Faculty: Mari Carmen Bennasar, PsyD
Mari Carmen Bennasar, PsyD
Associate Professor, Counseling and Behavioral Health Department
Director, Lucero Latino Mental Health Program
Work Space 314M
|Post-doctoral||training in Behavioral Medicine||Harvard Medical School|
|PsyD||Clinical Psychology||Nova Southeastern University|
|MS||Psychology||Universidad Pedro Henriquez Ureña|
|BA||Psychology||Universidad Pedro Henriquez Ureña|
- Theories of Counseling and psychotherapy
- Diversity, Difference, and Inclusion
- Clinical Skills and Practicum I
- Practicum II
- Consultation, Collaboration and Community Partnerships
- Psychological Assessment for Counselors
- Clinical Work with Latinos
Research and Practice Interests
- Diversity and inclusion
- Latino mental health
- Disaster mental health
- Children and adults with issues of complex trauma, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse
- Psychological assessment
- Teaching, mentoring and supervising
Professional Licenses and Certifications
- Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Services Provider (Massachusetts)
- Registrant, National Register of Health Service Psychologists
Publications and Presentations
- January 2016. The role of mentoring in attracting doctoral students to work with underserved populations: Promoting the personal and professional development of Latino/a bilingual psychotherapies. “Creating Mentorship Pipelines”, The National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia, 2016 Midwinter conference.
- April 2015. WJC respondiendo a las necesidades de la comunidad: Educación, practica, investigación, y colaboración. Keynote speaker. Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Pachuca Mexico.
- October 2014. Biennial conference of the National Latino/a Psychological Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
- Promoting the Personal and Professional Development of Latina/o Bilingual Psychotherapists: Trainee and Faculty Perspectives, Bennasar, Mari Carmen and Teran, Vincenzo.
- Meeting Latinas/os’ Individual and Communal Mental Health Needs through Clinical Training Programs. Bennasar, M., Gallardo, M. and Zuniga, R.
- August 2014. Specialties Proficiencies and Affordable Care Act: Ethical and Professional Policy Issues and Developments. American Psychological Association, annual conference. Washington, DC.
- April 2014. Challenges and Opportunities: identifying and intervening with student behavioral issues. Main presenter: Ecker, B. Panel: Bennasar, M., Silva A and St Louis G. Roxbury Community College, Roxbury, MA.
- November 2013. Understanding unique needs of Latino Families. Adolescent Consultation Services, Middlesex Juvenile Court System. Cambridge, MA.
- August 2013. Affordable Care Act and implications in Training, Practice and Accreditation. American Psychological Association, annual conference. Oahu, Hawaii.
- May 2013. Exploring ways to integrate culture in the psychological treatment of Latinos. Lindeman Lecture Series. Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), Newton, MA.
- Concurrent Leadership, Service & Professional Activities
- Private practice–clinical work with children, adult, and families
- Director, Latino mental health program
- Associate Director of Field Education for Clinical PsyD program at WJC (4 years)
- Associate Director of the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Boston University Medical School (15 years)
- Edward Kennedy Community Health Center, Clinician/ Psychologist and Director of the Social Services department (5 years)
- American Counseling Association
- North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
- American Psychological Association
- APA Division 45/ diversity issues
- APA Division 35/ women's issues