Vazquez, Carmen Inoa 1942–

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VAZQUEZ, Carmen Inoa 1942–


Born July 16, 1942, in Bonao, Dominican Republic; immigrated to the United States, 1958, naturalized U.S. citizen; daughter of Laureano (a landowner) and Victoria (a homemaker) Inoa; married Hector Vazquez (an economist), December 18, 1965 (deceased); children: Jaime Alberto, Miguel Angel. Education: Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A. (cum laude), 1976; City University of New York, Ph.D., 1981. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Playing tennis, reading, gardening.


Office—104 E. 40th St., Ste. 406, New York, NY 10016-1801; fax: 212-263-7947. E-mail[email protected].


Morrisania Neighborhood Clinic, New York, NY, intern and consultant, 1979-80; Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, psychology intern, 1980-81; South Bronx Mental Health Council, Bronx, NY, clinical supervisor of Alcoholism Clinic, 1981-82; Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY, staff psychologist at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, 1982-84, senior psychologist, 1984-90, founding director of Bilingual Treatment Program Clinic, 1988-96, supervisor and consultant, 1996-2005, founding director of Institute for Multicultural Behavioral Health, 2001-05, director of New York University-Bellevue Hospital Center clinical psychology internship training program 1984-2001, coordinator of forensic track training, 2001-04. American Board of Professional Psychology, diplomate; Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, member of board of visitors, 1988-93; psychotherapist in private practice. Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, adjunct professor, 1977-79; Empire State College of the State University of New York, adjunct instructor, 1978-84; New School for Social Research, faculty member, 1980—; New York University, clinical instructor, 1982-84, clinical assistant professor, 1984-92, clinical professor, 1992—; St. John's University, Jamaica, NY, affiliate clinical professor, 1983-87; City University of New York, adjunct professor, 1999-2002; Antioch University, adjunct faculty, 2000-01; speaker at other institutions, including Lehigh College, Pace University, and Fordham University; conference presenter; guest on media programs. National Council of Women—United Nations, member of board of the executive committee, 1986-87. New York State Board of Examiners for Psychology, member, 1988-93; New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Alcoholism Services, member of Community Services Board, 1995-2000; New York City Depression Coalition, member, 1994—; Health Industries Enterprises, Inc., board member, 2000—; consultant.


World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation, American College of Forensic Examiners, American Psychological Association, Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals (member of board of directors, 1985-87; president, 1993-95), American Psychiatric Association, Academy of Clinical Psychology (fellow), National Latino Behavioral Association (board member, 2001), New York State Psychological Association (Division of Women's Issues in Clinical Psychology; cochair of Committee on Multicultural Concerns, 1999—), Mental Health Association of New York and Bronx Counties, Community Association of Progressive Dominicans (member of board of directors, 1994-98).


Grants from American Psychological Association, 1977-80, National Institute of Mental Health, 1985-92, and New York State Regional Office of Mental Health, 1991-92; Achievement Award for Teaching and Training, American Psychological Association, 1990; certificate of recognition, Nassau County Medical Center, 1990; leadership and community service award, International Women's Month and El Diario-La Prensa, 1997; Hispanic Entrepreneur Award, Hispanic magazine and Johnson & Johnson, 1998; Welcome Back Award for Community Service, 2000; Rafael Tavares Award for Excellent Community Service, Association of Hispanic Mental Health Providers, 2001; other honors for service to Hispanic communities from New York to Florida.


(With George F. Simons and Philip R. Harris) Transcultural Leadership: Empowering the Diverse Workforce, Gulf Publishing Co (Houston, TX), 1993.

(With Rosa Maria Gil) The Maria Paradox: How Latinas Can Merge Old World Traditions with New World Self-Esteem, Putnam (New York, NY), 1996.

(With Rosa Maria Gil) Parenting with Pride, Latino Style: How to Help Your Child Cherish Your Cultural Values and Succeed in Today's World, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2004.

Contributor to books, including Ethnic Minority Perspectives on Clinical Training and Services in Psychology, edited by H.F. Myers, P. Wohlford, and others, American Psychological Association (Washington, DC), 1991; Personality and Psychotherapy in Our Diverse Society, edited by R.A. Javier and W.F. Herron, editors, Jason Aronson Press, 1998; and Ethnicity and Family Therapy, edited by M. McGoldrick, N.G. Preto, and others, Guilford Press (New York, NY), 2005. Author of "Consejos," a quarterly advice column in Latina, 1996. Contributor to magazines, including Hospital and Community Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychoanalysis, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, and Focus Elders. Newsletter editor for Mental Health Section, American Public Health Association, 1985-86.


Carmen Inoa Vazquez once told CA: "I write to share my professional experiences with others, particularly with the intent of helping the reader to understand that she is not alone in her feelings. I am influenced by my own experiences as a person who immigrated to a new society. I am inspired when I see how much confusion and pain is produced by so many Latinas."



Booklist, April 1, 1996, review of The Maria Paradox: How Latinas Can Merge Old World Traditions with New World Self-Esteem, p. 1325.

Publishers Weekly, February 19, 1996, review of The Maria Paradox, p. 197.