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Louise Baca

Professor

Office

602-216-3102
lbaca@argosy.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Clinical/Community Psychology, August, 1991, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
  • M.A. Clinical/Community Psychology, May, 1985, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
  • B.A. Psychology (Cum Laude), May, 1981, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Biography

Louise Baca is a full professor who has been employed full-time with the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University/Phoenix for the last twelve years. Dr. Baca works with all aspects of diversity training and group psychotherapy. She teaches, consults and publishes primarily within this area with current work pertaining to the use of Native American/Latino spirituality in the healing process. She was invited to an Oxford Roundtable at Oxford University, in the spring of 2008, where she described how Indigenous perspectives could enhance world peace.

Expertise

  • Diversity
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Consultation and Supervision Consultation and Supervision Consultation and Supervision

Selected Publications

  • Baca, L. & Pinnell, C. (submitted for publication) Practical Guide for international students in psychology. Guidance in specific areas. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
  • Baca, L. (in press). "Si, se puede?Yes, we can." How a collectivistic worldview provides a differente perspective on surviving and thriving in academia. In D. Adams, H. Curtis-Boles & V. Jenkins-Monroe (Eds.) Challenges?.
  • Krigbaum, G., Amin, K., Virden T.B., Baca, L., & Uribe, A. (in press). A pilot study of the sensitivity and specificity analysis of the Standard-Spanish Version of the Culture-Fair Assessment of Neuro-Cognitive Abilities (CANA) & the Examen Cognoscitivo Mini- Mental (ECM-M) with population from the Dominican Republic. Applied Neuropsychology.
  • Baca, L. (2009). Using spiritual diversity in American psychology to create a dialogue toward world peace. In J. Dobbins & V. Thompson (Eds.) National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology: Blueprint for Diversity http//www.ncspp.info.
  • Adams, S. G. V. H., Wedding, D. & Baca, L. (2008). Locating International Student Resources at Your University. In N.Hasan, N. Fouad, & C. Williams-Nickelson (Eds.). Studying Psychology in the United States: Expert guidance for international students. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
  • Koss-Chioino, J., Baca, L. & Vargas, L. (2008). Group therapy with Mexican American and Mexican Adolescents: Focus on Culture. In U.P. Gielen, J.G. Draguns & J.M. Fisher (Eds.). Multicultural Counseling and Therapy. New York: Taylor and Francis/Routledge.
  • Baca, L. (2008). How Terrorism and Globalization Create Risks for Civilization: How Psychology Can Help Sow Seeds of Opportunity among Seeds of Strife. Paper presented for peer review at the Oxford Round Table at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford: London, England.
  • Baca, L. (2008). Some National and Arizona Diversity Resources. In D. Lewis, F. Wechsler, & L. Sideman (Eds.) Arizona Sources. Heritage Web Solutions, www.hwswebcenter.com
  • Kilgore, H., Sideman, L., Amin, K., Baca, L., & Bohanske, B. (2005). Psychologists' attitudes and therapeutic approaches toward gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues continue to improve: An update. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 45, 395-400.
  • Baca, L. & Hernandez, T. (2004). Chicana Group Therapy. In Velasquez, R., Arellano, L. & McNeil, B. (Eds.) Handbook of Chicana/o Psychology, Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • member of APA's division 45 (Ethnic minority issues)
  • Delegate and Liaison to Student Delegates for the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology

Presentations

  • Baca, L. & Shrader, G. (October, 2011). Ethical Treatment of Ethnic & Sexual Minorities. Presentation at the Arizona Psychological Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Baca, L. (January, 2011). Face of the Future of Psychology. Panel presentation at the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology Midwinter Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Baca, L. (November, 2010). Developing Competency in Psychology. Invited presentation at The 2010 Arizona Psychology Training Conference. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
  • Baca, L. & Nguyen, A. (May, 2010). Diversity Competency: Toward Providing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. Invited presentation at Gentiva, Rehab Without Walls Grand Rounds, May 20, 2010, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Baca, L., LaGreca, A., & Casas, R. (February, 2010). Recruiting and Mentoring Underrepresented Students and Faculty: Best Practice Examples. Presentation at the Assuring Competence in the Next Generation of Psychologists Joint Mid-Year Meeting of the Training Councils in Psychology.

Selected Lectures

  • Baca, L. (March, 2008). How Terrorism and Globalization Create Risks for Civilization: How Psychology Can Help Sow Seeds of Opportunity among Seeds of Strife. Paper presentation and submission for peer review in the Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford. London, England.