Publications and Presentations

The Coalition promotes cutting-edge applied programmatic research related to the cultural competency of those who work with issues regarding the mental/behavioral health of diverse populations. Thus, the Center espouses research as an integral part of developing, enhancing, and evaluating the quality and impact of our services to the university and community. Hence, the two main research goals are: (a) to promote the effectiveness of multicultural and cross-cultural interventions and competencies across professions, and (b) to promote quality multicultural research and productivity at MU.

The Coalition’s director and previous co-director and staff have been involved in various research projects, such as the: (a) evaluation of the Difficult Dialogues program at MU, (b) conceptualization and measurement of collectivistic coping styles, (c) acculturative stress of international students, (d) conceptions of work among Latino immigrants in the Midwest, (e) integration strategies used by newcomers to settle in three rural communities in Missouri, (f) school climate for Latino high school students, (g) development of a scale to assess teacher efficacy in working with English Language Learners, (h) the internationalization of the counseling psychology profession, (i) cross-cultural competence, (j) development of a food safety training program for Latino food service workers in Missouri, etc. In addition, the Center has collaborated with the Cambio Center to generate knowledge that can have practical applications for Latinos in Missouri.

Listed below are a sampling of publications and presentations that have resulted from these projects (CMRTC current and former staff names are bolded). This list from August 2009 to July 2010 present totals: 6 publications reflecting 5 staff names; 11 convention presentations reflecting 8 staff names, and 1 invited diversity workshops.

Grant Involvement

Flores, L. Y. Co-Investigator, Asset Accumulation Strategies in Three New Settlement Communities, United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, (C. Valdivia, A. Dannerbeck, Co-P.I.’s; S. Jeanetta, Co-Investigator), 2006-2009, $416,000.

Flores, L. Y. Co-Investigator, Improving Food Safety through Systematic Need-Based Training: A Focus on the Hispanic Workforce in Restaurants, United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, (S. Cho, M. Erdem, Co-P.I.’s; A. McCool, J. Groves, Co-Investigators), 2007-2010, $598,914.

Garriott, P. O., He, Y., Heppner, P. P., & Flores, L. Y. American Psychological Association for Graduate Students Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs Training Grant, $1,000, 2009.

Heppner, P. P. National Institutes of Health. Long-Term Breast Cancer Treatment Effects: Limb Volume Changes. Co-Investigator, $2.26 million. 2006-2010.

Multicultural, Cross-Cultural, and International Publications

Garriott, P.O., Love, K.M., & Tyler, K.M., Thomas, D., Brown, C.L., & Roan-Belle, C. (in press). Testing an attachment model of Latina/o college students’ psychological adjustment. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.

Tyler, K. M., Love, K. M., Thomas, D. Garriott, P. O., Brown, C. L., & Roan-Belle, C. (in press). Linking home communalism to college adjustment and institutional attachment   for African American and European American undergraduates. College Student Affairs Journal.

Thomas, D., Love, K.M., Roan-Belle, C., Tyler, K.M., Brown, C.L., & Garriott, P. O. (2009). Motivation, self-efficacy, and academic adjustment among African American women attending institutions of higher education. Journal of Negro Education, 78, 159-171.

Love, K.M., Tyler, K.M., Thomas, D., Garriott, P.O., Brown, C.L., & Roan-Belle, C. (2009), The influence of multiple attachments on well-being: A model for African Americans attending historically Black colleges and universities. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2, 35-45.

Wang, L., Chiao, H., & Heppner, P. P. (2009). A Shifting Professional Identity in Taiwan:Integrating Western Counseling Psychology with the Spirit and Worldview of Taiwanese Culture. In L. H. Gerstein, P. P. Heppner, S. Ægisdóttir, A. Leung, and K. L.   Norsworthy (Eds.). International Handbook of Counseling.

Multicultural, Cross-Cultural and International Presentations

Cho, S., Erdem, M., Flores, L. Y., Groves, J. L., Hertzman, J., Garriott, P. O., & Kanagui, M. (2009, August). Food safety behavior change model among Latino restaurant employees: A qualitative study. Poster presented at the 2009 Annual ICHRIE Summer Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Garriott, P. O., & Kanagui, M. (2010, April). Prejudice prevention interventions for K-12 children and adolescents in Missouri. Poster presented at the 2010 Annual ESCP Conference, Columbia, MO.

Garriott, P. O., & Kanagui, M., Flores, L. Y., & Strawsine, M. (2010, May). Experiences of Latina/o high school students in the rural Midwest. In Promoting the adjustment of   Latina/o children and adolescents in the Midwest: Research and clinical applications. Panel conducted at the 2010 Cambio de Colores Conference, Columbia, MO.

Garriott, P. O., Kanagui, M., Strawsine, M., Flores, L. Y., & Ramos, K. (2009, August). Perceptions of school climate among Latina/o and White adolescents in the Midwest. Poster presented at the 2009 Annual American Psychological Association Convention. Toronto, CA.

Garriott, P. O., Kanagui, M., He, Y., Heppner, P. P., & Flores, L. Y. (2009, August).   Addressing “isms” through outreach: The University of Missouri Center for Multicultural Research, Training, and Consultation. In J. E. Helms, (Chair), Taking action against racism in schools and colleges. Symposium conducted at the 2009 Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, CA *(selected as part of Division 17 Presidential programming).

Kanagui, M., Aguayo, D., Strawsine, M., & Herman, K. (2010, May). Partnerships to create healthier parenting practices in Latina/o families in the Midwest. In Promoting the adjustment of Latina/o children and adolescents in the Midwest: Research and clinical applications. Panel conducted at the 2010 Cambio de Colores Conference, Columbia, MO.

Olson, A. N., Garriott, P. O., Rigali-Oiler, M. E., & Chao, R. (2009, August). Debt, class, and coping: A model for counseling psychology trainees. Poster presented at the 2009 Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, CA.

Puri, R. (2010, April). Global crossroads: Translating multicultural competencies to the business world. Poster presented at the 2010 Annual ESCP Conference, Columbia, MO.

Puri, R., Bi, Y., James, A., Muñoz, J., Hastings, M., & Kanagui, M. (2009, November). Toward a culturally sensitive model of care: Getting started. Workshop given to the University of Missouri Thompson Center, Columbia, MO.

Strawsine, M., Flores, L. Y., Garriott, P. O., & Kanagui, M. (2010, May). Teaching English Language Learners Scale (TELLS). In Promoting the adjustment of Latina/o children and   adolescents in the Midwest: Research and clinical applications. Panel conducted at the 2010 Cambio de Colores Conference, Columbia, MO.

Strawsine, M., Flores, L. Y., Garriott, P. O., & Kanagui, M. (2009, August). Teaching English Language Learners Scale (TELLS) development. In S. K. Silverman & A. Woolfolk Hoy (Chairs), Developing efficacy scales   for various tasks and contexts of teaching. Symposium conducted at the 2009 Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, CA.

Zhao, R., Garriott, P. O., & Hsieh, C. (2009, August). Process and outcomes of a cross-cultural dialogue group. Poster presented at the 2009 Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, CA.