Directory » LINDA CASTILLO
712 EDCT
845-0891
Department
Afilliations
Counseling Psychology
Education
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Utah (1999)
M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Utah (1996)
B.A., Psychology, Southwest Texas State University (1994)
LINDA CASTILLO
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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Linda G. Castillo is a professor in the counseling psychology doctoral program and coordinator of the online school counseling program. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Texas State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah. She has successfully lead three multiyear, multimillion dollar grant projects, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, that focus on college and career readiness of low-income adolescents. She is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Psychology.



AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST

Latinx educational persistence and mental health

Scale development and validity of cultural constructs

Heart of Texas GEAR UP
Principal Investigator and Project Director: Linda Castillo, Ph.D.
Co-PI and Co-Director: Marcia Montague, Ph.D.


In the fall of 2020, Drs. Castillo and Montague were awarded a 7-year, $6.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Heart of Texas GEAR UP project provides comprehensive support services to a cohort of over 1,200 7th grade students to help them prepare for and succeed in post-secondary education. Objectives of the grant project are as follows:


Objective 1: Increase student academic performance and high school graduation rates.

Objective 2: Increase student preparation for and success in postsecondary education.

Objective 3: Increase career knowledge and career decision-making skills among students and families.

Objective 4: Increase awareness of and knowledge regarding college matriculation among students and families.

Objective 5: Increase sustainability of project efforts.

COURSES TAUGHT
CPSY601. MULTICULT COUNS IN SCH
2018B,2017B
CPSY612. PLAN & ORG COMP GUI PR
2020A
CPSY630. FOUND OF SCHOOL COUNSELING
2018B
CPSY639. Counseling Practicum I
2008C,2007C,2006C,2004C
CPSY639. COUNSELING PRACTICUM I
2020C,2019C,2017C,2016C,2015C
CPSY664. Couns Practicum II
2009A,2007A
CPSY664. COUNS PRACTICUM II
2012C
CPSY666. Pract In Coun Superv
2008C
CPSY666. PRACT IN COUN SUPERV
2014C,2013C,2012C
CPSY679. MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING
2017A
CPSY679. Multicultural Counsel
2007C,2006C,2005C,2004C
CPSY683. FIELD PRACTICUM
2020C,2020B,2020A,2019C,2019A
CPSY683.
2006A,2005B,2005A
CPSY683. Field Practicum
2009B,2009A,2008C,2008B,2008A
CPSY684. Internship- In Absentia
2008A
CPSY684. PROFESS INTERNSHIP
2020C,2013C,2013B,2013A,2012C
CPSY685.
2005B,2005A
CPSY685. Directed Studies
2009B,2009A,2008C,2008B,2008A
CPSY685. DIRECTED STUDIES
2020B,2019C,2019B,2019A,2018C
CPSY688. RESEARCH PROPOSAL DEV
2020A
CPSY688. Research Proposal Development
2009A
CPSY689. Special Topics In :mx-amr Psyc Thr And Rsc
2008C,2006B
CPSY689. SPECIAL TOPICS IN
2013C
CPSY690. Theory Of Cpsy Rsearch
2009A
EPSY604. CAREER COUNS IN SCHOOLS
2018B
EPSY622. Meas And Eval In Educ
2008B
EPSY683. Field Practicum In
2008B,2006B
EPSY685. Directed Studies
2009B
EPSY688. RESEARCH PROPOSAL DEV
2020A

FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Esteefania Adriana Lezama (Summer 2019)
Xiao He (Summer 2019)
Angel M. Glover (Summer 2017)
Araceli Lopez (Summer 2016)
Huynh Mai Thi Nguyen (Fall 2015)
Kimberly Rodriguez (Summer 2015)
Brandy Pina-Watson (Summer 2014)
Rosalinda Rosli (Spring 2013)
Allison Davis (Summer 2012)
Lesley Ann Brown (Summer 2012)
John Hershberger (Fall 2011)
Flor Perez (Fall 2011)
Miguel Cano (Summer 2011)
Keisha Thompson (Summer 2011)
Morgan Hurst (Fall 2010)
Karlen Moore (Summer 2010)
Marion Zahn (Summer 2009)
Angela Heads (Summer 2009)
Lorena Lisa Gonzalez (Spring 2009)
Clinton Edward Quisenberry (Spring 2009)
Kimberly Kempner (Summer 2007)
Beth Boone (Fall 2006)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Books and Monographs
Castillo, L.G. (2004). Migrant Clinician Network Family Violence Program: Evaluation Report. Austin, TX: Migrant Clinician Network, Inc.
Journal Articles
*Heredia, D., Pi[241]a-Watson, B., Castillo, L. G., Ojeda, L., & Cano, M. A. (2018). Academic nonpersistence among Latina/o college students: Examining cultural and social factors. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 11, 192-200.
Montague, L. M., Lynch, P. S., Armstrong, T. W., Castillo, L. G. (2018). Reliability and validity of the self-advocacy scale. Special Education Research, Policy, & Practice,2, 77-87.
Sanchez-Gonzalez, M., Castillo, L. G., Montague, L. M., Lynch, P. S. (2018). Predictors of college enrollment among Latinx high school students. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1538192718765074
Heads, A. M., *Glover, A.M., Castillo, L. G., Blozis, S., Kim, S. Y. (2017) Dimensions of ethnic identity as protective factors for substance use and sexual risk behaviors in African American college students. Journal of American College Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2017.1400975
*Heredia, D., *Sanchez-Gonzalez, M., *Rosner, C., *He, X., Castillo, L. G., & Ojeda, L. (2017). The Influence of loneliness and interpersonal relations on Latina/o adolescent wellbeing. Journal of Latinos and Education, 16, 338-348.
Cano, M. A., Schwartz, S. J., Castillo, L. G., Unger, J. B., Huang, S., Zamboanga, B. L., Romero, A. J., Lorenzo-Blanco, E., et al. (2016). Health risk behaviors and depressive symptoms among Hispanic Adolescents: Examining acculturation discrepancies and family functioning. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 254-265.
Juang, L., Moffitt, U., Kim, S. Y., Lee, R. M., Soto, J. A., Hurley, E., Weisskirch, R. S., Blozis, S. A., Castillo, L. G., Huynh, Q., & Whitborne, S. K. (2016). Cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression: Links to racial-ethnic discrimination and adjustment among Latina/o and Asian-heritage college students in the United States. Journal of Adolescence, 53, 21-33.
Yap, S. C. Y., Donnellan, M. B., Schwartz, S. J., Zamboanga, B. L., Kim, S. Y., Huynh, Q. L., Vazsonyi, A. T., Cano, M. A., Hurley, E. A., Whitbourne, S. K., Castillo, L. G., Donovan, R. A., Blozis, S. A., & Brown, E. J. (2016). Evaluating the invariance of the multigroup ethnic identity measure across foreign-born, second-generation and later-generation college students in the United States. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22, 460-465.
Brittian, A. S., Kim, S. Y., Armenta, B. E., Lee, R. M., Uma[241]a-Taylor, A. J., Schwartz, S. J., Villalta, I. K., Zamboanga, B. L., Weisskirch, R. S., Juang, L. P., Castillo, L. G., & Hudson, M. L. (2015). Do dimensions of ethnic identity mediate the association between perceived ethnic group discrimination and depressive symptoms? Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21, 41-53.
Cano, M. A., de Dios, M. A., Castro, Y., Vaughan, E. L., Castillo, L. G., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Pina-Watson, B., Cardoso, J. B., Ojeda, L., Cruz, R. A., Correa- Fernandez, V., Ibanez, G., Auf, R., Molleda, L. M. (2015). Alcohol use severity and depressive symptoms among late adolescent Hispanics: Testing associations of acculturation and enculturation in a bicultural transaction model. Addictive Behaviors, 49, 78-82
