2010-2011 Recipient: Cynthia E. Guzmán, PhD
Cynthia E. Guzmán, PhD, is the 2010-2011 Recipient of the Student Scholar Hispanic Women/Latina Award.
Development and Initial Reliability of the Guzmán Marianismo Inventory
Guzmán is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at New Mexico State University. She acquired her master's in counseling and guidance from New Mexico State in 2007 and is currently on internship at the Albuquerque Veterans Health Administration Hospital. Her clinical interests include providing bilingual services to clients in rural and impoverished areas as well as working with the AI/AN community. For the past several years her research program has primarily focused on Latino gender roles and most specifically, the development and validation of a scale that more broadly measures the construct of marianismo. Her scale, the Guzmán Marianismo Inventory, was designed to measure traditional aspects of marianismo which are already well discussed in the literature, but also a new addition to the definition of marianismo: servant-leadership. Other research interests include becoming an LGBT ally, training issues for young Latina clinicians, and issues of immigration and acculturation. She would like to thank her dissertation chair Rachel Navarro, PhD, for her guidance, as well as her NLPA familia for the support and encouragement throughout the years.