Texas Tech University

Brandy Piña-Watson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Counseling


Education:
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Texas A&M University (2014)

Contacts:
Phone: (806) 834-8430
Fax: (806) 742-0818
Office: 202, Lab: 451-A
Email: brandy.pina.watson@ttu.edu
Web Site: pinawatsonlab.wordpress.com

Piña-Watson, Brandy

Research Interests

Dr. Piña-Watson's research focuses on identifying individual, familial, cultural, and societal factors that promote resilience against the negative impact of stress on Latinx adolescent and emerging adult depression, suicidal ideation and behaviors, well-being, and academic outcomes. Her work primarily focuses on the Mexican descent population living within the United States. Dr. Piña-Watson's research agenda takes a holistic and resilience approach that acknowledges the complexity and intersection of various identities and contexts as they pertain to Latinx well-being and mental health disparities.

Selected Research

  • Piña-Watson, B., Das, M., Molleda, L., & Camacho, C. (2017). Ethnic Identity, Life Satisfaction, and Depressive Symptoms of Mexican Descent Adolescents: Self-Esteem as a Mediating Mechanism. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 39, 283-296.
  • Piña-Watson, B., & Abraído-Lanza, A (2016). The intersection of fatalismo and pessimism on depressive symptoms and suicidality of Mexican American adolescents: An attribution perspective. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23, 91-101.
  • Piña-Watson, B., Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., *Dornhecker, M., *Martinez, A.J., & Nagoshi, J.L. (2016). Moving away from a cultural deficit to a holistic perspective: Traditional gender role values, academic attitudes, and educational goals for Mexican descent adolescents. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63, 307-318.
  • Piña-Watson, B., Llamas, J., & *Stevens, A. K. (2015). Attempting to successfully straddle the cultural divide: Hopelessness model of bicultural stress, mental health, and caregiver connection for Mexican descent adolescents. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62, 670.
  • Piña-Watson, B., *Dornhecker, M., & *Salinas, S. R. (2015). The impact of bicultural stress on Mexican American adolescents' depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation: Gender matters. Hispanic Journal of Behavior Sciences, 37, 342-364.
  • Piña-Watson, B., López, B., Ojeda, L., & Rodriguez, K. (2015). Cultural and cognitive predictors of academic motivation among Mexican American adolescents: Caution against discounting the impact of cultural processes. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 43, 109-121.
  • Piña-Watson, B., Castillo, L.G., Jung, E., & Ojeda, L., Castillo-Reyes, R. (2014). The Marianismo Beliefs Scale: Validation with Mexican American adolescent girls and boys. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 2, 113-130.
  • Piña-Watson, B., Castillo, L. G., Rodriguez, K. M., & Ray, S. (2014). Brief report: Familial factors related to suicidal ideation Latina adolescents in the United States. Archives of Suicide Research. 18, 213-220.
  • Piña-Watson, B., Ojeda, L., Castellon, N., & Dornhecker, M. (2013). Familismo, ethnic identity, and bicultural stress as predictors of Mexican American adolescents' positive psychological functioning. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 1, 204-217.
  • Piña-Watson, B., Castillo, L. G., Ojeda, L., & Rodriguez, K. M. (2013). Parent conflict as a mediator between marianismo beliefs and depressive symptoms for Mexican American college women. Journal of American College Health, 61, 491-496.

* denotes student status

Clinical Interests

Dr. Piña-Watson takes and integrative approach to therapy that draws heavily from interpersonal, humanistic-existential, and multicultural perspectives. Her primary clinical interests include crisis intervention, and treatment of adolescent and adult populations with concerns such as depression, suicidal ideation and behaviors, anxiety, trauma, gender and sexuality issues, identity development, as well as familial and relational difficulties.

Teaching

Graduate Level:

PSY 5002 – Counseling Practicum
PSY 5316 – Introduction to Counseling Psychology
PSY 5396 – Multicultural Counseling
PSY 5105 – Supervision and Consultation
PSY 5205 – Supervision Practicum

Undergraduate Level:

PSY 1300 – General Psychology
PSY 4301 – Developmental Psychology
IS 1100 – Raider Ready

Graduate Students

Daisy Aceves
Alexis Arevalo
Abigail Cruz
Illiana Gonzalez
Gabriela Manzo
Ashley Martinez
Parker Donner

*Dr. Piña-Watson is currently accepting doctoral students.

 

Psychological Sciences

  • Address

    Texas Tech University, Department of Psychological Sciences, Box 42051 Lubbock, TX 79409-2051