Cano, M. A., Schwartz, S. J., Castillo, L. G., Romero, A. J., Huang, S., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Unger, J. B., Zamboanga, B. L., Des Rosiers, S. E., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Lizzi, K. M., Soto, D. W., Oshri, A., Villamar, J. A., Pattarroyo, M., & Szapocnik, J. (2015). Depressive symptoms and externalizing behaviors among Hispanic immigrant adolescents: Examining longitudinal effects of cultural stress. Journal of Adolescence, 42, 31-39
Castillo, L. G., Cano, M. G., Yoon, M., Jung, E., Brown, E. J., Zamboanga, B. L., Kim, S. Y., Schwartz, S. J., Huynh, Q., Weisskirch, R. S., & Whitbourne, S. K. (2015). Factor structure and factorial invariance of the multidimensional acculturative stress inventory. Psychological Assessment, 27, 915-924
Castillo, L. G., Navarro, R. L., *Walker, J. E., Schwartz, S. J., Zamboanga, B. L., Whitbourne, S. K., Weisskirch, R. S., Kim, S. Y., Park, I. J. K., Vazsonyi, A. T., & Caraway, J. (2015). Gender matters: The influence of acculturation and acculturative stress on Latino college student depressive symptomatology. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 3, 40-55.
Gonzales-Backen, M. A., Dumka, L. E., Millsap, R. E., Hyung, C. Y., Schwartz, S. J., Zamboanga, B. L., Weisskirch, R. S., Rodriguez, L., Castillo, L. G., Kim, S. Y., Brown, E. J., Whitbourne, S. K., & Vazsonyi, A. T. (2015). The role of social and personal identities in self-esteem among ethnic minority college students. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 15, 202-220
*Pina-Watson, B., & Castillo, L. G. (2015). The role of perceived parent-child relationship on Latina adolescent depression. Child Adolescent and Social Work Journal, 32, 309-315. doi: 10.1007/s10560-014-0374-0
Sosa, E.T., Mckyer, E.L., Pruitt, B., Goodson, P., Castillo, L. (2015). The complexities of childhood obesity: A qualitative study among Mexican American Mothers. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 8 (3), 28-41.
. Zamboanga, B. L., Pesigan, I.J.A., Tomaso, C. C., Schwartz, S. J., Ham, L. S., Bersamin, M. Kim, S. Y., Cano, M. A., Castillo, L. G., Forthun, L., Whitbourne, S. K., & Hurley, E. A. (2015). Frequency of drinking games participation and alcohol-related problems in a multiethnic sample of college students: Do gender and ethnicity matter? Addictive Behaviors, 41, 112-116.
Cano, M. A., Castillo, L. G., Castro, Y., de Dios, M. A., & Roncancio, A. M. (2014). Acculturative stress and depressive symptomatology among Mexican and Mexican American students in the U.S.: Examining associations with cultural incongruity and intragroup marginalization. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 36, 136-149.
Hayes, D., Blake, J. J., Darensbourg, A. [61616], & Castillo, L. G. (2014). Examining the academic achievement of Latino adolescents: The role of peer and parental influences. Journal of Early Adolescence.
Ojeda, L., Castillo, L.G., Rosales Meza, R., & *Pi[241][241]a-Watson, B. (2014). Mexican Americans in higher education: Cultural adaptation and marginalization as predictors of college persistence intentions and life satisfaction. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 13, 3-14.
Ojeda, L., Castillo, L.G., Rosales Meza, R., & *Pi[241]a-Watson, B. (2014). Mexican Americans in higher education: Cultural adaptation and marginalization as predictors of college persistence intentions and life satisfaction. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 13, 3-14
*Pi[241]a-Watson, B., Castillo, L. G., Jung, E., Ojeda, L., & Castillo-Reyes, R. (2014). The Marianismo Beliefs Scale: Validation with Mexican American Adolescent Girls and Boys. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 2, 113-130.
*Pina-Watson, B., Castillo, L. G., *Rodriguez, K. M., & *Ray, S. (2014). Familial protective factors of Latina adolescent suicidal ideation. Archives of Suicide Research, 18, 213-220
