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Milton Fuentes

Professor, Psychology

Office:
Dickson Hall 249
Email:
fuentesm@montclair.edu
Phone:
973-655-7967
Degrees:
BA, Saint Peters College
MA, Montclair State University
PsyM, Rutgers University
PsyD, Rutgers University
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Dr. Milton A. Fuentes received his MA in psychology with a Latinx psychology focus from Montclair State University and his doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. He completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in clinical and community psychology at Yale University and secured post-doctoral training in epidemiology at Columbia University. He is the 2012 President of the National Latinx Psychological Association. Dr. Fuentes has also served as an ethnic minority delegate to the America Psychological Association’s (APA) Council of Representatives and as a member of APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, APA’s Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, and the APA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Collaborative. Dr. Fuentes’ research and clinical interests are in the areas of Latinx, multicultural, and family psychology; program development; pedagogy; and motivational enhancement. He serves as a consultant to institutions of higher education, community-based agencies, and corporate clients, including the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology. After engaging in an extensive and competitive application process and completing the relevant forum training, he secured membership in the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Dr. Fuentes is currently a professor in the psychology department at Montclair State University as well as a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York.

Specialization

Dr. Fuentes’ research interests are in the areas of Latinx psychology, diversity science, child/ family psychology, EDI-informed pedagogy and motivational interviewing. Dr. Fuentes collaborated closely with several scholars to produce a concentrated series through Rutgers University Press that examines child maltreatment across minoritized, cultural groups. In each volume, they explore child maltreatment at the intersection of feminism, multiculturalism, and social justice. Each volume has been endorsed by leading experts. To learn more about these volumes, please go to https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/search-list?category=FAM001010.

Office Hours

Spring

Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
No appointment needed, just drop in: DI 249 or https://montclair.zoom.us/j/363023785
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
No appointment needed, just drop in: DI 249 or https://montclair.zoom.us/j/363023785
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
No appointment needed, just drop in: DI 249 or https://montclair.zoom.us/j/363023785
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
No appointment needed, just drop in: DI 249 or https://montclair.zoom.us/j/363023785

Links

Research Projects

Open science: Friend, foe, or both to an antiracist psychology?

The article provides an overview of the open science framework; an examination of White supremacy ideology in research and publishing; guidance on how to move away from these pernicious values; and a proposal on alternate value systems to center equity, diversity, and inclusion with the aim of establishing an antiracist open science framework.

Rethinking the Course Syllabus: Considerations for Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

This article provides a comprehensive and useful guide for developing a syllabus that assists with the integration of EDI, as the syllabus is the first opportunity for faculty to communicate their philosophy, expectations, requirements, and other course information.

Skin Color Matters in the Latinx Community: A Call for Action in Research, Training, and Practice

Our findings suggest a critical need to engage in a more concerted effort to assess and discuss the relevance and importance of skin color within the Latinx community. The authors offer some suggestions on how to facilitate these efforts in clinical, training, and research arenas.

Preventing Child Maltreatment across Cultures

This concentrated series examines child maltreatment across minoritized, cultural groups. Each volume explores child maltreatment at the intersection of feminism (e.g., womanism, mujerismo), multiculturalism, and social justice. Each volume has been endorsed by leading experts.