Latinx psychology, addiction, substance use, systems of oppression, spirituality, religiosity, parent-child interactions, culturally enhancing assessment, and interventions.
Rafael is a second-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