Cynthia de las Fuentes, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Yo siento el honor que CAC haya confiado en mí para servir como supervisora a sus estudiantes del doctorado. En este rol, yo traigo conmigo mis experiencias y mi conciencia sobre los problemas que surgen como psicóloga en una práctica independiente, yo solía ser profesora en la Asociación Psicológica Americana (APA) en el programa de doctorado de terapia en psicología, como feminista, multicultural, y con ética. Aquellos que me conocen, saben que me apasiona mi profesión y que apoyo nuestras asociaciones a través del servicio extenso, como presidenta del comité de la Psicología de la Mujer para APA, también solía ser presidenta de la División 35 de APA, la Sociedad de Psicología de la Mujer, co-presidenta de Expert Summit on Immigration de APA (2006), presidenta de la primera conferencia de la Psicología Latina (2000), y también solía ser miembro del panel de Educational Affairs de APA, y como miembro activo en sociedades y asociaciones locales y nacionales en psicología, incluyendo Bexar County Psychological Association, Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology de APA, la Asociación Nacional Latina de Psicología, y la Asociación Psicológica de Texas (TPA) en cual sirvo actualmente como Secretaria del comité de fideicomisarios.

Mi beca incluye numerosas presentaciones y publicaciones en las siguientes áreas: psicología feminista y de la mujer, psicología latina y multicultural, teorías éticas y entrenamiento en psicología. Yo sirvo como editora para algunos diarios profesionales como The Psychology of Women Quarterly, Profesional Psychology: Research and Practice, and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Por mi servicio, me han dado múltiples premios cuales incluyen  TPA’s Outstanding Contributions to Education (2002), Emerging Professional Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (2001), G. Jones and V. Jones Award, University of Utah (2001), y el premio Kenneth y Mamie Clark, for Mentorship from American Psychological Association Graduate Students (1998). Como estudiante de doctorado fui un APA Public Interest Directorate Fellow (1990) y un Congressional Fellow in Women and Public Policy with the Women’s Research and Education Institute (1989-1990), y sigo mi trabajo en política pública en el estado y nacional también y trabajo en áreas dónde los objetivos incluyan mejorar las vidas de las poblaciones más vulnerables y también en la salud de nuestra profesión

Me entusiasma mi trabajo ya que ayudo a individuos en el cuarto de terapia, estudiantes en el salón de clases, y a psicólogos a través de nuestras asociaciones y estoy orgullosa de seguir trabajando en esta profesión al tener una pequeña parte en la educación y en el entrenamiento de nuestros colegas en entrenamiento.

I am honored to be entrusted by the CAC to serve as a supervisor to their doctoral students. In this role, I bring with me my experiences and awareness of the issues as a psychologist in independent practice, as a former tenured professor in an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral program in counseling psychology, as a feminist, multiculturalist, and ethicist. Those who know me, know I am passionate about our profession and I support our associations through extensive service, such as chair of the Committee on Women in Psychology for the APA, former president APA’s Division 35, the Society for the Psychology of Women, co-chair of APA’s Expert Summit on Immigration (2006), chair of the first Latino Psychology conference (2000), former member of APA Board of Educational Affairs, and as an active member in local and national psychological associations and societies, including Bexar County Psychological Association, APA’s Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology, National Latino Psychological Association, and the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) on which I currently serve as Secretary on the Board of Trustees.

My scholarship includes numerous presentations and publications in the in the areas of feminist psychology and the psychology of women, Latina/o and multicultural psychology, and competencies and ethics theory and training in psychology. I have served as consulting editor to professional journals such as The Psychology of Women Quarterly, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. For my activities, I have been honored with several awards including TPA’s Outstanding Contributions to Education (2002), Emerging Professional Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (2001), G. Jones and V. Jones Award, University of Utah (2001), and Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award, for Mentorship from American Psychological Association Graduate Students (1998). As a graduate student I was an APA Public Interest Directorate Fellow (1990) and a Congressional Fellow in Women and Public Policy with the Women’s Research and Education Institute (1989-1990), and continue my work in public policy in state and national arenas working on agendas which goals include improving the lives of our most vulnerable populations as well as the health of our profession.

I am enthusiastic in my work as I serve individuals in the therapy room, students in the classroom, and psychologists through our associations and I am proud to continue serving our profession by having a small piece in the education and training of our colleagues-in-training.