Dr. Leticia Arellano
I enjoy teaching courses from our graduate and undergraduate programs. I enjoy using various types of teaching approaches and technologies, particularly didactic approaches that allow for student input. I feel these approaches help create diverse learning opportunities. I enjoy teaching courses that enable students to apply the course content to their daily lives and the world around them.
I am a Chicanx psychologist and my research interests reflect my identity and collaboration with students, including Chicanx feminism, Latinx health, and Latinx mental health. In addition, my research interests include shifting among African American and Asian American women, multicultural counseling competencies, and the college experiences of ethnic minority students.
- M.C. Counseling, Arizona State University
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Michigan State University
- *Gamst, G., Arellano-Morales, L., Meyers, L.S., Serpas, D., Balla, J., Diaz, A., Dobson, K., Feller, C., Rought, S., Salazar, B., Garcia, S., & Aldape, R. (2020). Shifting can be stressful for African American women: A structural mediational model. Journal of Black Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1177/0095798420939721
- *Gamst, G., Arellano-Morales, L., Meyers, L., Tolstoy, B., Garcia, S., Sjobeck, G., Blair, R. & Casas, M. (2019). The development of the Latina American Shifting Scale. Gender Issues, 36, 269–294. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12147-018-9225-1
- Johnson, J., Gamst, G., Meyers, L., Arellano-Morales, L., & Shorter-Gooden, K. (2016). Development and validation of the African American Women’s Shifting Scale (AAWSS). Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22, 11-25. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000039
- Arellano-Morales, L., Elder, J.E., Sosa, E., Baquero, B., & Alcantara, C. (2016). Health promotion with Latino adults; Conceptual frameworks, relevant pathways, and future directions. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 4, 83–97. doi:10.1037/lat0000051
- *Arellano-Morales, L., & Liang C.T.H., Ruiz, L. & Rios-Oropeza, E. (2016). Perceived racism, gender role conflict, and life satisfaction among Latino day laborers. Journal of Latina/o Psychology,4, 32– 42.doi:10.1037/lat0000049
- Arellano-Morales, L., Roesch, S.C., Gallo, L.C.,Emory, K.T., Molina, K.M., Gonzalez, P., & ….Brondolo, E. (2015). Prevalence and correlates of perceived ethnic discrimination in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sociocultural Ancillary Study. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 3, 160–176. doi.org/10.1037/lat0000040
- Arellano-Morales, L., Wood, C.M., & Elder, J.E. (2013). Acculturation among Latino primarycaregivers and physician communication: Receipt of advice regarding healthy lifestyle behaviors. Journal of Community Health, 38, 113–119.
- Gamst, G., Dana, R.H., Der-Karabetian, A., Aragon, M., Arellano, L.M., Morrow, G., & Martenson, L. (2004). Cultural competency revised: The California Brief Multicultural Competence Scale.Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 37,163-183.
- Gamst, G., Dana, R.H., Der-Karabetian, A., Aragon, M., Arellano, L.M., & Kramer, T. (2002). Effects of Latino acculturation and ethnic identity on mental health outcomes. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 24, 479-504.
- Velasquez, R.J., Arellano, L.M., & Padilla, A. (1999). Celebrating the Future of Chicano Psychology: Lessons from the Recent National Conference. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 21, 3-13.
- Arellano-Morales, L., & Sosa, E. (2018). Latina/o American health and mental health. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
- Velasquez, R.J., Arellano, L.M., & McNeill, B. (Eds.) (2004). Handbook of Chicana/o psychology and mental healthMahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
- Arellano-Morales, L. (2016). The use of multiracial feminism with counseling (2nded.). In I. Marini, & M.A. Stebnicki (Eds), The professional counselor’s desk reference(pp. 175-179). New York: Springer Publishing Co.
- Arellano-Morales, L., & Rosales Meza, R. (2014). Health disparities among Latinos. In R. Gurung (Ed.), Multicultural approaches to health and wellness in America, Vol 1 (pp. 71-94). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
- Rosales Meza, R., & Arellano-Morales(2014). Mental health disparities among Latina/os. In R. Gurung (Ed.), Multicultural approaches to health and wellness in America. Vol 2(pp. 59-88) Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
- Arellano-Morales, L. (2009). The use of multiracial feminism with counseling. In I. Marini, & M.A. Stebnicki (Eds), The professional counselor’s desk reference(pp. 345-354). New York: Springer Publishing Co.
- Arellano,L.M., & Ayala-Alcantar, C. (2004). Multiracial feminism for Chicana/o psychology. In R.J. Velasquez, L.M. Arellano, & B. McNeill (Eds.), Handbook of Chicana/o psychology and mental health (pp. 215-230). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.
- Penn, N., Kramer, J., Skinner, Velasquez, R.J., Yee, B.W.K, Arellano, L.M., & Williams, J.P. (2000). Health practices and health care systems among cultural groups (pp. 105-138). In R. Eisler & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of gender, culture and Health. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.
- Arellano, L., & Ayala-Alcantar, C. (2002, Spring). Does feminism have any utility for Latinas/os? The Community Psychologist, 35(2).
- Velasquez, R.J. & Arellano, L.M. (Spring, 1998). Celebrating Chicana/o Psychology. Focus. American Psychological Association.
*Indicates student co-authors
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