Counseling & Educational Psychology Research

Drs. Chun and Dickson

Drs. Chun and Dickson

Counseling & Educational Psychology faculty engage in research and community service. Research topics include behavioral health training and self-efficacy, school belongingness, adolescence risk and protective factors, social and emotional development, multicultural competence, indigenous ways of knowing, gender roles, group work, prevention, and therapy outcomes.

Recent Counseling & Educational Psychology Publications


Raczynski, K., Waldo, M. M., Schwartz, J., Horne, A. (2013). Evidence-based prevention. Sage.

Book Chapters

Prus, J. S., Vazquez, E. G. (2014). Best practices in assessing performance in school psychology graduate programs. In Patti Harrison and Alex Thomas (Ed.), In P. L. Harrison & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best Practices in School Psychology: Foundations (pp. 513-526). (pp. 513-526). Bethesda, MD: NASP Publications.

Torres-Rivera, E., Fernandez, I. T., Hendricks, W. (2014). Group Work with Latinos/as. In J. L. DeLucia-Waak, D. Gerrity, C. Kalonder, & M. Riva (Ed.), Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (2nd Ed) (ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

 Vazquez, E. G., Marin, M. R. (2014). Santa María, Madre de Dios: Latinas, religion and spiritualism. In A.M. Austria (Ed.), Spirituality and Religion: Foundations of resilience in diverse women’s lives, Division 35 book series.

Waldo, M. M., Schwartz, J., Parsons, M. (2014). Group work with individuals who have committed interpersonal violence.. The handbook of group counseling and psychotherapy (2nd edition). (ed.). Sage Publications.

Windle, C., Newsome, S., Waldo, M. M., Adams, E. M. (2013). Mindfulness and group therapy: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups. In J. DeLucia-Waack, C. Kalodner, & M. Riva (Eds.), The handbook of group counseling and psychotherapy (2nd edition).. Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage Publications.

Fernandez, I. T., Schwartz, J., Chun, H., Dickson, G. (2013). Family Resilience and Parenting. In Dorothy S. Becvar (Ed.), Handbook of Family Resilience (pp. 119-136). New York: Springer Publishing.

Fernandez, I. T., Schwartz, J., Dickson, G., Chun, H. (2013). Parenting and family resilience. Handbook of Family Resilience. Springer.

Adams, E. M., Haley-Bailey, M., Dickson, G., Hitter, T. L., Luna, L. (2012). Dismantling the birdcage: Preventing heterosexism.. In E. Vera (Ed.), Handbook of prevention in counseling psychology. (pp. 455-475). Oxford: Oxford Press.

Huerta, L. M., Uribe-Florez, L. J., Fernandez, I. T., Vallejo-Garza, R. G., Solis, E. (2012). A Praxis-Based Experience in Preparing Critical Bilingual Teachers in the Borderlands.. Breaking the Mold of Pre-service Teacher Education: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century, Volume III. (pp. 247-254). New York: Rowmen & Littlefield Publishers, Inc..

Marin, M. R., Vazquez, L. A., Vazquez, E. G. (2011). In In J.G. Ponterotto, J.M. Casas, L.A. Suzuki, & (Ed.), Advances in multicultural assessment (pp. 667-675). Handbook of Multicultural Counseling.

Journal Articles

Cheng, H. (2014). Disordered Eating among Asian/Asian American Women: Racial and Cultural Factors as Correlates. The Counseling Psychologist, 42(6), 821-851.

Chun, H., Mobley, M. (2014). The “Immigrant Paradox” Phenomenon: Assessing Problem Behaviors and Risk Factors among Immigrant and Nativity Adolescents. Journal of Primary Prevention, 35(5), 339-356.

Cox, J., Adams, E. M., Loughran, M. J. (2014). Behavioral health training is good medicine: A qualitative study of counseling psychology trainees’ experiences in primary care psychology. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 36(2), 115-129.

Edwards, M., Adams, E. M., Waldo, M. M., Hadfield, O. D., Biegel, G. (2014). Effects of a mindfulness group on Latino adolescent students: Examining levels of perceived stress, mindfulness, self-compassion and psychological symptoms. Journal of Specialists in Group Work, 39((2)), 145-163.

