As a licensed clinical psychologist her clinical experience includes conducting mental health screenings with adult women, psychological assessment with children, adolescents, and adults; individual and group therapy; neuropsychological screenings with elderly inpatients with multiple medical problems; and neuropsychological testing with patients with HIV or AIDS. She has also provided crisis intervention and psychotherapy to patients with HIV or AIDS.
As a community psychologist, her experience has focused on working with a wide-range of public and private institutions and groups; assessing social, cultural, economic, and political conditions concerning social issues through community-based research designed to inform and improve ways in which social problems are solved. She has also supervised interns and practicum students who have successfully transitioned into positions of community leadership within local government, faith-based organizations, and non-profit agencies.
Contemplative Community Psychologist
As a contemplative community psychologist, she continuously integrates her Christian-based spirituality into her clinical and community psychological experiences in order to further advance solutions to social issues. She shares and mentors’ others regarding integration, which also includes the insights she has gained as a passionate follower of the teachings of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and Teresa of Avila among other Christian mystics. She is also a co-founder of the Society of Urban Monks, a community of men and women involved in encountering, elucidating, and ending social issues.
Nearly 600 women experiencing homelessness participated in the Los Angeles County Women’s Needs Assessment survey in the fall of 2022. This report documents the findings from this survey, including women’s characteristics, their experiences of homelessness and within the homelessness response system, and their access to and interactions with other mainstream systems. It also identifies the barriers and challenges women face in accessing housing, the services they need, what women want in housing, and interim responses while waiting for housing.
- No More Homeless Women;
- Community Violence Exposure and Trauma among Teachers in El Salvador
- Integral missiology and the human flourishing of internally displaced persons in Colombia, Fuller Theological Seminary.
- Parental Detention and Deportation and the Adjustment of Latino citizen children, Fuller Theological Seminary.