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 has been on the faculty of the Counseling Psychology program since 1986. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17). Her research interests include issues of ethnic identity and acculturation in relation to psychological adjustment and career development with a focus on Latino/a populations.

Dr. Arbona serves (2013-2016) 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 Latino/a Psychology (JLP 2013-2016), journal that was 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). 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.

Recent Publications:

Refereed Journal Articles

Arbona, C. & Jimenez, C. (in press). Minority stress, ethnic identity and depression among Latino/a college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology.

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.

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

Curriculum Vitae included in Home page


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.