Assistant professor of psychology, GSEP
New psychology professor Carrie Castaneda-Sound's niche is mental health services to the Latino community and training issues for Spanish-speaking therapists.
"Within the area of supervision and training, I am specifically interested in the interaction of linguistic, clinical, and cultural competency of trainees providing psychological services in Spanish," she explains. "My program of research in Latino mental health explores evidence-based practice with this community, as well as resilience factors for immigrant individuals and families."
Castaneda-Sound leaves behind her teaching position at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, where she has been teaching since 2005. She completed a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, before earning a master's and PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
We ask: Which figure in the field of psychological research has inspired you?
Dr. Martha Bernal inspires me because, as the first woman of Mexican descent to get her PhD in clinical psychology, she overcame tremendous obstacles. She was a successful researcher in the area of ethnic identity development in Mexican American children, and was an advocate of ethnic minority groups within the American Psychological Association. I admire her courage and perseverance and see her as a pioneer within the field of Chicano/Latino mental health.