Flowers, A., Lopez, A. (2014). Non-Traditional Students of Color Integrating Teaching and Technology. Journal of Lifelong Learning.

Poel, E., Licona, M. M., Arroyos, E. C., Meraz-Rodriguez, A. (2014). Perceptions of Pre-Service Teachers As They Relate to Professional Practice. Journal of American Academy of Special Education Professionals.

Trepal, H., Ivers, N., Lopez, A. (2014). Practicum students’ experiences with Bilingual counseling. The Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 6(2).

McWhirter, P., Nelson, J., Waldo, M. M. (2014). Positive psychology and curative community groups: Life satisfaction, depression and group therapeutic factors.. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 39, 366-380.

Boie, I., Lopez, A., Sass, D. (2013). Objectification theory: An evaluation of a theoretical model across gender and ethnicity. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 46(2), 114-135.

Cheng, H., Kwan, K.-L. K., Sevig, T. (2013). Racial and ethnic minority college students’ stigma associated with seeking psychological help: Examining psychocultural correlates. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60(1), 98-111.

Chun, H., Devall, E. L., Sandau-Beckler, P. (2013). Psychoecological Model of Alcohol Use in Mexican American Adolescents.. Journal of Primary Prevention, 34(3), 119-134.

Mobley, M., Chun, H. (2013). Testing Jessor’s Problem Behavior Theory & Syndrome: A Nationally Representative Comparative Sample of Hispanic and African American Adolescents. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19(2), 190-199.

Cox, J. T., Adams, E. M., Loughran, M. J., Navarro, R. L. (2012). Life satisfaction and health related quality of life among low-income medical patients: The influence of self-esteem as a mediating variable.. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 17(6), 652-658.

Fernandez, I. T., Rios, G. O., James, A. L., Martinez, A., Bravo, A. (2012). Cruzando Fronteras : Addressing Trauma and Grief in Children impacted by the Violence in the US-Mexico Border. Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 46(3), 425-434.

Lopez, A., Boie, I. (2012). Voices: Experiences working with Mexican immigrants affected by deportation.. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 4(1), Pg 40-52.

McKee, M., Roring, S., Winterowd, C., Porras, C. (2012). The relationship of negative self-schemas and insecure partner attachment styles with anger experience and expression among male batterers. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(13), 2685-2702.

Marin, M. R., Vazquez, E. G. (2012). The intersection of family and community resilience to. Committee on Children, Youth, and Families Newsletter.

Boie, I., Lopez, A. (2011). Using the Integrated Developmental Model of Supervision with counselors working with clients with eating disorders. The Clinical Supervisor, 30(2), 215-234.

Chun, H., Dickson, G. (2011). A psychoecological model of academic performance among Hispanic adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40(12), 1581-1594.

Dickson, G., Zamora, R., Gonzalez, R., Chun, H., Callaghan Leon, J. (2011). Facilitating the academic success of Latino students: Practical applications for school counselors. Vistas. vistas/vistas11/Article_70.pdf

Dickson, G., Shumway, B. A. (2011). A framework of multifaceted training approaches to multicultural training. Vistas.

Pettit, M. L., Jacobs, S. C., Page, K. S., Porras, C. (2010). An Assessment of Perceived Emotional Intelligence and Eating Attitudes among College Students. American Journal of Health Education, 41(1), 46-52.

Cheng, H., Mallinckrodt, B., Soet, J., Sevig, T. (2010). Developing a screening instrument and at-risk profile for non-suicidal self-injurious behavior in college women and men.. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57(1), 128-139.


Schwartz, J. P. (co-Principal; 2011-Funded), Sponsored Research, “Spanish Counseling Specialization”, Sponsoring Organization: American Psychological Association, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $3,000.00, PI Total Award: $3,000.00,

Adams, E., & Schwartz, J. P. (2010-Funded) Behavioral Health Psychology Training on the US-Mexico Border. Health Resource and Services Administration, Graduate Psychology Education Program. Interdisciplinary collaborative training grant to enhance the training experience of doctoral students in Counseling Psychology by having them work in primary care and behavioral health settings. $340,000 for 3 years.