Articles by Manuel Blasini-Méndez, MA and Ana Colunga-Marin, MA
Manuel Blasini-Méndez, MA, is a doctoral intern at Oregon State University who is pursuing his PsyD in clinical psychology. As a Latino, he is a Spanish- and English-speaking therapist with experience working with individuals, groups, and couples. Furthermore, he has experience as a consultant working with nonprofits, universities, and community leaders. His research interests are varied but include understanding the role trauma and colonialism have in individuals, groups, communities, and organizations. For thoughts and tips that will help you promote well-being in your personal and professional life, follow him on Instagram: @manuelblasinimendez. If you want to collaborate or get to know Manuel a bit more, please visit his website at manuelblasini.com. Ana Colunga-Marin, MA, is a predoctoral intern at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital – Jackson Health System, in Miami, who is working towards her PsyD in clinical psychology. Ana is a first-generation Mexican college student, whose passion lies in health equity, advocacy, social justice, and systemic change. She has served and gained experience working with individuals, groups, and systems of diverse backgrounds. Her research has mainly focused on addressing the need to resource underserved and marginalized communities. Her dissertation has focused on standardizing and translating a behavioral screening tool to help identify traits and characteristics of fetal alcohol syndrome disorder in the Mexican and Mexican American population.
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