso)


11:30am – 12:30pm Poster Session

(Note: Poster size requirements are 4 feet wide by 3 feet tall)

  1. Hair Care Practices Among African American Women in San Diego (Boya Abudu – University of California, San Diego School of Medicine)
  2. Curanderismo: Understanding Mexican-American Psychological Issues within a Cultural Framework (Eloiza Alcaraz – Mount Saint Mary’s University)
  3. A Twitter Discussion of Racial Disparities Within Reactions to Protests (Adriana Alejandre – Pepperdine University)
  4. Students of Color at a Historically White University (Marvyn Arévalo Avalos – Arizona State University)
  5. Predicting Suicide Attempts Through Minority Stress and Cultural Sanctions (Holly Batchelder – Palo Alto University)
  6. Get Out of your Head: From Discrimination to Depressive Symptoms (Cortney Beasley – PGSP-Stanford Consortium)
  7. Diaspora Experiences Scale: Investigating the Psychological Presence of the Homeland (Adam Beaupre – University of Minnesota)
  8. Culture and Happiness: Collectivism and Affective Well-being Among Low-income Women (Colette Brown – California State University Long Beach)
  9. Race Response to Observed Racism and the Role of Religion (Shavern Browne – University of Missouri-Kansas City)
  10. Economic Pressure, Coping Style, and Depression among Latino Youth (Ashley Castro – DePaul University)
  11. Chronic Disease Education with Disadvantaged Youth in an Alternative School (Maritza Cobian – Pacific University)
  12. Social Support and Racial Factors among African American Students (Nana Dawson-Andoh – The Pennsylvania State University)
  13. Discrimination, Sources of Social Support, and Psychological Distress among Latinos (Hector F De Los Santos – Purdue University)
  14. Culturally Sensitive Animal-Assisted Therapy with Ethnic Minority Communities (Devin Fields – Pacific University)
  15. A Qualitative, Cultural Examination of MIKE’s Adolescent Health Education Program (Jillian Freitas – Pacific University)
  16. Native American Research in CDEMP: A 20-Year Content Analysis (Pat Garriott – University of Denver)
  17. Skin Tone and Psychological Adjustment: The Role of Racial Socialization (Ashly Gaskin – Durham VA Medical Center)
  18. Social Support Among Ethnically Diverse Survivors of Sexual Victimization (Carissa Gustafson – Pepperdine University)
  19. Teacher Influence on African American Students’ Academic Attributions (Mark Hammond – University of Michigan)
  20. The Chinese Adoptee Experience: Exploring Ethnic Socialization and Ethnic Identity (Amy Harms – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities)
  21. The Influence of Ethnicity in Preferences of Adolescent Help-Seeking (Lynn Harrison – La Salle University)
  22. Working with a Native Elder Community Advisory Committee to Engage Older American Indians in Culturally Sensitive Assessments (Celina Herrera – University of New Mexico)
  23. The Moderating Effect of Racial Identity on Discrimination Among Youth (Marysa Hill – University of Michigan)
  24. Noun Labeling Effect: The Effects and Consequences (Drexler James – University of Illinois at Chicago)
  25. Mediating Depression Among Latina College Women: Intersectionality and Ethnic Identity (Deborah Johnson – Michigan State University)
  26. Multiracial Perspectives: Multiracial Young Adults Experiences with Racial Microaggressions and Coping Strategies (Babe Kawaii-Bogue – University of Michigan)
