Dr. Consuelo Arbona

Dr. Consuelo Arbona


Title: Professor & Program Director

Department: Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences

Program: Counseling Psychology

Office Number: 412 FH

Phone: 713-743-9814

Fax: 713-743-4996

Email: carbona@cougarnet.uh.edu

Website: http://faculty.coe.uh.edu/arbona/


Dr. Consuelo Arbona is a professor in Counseling Psychology in the Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences. Her research interests include issues of ethnic identity, minority stress and trauma in relation to psychological adjustment and career development with a focus on Latina/o populations. In addition, she has collaborated with a research team in the Houston Fire Department in the study of depression, PTSD and suicidal ideation among their ethnically diverse workforce.

Dr Arbona is an APA Fellow (Divisions17 and 45). In 2015 she received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Vocational Psychology, a Section of APA's Division of Counseling Psychology, in recognition of her commitment and contribution to the field of vocational psychology.

External Funding:

Building Capacity: Integrated Interventions to Improve Undergraduate Student Success in STEM. National Science Foundation, 1-01-2019 to 12-31-2023, $1,499,879.00. Role: Co-PI (PI: Donna Stokes, Ph.D.)

Globe Team Training for Behavioral Health. Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), 9-01-2017 to 6-30-22, $1,920,000.00. Role: Co-PI (PI: McLain Sampson, Ph.D.)

Eye to the Future: Developing the Next Generation of Childhood Obesity Prevention Educators. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1-01-2018 to 12-31-2020, $299, 076.00. Role: Co-I (PI: Norma Olvera, Ph.D.).

Behavioral Health Training serving Youth (BHT-Youth). Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), 9-01-2016 to 6-30-2018, $277,481. Role: Co-PI (PI: Jonathan Schwartz, Ph.D.)


Recent Publications:

Selected Publications (*student author)

Arbona, C., *Rodriguez, L., *Dragomir-Davis, M., Olvera, N., de Dios, M., Cano. M.A. (2022). Intolerance of uncertainty and DSM-5 PTSD symptom severity among trauma exposed Latina college women. Journal of Aggression Maltreatment and Trauma, 31 (3), 304-321. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2020.1866132

Arbona, C., Fan, W. *Phang, A., Olvera, N., & de Dios, M. (2021). Intolerance of uncertainty, anxiety, and career indecision: A mediation model. Journal of Career Assessment, 29, 699-716. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F10690727211002564

*Li, N., Fan, W., Wiesner, M., Arbona, C. Sascha, H., (2021). Adapting the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS) to assess engineering identity formation. The Research Journal for Engineering Education, (4) 110, 885-901.

Olvera, N., *Posada, A., Arbona, C., *Zhang, R., Butler, A., & Wiesner, M. (2021). Medical weight problem diagnosis and minority women’s desire for thinness. Journal of Family Medicine, 8(1):1241.

*Tang, D., Fan, W., Zou, Y., George, R. A., Arbona, C., & Olvera, N. E. (2021 Self-efficacy and achievement emotions as mediators between learning climate and learning persistence in college calculus: A sequential mediation analysis. Learning and Individual Differences, 92, 102094.

*Ullrich H.S., *Torbati A., Fan W., Arbona C., Cano M.A., *Essa S., *Harvey L., Vaughan E.L., de Dios M.A. (2021). Race, psychosocial characteristics, and treatment outcomes among individuals undergoing treatment for cannabis use disorder: A latent profile analysis based on preferred method of using cannabis. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 131:10856. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108561. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

*Harvey, L. M., Fan, W., Cano, M. A., Vaughan, E. L., Arbona, C., *Essa, S., *Sanchez, H., and De Dios, M. (2020). Psychosocial intervention utilization and substance abuse treatment outcomes in a multisite sample of individuals who use opioids. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, 112, 68-75. doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2020.01.016

*Wu, F., Fan, W. Arbona, C., & de la Rosa-Pohl, D. (2020). Self-efficacy and subjective task values in relation to choose, effort, persistence, and continuation in engineering: An expectancy-value theory perspective. European Journal of Engineering Education, 45, 151-163. DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2019.1659231.

Phang, A.,* Fan, W., & Arbona, C., (2019). Secure attachment and career indecision: The mediating role of emotional intelligence. Journal of Career Development, 47(6), 611-626.

Noor, N.*, Pao, C.*,Dragomir-Davis, M.*., Tran, J., & Arbona, C. (2019). PTSD Symptoms and suicide ideation in U.S. female firefighters. Occupational Medicine, 69, 577-585.

Arbona, C., Fan, W., Schwartz, Pao, C.,* Tran, J., & Buser, S. (2019). Factorial Invariance of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in Latino and Caucasian male firefighters: A bias-corrected bootstrap confidence intervals approach. Assessment, 26, 209-222.

Arbona, C. Fan, W. & Olvera, N. (2018). College stress, minority status stress, depression, grades, and persistence intentions among Hispanic female students: A mediation model. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 40,414-430.

Olvera, N., Matthews-Ewald, M., Kim, M.,* Posada, L.,* Rancine, M., & Arbona, C. (2018). The moderating effect of daughter and maternal acculturation and parenting strategies on unhealthy weight control strategies in Hispanic girls. Appetite, 120, 557-564.

Arbona, C., Pao, C.*, Long, A,*. & Olvera, N. (2017). Perceived stress in Black and Latino male firefighters: Associations with risk and protective factors. Ethnicity & Disease. Autum, 27, (4), 421–428.

Arbona, C., Burridge, A., & Olvera, N. ( 2017). The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale: Measurement equivalence across gender groups in Hispanic college students. Journal of Affective Disorders, 219, 112-118.

Arbona, C. (2016). Ethnic minority status stress, self-efficacy, and persistence intentions among Hispanic college women: A moderation analysis. Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 4, 11-22.

Arbona, C. & Schwartz, J. (2016). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters, depression, alcohol abuse and general stress among Hispanic male firefighters. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 4, 507-522.

Arbona, C., Fan, W., & Noor, N.* (2016). Factor structure and external correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among African American firefighters. Journal of Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 9, 202-209.

Wiltgen*, A., Arbona, C., Frankel, L., & Frueh, B. C. (2015). Interpersonal trauma, attachment insecurity and anxiety in an inpatient psychiatric population. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 35, 82-87.

Wiesner, M. Arbona, C., Capaldi,D.M., Kim, H. K. Kim and Kaplan, C.D. (2015). Mother-youth acculturation gaps and health-risking/emotional problems among Latin-American adolescents. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 18, E52.

Arbona, C, & Jiménez*, C. (2014). Minority stress, ethnic identity, and depression among Latino/a college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 162-168.

Arbona, C. (2013). Career Assessment. In F. T. L. Leong (Editor-in-Chief), Handbook of Multicultural Psychology Volume 2, Applications and Training, (pp.15-30). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ojeda*, L., Navarro, R. L., Rosales Meza, R., & Arbona, C. (2012). Too Latino and not Latino enough: The role of ethnicity-related stress on life satisfaction. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 11, 14-28.

Arbona, C., Olvera, N., Rodriguez, N., Hagan, J., Linares, A, & Wisner, M. (2010). Acculturative stress among documented and undocumented Latino immigrants in the United States. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 32, 362– 384.



B.A. in Economics and Education, College of New Rochelle, 1972
M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance, Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1980
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986