Dr. Nayeli Chavez is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology. Dr. Chavez has significant experience working with children and adolescents who have experienced physical, sexual abuse, and neglect. She has provided clinical services to individuals and families referred by the Department of Children and Family Services. Dr. Chavez has specific training in a wide variety of evidenced based parenting skills programs for externalizing behaviors as well as culturally congruent parenting skills modalities for Latino/a parents. Dr. Chavez is currently the lead for the Latino/a Mental Health Concentration and the faculty advisor for the Latino/as Students and Friends Association. Dr. Chavez has additional expertise culturally congruent treatment modalities. In addition to her current academic and clinical responsibilities, Dr. Chavez is interested in continuing her research and scholar work which includes, barriers to mental health service provision of Latino/a clients, culturally based teaching approaches, and implicit racial/ethnic bias. Dr. Chavez has published in some of these areas and has presented her scholarly work at local, national, and international professional conferences.