Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services (Counseling Psychology)
My research interests are in the development of Latina/o Psychology and the connections between ethnic minority psychology and other aspects of multicultural psychology. To this end I run an integrated research/service/outreach research program with an emphasis on the provision of services to the Spanish Speaking population of Georgia. I run a Spanish language clinic out of the Latin American Association (formerly ALCES) and supervise the work of Spanish speakers as part of IMPACT, the interdisciplinary behavioral health team at Mercy Hospital in Athens.
I have chaired 35 students to the Ph.D. since 2002 and although they all have diverse research and practice interests, they are unified with a focus on multicultural competence and social justice.
Please see: http://bienresearch.coe.uga.edu
I am a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services of the College of Education. I am faculty in the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program. I am also affiliated faculty with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) at UGA.
I graduated from Rhodes College with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and from the University of Notre Dame with my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. I completed my predoctoral internship at Michigan State University, worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Florida, and an assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington.
I was one of the founding members of the National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) and am a past-president of NLPA (2007-2009) and I am currently an Associate Editor of the _Journal of Latina/o Psychology.
|Ph.D.||Counseling Psychology||University of Notre Dame||1997|
|2017||Jenny Penny Oliver Faculty Diversity Award||UGA College of Education|
|2016||Elder/Padrino Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions||National Latina/o Psychological Association|
|2013||Distinguished Career Contributions to Research||Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race (Division 45 of the American Psychological Association)|
|2011||Distinguished Contributions to Public Interest (Early Career)||American Psychological Association|