Dr. Consuelo Arbona

Name: Dr. Consuelo Arbona

Title: Professor &

Department: Psychological Health and Learning Sciences

Program: Counseling Psychology

Office Number: 410 FH

Phone: 713-743-9814

Fax: 713-743-4996

Email: carbona@uh.edu

Home Page: http://faculty.coe.uh.edu/arbona/

Research Interests:

Dr. Consuelo Arbona is a professor in Counseling Psychology in the Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences. Her research interests include issues of ethnic identity, minority stress and acculturation in relation to psychological adjustment and career development with a focus on Latina/o populations. Most recently she is investigating depression as a mediator in the relation of minority stress to academic outcomes and the role of cognitive vulnerabilities to depression symptoms among Latina/o college students. She is also collaborating with a research team in the Houston Fire Department in the study of depression, PTSD and suicidal ideation among their ethnically diverse workforce.

Dr. Arbona recently served (2013-2015) on the Executive Committee of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (APA Division 45) as member at large representing the Latino/a slate. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Latina/o Psychology (JLP 2013-2016), recently launched by the National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) in collaboration with the APA Journals Program. In addition, Dr. Arbona serves on the Editorial Board of The Counseling Psychologist (2013-2016) and the Journal of Counseling Psychology (2013- ). She has participated in national evaluations of educational and career development programs commissioned by the U. S. Department of Education Office of Planning and Evaluation. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA- Divisions17 and 45). In 2015 she received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Vocational Psychology, a Section of APA's Division of Counseling Psychology in recognition of her commitment and substantial contribution to the field of vocational psychology.

Recent Publications:

Selected Refereed Journal Articles (*student author)

Wiltgen*, A., Arbona, C., Frankel, L., & Frueh, B. C. (2015). Interpersonal trauma, attachment insecurity and anxiety in an inpatient psychiatric population. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 35, 82-87.doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2015.07.010

Wiesner, M. Arbona, C., Capaldi,D.M., Kim, H. K. Kim and Kaplan, C.D. (2015). Mother-youth acculturation gaps and health-risking/emotional problems among Latin-American adolescents. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 18, E52 doi:10.1017/sjp.2015.52.

Arbona, C, & Jiménez*, C. (2014). Minority stress, ethnic identity, and depression among Latino/a college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 162-168.

Arbona, C. (2013). Career Assessment. In F. T. L. Leong (Editor-in-Chief), Handbook of Multicultural Psychology Volume 2, Applications and Training, (pp.15-30). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ojeda*, L., Navarro, R. L., Rosales Meza, R., & Arbona, C. (2012). Too Latino and not Latino enough: The role of ethnicity-related stress on life satisfaction. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 11, 14-28.

Arbona, C., Olvera, N., Rodriguez, N., Hagan, J., Linares, A, & Wisner, M. (2010). Acculturative stress among documented and undocumented Latino immigrants in the United States. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 32, 362– 384.

Corkin*, D., Arbona, C., Coleman, M. N., & Ramirez, R. (2008). Dimensions of career indecision among Hispanic college students, Journal of College Student Development, 49, 81-94.

Arbona, C., & Nora, A. (2007). The influence of academic and environmental factors on Hispanic college degree attainment. Review of Higher Education, 30, 247-269.

Johnson*, S., & Arbona, C. (2006). The relation of ethnic identity, racial identity and perceived discrimination among African American college students. Journal of College Student Development, 47, 495-507.

Power, T.G., Stewart, C.D., Hughes, S., O., & Arbona, C. (2005). Predicting patterns of adolescent alcohol use: A longitudinal study. Journal of Studies in Alcohol, 66, 74-81.

Selected Book Chapters

Arbona, C. (2013). Career Assessment. In F. Leong (Ediror-in-chief) Handbook of Multicultural Psychology, Volume 2. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Arbona, C., & Coleman, N. (2008) Risk and resilience. In S. Brown & R. Lent (Eds), Handbook of counseling psychology (4th edition) (pp. 483-499). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Arbona, C, & Virella, B. (2008). Psychological issues with Puerto Ricans: A review of research findings. Cross cultural psychotherapy. Toward a critical understanding of diverse clients (2nd edition) (pp. 103-132). Reno, Nevada: Bent Tree Press, Inc


B.A. in Economics and Education, College of New Rochelle, 1972.
M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance, Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1980.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986.