Nayeli Chavez



Nayeli Chavez

Department Faculty

  • Program Faculty

  • Campus:
  • Chicago, IL
Counseling Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Chicago, IL 60654

Dr. Nayeli Chavez is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. Chavez has significant experience working with immigrant, Latino/a and African American communities. She has provided clinical services to individuals and families referred by the Department of Children and Family Services. Dr. Chavez has specific training in a wide variety of evidenced based parenting skills programs for externalizing behaviors as well as culturally congruent parenting skills modalities for Latino/a and African American parents. Dr. Chavez is currently the lead for the Latino/a Mental Health Concentration. She has additional expertise culturally congruent treatment modalities. In addition to her current academic and clinical responsibilities, Dr. Chavez's research and scholarly work includes: Race and racial relations, barriers to mental health service provision of Latino/a clients, culturally based teaching approaches, and implicit racial/ethnic bias. Dr. Chavez has published in some of these areas and has presented her scholarly work at local, national, and international professional conferences.

Education History
Degree Institution
B.A. Psychology Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
M.A. Child Clinical Psychology Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, APA Accredited Clinical Program
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Psychological Association (APA)
Member Midwest Association of Latino Psychologists
Member National Latino/a Psychological Association (NLPA)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist: Illinois
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Child & Adolescent Development Adolescence
Cognitive Development
Parenting Styles
Pregnancy (Alternative Methods of Fertilization)
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Psychopathology
Diversity Cultural Issues
Latino/a Mental Health
Racism and White Privilege
Domestic Violence Child Abuse
Spousal/Partner Abuse
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Multicultural psychology

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.

Adames, H.Y.,Chavez-Dueñas, N.Y.,Fuentes, M.A., Salas, S.P., & Perez-Chavez, J.G. (2013). Integration of Latino/a cultural values into palliative healthcare: A culture centered model.Journal of Palliative & Supportive Care, 12,1-9.

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.

Professional Skills
adolescent psychology, child abuse, child psychology, cultural issues, domestic violence, psychotherapy, trauma