Esteban Cardemil received a BA from Swarthmore College in 1993 and an MA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and 2000, respectively. He was subsequently at Brown University, where he completed his predoctoral internship in 2000, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship. He has been at Clark University since 2002.
Cardemil’s research focuses on the understanding and addressing the mental healthcare disparities in the US that continue to disproportionately affect individuals from low-income and racial/ethnic minority backgrounds. His research programme includes both applied and basic research that lie at the intersection of cognitive-behavioural theories, prevention science, and cultural and contextual approaches. Current research projects take place in the local community. One ongoing research project is an NIMH-funded mixed-methods investigation of a help-seeking for depression among Latino men. Other research projects investigate the effects of culture and gender in a variety of contexts, including middle- and high-school urban children, Latino families, and the therapy process. In addition, Cardemil has written about the incorporation of considerations of race, ethnicity, and culture into psychotherapy practice and research.
His recent publications include:
- Edwards, L.M., & Cardemil, E.V. (in press). Clinical approaches to assessing cultural values in Latinos. In K. Geisinger (Ed.), Psychological testing of Hispanics: Clinical and intellectual issues.
- Sanchez, M., & Cardemil, E.V. (in press). Brave new world: Mental health experiences of Puerto Ricans, immigrant Latinos and Brazilians in Massachusetts. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
- Moreno, O., & Cardemil, E.V. (2013). Religiosity and mental health services: An exploratory study of help seeking among Latinos. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 1, 53-67.
Credits to Clark University
Published: 25 July 2014
Last update: 04 April 2015