Maria Veronica Zapater-Raberov Maria Veronica Zapater-Raberov, PsyD

Role(s)

  • Adjunct Professor, Latino Mental Health Program

Degrees

  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology, William James College
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Neuropsychology, Harvard University

Teaching

  • Clinical Seminar in Assessment with Latinx Population 

Research and Practice Interests

  • Cross-Cultural Neuropsychology
  • Bilingual Psychoeducational evaluations (Spanish - English)
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Advocacy for English Learner (EL) students and families
  • Latino Mental Health
  • Consultation
  • Social Justice
  • Anti-Racism Education
  • Parenting for Equity

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Services Provider (Massachusetts)

Publications and Presentations

Presentations:

March 2019. Presenter at Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices for Latinx: Meeting the Needs of a Growing and Diverse Population Conference. Presentation titled: "Unique Considerations When Assessing School-Age Latinx in the School Setting and Private Practice"

December 2018. Panelist at The Intersection of Race, Resiliency & Trauma, A Community Driven Symposium.

Publications:

Zapater-Raberov, Maria, V. (2016). Testing the Cultural Fairness of the Spanish Version of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised (ACE-R) Through Item Analysis with a Peruvian Population. Doctoral Project. ProQuest.

Almeida, J., Mahon, B., Zapater-Raberov, V., Dziuba, A., Cabaco, T., Marques, F., Nakayama, K. & Caramazza, A. (2013). Grasping with the eyes: the role of elongation in visual object recognition. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Private and school-based evaluation services to school-age students struggling with learning disorders, attention-deficit disorders, and severe emotional and behavioral challenges. 

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Postdoctoral and clinical experience performing a wide range of evaluations (neuropsychological, psychoeducational, attentional, social-emotional) to school-age children at Boston Neuropsychological Services.
  • APA internship at Lynn Community Health Center 
  • Neuropsychology internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital - Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.
  • Administered psychological testing batteries in Spanish at Metrowest Neuropsychology LLC and at The Brenner Center

Professional Affiliations

  • Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (NHS)