Sosa, E.T., McKyer, E.L.J., Goodson, P., Castillo, L. (2014). Mexican American mothers[48]19 perceptions of their role in obesity prevention: A Qualitative study. Journal of Research in Obesity, Vol. 2014 (2014). Article ID 845124, DOI: 10.5171/2014.845124
Yap, S. C. Y., Donnellan, M. B., Schwartz, S. J., Kim. S. Y, Castillo, L. G., and MUSIC Collaborative (2014). Investigating measurement invariance of the multigroup ethnic identity measure across diverse samples of college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 437-446.
Brittian, A. S., Umana -Taylor, A. J., Lee, R. M., Zamboanga, B. L., Kim, S. Y., Wesskirch, R., Castillo, L. G., et al. (2013). The moderating role of centrality on associations between ethnic identity affirmation and ethnic minority college students' mental health. Journal of American College Health, 69, 252-263
Brossart, D. F.,Wendel, M., Cook, H., Castillo, L. G., Elliott, T. R., & Burdine, J. (2013). Assessing depression in rural communities. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 252-263
Castillo, L. G., & *Rodriguez, K. M. (2013). Review of the book Creating infrastructures for Latino mental health by L. P. Buki and L. Piedra. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19, 369-370
Castillo, L. G., & Schwartz, S. J. (2013). Introduction to the special issue on college student mental health. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 291-297
*Pina-Watson, B., Castillo, L. G., Ojeda, L., & *Rodriguez, K. (2013). Parent conflict as a mediator between marianismo beliefs and depressive symptoms for Mexican American college women. Journal of American College Health, 61, 491-496
*Rodriguez, K. M., Castillo, L. G., & *Gandara, L. (2013). Latina adolescents[48]19 academic achievement and its relationship to marianismo, ganas, and academic motivation. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 1, 218-226
Cano, M. A., Castillo, L. G., *Davis, M. J., *Lpez-Arenas, A., *Vaquero, J., *Thompson, K., *Saldivar, I. M. (2012). Dynamics of acculturation, enculturation, and ethnic identity: Influence of psychocultural constructs on conscientiousness and expectations of higher education among Latinos. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling, 30, 1-11
Castillo, L. G., Phoummarath, M. J., & Cano, M. A. (2012). Predictors of familial acculturative stress in Asian American college students. Journal of College Counseling, 15, 52-64
Ojeda, L., *Pi[241]a-Watson, B., Castillo, L. G., *Khan, N., *Castillo, R., & *Leigh, J. (2012). Acculturation, enculturation, ethnic identity, and conscientiousness as predictors of Latino girls[8217] and boys[8217] career decision self-efficacy. Journal of Career Development, 39, 208-228
Schwartz, S. J., Park, I. J. K., Huynh, Q. L., Zamoagna, B. L., Uma[241]a -Taylor, A., Lee, R. M., Rodriquez, L., Kim, S. Y., Whitbourne, S. K., Castillo, L. G., et al. (2012). The American identity measure: Development and validation across ethnic subgroup and immigrant generation. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 12, 93- 128
Brossart, D. F., Parker, R. I., & Castillo, L. G. (2011). Robust regression for single-case data analysis: How can it help? Behavior Research Methods, 43, 710-719
Schwartz, S. J., Weisskirch, R. S., Zamboanga, B. L., Castillo, L. G., Ham, L. S., Huynh, Q. L., Park, I. J. K., Donovan, R., Kim, S. Y., Vernon, M., *Davis, M. J., & *Cano, M. A. (2011). Dimensions of acculturation: Associations with health risk behaviors among college students from immigrant families. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 27-41
*Cano, M. A., & Castillo, L. G. (2010). The role of enculturation and acculturation in Latina college student distress. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 9, 221-231
Castillo, L. G., Conoley, C. W., *Cepeda, L. M., *Ivy, K. K, & *Archuleta, D. J. (2010). Mexican American adolescents' perceptions of a pro-college culture. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 9, 61-72
