2016 NLPA Biennial




Latina/0 Psychology: Advocating for social     justice, liberation, & equality for our familias

Psicología Latina: Abogando por justicia social, liberación, e igualdad para nuestras familias.

2016 NLPA Conferencia

The National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) is a national organization of mental health professionals, academics, researchers, and students whose objective is to generate and advance psychological knowledge and foster its effective application for the benefit of Latinas/os.

NLPA’s membership represents a rich diversity of national background, ethnicity, cultural origin, religious tradition, and political ideology. We work in a wide range of professional and academic settings. 

The theme and logo of our conference inspired and mobilized our participants to advocate for all Latinas/os through a social justice and liberation psychology lens. Our keynotes, presenters, mentors and leaders informed and provided tools to address the needs of our Latina/0 individuals, families, and communities. 

Bienvenida Welcoming & Networking Reception

It was a great opportunity to reunite and make new long lasting professional connections and friendships. Attendees also enjoyed live entertainment by Los Pleneros de la Central. We thank the University of Miami School of Education & Human Development and the Research Foundations at CUNY for sponsoring this event. 

Cultural Event

This event offered attendees another opportunity to network and recognize the presence and contributions of Latina/o communities in the United States and celebrate our rich heritage and culture. In the spirit of our theme: liberation, social justice, and equality, Emmy-winning director, Juan Agustín Marquez will be joining us and present his documentary The Last Colony. A post documentary discussion was lead by Juan Agustín in which the political, economic, and social issues that affect our Puerto Rican brothers and sister were discussed, Thanks to Clark University and  The National Register of Health Service Psychologists for sponsoring this event. 

Noche de Gala: Awards, Dinner, & Dance Reception

Our largest and most anticipated event was our Noche de Gala. During this party attendees dined, celebrated accomplishments and danced until morning to Caribeno Tropical! 

Community Engagement & Service

The last activity of our conference was Puzzles With A Purpose. During this activity, conference attendees put into action NLPA 2016's theme of advocay and social justice by collaborating with Hands on Orlando to create bilingual learning and self-esteem building puzzles for Latinx LGBTQ+ youth in Central Florida. 


"Por medio de su apoyo imenso NLPA a cambiado la vida de miles y nos empoderá a seguir unidos."

"NLPA has been the highlight of my year thus far - I got to meet my idol who said she will help me become even greater than her."

"I haven't even had time to process all the awesomeness from the three different panels that I participated in yesterday- I was blown away by Latinx faculty personal career stories...The cherry on top was presenting my own participatory action research with top notch colleagues. #NLPA16 #SoMuchGoodness." 

#NLPA2016 Beautiful. Powerful. Looking forward to #NLPA2018."




Orlando World Center Marriot
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando FL, 32821


Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2016



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Keynote Speakers


"Psychologists have to work along with the people, facilitating discussions, providing information, helping people to develop aspects concerning their self-esteem, their prejudices, and their stereotypes, and fostering democratic dialoguing, so multiple voices are heard. That is why liberation is defined as a praxis that has its point of departure in oppressed people often invisible because of historic, cultural, and social conditions, people who are in need or excluded, and is intent on rescuing their potential and resources for transformation" (Montero, 2007, page 525).

Dr. Maritza Montero is a pioneer in Liberation & Community Psychology throughout Latin America. Dr. Montero holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from La Universidad Central de Venezuela and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Paris. She is on the editorial boards of several national and international community and social psychology journals, and is an associate senior editor of the American Journal of Community Psychology. She has won several national and international scientific awards among which the Interamerican Society of Psychology (1995), and the Venezuelan National Science Award (2000). Dr. Montero has served as the president of the International Society of Political Psychology (2006), and as the vice president for South America of the Interamerican Psychology Society (1997–1999). She has contributed several books and numerous papers and book chapters published in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French. 

Dr. oliva espin

"When a prospective client called me saying she wanted a Spanish-speaking therapist because "her problems were in Spanish," I knew there was a silence about the importance of language in therapy that needed to be broken. When a student of mine was told that he needed to compare his data about the identity development of Latino boys with a comparable group of Anglo boys in order to make his research valid, I knew there was a silence about biases in research that needed to be broken. When the sexuality of both lesbian and heterosexual Latinas was either omitted or misinterpreted by well-intentioned writers, I knew there was a silence that needed to be broken" (Espín, 1993, page 409).

