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Research Director & CEO
Behavioral Assessment, Inc.
Latino Health and Wellness Institute
291 S. La Cienega Blvd
Suite 308
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
United States of America

Office (310) 652-6449
Office 310-289-3441
Fax (310) 652-5462

  • Psychology
Research Keywords
  • Mental Health; Stress; Psychometrics
Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2001

Richard C. Cervantes, Ph.D.


Ph.D. Oklahoma State University
M.S. Oklahoma State University
B.S. Oklahoma State University

Research Statement

Research emphasizes acculturations stress including NIMH funded study to develop the Hispanic Stress Inventory for Adolescents. Mental Health studies on acculturation stress processes. Also interested in youth development and substance abuse prevention program outcome studies. Currently developing “Familia Adelante”, a ten-week substance abuse model, part of a 2-phase SAMHSA funded study.

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Recent Publications

Cervantes, R.C. & , Kappos, B., Duenas, N. & Arellano, D. (2005). Culturally Focused HIV Prevention and Substance Abuse Treatment for Hispanic Women. Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment.

Cervantes, R.C. & Duenas, N., Valdez, A., & Kaplan, C. (in press). Measuring Violence Risk and Outcomes Among Mexican-American Adolescent Females. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Cervantes, R.C. & , Felix-Ortiz, M. (2004). Substance abuse among Chicanos and other Mexican groups. The Handbook of Chicana/o Psychology. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Cervantes, R.C. & Pratt Peña (1998). Evaluating Hispanic/Latino Programs: Ensuring Cultural Competency, (16) 109-131 Binghamton, NY.


Network Collaborators
Avelardo Valdez Avelardo Valdez Daniel Santisteban Daniel Santisteban
Network Mentees
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