Theresa Segura Herrera

Theresa Segura Herrera

Department Faculty
  • Assistant Professor
    MACP Department
  • The Chicago School Chicago
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, IL 60654
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
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Within various community mental health settings, Dr. Segura-Herrera has provided counseling and therapy to culturally diverse adults, children, families, and couples. Her clinical and research interests include the psychological well-being of Latina/os, the delivery of culturally-responsive mental health services to diverse populations, and the retention through graduation of racial/ethnic minority students in higher education. Dr. Segura-Herrera has received distinctions for her dissertation research including the 2009 recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Jeffery S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology and the 2010 First Place Outstanding Dissertation Award by Education Testing Service and AAHHE (American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education). Dr. Segura-Herrera’s publications have appeared in The Handbook of Chicana and Chicano Psychology, Counseling American Minorities, and Journal of Self and Identity and the Latina/o Pathway to the Ph.D. Dr. Segura-Herrera have an extensive experience in working with diverse immigrant populations, particularly supervised experience in delivering culturally and linguistically competent counseling/therapy in Spanish.
  • M.A., Community Counseling, Loyola University-Chicago
  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Salgado, M. & Segura-Herrera, T. A. (October, 2012). Examining Psychological Bien Estar among Latino community college students. Presentation at the Biennial National Latina/o Psychological Association 2012 Conference, New Jersey. 
  • Rose, C. S. & Segura-Herrera, T. A. (November, 2010). Comprender para avanzar: HIV and substance abuse prevention with Latina/o undergraduates. . Poster presentation at the National Latina/o Psychological Association 2010 Conference, San Antonio, Texas.  
  • Kelly, M. T. & Segura-Herrera, T.A. (February, 2011). Effective Utilization of Student Peer Educators for HIV, Substance Abuse, and Hepatitis Prevention Program for Latino Students. Paper presentation at the Conference for Applied Learning in Higher Education 2011, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Select Publications

  • Gloria, A.M., Castellanos, J., Segura-Herrera, T. A., & Mayorga, M. (2010). Assessing cultural orientation, cultural fit, and help-seeking attitudes for Latina undergraduates. Journal of College Counseling, 13, 126-140. 
  • Quintana, S. M., & Segura-Herrera, T. A. (2003). Developmental transformations of self and identity in the context of oppression. Journal of Self and Identity, 2, 269-285.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA) 
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) 
  • National Latina/o Psychological Association