Castillo, L. G., *Lpez-Arenas, A., & *Saldivar, I. M. (2010). The influence of acculturation and enculturation on Latino high school students' decision to apply to college. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 38, 88-98.
Castillo, L. G., *Perez, F. V., * Castillo, R, & * Ghosheh, M. R. (2010). Construction and initial validation of the marianismo beliefs scale. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 23, 163-175.
Schwartz, S. J., Weisskirch, R. S., Hurley, E. A., Zamboanga, B. L., Park, I. J., Kim, S. Y., Umana-Taylor, A., Castillo, L. G., Brown, E., Greene, A. D. (2010). Communalism, familism, and filial piety: Are they birds of a collective feather? Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 548-560
*Thompson, K. V., *Lightfoot, N. L., Castillo, L. G., & *Hurst, M. L. (2010). Influence of family's perceptions of acting white on acculturative stress in African American college students. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling, 32, 144-152
Tong, F., Castillo, L. G., & *Perez, A. (2010). A psychological profile of acculturation, ethnic identity, and teacher efficacy among Latino in-service teachers of English. International Education Studies, 3, 41-51.
Warren, C. S., Castillo, L. G., & Gleaves, D. H (2010). The sociocultural model of eating disorders in Mexican American women: Behavioral acculturation and cognitive marginalization as moderators. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 18, 43-57
Castillo, L. G. (2009). The role of intragroup marginalization in bicultural Latino college student adjustment. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling, 31, 245-254. doi:10.1007/s10447-009-9081-5
Castillo, L. G., & *Caver, K (2009). Expanding the concept of acculturation in Mexican American rehabilitation psychology research and practice. Rehabilitation Psychology, 54, 351-362. doi: 10.1037/a0017801 (authored with student)
Boone, B. C., & Castillo, L. G. (2008). The impact of poetry therapy on secondary posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms of domestic violence counselors. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 21 (1), pp.
Castillo, L. G., Cano, M. A., Chen, S.W., Blucker, R., & Olds, V. (2008). Family conflict and intragroup marginalization as predictors of acculturative stress in Latino college students. International Journal of Stress Management, 15, 43-52.
Castillo, L. G., Kempner, K. P. (2008). Online career counseling with Mexican American adolescents. Journal of Technology in Counseling, 5, 1-12.
Castillo, L. G., Brossart, D. F., Reyes, C., Conoley, C. W., & Phoummarath, M. J. (2007). The influence of multicultural training on perceived multicultural competencies and implicit racial prejudice. Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, 35, 243-254.
Castillo, L. G., Conoley, C. W., Brossart, D. F., & Quiros, A. (2007). Construction and validation of the intragroup marginalization inventory. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 13, 232-240.
Archuleta, D.J., Castillo, L.G., King, J.J. (2006). Working with Latina adolescents in online support groups. Journal of School Counseling, 4, 3-16.
Castillo, L.G., Archuleta, D.J. & Van Landingham, A. (2006). The influence of employment status on depressive symptomatology in U.S.-born Mexican American women. Journal of Rural Community Psychology, 9, 1-17.
Castillo, L.G., Conoley, C.W., Choi-Pearson, C., Archuleta, D.J., Van Landinghan, A., & Phoummarath, M.J. (2006). University environment as a mediator of Latino Ethnic Identity and persistence attitudes. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53 267-271.
Castillo, L.G., Conoley, C.W., King, J., Rollins, D., Veve, M., & Rivera, S. (2006). Predictors of racial predjudice in White American counseling students. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 34,15-26.
Bias, J.P., Conoley, C.W., & Castillo, L.G. (2005). Effective responses to teasing. The Childhood Care & Development Journal, 3, 15-39.
