Experience

Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Masters in Psychotherapeutic Interventions, Madrid, Spain. 2006-
  • Faculty Affiliate, Latino Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2005-
  • Director, Family Therapy Program (COAMFTE), Department of Counseling & School Psychology, GCOE, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2005-2010
  • Associate Research Member, Grupo de Investigación en Orientación Educativa y Sociolaboral, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain. 2007-2010
  • Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, 2003-2010.
  • Department Chair, Department of Counseling & School Psychology, Graduate College of Education (GCOE), University of Massachusetts Boston, 2007-2009
  • Director, Rehabilitation Counseling Program (CORE), Department of Counseling & School Psychology, GCOE, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2007-2008 (Spring-Fall).
  • Director Mental Health Program, Department of Counseling & School Psychology, GCOE, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2007
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling & School Psychology, Graduate College of Education, University of Massachusetts Boston, 1996-2002
  • Faculty, The Family Institute of Cambridge, 1996-2003
  • Family Therapy Faculty, Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, 1997-2001
  • Assistant Professor, School of Social and Systemic Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1994-1996
  • Courses Taught: Critical Issues in Family Therapy (SFTM 5311); Family Therapy III (SFTD 5030); Gender and Human Sexuality (SFTD 7311 & SFTM 6332); Individual and Group Psychotherapy (SFTM 6333 & SFTD 7313); Introduction to Systemic Family Health Care (SFTD 5005); Practicum I (SFTM 5360); Practicum I (SFTD 5210); Practicum II (SFTM 6360); Practicum II (SFTD 5220); Practicum III (SFTM 6361); Practicum III (SFTD 6210); Practicum IV (SFTD 6220); Practicum V (SFTD 6230); Practicum VI (SFTD 6240); Supervision (SFTD 6320); Teaching Practicum (SFTD 7360).
  • Teaching Instructor, School of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1989-1991.  Courses Taught: Educational Approaches to Family Systems; Human Development.
  • Teaching Assistant, Counseling Psychology Director Office. School of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fall, 1988
  • Teaching Assistant, Family Therapy Specialty Area, Consulting, Counseling, and School Psychology Department, School of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1988-1989
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Universidad de Los Lagos, 1987-1988
  • Courses Taught: Cognitive Processes; Family Systems Theory; Human Development; Introduction to Counseling Psychology; Preschool Children Internship; Systems Theory & Special Education.
  • Lecturer, Instituto Profesional de la Araucanía, Temuco, 1987-1989
  • Courses Taught: Social Psychology; Human Development

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Supervisor, International Center for the Survivors of Torture, International Institute of Boston, 2008-2010
  • Clinical Staff, Trauma Evaluation & Intervention Team, Judge Baker Children’s Center, Harvard Medical School, 1997-1999
  • Clinical Supervisor, Behavioral Health Collaborative, Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, Inc., 1997-2000
  • Clinical Supervisor & Family Therapist, Behavioral Health Collaborative, Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, Inc., 1996-1997
  • Clinical Supervisor, Family Counseling Center / Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Western Region, January/1993-November/1994
  • Psychotherapist, Family Counseling Center / Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Western Region, Holyoke/Springfield, MA, 1990-1992
  • Video Community Producer, Amherst Community Cable Access Television, Amherst, MA, 1991-1994
  • Outreach Family Therapist, Intensive Family Consultation Team, Northampton Area Mental Health Services, Inc. Northampton, MA, 1989-1990
  • Clinical Psychologist and Mental Health Program Coordinator, Fundación de Protección a la Infancia Dañada por los Estados de Emergencia (Protection for Youth Damaged by States of Emergency) (PIDEE), Temuco & Valdivia, Chile, 1987-1988
  • Clinical Psychologist Private Practice, Family and Individual Psychotherapy, 1984-1988
  • Clinical Staff Member, Family Therapy Institute of Santiago, Chile, 1985-1987
  • Clinical & Community Psychologist-Researcher, Community Mental Health Project, Población Los Nogales, Santiago, Chile, 1984-1987
  • Clinical Director, Adolescence Treatment Unit La Granja Community Mental Health Center, Santiago, Chile, 1985-1986
  • Organizational and Group Consultant, Psychiatric Hospital of Santiago, Inpatient Unit, Santiago, Chile, 1984

Program Evaluation and Research

  • Research Consultant, Immigrant Family Violence Institute, International Institute of Boston, 2010
  • Research Consultant, Latino Families Research, Center for Family Therapy Research, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2008-2009
  • Program Evaluator, SafetyNet: Program for Trafficked and Enslaved Persons, International Center for the Survivors of Torture, International Institute of Boston, 2007-2010
  • Research Consultant, Hispanic Mental Health Access Project, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 2007-2009
  • Research Consultant, AFTA Action Research Team (AART)
  • Program Evaluator, Breaking It Down: Our Health Our Way (COHS & ENACCT Project), Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, 2006-2007
  • Research Consultant, Health Disparities Program, Cancer Patient Navigator Program Evaluation, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 2007
  • Faculty Research Affiliate, Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston, 1998-
  • Research Consultant, www.MySelfHelp.com (NIMH Funding), 2001-2005
  • Research Consultant, Mercer University Family Medicine Department, Substance Abuse Cross-Cultural Research, 2002
  • Research Consultant, Tufts University, College of Arts & Sciences, Grant to Combat Violent Crimes against Women on Campus, 2000-2001
  • Participatory Action Research Consultant, Montague Community Cable Access Television & Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, 1992

Clinical & Organizational Consultancy

  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Boston Institute for Culturally Accountable Practices, 2000-
  • Clinical Research Consultant, Bridge Associates Take Charge Educational Coaching, 2002-
  • Supervision Consultant, Behavioral Health Collaborative, Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, Inc., Roxbury, MA, 2000-2010
  • Multicultural Consultant, Boston Red Sox Organizational Meeting, 2007
  • Clinical Consultant, Family Center, Somerville, MA, 2005
  • Family Therapy Team Clinical Consultant, Bay State Community Services, 2001-
  • Clinical Consultant, Department of Social Services Worcester Regional Office, 2000-2003
  • Clinical Consultant, Bay State Community Services, Plymouth, MA 1999-
  • Clinical Consultant, Multidisciplinary Assessment Team, Department of Social Services, Park Street Office, Boston, MA, 1999-2002
  • Associate Consultant, Latin American Consulting Services (SERCAL), 1995-1998
  • Systemic Consultant, Centro de la Comunidad, Winthrop Family Support Service: A Juntos Reunification Program, New London, CN, 1995-1996
  • Participatory Action Research Educational Consultant and Facilitator Teen at Risk Program, Center for Community Education and Action and the Greater Franklin County Partnership for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Northampton, MA, 1992
  • Educational Consultant, Institute for Training and Development, Inc., Amherst, MA November 1991
  • Clinical Advisor & Consultant, Drug Abuse Prevention Commission and Therapeutic Community, Vicaría Zona Oeste, Archbishopric of Santiago, 1984-1985