Ezequiel Peña, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology

Education:

  • PhD, Counseling Psychology - The University of Texas at Austin
     
  • BA, Psychology - Trinity University

Contact Information:
Office: Moye Hall, Room 410
Phone: 210-434-6711, ext. 2224
Email: epena@ollusa.edu


Publications:

  • Dominguez, D., Solorzano, B., & Peña, E. (2012). Nonheterosexual binational families: Resilient victims of sexual prejudice and discriminatory immigration policies. Journal of GLBT Family Studies 8, 496-508.
  • Gemignani, M., & Peña, E. (2007). Postmodern conceptualizations of culture in social constructionism and cultural studies. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 27-28(2&1). Special issue: Cultural theorizing, 276-300.

Funded Projects:

  • Peña, E. (2011-2012). Principal Investigator: The Effects of Professional and Technical Spanish-language Instruction on Bilingual Therapists’ Linguistic Competence. Research project funded by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

Conference Presentations:

  • Peña, E., Bennasar, M. C., Rapini, S., Khairallah, T., Chiang, M., & He, Y. (2013, January). Psychotherapy, supervision, and training in U.S. heritage languages: Spanish, Mandarin/Cantonese, and Arabic. Symposium presented at the 2013 APA National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, TX.
  • Dominguez, D., Malaret, J., Peña, E., Fuks, N., Nakamura, N., & Kassan, A. (2013, January) Love & marriage in a global context: LGBTQ immigrants in binational relationships. Symposium presented at the 2013 APA National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, TX.
  • Peña, E., Biever, J. L., & Patrizio, N. (2012, October). Psychological Services for Spanish Speaking Populations: Best practices in training Spanish-English bilingual clinicians. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the National Latina/o Psychology Association, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Peña, E., Martinez, S., & Mejia, C. (2012, October). Spanish-English bilingual clinicians as research instruments: Using autoethnography to develop cultural and linguistic competence. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the National Latina/o Psychology Association, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Dominguez, D., Malaret, J., Morales, E., & Peña, E. (2012, October). Orgullo sin fronteras: Advocating for Latina/o LGBT immigrants in bi-national romantic and political asylum partnerships. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the National Latina/o Psychology Association, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Peña, E., Biever, J., Patrizio-Quiñones, N., & Platt, J. (2012, August). Developing Spanish language therapy training programs for bilingual practitioners: A call to psychology training programs. Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Biever, J., Solórzano, B., & Peña, E. (2012, March). Cultural understanding through immersion experiences. Workshop presented at Enriching Collaborative Practices Across Cultural Borders: Constructing Alternatives in Psychotherapy, Education, Community and Organization Development, and Research Practices, Mérida, Yucatán, México.
  • Mejia, C., Martinez, S., & Peña, E. (2012, March). Bilingual clinicians in context: Uncovering the Latina voice. Paper presented at the Our Lady of the Lake University 2012 Center for Mexican American Studies and Research Conference, San Antonio, TX. 
  • Peña, E., Martinez, S., & Mejia, C. (2011, November). Bilingual clinicians in context: Experiences of heritage speakers of Spanish. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Convention of the Texas Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Peña, E. (2011, August). Psychological Services for Spanish Speaking Populations: Training bilingual (English-Spanish) counselors in U.S. psychology training programs. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • González, D. M., Barreto-Rios, D. I., Navarro, E. L., Côté, L. M., Schwartz, J., & Peña, E. (2011, August). ¿Como se dice? Developing competencies as a bilingual counseling professional. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

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