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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical PhD

Fresno Campus



Alliant International University Fresno
5130 E. Clinton Way
Fresno 2146
Fresno CA 93727


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Ph.D. Research Practicum

Latino Diversity in America

Social Foundations for Clinical Practice

Global Issues in Psychology

Socio-Cultural Foundations of Behavior

Multicultural research and topics in learning and motivation; social bases of behavior; multicultural studies

2001. "Body Image, Attachment and Self worth among Hispanic Female Adolescents: with Kate Keim.

2000. "Late Onset Pathological Gambling" with Tom Jadlos.

2000 "Psychological Correlates to Mid-Life Transitions among Professional Women: Spirituality, Change and Renewal in the life of women.

2000 "Humanistic and Existential Perceptions of Mortality and Life Ending Processes" (on going theoretical essay).

1999 "Family Values and Female Individuation in the Palestinian Community: A study of changing values and conflicts among modern and traditional females in the Palestinian community" (on going).

1999 "Acculturative Stress in Romanian Families: Conflict and Issues between adolescents and parents in the Romanian community in the Bay area" (in progress) Vassilica Vasilescu.

1999 "Achievement Motivation, Personality, WorldViews and its correlate to Death Anxiety among College Students in Mexico and United States: A binational comparison."

1998 "The Challenge of an Emerging Global Economy in Latin America Educational Paradigms." Paper (published; proceedings). Third International Conference on Education. Secretary of Education, Durango, Me'xico.

1998 Research Project Development. "Culture, Religiosity and Fear of Death.". Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile.

1998 "The Private University Paradigm: A Model for change in Traditional Perspectives about Higher Education." Paper. University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mxico.

1998 "New Research Models under Political and Economic Constraints." Instituto Tamaulipeco de Investigacin Educativa. Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, Me'xico.

De las Comunidades de Base a las Sociedades Globalizadas. (Durango, Mexico, 1997) Secretaria de Educacion Publica del Estado de Durango.

1995 - "Innovation and Change: Bringing Structural Changes to our Institutions." Course Document. Summer 1995. California School of Professional Psychology.

1995 - Globalizacion, Modernizacion y Cambio Educativo. (Secretary of Public Education, Durango, 1996)

Violencia y Sociedad en America Latina (forthcoming: "Editorial Hermes": Santiago de Chile)

Cultura, Religiosidad y Miedo a la Muerte: el impacto de la cultura en la formacion de percepciones acerca de la muerte en una poblacion de catolicos en la provincia de Valparaiso. (Monograph: forthcoming. Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile.; Biblioteca de Publicaciones Universitarias de Baja California, Mexicali, Mexico).

2001. "Cultural Psychology as an emerging discipline in the training of practitioners". Colloquium on Future Professional Fields in the Service Area. Sacramento State University. Sacramento, California.

2001 "The Impact of Globalization in Everyday Behavior: Modernization and Behavioral Change in Developing Countries. The Case of Mexico. Inauguration of Research Task Force in Demographics for Baja California Sur. Presentation.

2000. "Alternative Strategies for Multicultural Education in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum" University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

2000. "The Reconstruction of Class-Consciousness through Media: The Case for "Sexocomedias". Paper. Western Sociological Association. San Diego, Calif.

2000 "Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Post Colonial Antilles and the Caribbean". Participant. The Caribbean and the Antilles Multicultural Conference. Curacao, Neatherlands Antilles.

2000 President of the Board of Trustees Universidad Mundial. Founding Member of the University. La Paz, Baja California Sur. Mexico

2000. "The Culture of Excellence and Consciousness in Higher Education" Workshop. Universidad Mundial, La Paz, Baja California Sur. Mexico.

1999. "The creation of a socially minded university: an alternative model of private education in Mexico". Presentation. Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Acculturation, Body Image and Self Worth

Standardization and Validation and a Computerized memory Test for Children

Life satisfaction and End of Life Issues

Academic Demands, Acculturative Stress and Worldviews among Foreign Graduate Students

Worldviews, Psychosocial Development and Adolescence across cultures

Academic History and Background

PhD, Stanford University, 1985, 1985

ABPP (Clinical Psychology)

Professional Practice and Community Service

Melissa Prosch

Ismael Calderon

Thomas Jadlos

Agnes Schenley

Shayna Reibman

Laura Andrade

Ryan Boxill

Carry Randazzo-McGough

Vassilica Vasilescu

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