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2810 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322


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.



Koslofsky, S. & Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2017). Introduction to Special Issue: Cultural adaptations to psychotherapy: Real world applications. Clinical Case Studies Journal, 16, 3-8. doi:10.1177/1534650116668273

Akin, B., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., Yan, Y., DeGarmos, D. S., McDonald, T. P., & Forgatch, M. S. (2017). Clinicians' observations of family interactions in the reunification process: The Parent Child Checklist. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26, 137-147. doi: 10.1007/s10826-016-0556-9

Caballero, A., Muñoz, K., White, K. R., Nelson, L., Domenech Rodríguez, M., & Twohig, M. (2017, Online First). Pediatric hearing aid management: Challenges among Hispanic families. Journal of American Academy of Audiology. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.16079

Miville, M. L., Arredondo, P., Consoli, A. J., Santiago-Rivera, A., Delgado-Romero, E. A., Fuentes, M. A., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., Field, L., & Cervantes, J. M. (2017, Online First). Liderazgo: Culturally grounded leadership and the National Latina/o Psychological Association. The Counseling Psychologist. doi: 10.1177/0011000016668413

Parra-Cardona, J. R., Bybee, D., Sullivan, C. M., Domenech Rodríguez, M., & Bernal, G. (2017). Examining the impact of differential cultural adaptation with Latina/o immigrants exposed to adapted parent training interventions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 58-71. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000160


Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (Associate Ed.) (2016). APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology: Volume 1: Roots and Branches. J. C. Norcorss, G. R. VandenBos, & D. K. Freedheim (Eds). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press. ISBN: 978-1-4338-2129-5

Forgatch, M. S., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2016). Interrupting coercion: The iterative loops among theory, science, and practice. In T.J. Dishion & J. Snyder (Eds.), Handbook of coercive relationship dynamics. New York; Oxford University Press.

Mio, J. S., Barker, L., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (2016). Multicultural Psychology: Understanding our diverse communities (4th ed.). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0190460853

Parra-Cardona, J. R., Lopez Zerón, G., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., Escobar-Chew, A. R., Whitehead, M., Sullivan, C., & Bernal, G. (2016). A balancing act: Integrating evidence-based knowledge and cultural relevance in a program of prevention parenting research with Latino/a immigrants. Family Process, 55, 321-337. doi:10.1111/famp.12190 [epub October 2015]

Parra-Cardona, J.R., Lopez Zerón, G., Villa, M., Zamudio, E., Escobar-Chew, A. R., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2016). Enhancing parenting practices with Latino/a immigrants: Integrating evidence-based knowledge and culture according to the voices of Latino/a parents. Clinical Social Work Journal. doi: 10.1007/s10615-016-0589-y


Baumann, A. A., Powell, B. J., Kohl, P. L., Tabak, R. G., Penalba, V., Proctor, E., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., Cabassa, L. J. (2015). Cultural adaptation and implementation of evidence-based parent training: A systematic review and critique of guiding evidence. Children and Youth Services Review, 53, 113–120. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.03.025

Domenech Rodríguez, M., Donovick, M., & Straits, J. K. E. (2015). Counseling the marginalized. In P. B. Pedersen, W. J. Lonner, J. G. Daguns, J. E. Trimble, & M. R. Scharrón-del Río (Eds.), Counseling across cultures (7th ed.) (pp. 229-246). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Parra-Cardona, J. R., Aguilar, E., Wieling, E., Domenech Rodríguez, M., & Fitzgerald, H. (2015). Closing the gap between two countries: Feasibility of dissemination of an evidence-based parenting intervention in México. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41, 465-480. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12098


Baumann, A. A., Domenech Rodríguez, M., Amador Buenabad, N., Forgatch, M. S., & Para-Cardona, J. R. (2014). Parent Management Training-Oregon model (PMTOTM) in Mexico City: Integrating cultural adaptation activities in an implementation model. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 21, 32-47. doi: 10.1111/cpsp.12059{C}2.              

Clyde, J. W., Domenech Rodríguez, M., & Geiser, C. (2014). Medical professionalism: An experimental look at physicians’ Facebook profiles. Medical Education Online, 19, 21349. doi: 10.3402/meo.v19.23149{C}3.             

Parra-Cardona, J. R., Whitehead, M. R., Escobar-Chew, A. R., Holtrop, K., Lappan, S. N., Horsford, S. R., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., & Bernal, G. (2014). Cultural adaptation research: A critical opportunity for addressing mental health disparities in the couple and family therapy field. In R. B. Miller & L. N. Johnson (Eds.), Advanced methods in family therapy research. New York: Routledge.

Twohig, M. P., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M.,  & Enno, A. M. (2014). Promoting the multicultural competency of psychological professionals through acceptance- and mindfulness-based methods. In A. Masuda (Ed.), Mindfulness & acceptance in multicultural competency: A contextual approach to sociocultural diversity in theory and practice (pp. 147-164). New Harbinger: Oakland, CA.