Dr. Oliva Espín is Professor Emerita in the Department of Women Studies at San Diego State University and the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant Internatoinal University. Dr. Espín was born in Cuba and received her doctorate in psychology from the University of Florida, specializing in counseling and therapy with women from different cultures and in Latin American Studies. Throughout her career, Dr. Espín has advanced our understanding about the intersectionalities of culture, gender, and sexuality and has contributed multiple articles and books, including, Women Crossing Boundaries: The Psychology of Immigration and the Transformations of Sexuality (1999) and Sin or Salvation: The Relationship Between Sexuality and Spirituality in Psychotherapy (2009)She has received multiple awards for her distinguished career, including, the Distinguished Professional Contribution to Public Service, the Distinguished Career Award from the Association for Women in Psychology, and the Christine Ladd-Franklin Award for her contributions to Feminist Psychology. 

Dr. J. Manuel CASAS

"The mental health and well-being of the growing immigrant population, especially children and youth, continues to be negatively impacted by anti-immigrant policies and pervasive social, therapeutic, and systemic challenges. [We need] comprehensive and well-planned strategies that enable the psychological profession to move persistently and methodically towards decisive actions that seek to provide social justice, safety and security for all persons and, in this case, immigrant children, youth, and families" (Casas, 2009, page 15). 

Dr. Casas received his doctorate from Stanford University with a specialization in counseling psychology. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Casas has published over 140 articles. He is the co-author of the Handbook of Racial/Ethnic Minority Counseling Research (1991) and is one of the editors of all three editions of the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling (1995, 2001, 2010). His research interests include resiliency in Latina/o families and the identification and implementation of culturally appropriate mental health services. In 1998, he was honored by Julian Samora Research Institute as one of the founding persons of Chicano Psychology. In 2004, Dr. Casas was honored as a Distinguished Professional by NLPA.  


"The human inclination to act when faced with social injustices is not unique to mental health professionals...however, unlike other participants in our society, mental health professionals have declared a commitment to not only witness and decrease human suffering but also to promote human values of equality and justice" (Aldarondo, 2007, page 5).

Dr. Etiony Aldarondo is the Provost of Carlos Albizu University and the founding Director of the Dunspaugh-Dalton Community and Educational Well-Being Research Center. He is the recipient of various awards and recognitions for academic excellence and community advocacy. His work focuses on positive development of ethnic minority and immigrant youth, domestic violence prevention, and social-justice oriented clinical practices. Dr. Aldarondo has a long history of involvement with grass root advocacy organizations and federal government agencies (e.g., NIH, CDC, DHHS). He has lectured broadly within the United States and Latin America and has made important scholarly contributions, including, Advancing social justice through clinical practice (2007). 


Juan Agustín Márquez

"I felt that there was a lot of missing information about what I call the Puerto Rican paradox, we are neither a state nor an independent country. The colonial status of Puerto Rico is a human rights issues that needs to be resolved."

Juan Agustín Marquez is a three-time Emmy award winning filmmaker best known for his documentaries 100,000 and The Last Colony, Juan Agustín Márquez’s passionate commitment to filmmaking, social justice and education trace back to his high school years in the late 90’s. His professional career began after graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in cinema production in 2004 when Juan served as the first producer of Operación Éxito, the international online competition that promotes education and technology across Puerto Rico,  Latin America, and the USA.

His most recent and ambitious project is The Last Colony, a documentary about Puerto Rico’s unique relationship with the United States. The Last Colony puts together Puerto Rico’s top political figures, thinkers and activists in a multilevel conversation about the Island’s ultimate political status.

Juan’s continued commitment to the arts, entertainment and education has earned him a spot as one of today’s top Latino filmmakers.  





Melanie Domenech Rodríguez 2016 President

Cristalís Capielo
2016 Conference Chair

Margarita Paredes               

Hector Torres                     

scientific committee

Edil Torres Rivera

Alinne Barrera                            

Janet Brito                                

Elizabeth Fraga                        

Belinda Hinojo                     

Jeisianne Rosario

hospitality committee

Zully Rivera Ramos                  

Tifanny Schiffner

sponsorship committee

Jesus Rodriguez

ce committee

Milton Fuentes                          

Jennifer Merrifield

awards committee

Eduardo Morales                      

Brandy Pina-Watson

social media committee

Hector Adames                        

Maria Jose Rendon

Hotel Registration & Transportation


Our 2016 Conferencia will take place at the beautiful Orlando World Center Marriott Resort. Enjoy award winning restaurants, multiple pools,  full service spa, 18 holes championship golf course, and many other amenities for the entire family! The hotel is also conveniently located near Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld Orlando.


