- Adames, H.Y. & Chávez Dueñas, N. Y. (August, 2012). “Post-racial” era challenges: Implicit bias in professional psychology training. In. M.A. Fuentes (Chair), Prejudice and Discrimination: Is There Hope for A Better Tomorrow? Paper presented at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, F.L.
- Chávez Dueñas, N.Y. & Adames, H.Y. (February, 2012). Toward an innovative method to the pedagogy of privilege: transforming guilt into action. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Teacher’s College Columbia University, Winter Roundtable Conference. New York, NY.
- Adames, H.Y., Chávez, Dueñas N.Y., Torres, H.L., & Zaman, F. (July, 2011). Collectively building bridges in the academy: Culture centered pedagogy. Paper presented at the biennial International Conference on The Teaching of Psychology. Vancouver, Canada.
- Torres, H.L., Chavez, N.Y, & Adames, H.Y. (June, 2011). Teaching Latino style: Using Latino cultural values to inform pedagogy. Paper presented at the 3rd Congress of the Inter American Society of Psychology, Medellin, Colombia.
- Howell N., Owusu, D., & Chávez Dueñas, N. Y. (April, 2011). I am a hustler: Making the best out of a bad situation. Colloquium presented at the 4th Annual Black Male Summit. The University of Akron. Akron, Ohio.
- American Psychological Association
- Midwest Association of Latino Psychologists
- National Latino/a Psychological Association
Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: I believe that my mission as a professor goes beyond the dissemination of scientific and factual information. It is my goal to also serve as a role model of professional and ethical behavior. I establish high expectations for professional behavior, yet also strive to provide students with a safe and supportive learning environment where they are expected to make and correct mistakes.
Q: Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
A: The practice of psychology requires a fundamental understanding of the individual within their own context, including an in depth comprehension of the individual's ethnic identity, culture, and social history. I also consider it essential to possess the capacity for self-reflection, an awareness of the systems of oppression within society and their effects on the individual, and the community.
Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A: As a young child growing up in an impoverished country, I became fascinated very early on with childrens' resilience, their strong faith and hope in a better future even under the most difficult circumstances. This is likely what drove my interest in helping children who seemed to have lost the ability to hope and dream.
Q: What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
A: Give yourself the opportunity to learn as much as possible, make mistakes and ask questions.