Bernal, G., & Domenech Rodríguez, M.M. (2013). Tailoring treatment to the patient’s race and ethnicity. In G. Koocher, J. Norcross, & G. Green (Eds.), Psychology Desk Reference (3rd ed., pp. 310-313). New York & London: Oxford University Press.

Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., Franceschi Rivera, N., Sella Nieves, Z., & Félix Fermín, J. (2013). Parenting in Puerto Rican families: Mothers and father’s self-reported practices. Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 47, 299-312.

Domenech Rodríguez, M., Bates, S. C., & Papa, L. (2013, September). Teaching psychology to a diverse audience: An ethical imperative in the 21st century. Psychology Teacher Network, 23. Retrieved online:


Bernal, G., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. M. (Eds.) (2012). Cultural adaptations: Tools for evidence-based practice with diverse populations. Washington, DC: APA Press. doi:10.1037/13752-000

Domenech Rodríguez, M.M., & Bates, S.C. (2012). Aspirations meet in the classroom: Ethics and diversity move teaching forward and upward. In R. E. Landrum & M.A. McCarthy (Eds.), Teaching ethically: Challenges and opportunities (pp. 101-111). Washington, DC: APA Press. doi:10.1037/13496-000

Parra-Cardona, J.R., Domenech Rodríguez, M., Forgatch, M.S., Sullivan, C., Bybee, D., Tams, L., Holtrop, K., Escobar-Chew, A.R., Dates, B., & Bernal, G. (2012). Culturally adapting an evidence-based parenting intervention for Latinos: Preliminary implications for family therapy practice and research. Family Process, 51, 56-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1545-5300.2012.01386.x


Baumann, A., Domenech Rodríguez, M., & Parra-Cardona, J.R. (2011). Community-based applied research with Latino immigrant families: Informing practice and research according to ethical and social justice principles. Family Process, 52, 132-148. doi: 10.1111/j.1545-5300.2011.01351.x

Domenech Rodríguez, M.M., Baumann, A, & Schwartz, A. (2011). Cultural adaptation of an empirically supported intervention: From theory to practice in a Latino/a community context. American Journal of Community Psychology, 47, 170-186. doi: 10.1007/s10464-010-9371-4

Schwartz, A.L., Galliher, R.V., & Domenech Rodríguez, M.M. (2011). Self-disclosure in Latinos’ intercultural and intracultural friendships and acquaintanceships: Links with collectivism, ethnic identity, and acculturation. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17, 116-121. doi: 10.1037/a0021824

Smith, T., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., & Bernal, G. (2011). Culture. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 166-175. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20757

Smith, T., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., & Bernal, G. (2011). Culture. In J. Norcross & M. J. Lambert (Eds.), Psychotherapy relationships that work: Evidence-based practices (2nd edition) (pp. 316-335). Cambridge: Oxford University Press.


Schwartz, A.L., Domenech Rodríguez, M.M., Santiago-Rivera, A., Arredondo, P., & Field, L. D. (2010). Cultural and linguistic competence: Welcome challenges from successful diversification. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41, 210-220. doi: 10.1037/a0019447

Field, L., Chavez-Korell, S., & Domenech Rodríguez, M.M. (2010). No hay rosa sin espina: Conceptualizing Latina-Latina supervision from a Multicultural Developmental Supervisory Model. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 4, 47-54. doi: 10.1037/a0018521


Bernal, G., Jiménez-Chafey, M.I., & Domenech Rodríguez, M.M. (2009). Cultural adaptation of treatments: A resource for considering culture in evidence-based practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40, 361-368. doi: 10.1037/a0016401

Domenech Rodríguez, M.M., Donovick, M.R., & Crowley, S.L. (2009). Parenting styles in a cultural context: Observations of “protective parenting” in first-generation Latinos. Family Process, 48, 195-210. doi: 10.1111/j.1545-5300.2009.01277.x

Bernal, G. & Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2009). Advances in research with Latino families: Cultural adaptations of evidence-based interventions. Family Process, 48, 169-178.

Yardley, J., Domenech Rodríguez, M., Nelson, J., & Bates, S.C. (2009). True Confessions?: Alumni’s Retrospective Reports on Undergraduate Cheating Behaviors. Ethics & Behavior, 19, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/10508420802487096

Zayas, L. H., Borrego, J., & Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2009). Parenting interventions with Latino families. In M. Azmitia, & J. Grau (Eds.), U.S. Handbook of Latino psychology (pp. 291-308). Thousand Oaks: Sage.


Domenech Rodríguez, M., McNeal, C.T., & Cauce, A.M. (2008). Counseling the marginalized. In P.B. Pedersen, J.G. Daguns, W.J. Lonner, & J.E. Trimble (Eds.), Counseling across cultures (6th ed.) (pp. 223-238). Thousand Oaks: Sage

Donovick, M.R. & Domenech Rodríguez, M. (2008). An examination of self-reported parenting practices among first-generation Spanish-speaking Latino families: A Spanish version of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire. Graduate Student Journal of Psychology, 10, 52-63.

McDougal, K. & Domenech Rodríguez, M.M. (2008). Factors affecting Psi Chi members’ satisfaction with research opportunities. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 13, 6-13.