Professionals   $119 | Per night plus taxes

Students  $109 |  Per night plus taxes


*Conference rates will be honored 3 days prior and after the conference, depending on room availability. Student must present their student ID at check-in. The last conference event, Community Engagement & Service, will take place on Sunday morning October 2nd, 2016.

Air & Ground Transportation

We are pleased to offer special airfare and car rental discounts for our conference attendees!

The closest airport to the Orlando World Center Marriott is Orlando International Airport (MCO).


Delta Airlines: NMLXF

Reservations and ticketing is available via or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 1-800-328-1111. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone. When booking online at, select 'Book Your Flight' and enter your Meeting Code in the box provided.

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You may book online at and enter your Offer Code ZVPU375283 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 1-800-426-1122, please give them the following information: Agreement Code: 375283 Z Code: ZVPU Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office. 


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Avis World Discount (AWD) Code: D317029. 

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Call for papers is now closed


To see our program, please click on the CONFERENCE PROGRAM on the top of the page.

All presenters must register for the conference and pay registration fees by August 29th, 2016




Call for award nominations is now closed


NLPA Awards will be presented during the Noche de Gala: Awards, Dinner, and Dance on the evening of Saturday, October 1, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

Applications for NLPA Student Travel Scholarships are now being accepted!

Scholarships will be in the amount of$240, the cost of the regular registration for student members.  Scholarships will not be distributed until the conference, therefore, they can think of it as a sort of “reimbursement” for the registration cost. Students must register in order to be eligible (Early registration ends 4/29/2016).  

If you or they have any questions about the application process, please feel free to Dr. Valerie Minchala at




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NLPA Student Travel Scholarships

We want to thank and acknowledge all who have graciously donated money to fund our Student Travel Scholarships.

I. David Acevedo-Polakovich, Ph.D.

Miguel Arciniega, Ph.D.

Leticia Arrellano-Morales, Ph.D.

Ana Bridges, Ph.D.

Esteban Cardemil, Ph.D.

Carrie Castaneda-Sound, Ph.D.

Denise Chavira, Ph.D.

Shannon Chavez-Korell, Ph.D.

Frank Dillon, Ph.D.

Lisa Edwards, Ph.D.

Lisa Flores, Ph.D.

Milton Fuentes, Psy.D.

Nadia Hasan, Ph.D.

Rafael Hernandez, Ph.D.

Valerie Minchala, Ph.D.

Brenda Padilla, Psy.D.

Corina Ratz, M.A.

Andrea Romero, Ph.D.

Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor, Ph.D.

Carmen Valdez, Ph.D.

Please note that many more members have donated but wished to remain anonymous.  We would like to thank them, as well.








Pre-Conference Program

If you are already registered for the Conference and want to add the Pre-Conference registration, please click here.


Program A: Liberation Psychology:                                                                                                                                                           Presenters: Lilian Comas-Díaz, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University & Edil Torres Rivera, Ph.D., Clinical and Counseling Department, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

This 3-hour workshop introduces psychology of liberation to the audience. After a brief historical overview, the presenters will discuss the application of psychology of liberation to individuals, groups, and communities. Emphasis will be given to the application of psychology of liberation to marginalized groups. Attendees will review and understand psychology of liberation principles and concepts as well as identify ways in which psychology of liberation differ from mainstream psychology. Participants will also learn how to incorporate psychology of liberation in clinical practice. 

Program B: Best Practices in the Assessment of Bilingual Children for the Bilingual/Monolingual Examiner                    Presenters: Maggie Kjer, Ph.D. & Daniella Maglione, Ed.S., M.S., Clinical Assessment Consultants, Pearson

This 3-hour presentation will help psychologists with their selection of assessment instruments that may be more culturally and linguistically sensitive. A review of recommended instruments will be presented, including discussion of advantages and limitations of use. Recommendations with also be made for the “flow” of the assessment process to avoid administrating measures that may load highly on language and provide results that may not accurately represent the student’s skills. Options to determine and measure language proficiency (CALP) will be provided for bilingual and monolingual Psychologists. Use of process testing will be reviewed, specifically those that are not language loaded (i.e., do not require a verbal response). In addition, suggestions to measure processing areas in a nonverbal manner will be offered.  

