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Multicultural Research Symposium to be held

The New Mexico State University Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology will host its Ninth Annual Multicultural Research Symposium from 4:45 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in O'Donnell Hall Rooms 300A and 300B.


The symposium will give second-year counseling psychology doctoral students an opportunity to present their research. It is sponsored in part by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

"The emphasis for the symposium is multiculturalism and diversity because this is something we emphasize throughout our training program," said Eve Adams, assistant professor in the department of counseling and educational psychology. "The students are able to learn more about cultural awareness and cultural context by applying their training to research and counseling practice experiences."

The symposium will consist of the research presentations, a reception and a keynote address by Luis Vargas, associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. His address is titled "Is Cultural Competence Really What We Want for Psychologists?"

Research topics being presented include:
?"Narratives of Success among Mexican-American, First
Generation College Students" by Nick Barneclo.
?"Multicultural Competence and Burnout in School
Psychologists" by Joseph Bosarge.
?"Indicators of Neuropsychological Functioning in White and Latino Domestic Violence Perpetrators: A Pilot Study" by Ralph Espinoza.
?"Stranger in a Strange Land: An Acculturation Model of International Students in the United States" by Kim Horn.
?"Growing Older Gracefully: Resilience and Life Satisfaction among Mexican-Americans Aged 65 and older" by Merranda Romero Marin.
?"Hispanic Adolescent Clients with Fearful Attachment Styles Views on the Working Alliance in Counseling" by Janette Mialkowski.

For more information, contact Adams at (505) 646-1142 or eadams@nmsu.edu.