Hector Adames



Department Faculty

  • Campus:
  • Chicago, IL
Counseling Psychology
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.

Education History
Degree Institution
B.A. in Psychology Montclair State University
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Wright State University
APA-Accredited Internship Boston University School of Medicine
APA Accredited Two-Year Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Boston University School of Medicine Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience (CTCN)
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Psychological Association (APA)
Member National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, New York & Illinois
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Aging/Adult Development Alzheimer's/Dementias
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Assessment/Psychological Testing
Diversity Diversity Issues
Ethnic/Racial Identity Models
Latino/a Mental Health
Multicultural Training
Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment
Neuropsychology/Neuroscience Clinical Neuroscience
Psychology Subdisciplines - Clinical Psychology
Subdisciplines - Neuropsychology

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 Skills
Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Assessment, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Clinical research, Diversity issues, Geriatric populations, Graduate education, Latino Psychology, Learning disabilities, Multicultural training, Neuropsychology, Personality assessment, Psychodynamic psychology, Psychological testing, Psychopathology