I have presented and co-authored at numerous conferences on topics related to adolescence, family cohesion, parental relationships, eating behaviors, LGBT relationships, and anxiety.

Presentation Titles

Parental relationships and family cohesiveness influencing adolescent eating- Posters session presented at the 13th biennial conference of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA

*Non recognition of same-sex unions and relationship commitment: A look at the effects of the California Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Proposition 8- Poster session presented at the 11th annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

*Effects of Proposition 8 on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual individuals- Poster session presented at the 89th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

*Anxiety-reducing effects of focused breathing among beginning golf students. Poster session presented at the 88th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.


The relationship between depressive symptoms, parental psychological control, and family cohesion among minority adolescents.


I am available for consultations and presentations in education and mental health services.

*Denotes co-author


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