  27. Internalized Racism Scale for Asian Americans (Liang Liao – Arizona State University)
  28. Racial Microaggressions Among Native American College Students (Wayva Lyons – University of Northern Iowa)
  29. A Study of Ethnic Identity and Marianismo Among Emerging Adult Latina Women (Vanessa Madrazo – Florida International University)
  30. Students’ Racial Identity and Academic Achievement: The Role of School Context (Channing Mathews – University of Michigan)
  31. The Effect of Culturally Relevant Teaching on Racial Bias (Alexandra Merritt – University of California, Santa Cruz)
  32. Acculturation, Negative Life Events and Mental Disorders among Latino Men (Tamara Nelson – Clark University)
  33. Psychological Outcomes of Skilled Migrant Women’s Integration in Switzerland (Juliana Nunes Reichel – Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
  34. Retention and Attrition of Ethnic Minority Students (Nnenna Nwankwo – Pacific University)
  35. Examining the Impact of Racial Microagressions in the College Classroom (Lesther Papa – Utah State University)
  36. Discrimination and Well-Being: The Source of Discrimination Matters for Latinos (Catherine Pichardo – University of Illinois at Chicago)
  37. Screening for Suicide Risk among Diverse Homeless Adults (Gabrielle Poon – Palo Alto University)
  38. Ethnic Identity, Culture, Discrimination, and Mental Health of College Students (Karina Rabinowitz – University of Texas at Austin)
  39. Exploring Historical Trauma and Associated Symptoms among Urban American Indians (Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa – University of New Mexico)
  40. Racial Discrimination, Social Support, and Self-rated Health: Are they Gendered? (Carlos Rosas – University of Illinois at Chicago)
  41. Examining Ethnic, SES, and Gender Variations in Self-Disclosure Tendencies (Jean Abigail Saavedra – Asian American Center on Disparities Research (University of California, Davis))
  42. SES as a Master Status Across the Lifespan (Francis Sesso Osburn – Adler University)
  43. Psychometric Properties of the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire among Ethnic Minorities (David Talavera – University of Houston)
  44. Ethnic and Racial Differences on Honest Disclosure in Psychotherapy (Kaila Tang – Columbia University)
  45. (Re)Interpreting Value Systems of Micronesia for a Sustainable World (Joshua Gabriel Tobias – Saint Louis University)
  46. Parentification and Cultural Values in Latino College Students’ Outcomes (Rosa I Toro – CSU Fresno)
  47. Digital Storytelling for Mental Health Stigma Reduction in Filipino Community (Heidi Tuason – University of California, Los Angeles)
  48. Hair Cortisol Analysis as a Measure of Discrimination-Associated Chronic Stress (Michael Tynes – Fordham University)
  49. Latino Students’ Academic Outcomes: Does the Source of Discrimination Matter? (Marbella Uriostegui – University of Illinois at Chicago)
  50. The Role of Therapy Among Ethnically Diverse Survivors of Trauma (Annie Varvaryan – Pepperdine University)
  51. Latina Adolescent Mothers and Toddler’s Compliance: Maternal Affect Moderates Control (Lauren Wood – Kent State University)
  52. A Mixed Effects Longitudinal Model of Risky Sexual Behavior (Anne Zhou – University of Minnesota)
  53. Ethnic Identity Developmental Trajectories in Two Cohorts of College Students (Xiang Zhou – University of Minnesota)

