Dr. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas

Dr. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she serves as the faculty coordinator for the concentration in Latina/o Mental Health in the Counseling Psychology Department and the Co-Director of the IC-RACE Lab (Immigration Critical Race And Cultural Equity Lab). Dr. Chavez- Dueñas is the associate editor of Latina/o Psychology Today (LPT); and the co-author of a textbook that focuses on skin-color and within group differences among Latino/as in the U.S. titled, Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latino/a Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences by Routledge Press. She is the co-author of an upcoming book tiled, Race and Colorism in Latino Communities: Towards a Racially Conscious Understanding of Latinxs published by Rowman & Littlefield. Her research focuses on colorism, skin-color differences, parenting styles, immigration, unaccompanied minors, multiculturalism, and race relations. She has earned a number of awards including the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Multicultural Pedagogy by TCSPP. You can follow her on Twitter @NYChavez


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