Cristina Bustos

Cristina Bustos

Clinical Adjunct Faculty
  • The Chicago School Washington DC
Clinical Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
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Dr. Bustos is a practicing licensed psychologist, with experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups in a wide-variety of settings including outpatient behavioral health, substance abuse, and military treatment facilities. Dr. Bustos joined The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2013 to assist students with their dissertation research and professional development.  Dr. Bustos earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon. She completed her internship training in Clinical Psychology at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California. Dr. Bustos completed her postdoctoral training while working as a clinical research therapist and researcher on multiple National Institute of Health funded grants at the University of California San Diego and San Diego State University. Dr. Bustos has experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Oregon and Argosy University in addition to TCSPP. She is a licensed psychologist in California and Virginia, and credentialed as a National Register of Health Service Psychologist.

  • B.A. Human Development, University of California, San Diego
  • M.Ed. Counseling, Family & Human Services: Specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy, University of Oregon
  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (California & Virginia)
  • Credentialed National Register of Health Service Psychologist 
Areas Of Expertise

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • National Latino/a Psychological Association
  • Latina Researcher’s Network

Recent Publications Presentations

  • Bustos, C., Moore, S., Firpo, Y., Garcia, M., & Chavira, D. (2012, October). Adapting an evidence-based practice for rural Latino children with anxiety. Poster presentation at the Biannual Convention of the NLPA (National Latino/a Psychological Association), New Brunswick, NJ.

Recent Select Publications

  • Brown, S., Scharf, M. A., Bustos, C. E., Chavira, D. A., & Stein, M. T. (2013). “Media addiction” in a 10-year old boy. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 34(5), 375-378.

  • Cerezo, A., McWhirter, B., Peña, D., Valdez, M., & Bustos, C. (2013, Fall). “Giving voice”: Utilizing critical race theory to facilitate consciousness of racial identity for Latina/o college students. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 5(3), 1-24.