Castillo, L.G., Conoley, C.W., & Brossart, D.F. (2004). Acculturation, White marginalization, and family support as predictors of perceived distress in Mexican American female college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51, 151-157.
Castillo, L.G., & Hill, R.D. (2004). Predicators of distress in Chicana college students. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development,32,234-248.
Choi-Pearson, C., Castillo, L.G., Maples, M.F. (2004). The impact of diversity training on racial prejudice of student affairs professionals. NASPA Journal,42,132-146.
Misra, R. & Castillo, L.G. (2004). Academic stress among college students: A comparison of American and international students. International Journal of Stress Management, 11, 132-148.
Hill, R.D., Castillo, L.G., Ngu, L.Q., & Pepion, K. (1999). Helping ethnic minority graduate students pursue careers in academia: Lessons learned from the WICHE doctoral scholars program. The Counseling Psychologist, 27, 827-845.
Gloria, A.M., Castillo, L.G., Choi-Pearson, C.P. & Rangel, D.K. (1997). Competitive internships candidates: A national survey on internship training directors. The Counseling Psychologist, 25, 453-472.
Book Chapters
Luiking, Y. C., Castillo, L., & Deutz, N. E. P. (2012). ARGININE, CITRULLINE AND NITRIC OXIDE. In A. C. Ross, B. Caballero, R. J. Cousins, K. L. Tucker & T. R. Ziegler (Eds.), The 11th edition of Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease: ; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Eleventh edition
McCord, C. E., Elliott, T. R., Brossart, D. F., & Castillo, L. G. (2012). Mental health issues in rural areas. In R. Crosby, R. Vanderpool, M. Wendel, & B. Casey (Eds.), Rural Populations and Health: Determinants, Disparities, and Solutions (pp. 323 -- 339). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Liew, J., Castillo, L. G., Chang, B.W.*, & Chang, Y.* (2011). Temperament, self- regulation, and school adjustment in Asian American children. In F. Leong, L. Juang, D. B. Qin, & H. E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Asian American and Pacific Island Children's Mental Health, Volume 1: Development and Context (pp. 119-139). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers
Liew, J., Castillo, L. G., *Chang, P., & *Chang, B. (2011). Temperament, self-regulation, and school adjustment in Asian American children. Invited book chapter for F. Leong, L. Juang, D. B. Qin, & H. E. Fitzgerald, Asian American and Pacific Islander children and mental health, volume 1: Development and context. Santa Barbara, CA
Stough, L. M., *Villareal, E., & Castillo, L. G. (2010). Disaster and social vulnerability: The case of undocumented Mexican migrant workers. In J. D. Rivera and D. S. Miller, How ethnically marginalized Americans cope with catastrophic disasters: Studies in suffering and resiliency (pp. 297-314). Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press
Castillo, L. G., & Cano, M. A. (2007). Mexican American psychology: Theory and clinical application. In C. Negy, (Ed.), Cross-cultural psychotherapy: Toward a critical understanding of diverse client populations (2nd ed.; pp. 85-102). Reno, NV: Bent Tree Press, Inc.
Conoley, C.W. & Castillo, L.G. (2005). A review of the Chapin social insight test. In R.A. Spies & B.S. Plake (Eds.). The sixteenth mental measurements yearbook. (pp. 190-192). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.
Conoley, C.W., & Castillo, L.G. (2005). A review of the DISC classic. In R.A. Spies & B.S. Plake (Eds.), The sixteenth mental measurements yearbook. (pp. 312-314). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.
Castillo, L.G. (2004). Honoring nontraditional multiple cultural identities. In L.A. Flowers (Ed.), Diversity issues in American colleges and universities: Case studies for higher education and student affairs professionals (pp. 165-168). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Choi-Pearson, C., Castillo, L.G. & Handog, J. (2004). Multicultural climate: Enviornmental influences of student of color success. Reno, NV: Division 1 of Student Services, University of Nevada, Reno.

