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2810 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322
US

435-797-8282

The Culture & Mental Health Lab is currently comprised of graduate students in the combined Clinical, Counseling, School Psychology doctoral program at Utah State University and undergraduate students in the Psychology Department. Lab members are engaged in independent research in an interdependent context. Project content is in parenting, cultural values, microaggressions, and evidence-based interventions. Students are expected to be productive as a result of independent motivation and commitment, engaged mentoring, and proactive collaboration and support from a talented peer group as well as from family and loved ones.

Presentations

2017

Wolfe, A. L., Taylor, C. E., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2017, February). Cultural competence training in schools: Theory driven, empirical, feasible. Poster presented at the annual conference of National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

2016

Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2016, February). Extending the benefits of EBIs to marginalized populations: Technology as a powerful ally. Invited speaker at the annual Teacher’s College Winter Roundtable, Columbia University, New York City, NY.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2016, February). National Latina/o Psychological Association. The intersection of culture and ethics: Updates from the ethnic minority psychological groups. Panel at the annual Teacher’s College Winter Roundtable, Columbia University, New York City, NY.

Papa, L. A., Murphy, E., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2016, July). Perceptions of race-related interactions in the classroom. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, & Race, Los Angeles, CA. [Division 45 Poster Award Winner]

Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., Gallardo, M., Capielo, C., & Field, L. (2016, August). Creating a contextually relevant Latina/o ethics guideline. In L. Forrest (Chair), EMPA United: Culturally grounded ethics equals enhanced efficacy. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Corralejo, S. M., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2016, October). Technology in parenting programs: A meta-analysis of existing interventions. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the National Latina/o Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Reveles, A., Papa, L., Patterson, C., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2016, October). Shifts in undergraduate multicultural competence: Impact of a multicultural psychology course. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the National Latino/a Psychological Association. Orland, FL.

Domenech Rodríguez, M., Tarp, H. C., Phelps, P., & Mirly, A. K. (2016, October). Cultural competence in PAS: Baseline and correlates. Research Brief presented at the annual PAEA Education Forum, Minneapolis, MN.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2016, November 16). Padres Preparados: A culturally adapted, evidence-based parenting intervention for Latinos using technology as an ally. [Webinar Presenter]. Family Process Institute. Available online: http://www.ackerman.org/padres-preparados-a-culturally-adapted-evidence-based-parenting-intervention-for-latinos-using-technology-as-an-ally/

2015

Patterson, C., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2015, April). Undergraduate student change in colorblind racial attitudes: Impact of a Multicultural Psychology course. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association.  Boise, ID.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., Marquéz, J., Rosario Colón, J., & Caraway, N. (2015, August). Padres Preparados: Evidence-based parenting intervention via DVD for Latinos. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Papa, L. A., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., & Bice, J. A. (2015, August). Academic and teaching self-efficacy impacts on engagement and academic outcome. Poster presented at the 123rd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON, Canada.

2014

Domenech Rodríguez, M. & Papa, L. (2014, April). Cultural competence in the classroom. Teaching pre-conference presentation at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. Salt Lake City, UT.

Domenech Rodríguez, M., Reveles, A., Jones, D., & Papa, L. (2014, April). Cultural competence shifts in the undergraduate classroom: Evaluating growth in a Multicultural Psychology course. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. Salt Lake City, UT.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2014, March). Cultural adaptations of evidence based interventions: Current knowledge and future directions. Invited address at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2014, March). What is all this diversity talk about? A frank discussion about diversity, cultural competence, and inclusion. Invited address at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

2013

Domenech Rodríguez, M., Franceschi-Rivera, N., Félix-Fermín, J., Sella-Nieves, Z. (2013, November). Observaciones de interacciones familiares y su relación a los contextos y conductas de los hijos. [Family observations and their relationship to family context and child behavior]. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Puerto Rico Psychological Association, Ponce, PR.

Sella-Nieves, Z., Franceschi-Rivera, N., Félix-Fermín, J., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2013, November). El proceso de investigación desde distintos escenarios con familias en Puerto Rico: Recorriendo la isla. [The process of research with families in Puerto Rico: Touring the island]. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Puerto Rico Psychological Association, Ponce, PR.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., & Rubal, T. (2013, October). Responsible Research with Diverse Populations. Paper presented at the First Annual Utah State University Inclusive Excellence Symposium, Logan, UT. 

Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2013, August). Does it work for us? Ethnic minority psychological associations comment on the APA ethics code. Panelist at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2013, August). Research ethics: Challenges and opportunities in graduate psychology training. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2013, August). Undocumented Latina/o student, family conflict, and university education: Utah. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Papa, L., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., & Bates, S. C. (2013, August). The impact of teaching and academic self-efficacy on student engagement and academic outcome. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2013, March). Prácticas de crianza efectivas [Effective parenting practices]. Symposium presented at the Simposio Temático: La Familia, Hilo Conductor y Cimiento Social, Caguas, PR.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2013, January). NCMS 2013/CEMRRAT racial/ethnic minority health disparities research and grant funding panel and mentoring session. Panelist at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, TX. 

Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2013, January). New frontiers in cultural adaptation research and practice. Discussant at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, TX. 

2012

Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2012, October). Cultural adaptations: Frameworks, models, and guidelines. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the National Latina/o Psychological Association, New Brunswick, NJ.

Domenech Rodríguez, M., Bernal, G., Barrera, A., Galván, N., & Gaztambide, D. (2012, October). Psychotherapy the real world: The relevance of cultural adaptations to applied practice. Roundtable presented at the biennial meeting of the National Latina/o Psychological Association, New Brunswick, NJ.

Field, L., Domenech Rodríguez, M., & Chavez-Korell, S. (2012, October). Effective & compassionate training in the millennium: Latino/a mentors, clinical supervisors, instructors, advisors. Roundtable presented at the biennial meeting of the National Latina/o Psychological Association, New Brunswick, NJ.

Varón, M. & Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2012, October). Amor de cerca: Positive involvement in Latino families. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the National Latina/o Psychological Association, New Brunswick, NJ.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2012, August). Cross-cultural research: Ethical dilemmas and considerations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2012, August). Culturally adapted interventions with Latino populations: Review and tips. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Enno, A. M., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2012, August). Research and the APA ethics code: Relevance and application in training contexts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Field, L. & Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2012, August). Applicability of the APA ethics code: National Latino Psychological Association. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Oquendo-Figueroa, Y. E., Rodríguez-Guamán, V. M., Domenech Rodríguez, M., & Rosario-Hernández, E. (2012, August). Recruitment challenges in a sexuality and health services qualitative study in a Latino elderly population. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Bernal, G., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2012, May). Cultural adaptations: Guidelines for bridging the gap between research and practice in a multicultural world. In F. Leong (Chair), Cultural adaptations in psychotherapy. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, Ann Arbor, MI.

Richards, S. M., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2012, March).  Buffering discrimination: The effects of academic and ethnic socialization on academic and behavioral outcomes in Mexican American families. Paper presented at the biennial conference of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

2011

Domenech Rodríguez, M., Franceschi, N., Sella Nieves, Z., & Félix Fermín, J. (2011, November). Observación acerca de la prácticas de crianza normativas en familias puertorriqueñas [Observations of normative parenting in Puerto Rican families]. Paper presented at the Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology. Nassau, Bahamas.

Sella Nieves, Z., Franceschi Rivera, N., Felix Fermín, J., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2011, November). Retos y estrategias en el proceso de reclutamiento en la investigación con familias puertorriqueñas [Challenges and strategies in the recruiting Puerto Rican families to research]. Poster presented at the Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology. Nassau, Bahamas.

Felix Fermín, J., Sella Nieves, Z., Franceschi Rivera, N., & Domenech Rodríguez, M.  (2011, November).  Solución de problemas: Tiempo de discusión, estrategias de evasión y dinámicas familiares [Probelm solving: Time discussing, avoidance strategies, and family dynamics].  Paper presented at the Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology. Nassau, Bahamas.

Franceschi Rivera, N., Domenech Rodríguez, M., Félix Fermín, J., & Sella Nieves, Z. (2011, November). Frente unido: Nivel de acuerdo parental respecto a las prácticas de crianza en familias intacta y reconstituidas y su relación con la satisfacción marital [United parenting front: Parents’ agreement on parenting practices in intact and step-families and their relationship to marital satisfaction]. Poster presented at the Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology. Nassau, Bahamas.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2011, July). Research ethics. Invited address to the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Summer Institute, Washington, DC.

Parra-Cardona, J.R., Domenech-Rodríguez, M., Forgatch, M., Sullivan, C., Bybee, D., Dates, B., Tams, L., & Bernal, G. (2011, June). Testing relevance and efficacy in a culturally adapted parenting program. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research. Washington, DC.

Domenech Rodríguez, M., & Amador Buenabad, N. (2011, May). Cultural adaptation of PMTO for ethnicity and language. Paper presented at the PMTO First Global Conference, Oslo, Norway.

Amador, N. Gaínza, S., García, F., Padriñán, M.A., Apipilhuasco, G., Sánchez, D., Domenech, M., & Baumann, A. (2011, May). Transformation process of Criando con Amor Promoviendo Armonía y Superación (CAPAS) / PMTO materials into CAPAS Mexico. Poster presented at the PMTO First Global Conference, Oslo, Norway.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2011, January). Conducting cross-cultural research: Ethical dilemmas from the building blocks up. In L. Forrest, M. Domenech Rodríguez, M. Leach, T. Richardson, & J. Gauthier. Ethics in international contexts. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, WA.

Forrest, L., Domenech Rodríguez, M., Cornish, J.E. & Sturm, C. (2011, January). The ethics of assessing cultural competence. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, WA. 

2008

Knowles, O., & Behl, D. (2008, February). The impact of community coalitions on families from culturally diverse backgrounds. Poster symposium at the 6th Biennial Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA.

Roberts, R., Behl, D., Davis, S., & Knowles, O. (2008, September). Three World Views: Understanding CSHCN Quality Health Care Through My, My, My Eyes. Main conference concurrent workshop at the 6th National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations, Minneapolis, MN.