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Upcoming Publications

The research institute contributes innovative ways to address and meet the mental health needs of Latinx communities and contributes to the already existing literature base. The following includes current research projects underway at the institute:

Understanding a Culture-Specific Perspective: Latina/o Therapists' Experiences on Working with Mexican/Mexican American Communities:

The current study is focused on two main objectives. First, it is to understand the therapeutic work of Latina/o therapists who are currently providing services to Mexican/Mexican American clients. Secondly, we hope that this understanding will elucidate some common therapeutic themes that may provide insight for various mental health professionals delivering services to the Mexican/Mexican American community.

Intimate Partner Violence and Group Therapy: The Voices of Latino men:

The current study is focused on two main objectives. First, it is to understand the experiences of Spanish-speaking Mexican American men who are currently participating in mandated group treatment for IPV. Specifically, we would like to understand the relationship between the concept of machismo and IPV for Mexican American men. Secondly, we hope that this understanding will elucidate some common themes that may provide insight for various mental health professionals who work with Mexican American men.

Recent Faculty Publications


Abbreviated List of Faculty Publications

Carrie Castaneda-Sound, Ph.D.

Castañeda-Sound, C.L. (2013). Hermanas de corazón y alma. Women & Therapy.

Morrow, S.L., Castañeda-Sound, C.L., & Abrams, E.M. (2012). Counseling psychology research methods: Qualitative approaches. In N.A. Fouad (Ed.), APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Arana, R., Castañeda-Sound, C.L., Blanchard, S., & Aguilar, T.E. (2011). Indicators of persistence for Hispanic undergraduate achievement: Toward an ecological model. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 10, 237-251.

González, D.M., Castañeda-Sound, C.L., & Navarro, R.L. (in press, 2014). The mosaic of Latinas in the United States: Psychological practice with Latina women and girls. In J. Rice, C. Enns, and R. Nutt (Eds.), Psychological Practice with Women: Respecting Diversity and Fostering Empowerment. Washington, D.C. : APA.

Castañeda-Sound, C.L. (2013). Hermanas de alma y corazón. In L. Comas-Diaz and M.B. Weiner (Eds.), Women Psychotherapists' Reflections on Female Friendships. Routledge.

Castañeda-Sound, C.L., Martinez, S., Duran, J.E. (in press). Mujeristas and social justice: La lucha es la vida. In T. Bryant-Davis and L. Comas-Diaz, Womanism and Mujerismo Psychology. APA Press.


Miguel E. Gallardo, Psy.D.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

Ruiz, J.M., Gallardo, M.E., & Delgado-Romero, E.A. (2013). Latinas/os and immigration reform. A Commentary to "Crossroads: The psychology of immigration in the new century"—The Report of the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 1(3), 149-154.

Gallardo, M.E. (2012). Context and culture: The initial clinical interview with Latina/o clients. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 39(3). doi: 10.1007/s10879-012-9222-8

Schank, J., Helbok, C., Haldeman, D., & Gallardo, M. (2010). Ethical issues in small communities: Expanding the definition and discussion. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(6), 502-510.

Gallardo, M.E., Johnson, J., Parham, T., & Carter, J. (2009). Ethics and multiculturalism: Advancing cultural and clinical responsiveness. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(5), 425-435.

Roberts, M.C., & Gallardo, M.E. (Eds.). (2009). Evidence-based practices with multiculturally diverse populations (special issue). Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(4), 354-384.

Gallardo, M.E., & Curry, S. (2009). Shifting perspectives: Culturally responsive interventions with Latino substance abusers. Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse, 8(3), 314-329.

Mays, V.M., Gallardo, M.E., Shorter-Gooden, K., Robinson-Zanartu, C., Smith, M., McClure, F., Puri, S., Methot, L., & Ahaitty, G. (2009) Expanding the circle: Decreasing American Indian mental health disparities through culturally competent teaching about American Indian mental health. American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 33(3), 61-83.

Edited Books

Neville, H.A., Gallardo, M.E., & Sue, D.W. (2015). The myth of racial color blindness: Manifestation, dynamics, and impact. Washington, D.C: APA.

Gallardo, M.E. (2013). Developing cultural humility: Embracing race, privilege and power. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Sue, D.W., Gallardo, M.E., Neville, H. (2013). Case studies in multicultural counseling. John Wiley & Sons.

Gallardo, M.E., Yeh, C., Trimble, J., & Parham. T.A. (2012). Culturally adaptive counseling skills: Demonstrations of evidence-based practices. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Gallardo, M., & McNeill, B. (Eds.). (2009). Intersections of multiple identities: A casebook of evidence-based practices with diverse populations. New York, NY: Routledge.


Tomas Martinez, Ph.D.

Research Presentations with Students

2009 Martinez Tomas. E., Fletes, Alexis; Ushana, Dimeil, Arellano, Gina, Self-Esteem, After School Intervention Programs, Family Centers, Latino Middle School At- Risk Youth, and Why they need to be supported (Poster Presentation) 89th Annual Convention Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR, April.

2010 Martinez Tomas; Sugar, Ellen; Ramirez, Elizabeth; Ritchie, Iya; Sigmund, Candace; Henritze-Hoye, Jessica; Invited Symposium, Division 52 (International Psychology) American Psychological Association presentation and poster entitled, "Effectiveness of a Learning Center on Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) students in the 1st to 4th grades", at the 90th Annual Western Psychological Association Convention, Cancun Mexico, April

2011 Tapenhagen, Chase, Martinez, Tomas E., Allisa Norah, Jamplis, Lindsay, Owens Shanise, "Needs and Considerations for Underrepresented Minorities Seeking Mental Health Treatment, Poster Presentation, 91st Annual Western Psychological Association Convention, Los Angeles CA.

Research Publications, 2011-2012

"Undergraduate Gerontological Career Interest: Linking Intergenerational Connectedness and Ageism." Karen Yang, Elizabeth J. Krumrei, & Tomas Martinez, Pepperdine University, submission to Educational Gerontology, April 6, 2012

African, African-American Report: Community Voices for Mental Health Resources A Special Report funded by The County of Los Angeles - Department of Mental Health, Planning, Outreach and Engagement Division. Author: Karen S. Gunn, Ph.D., Tomas Martinez, Ph.D., 2011.


Amy Tuttle Guerrero, Ph.D.

Tuttle, A. R., Kim, L., & Knudson-Martin, C. (2011). Parenting as relationship: A framework for assessment and treatment. Family Process, 51(1), 73-89.

Tuttle, A., Knudson-Martin, C., Taylor, B., Levin, S., & Andrews, J. (2007). Parents' experience in Child Protective Services: Analysis of a dialogical group process, Family Process, 46(3).

Tuttle, A. R. (2012). Family systems and recovery from sexual violence and trauma. In T. Bryant-Davis (Ed.), Surviving sexual violence: A guide to recovery and empowerment. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Silverstein, R., Bass, L., Tuttle, A., Knudson-Martin, C. & Huenergardt, D. (2009). Relational orientations: A contextual framework for assessment and practice. In C. Knudson-Martin & A. Mahoney (Eds.), Transforming power: How couples move from gender legacy to gender equality. New York: Springer.