RESEARCH PROJECTS
Video Game Effects on Nicotine and Tobacco Use in Adolescents: Examining Addiction Promotion, Risk Glorification, Nicotine & Tobacco Glorification, and Online Influence as Independent Mediators
Co-I. National Institutes of Health (DHHS/PHS/NIH) (Federal)
2020-04-01 — 2025-03-31
Brazos Valley GEAR UP
PI. US Department of Education (Federal)
2017-09-01 — 2024-08-31
Integrating Teen Pregnancy Prevention Innovative Practices (iTIP)
Co-I (). Texas A&M University Health Science Center - Department of Health and Human Services (Federal)
2015-07-01 — 2020-06-30
Brazos Valley Gear Up
Co-PI (). US Department of Education (Federal)
2014-09-01 — 2021-08-31
Health Disparities Academy Phase II: Developing Minority Scientist-Practitioners for Nursing, Allied Health, and Mental Health Professionals
Co-I (). Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (State)
2010-06-01 — 2012-05-31
Lifting the Fog: Understanding how fatalism and acculturation influence the relationship between contraceptive knowledge, sources of reproductive health information, contraceptive use, and rate
PI. National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (Private)
2010-05-01 — 2011-04-30
Conceptual and Contextual Factors that Infulence Diabetes Outcomes
Co-PI (). NIH (Federal)
2008-12-01 — 2010-11-30
Bryan ISD Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Partnership Project
Co-I (). US Department of Education (Federal)
2008-09-01 — 2015-08-15
Master's Training Program in School Counseling: Latino Children with Disabilitites Proficiency Track
Co-PI (). US Department of Education (Federal)
2008-09-01 — 2012-08-31
Expanding Mental Health Services via Telehealth Technologies in Rural Communities
Co-PI (). Leon County Government (State)
2008-05-01 — 2011-04-30
Project TIIPS-Transition Involvement by Immigrant Parents and Students: Develop a Culturally Responsive Program
Co-PI (). US Department of Education (Federal)
2007-08-01 — 2011-07-31
Conceptual & Contextual Factors that Influence Diabetes Outcomes
Co-PI (). DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2007-07-01 — 2009-06-30
ITC (Instructional Technologies in the Classroom)
PI. National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (Private)
2006-06-01 — 2007-05-31
ITC (Instuctional Technologies in the Classroom)
PI. National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (Private)
2006-06-01 — 2007-05-31
Ready, Set, Go!
PI. National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (Private)
2006-06-01 — 2007-05-31
Ready, Set, Go!
PI. National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (Private)
2006-06-01 — 2007-05-31
Alliance & Cultural Interventions for Mexican Americans
Co-PI (). DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2005-04-01 — 2007-03-31
Measuring Intragroup Marginzlizationo f U.S. Born Bicultural Mexican Americans
PI. Hogg Foundation (Private)
2004-09-01 — 2005-08-31
PALCS: Parent Awareness for Latino College Success
Co-PI (). US Department of Education (Federal)
2004-09-01 — 2009-08-31
Gulf Coast Gear Up Partnership Project
PI. US Department of Education (Federal)
2002-09-01 — 2008-09-14

AWARDS
2008 Many Faces of Counseling Psychology. 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference. (2008)
Achievement. Achievement in Chicana/o Psychology. Julian Samora Research Institute.. (1998)
Fellow. American Psychology Association, Division for ethnic minorties. (2009)
Outstanding Contribution. As a Psychology Alumnus fromSouthwest Texas State University. (1997)
EDITORSHIPS
Editorial Board Member. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (2009 - 2013)
Associate Editor. Journal of Clinical Psychology (2011)
Editorial Board Member. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education (2008 - 2015)
Editorial Board Member. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development (2006 - 2013)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Counseling Pscyhology program. Coordinator and Training Director. (2011)
Treasurer. National Latina/o Psychological Association. (2009)