Latinx psychology, addiction, substance use, systems of oppression, spirituality, religiosity, parent-child interactions, culturally enhancing assessment, and interventions.
Rafael is a first-year student in the Ph.D. clinical psychology program working with Dr. Tara Chaplin. He earned a dual B.S. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in psychology with a concentration in addiction studies, and philosophy with a concentration in philosophy and science. Previous to Mason, he worked as a research assistant in projects focused on culturally enhancing substance use interventions for Latinx adolescents and young adults. He is interested in Latinx community oriented research, and the role of cultural factors and systemic oppression in psychopathology. He is also interested in culturally enhancing assessment and interventions.
2019 B.S. Psychology/Philosophy, Virginia Commonwealth University