Program C: An Introduction to R for Social Scientists                                                                                                                                 Presenter: Steven E. Saul, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Sciences and Mathematics, Arizona State University

R is open-source software for statistical computing that has been becoming the analytical tool of choice for scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians across a broad range of disciplines. R is available at no cost to those who wish to use it. This software and its associated libraries offer analysts a wide range of statistical and graphical tools including parametric and non-parametric statistics, linear and nonlinear modeling, time-series analysis, spatial analysis and map production, classification analyses (i.e., PCA, cluster analysis, etc.), and many more functions.

This 6-hour workshop will provide a basic introduction to the R programming language, and no prior programming experience is required (though some familiarity with very basic mathematic and statistical concepts is assumed). Participants will come away from this workshop understanding the different data structures R has to work with and store your information (i.e., data frames, matrices, vectors),  how to read and write files, able to produce publication quality graphs, and how to conduct some basic statistical analyses. Individuals will leave the course with sample scripts and sample datasets, which they can use as starting points for their own analytical work, and will be given the tools they need to build on the knowledge they learn during the workshop.  

Program D: Intellectual and Neuropsychological Assessment of Spanish Speakers: Challenges and Potential Solutions               Presenter: Antonio "Tony" Puente, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Wilmington

The are almost 5,000 psychological tests in English but only about 500 of those in Spanish. Moreover, questions of their validity and reliability are often not considered. This 3-hour workshop will provide an overview of the situation with specific focus on intellectual and neuropsychological tests. Discussion of available tests, their limitations and potential applications will be considered. Specific suggestions for improving the psychometrics of these tests as well as their clinical application will be presented. Two case studies, one clinical and the other a death penalty case will be presented. 



The conference program is now available!

click here to see the program

Continuing Education credits are still pending approval from the New Jersey Psychological Association. 

Questions about the program? Please contact Cristalís Capielo at

Conference Agenda

Thursday, September 29th

NLPA Leadership Council Retreat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Pre-Conference Programming: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm (lunch will not be provided during the pre-conference)

Pre-Conference Programming: 1:00pm - 5:00pm/6:00pm

Student Mentorship Program: 3:30pm - 4:20pm

NLPA Student Welcome: 5:30pm - 6:20pm

Bienvenida: Welcoming and Networking Event: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Orgullo SIG Reception: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday, September 30th

Light Breakfast: 7:00am - 7:50am

Commemorative Ceremonia: 8:00am - 8:50am

Keynote Speaker: 9:00am - 10:00am

Programming: 10:10am - 12:20pm

Lunch and Keynote Speaker: 12:30pm - 1:50pm

Programming: 2:00pm - 6:15pmpm

Cultural Event, The Last Colony Documentary Presentation and Discussion: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Early Career Professionals Social Event: 8:45pm - 9:45pm

Saturday, October 1st

Light Breakfast: 7:30am - 8:20am

Keynote Speaker: 8:30am - 9:30am

Programming: 9:40am - 11:50am

Lunch and Keynote Speaker: 12:00pm - 1:20pm

Programming: 1:30pm - 5:50pm

Noche de Gala Awards and Dinner Ceremony: 7:00pm - 1:00am

Sunday, October 2nd

Community Engagement Event: 9:00am - 11:00am

Puzzles with a Purpose: We have partnered with Hands On Orlando to bring you Puzzles with a Purpose. Create fun learning and affirming activities and serve the local Latinx LGBTQ+ youth. During this community engagement event, you will be making bilingual LGBTQ+ affirming puzzles. The puzzles will be gifted to Central Florida Latinx LGBTQ+ youth. REGISTRATION FOR PUZZLES WITH A PURPOSE IS NOW CLOSED! Thanks to all who registered.


Continuing Education

This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Psychology Association and National Latina/o Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The New Jersey Psychology Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Center on Halsted is co-sponsoring CE programming for LCPC and Social Workers.