Dr. Chavez-Dueñas

Dr. Chavez-Dueñas is a licensed psychologist, professor, and author.

Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, Ph.D.  received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is a Full Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) where she serves as the faculty coordinator for the concentration in Latinx Mental Health in the Counseling Psychology Department. She is the co-founder and co-director of the IC-RACE Lab. She has authored two books including (1) Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latinx Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences published by Routledge Press, and (2) Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide. Her research focuses on colorism, skin-color differences, parenting styles, immigration, unaccompanied minors, and race relations. She has earned several awards including the 2018 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Citizen Psychologist Award, the 2020 Distinguished Star Vega Award from the National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) and the 2022 Shining Star Award from the National Multicultural Conference Summit. You can follow Dr. Chavez-Dueñas on Twitter @NYChavez 


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