Hector Adames

Hector Adames

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  • The Chicago School Chicago
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Dr. Hector Y. Adames, obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University in Ohio. He completed an internship in neuropsychology and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience. Dr. Adames currently holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he teaches graduate courses in assessment, psychopathology, psychopharmacology, and research methods. He is licensed in both Illinois and New York, and is bilingual, providing clinical services in both English and Spanish.

Specialty areas of research include healthy and diseased memory, implicit cognition/bias, Latino/a Psychology, & multiculturalism. Dr. Adames has published and presented his scholarly work at both national and international professional conferences. Specialty areas of clinical practice include both psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment, focusing on adults with cognitive disorders of aging, learning disorders, attention deficits and hyperactivity, anxiety and mood disorders, and those adjusting to neurologic injury or diagnosis such as tumor, traumatic brain injury or multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Adames has a special interest and expertise in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. He incorporates the unique world views of the individual to inform evidence-based practice and believes that the quality of the relationship between the psychotherapist and the client is the mechanism of change, growth, and healing.

  • Montclair State University, B.A. in Psychology
  • Wright State University, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP), APA-Accredited Internship,
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience (CTCN), APA Accredited Two-Year Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Licensed Clinical Psychologist: New York & Illinois

Areas Of Expertise

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  • Chavez-Dueñas, N.Y., & Adames, H.Y., & Organista, K.C. (2014). Skin-color prejudice and within group racial discrimination: Historical and current impact on Latino/a populations. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 36(1), 3-26.

  • Adames, H.Y., Chavez-Dueñas, N.Y., Fuentes, M.A., Salas, S.P., & Perez-Chavez, J.G. (2014). Integration of Latino/a cultural values into palliative healthcare: A culture centered model.  Journal of Palliative & Supportive Care, 12(2), 149-157.

  • Fuentes, M.A. & Adames, H.Y. (2014). Theories, models, and practices for understanding gender, race, and ethnicity in clinical assessment. In M.L. Milville, & A.D. Ferguson (Eds.), The Handbook of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Psychology, (pp. 313-328). New York, NY: Springer.

  • Adames, H.Y., Fuentes, M.A., Rosa, D., & Chavez-Dueñas, N.Y. (2013). Multicultural initiatives across educational contexts in psychology: Becoming diverse in our approach. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 15(1), 1-16.

  • McCann, C., & Adames, H.Y. (2013). Dying other, dying self: Creating culture and meaning in palliative healthcare. Journal of Palliative & Supportive Care, 11(4), 289-293. doi:10.1017/S1478951512000557

  • Chavez-Dueñas, N.Y., Torres, H.L., & Adames, H.Y. (2011). Barriers to mental health utilization among Latinos: A contextual model and recommendations. Journal of Counseling in Illinois, 1(2), 49-58.

  • Adames, H.Y., & Fuentes, M.A. (2011). Having a voice and being heard: Exploring the impact of multiple social identities on the self. In M. Pope, J. Pangelinan, & A. Coker (Eds.), Experiential activities for teaching multicultural competency in counseling (pp. 49-51). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association Press.

  • Fuentes, M.A. & Adames, H.Y. (2011). The social cultural profile. In M. Pope, J. Pangelinan, & A. Coker (Eds.), Experiential activities for teaching multicultural competency in counseling (pp. 153-155). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association Press.

  • Adames, H.Y. (2008). An overview of the field of psychology: The big picture. InA. Kracen & I. Wallace (eds.), You can get into a psychology graduate program: Advice from successful graduate students and prominent psychologists (pp. 9-32). Washington, DC: APA Books.

  • Adames, H.Y. (2005). Addressing the behavioral health needs of Latinos in the greater Miami Valley of Ohio: La charla. Del Pueblo Newsletter 2(3), 1-3.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA)