Dr. Consuelo Arbona

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

Website: 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. Currently she is investigating depression as a mediator in the relation of minority stress to academic outcomes and the role of cognitive vulnerabilities to depression and anxiety symptoms among Latina/o college students. She also collaborates 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 currently serves as member of the American Psychological Association (APA ) Fellows Committee (2017-2019) and recently (2013-2015) served 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 (2013-) and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Counseling Psychology (2013-2016) and The Counseling Psychologist (1996-1999, 2013-2015). 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 an APA fellow (Divisions17 and 45). In 2015 she received the 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.

Dr. Arbona is Co-PI in a 2016-2017 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The purpose of the project is to expand the behavioral health workforce serving children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for behavioral health disorders.

Recent Publications:

Selected Publications (*student author)

Olvera, N., Matthews-Ewald, M., Kim, M.*, Posada, L.*, Rancine, M., & Arbona, C. (In Press). The moderating effect of daughter and maternal acculturation and parenting strategies on unhealthy weight control strategies in Hispanic girls. Appetite.

Arbona, C., Pao, C.*, Long, A,*. & Olvera, N. (In Press). Perceived stress in Black and Latino male firefighters: Associations with risk and protective factors. Ethnicity & Disease

Arbona, C., Fan, W., Schwartz, Pao, C.*, Tran, J., & Buser, S. (In Press). Factorial Invariance of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in Latino and Caucasian male firefighters: A bias-corrected bootstrap confidence intervals approach. Assessment. Published on-line first, 6-18-17.

Arbona, C., Burridge, A., & Olvera, N. ( 2017). The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale: Measurement equivalence across gender groups in Hispanic college students. Journal of Affective Disorders, 219, 112-118.

Arbona, C. (2016). Ethnic minority status stress, self-efficacy, and persistence intentions among Hispanic college women: A moderation analysis. Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 4, 11-22.

Arbona, C. & Schwartz, J. (2016). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters, depression, alcohol abuse and general stress among Hispanic male firefighters. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 4, 507-522.

Arbona, C., Fan, W., & Noor, N.* (2016). Factor structure and external correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among African American firefighters. Journal of Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 9, 202-209.

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.

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.

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., & 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

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.

Arbona, C. (2005). Promoting the career development and academic achievement of at-risk youth: College access programs. In S. Brown & R. Lent (Eds.), Career development counseling: Putting theory and research to work (pp. 525-550). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.


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