12:30 – 1:30pm Networking Lunch


1:45 – 3:15pm Concurrent Sessions


Strategizing Race Conversations: Developing Racial Literacy for Youth (Charlotte Jacobs – University of Pennsylvania)

     Paper Session O: Understanding and Improving the Lives of Black Boys, Men, and Youth

  1. Phenomenological Study of Academic Motivation and Success of 8th Grade African American Boys (In Two Suburban Maryland Middle Schools) (Kyle Bacon – UMES)
  2. Hypermasculinity, Racism, and Academic Efficacy for African American Males (Karen Guettler-James – University of Kentucky)
  3. Risk and Resilience in Young African-American Fathers (Sam Lyons – Northeastern University)
  4. Parent-Adolescent Communication and Academic Implications for Black American Youth (Kelli Hill – Howard University)

     Paper Session P: Novel Cultural Perspectives on Violence Assessment, Trauma, and Tokenism

  1. “Close enough is not good enough”: Violence Risk Instruments are Culturally Unsafe for Use with Minority Clients (Stephane Shepherd – Swinburne University/Australia-American Fulbright Commission)
  2. Traumatized America: Reconsidering Modern Racism from a Cultural Trauma Perspective (Kimberly Diggles – Stanford Youth Solution)
  3. The Social Ecology of Tokenism (Yolanda Flores Niemann – University of North Texas)

     Paper Session Q: Stigma, Stereotypes, Internalized Racism, and Sense-of Belonging: Measures,  Models, and Outcomes

  1. Internalized Racism Scale for Asian Americans (Liang Liao – Arizona State University)
  2. Re-Conceptualizing Stigma and Help-Seeking from the Framework of Face (Meisam Haghighi – Washington State University)
  3. The Consequences of Witnessing Stereotype-Confirming Ingroup Members in Interracial Interactions (Valerie Taylor – Spelman College)
  4. Sense-of-Belonging in Native Populations: The External Validity of Two Models (Nidia Ruedas-Gracia – Stanford University)

     Interactive Discussions

I didn’t know what to do…Responding to Microaggressions Workshop* (NiCole Buchanan – Michigan State University)

Updating Culturally Competent VA Health Care to the 21st Century (Michael Burnias – San Francisco VA Medical Center)

“Asian American Psychology: The Effectiveness of Community Immersion and Reliving Cultural History Through Social Justice Movements” (Matthew Mock – John F. Kennedy University)

Re-reflecting on our Role(s): Black Psychologists and Community Engaged Research* (Monique Guishard – CUNY Bronx Community College)


3:30 – 5:00pm Concurrent Sessions


Social Identities and Academic Outcomes Among College Students (Myles Durkee – University of Michigan)

“Being Seen and Heard: The Diversification of Inclusion Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Psychology Graduate Students” (Matthew Mock – John F. Kennedy University)

The Role of Racial/Ethnic Identity for Next Generation Civic Engagement* (Elan Hope – North Carolina State University)

     Paper Session R: Understanding the Experiences of Chinese International Students and Chinese Women Born after China’s One-child Policy

  1. Living in Two Cultures: Chinese Women in the United States (Qingyi Yu – Boston College)
  2. Discrimination, Social Connectedness, and Mental Health Among Chinese International Students (Gordon Nagayama Hall – University of Oregon)

     Paper Session S: Cognition and Emotion Socialization: Developmental and Intervention Considerations

  1. Socioemotional Experience Differences between Chinese American and European American Children (Xiaoning Sun – University of Oregon)
  2. The Development of Stereotypes in Children: Implications for Intervention (Eleanor Castine – Boston University)
  3. Racial and Emotion Socialization Predict Young Black Children’s Internalizing Problems (Angel Dunbar – University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
  4. Predicting Child Persistence: Culture, Cognitive Control and Maternal Emotion Expressivity (Stephanie Gluck – University of Oregon)

     Paper Session T: Acculturative, Bicultural, and Immigrant Stress

  1. Relative Acculturation Extended Model: Perceptions of U.S. African Immigrants (Barbara Thelamour – College of Wooster)
  2. Bicultural Efficacy and Psychological Adjustment in Asian American College Students (Shadab Hussain – Stanford University)
  3. Acculturation Stress Inventory: 25 Year Follow-up Study of Anti-immigrant Attitudes (Amado Padilla – Stanford University)
  4. Somatic Awareness and Symptomatology of Chronic and Multiple Immigrant Stress (Olga Louchakova-Schwartz – Sofia University and UC Davis)

     Interactive Discussions

Anti-Muslim Backlash: Mental Health Consequences and Future Directions (Zahra Murtaza – Georgia State University)

Managing Microaggressions in the Classroom (Manijeh Badiee – California State University, San Bernardino)

Addressing Latino Acculturation Issues in Clinical Practice* (Eduardo Bunge – Palo Alto University)


5:15 – 6:45pm Closing and Panel of Division 45 Community Leaders: Presidents, Students, and Executive Committee Members