Ana Bustamante


Areas of Focus: Multicultural Psychological Assessment

Phone: 602-216-3128



  • Ph.D. University of Arizona, 1978.
  • M.A. University of Arizona, 1976 Major: Clinical Psychology Minor: Experimental Social Psychology.
  • B.A. University of Arizona, 1972 Cum Laude, Honors Graduate Majors: Psychology, Sociology.


Ana Bustamante, Ph.D., is a Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (ASPP). Dr. Ana Luisa Bustamante received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona. She specializes in the areas of multicultural and other diversity issues in assessment and psychotherapy, intersections of ethnic identity and sexual orientation identity development, and spirituality and mental health. Dr. Bustamante is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience as faculty and administrator in clinical psychology doctoral programs since 1985. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Arizona and completed a predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Dr. Bustamante's work has been guided by the integration of multicultural, diversity related competencies in the practice of professional psychology. In addition to teaching and mentoring graduate students, she was instrumental in pioneering Multicultural/Diversity Concentrations in clinical psychology graduate programs at two universities. Her academic, clinical and professional consultation activities have been informed by continuous work with underserved populations at the grass roots level. Dr. Bustamante's professional interests are grounded in a holistic perspective that emphasizes the interaction of social justice issues, psychological wellbeing and spiritual development.


  • Multicultural Psychological Assessment.
  • Intersection of Ethnic Identity and Sexual Orientation Identity Development.
  • Spirituality and Psychological Wellbeing.
  • Acculturation and Latino Mental Health.


  • American Psychological Association.
  • Calmecac, Latino Training Institute.
  • Curriculum Board Member, Nature Conexus, an organization for the advancement of Ecopsychology education and training.

Selected Publications

  • Bustamante, A.L. (2006). It ain't just black and white. One Planet, First Edition.
  • Banergee,L., Parks, C., Ashing-Giwa, K., Shorter-Gooden, K., Burke, E., Polite, K., Johnson, P. Chien, W., Masuda, G., Holloway, J., Bustamante, A., & Mendoza, R. (2002). Multicultural community-clinical psychology in the twenty-first century: A paradigm shift. The Community Psychologist,35, 29-30.

Selected Presentations

  • Bustamante, A.L. (2008, November). Applying diversity related competencies to clinical practice: A developmental spiral. Workshop presented to Association of Psychology in Newfoundland Labrador, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada.
  • Bustamante, A.L. (2008, February). Intersections of world views in clinical supervision. Presented at Supervisors' Workshop: Multicultural Competencies in Clinical Supervision: An Evolutionary Spiral, Argosy University, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Bustamante, A.L. (2006, April). Developing outreach services for Latino clients: Cultural, historical, and psychological considerations. Conducted training session for staff at Arizona Center for Disability Law, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Bustamante, A.L. (2002, December). The intersection of trainee's and supervisor's ethnic identities and world views: Implications for the supervisory process. Paper presented at annual meeting of the California Psychology Internship Council, Encino, CA.
  • Bustamante, A.L. and Del Rio, R. (1998, March). Assessment and testing: Dimensions of crosscultural competence. Paper presented at 51st Annual Convention of the California Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.

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