I use all of my training, experience, and the latest psychological research to help you transform your life, business, and relationships. I help you break through barriers and limitations, eliminate unhealthy ineffective patterns, as well as develop necessary skills for the more successful and healthy life you deserve.
I do this by taking an active approach to helping you become more aware as well as better able to focus, achieve clarity, and specify a vision for the type of life you want to live. I have put together a unique series of skills, strategies, and practices that help you get more of the success you deserve.
2001 Post-Doctoral National Research Science Award, National Institute of Health.
1999 Dissertation Research Grant (National Institute of Mental Health, $25,000), “Peer Victimization and Rejection in Early Adolescence.”
Castro, F. G., Barrera, M., Jr., Pantin, H., Lopez, C., Martinez, C. R., Jr., Felix-Ortiz, M., & Newcomb, M. (November, 2003). Prevention research with Hispanic populations. In H. Amaro & D. E. Cortes (Eds.), National Strategic Plan on Hispanic Drug Abuse Research (pp 67-90).
DuBois, D. L., Felner, R. D., Lockerd, E. M., Parra, G. R., & Lopez, C. (2003). The quadripartite model revisited: Promoting positive mental health in children and adolescents. In M. Reinecke, F. M. Dattilio, & A. Freeman (Eds.), Cognitive therapy: A casebook for clinical practice (2nd ed., pp. 402-433). New York: Guilford.
DuBois, D. L., Lopez, C., & Parra, G. R. (2003). Cognitive therapy and the self. In M. A. Reinecke & D. A. Clark (Eds.), Cognitive therapy across the lifespan: Evidence and Practice (pp. 202-230). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.
Lopez, C., & DuBois, D. L. (2005). Peer Victimization and Rejection: Investigation of an Integrative Model of Effects on Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic Adjustment in Early Adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34, 25-36.
Lopez, C., Lopez, V., Suarez, L., & Castro, F. (2005). Cultural variation within Hispanic-American Families. In C. L. Frisby & C. R. Reynolds (Eds.), Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology (pp. 234-264). New York: Wiley.
Tevendale, H. D., DuBois, D. L., Lopez, C., & Prindiville, S. L. (1997). Self-esteem stability and early adolescent adjustment: An exploratory study. Journal of Early Adolescence, 17, 216-237.
Reviewer: Journal of Adolescence and Journal of Early Adolescence.
Lopez, C. (2003, April). Peer Victimization and Rejection: Investigation of an Integrative Model of Effects on Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic Adjustment in Early Adolescence. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa Bay, Florida.
Lopez, C., & DuBois, D. L. (2001, June). Profiles of ethnic and gender identity: Identification and relation to positive mental health. Poster presented at the Society for Community Research and Action, Atlanta, GA.
Lopez, C. (2000, April). Protective factors for adolescents of Hispanic heritage. Poster presented in C. Lopez (Chair), Protective factors for adolescents of Hispanic heritage. Innovative session conducted at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.
Lopez, C. (1998, February). Peer victimization: Preliminary validation of a self-report measure for young adolescents. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Diego, CA.
Tremblay, G., Lopez, C., Peterson-Homer, L., & Gable, S. (1996, October). Problem solving for problem solving assessment: Movement toward validation of a measure for high-risk parents. Poster presented at the Kansas Conference in Clinical Child Psychology, Lawrence, KS.
DuBois, D. L., Dahlmeier, J., Lopez, C., Schaffer, C., & Stern, B. (1997). Caring communities in the school setting: A preliminary evaluation study. Paper presented to Dr. Lynn Barnett, assistant to the superintendent of Columbia Public Schools, Columbia, MO.
Lopez, C., & Campbell-Carter, D. (1996, June). Evaluating site-council meetings: Process evaluation form for obtaining feedback from community members. Invited presentation to Missouri-area community organizations.
Arizona Psychological Foundation
I am a voracious consumer of continuing education programs and research about the latest understanding of human behavior, neuroscience, and how to prevent or stop maladaptive behaviors and develop and promote adaptive behaviors. I am a published author, serve as an expert guest for media, and have been quoted in newspapers and magazines.
In addition to my training and experience as a clinical psychologist, I worked for a top financial firm as a licensed financial advisor. I also served for several years as an active member on the school board for one of the largest school districts in the nation serving over 25,000 students with nearly 3,000 employees.