Dr. Adames

Dr. Adames is a licensed psychologist, professor, and author.

Dr. Hector Y. Adames received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Wright State University in Ohio and completed his APA pre-doctoral internship at the Boston University School of Medicine’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP). By training, he is a neuropsychologist and currently a Full Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago Campus. He co-founded and co-directs the IC-RACE Lab. Dr. Adames has published several books including (1) Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latinx Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences published by Routledge Press, (2) Caring for Latinxs with Dementia in a Globalized world published by Springer, and (3) Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide published by Wiley. His research focuses on how socio-race, skin-color, colorism, and ethnic and racial group membership influence wellness. He has earned several awards including the 2018 Distinguished Emerging Professional Research Award from The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race, a Division of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the 2020 Distinguished Star Vega Award from the National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA). In 2021, he was honored with a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association for his commitment to human rights and racial justice through his research, service, and mentorship. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @HYAdames 


Pope, K.S., Vasquez, M.J.T., Chavez-Dueñas, N.Y., & Adames, H.Y. (2021). Ethics in psychotherapy and counseling: A practical guide. Wiley.

Adames, H.Y. & Tazeau, Y.N. (Eds.). (2020). Caring for Latinxs with dementia in a globalized world: Behavioral and psychosocial treatments. Springer.

Adames, H.Y., & Chavez-Dueñas, N.Y. (2017). Cultural foundations and interventions in Latino/a mental health: History, theory, and within-group differences. Routledge Press.