Dr. Daniela Domínguez obtained her Master of Science and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology degrees from Our Lady of the Lake University. She is a licensed psychologist, licensed clinical counselor, and author of several articles in academic and scientific journals. She has a special interest in social justice concerns, bilingual/bicultural training, multiculturalism, human sexuality, and immigration issues.
Her program of research examines how individuals navigate their multiple sociocultural identities and she is particularly interested in understanding how minority populations cope with interactive oppressions (i.e., racism/heterosexism/sexism/classism) based on their multiple social identities. As a mental health first responder, Dr. Domínguez has provided counseling services to families impacted by hurricane Harvey, the 2017 wildfires in Sonoma County, the 2017 earthquakes in Mexico, and the current administration’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy. In addition, she has a history of providing counseling and therapy services in a variety of settings, including a community clinic, a child guidance center, a detention facility, a rape crisis center, a homeless shelter, two university counseling centers, as well as her own private practice.
- Psy.D., Counseling Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX
- M.S., Counseling Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX
- B.A., Psychology, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
- Private Practice, D&D Counseling and Psychological Services, San Antonio, Texas
- Bilingual/Bicultural Clinical Supervisor, Community Counseling Service, San Antonio, Texas
- Mental Health Clinician, The Rape Crisis Center, San Antonio, Texas
- Postdoctoral Resident and Predoctoral Intern, Texas State University Counseling Center, San Marcos, Texas
- Research on the linguistic proficiency of bilingual/bicultural counseling trainees
- Research on the disparity between bilingual/bicultural counseling trainees and the availability of bilingual supervisors
- Research focused on improving students’ multicultural competencies in therapy
- Research on the creative means of storytelling in therapy through mind-body-spirit practices
- Research on LGBTQ immigrants in binational relationships
- Research on the use of biopsychosocial evaluations with mixed-immigration-status families
- Understanding the risk factors for relationship dissatisfaction, conflict, and divorce in same-sex relationships
- LGBTQ relationally-based positive psychology
Published Chapters in Books
Domínguez, D.G., & Coppock, J. (2018). Immigrant and Binational Individuals and Couples: Risk Factors for Relationship Dissatisfaction, Conflict, and Divorce. LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution: Psychological and Legal Perspectives and Implications for Practice. Ed. Abbie Goldberg and Adam P. Romero. New York: Oxford University Press.
Published Entry in Encyclopedia
Domínguez, D. G., & Coppock, J. (2016). Same-Sex Binational Couples and Families. The Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Ed. Abbie Goldberg SAGE: Thousand Oaks, CA, 2016.
Domínguez, D. (2018). Responding Compassionately to Community Crisis. Profiles in Community Engaged Learning. Publication in the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, 12-14. San Francisco, CA.
Domínguez, D.G., & De La Rue, L. (under review). Trauma and Growth in the Aftermath of the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. Manuscript under review at the Journal of Traumatic Stress.
Domínguez, D.G., & Yeh, C. (under review). Social justice disaster relief, counseling, and advocacy: The case of the Northern California wildfires. Manuscript under review at The Counseling Psychology Quarterly.
Domínguez, D.G. (under review). Counseling Psychology Students Working with Mixed- Immigration-Status Families in the Trump Era. Manuscript under review at the International Journal for School-Based Counseling.
Domínguez, D. G. (2015). DOMA's demise: A victory for non-heterosexual binational families. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text. (1616944969).
Domínguez, D. G., Bobele, M., Coppock, J., & Peña, E. (2015, May). LGBTQ relationally-based positive psychology: An inclusive and systemic framework. Journal of Psychological Services, 12(2), Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, Inc.
Domínguez, D. G., & Nunez, G. (2013). La Migra. The Psychotherapy bulletin: Official publication of Division 29 of the American Psychological Association, 48(2), 71, United States: The Division.
Domínguez, D. G., Solórzano, B., & Peña. (2012). Non-heterosexual bi-national families: resilient victims of sexual prejudice and discriminatory Immigration policies. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 8(5), 496–508, Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, Inc.
Published Newsletters in Psychology Journals
Domínguez, D., Suniga, V., Loya, L., & Palacios, L. (2012). Diversity of Voices; What it means to be a Lesbian Latina in the World of Psychology. Division 35 Psychology of Women, Section 3 Concerns of Hispanic Women/Latinas Newsletter, 1, 2-3.
Published Articles in Psychology Newspapers
Domínguez, D. (2011, November/December). Students organize LGBTQ Association. The National Psychologist, 20(6), 19.
- Awards & Distinctions
2018 Community-Engaged Learning Honoree (McCarthy Center)
2018 Ignatian Service Award
2017 Jesuit Foundation Grant Awardee
2017 Center for Research Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence Grant Awardee
Latino Service Providers Board Director
School of Education Faculty Association Secretary
University of San Francisco Branch Committee Chair
Health Service Psychologist; National Register of Health Service Psychologists Professional Member
National Latino/a Psychological Association Full Member
American Psychological Association Full Member
American Psychological Association LGBT Mentor (APAGS-CSOGD)
California Psychological Association Full Member
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network Member
2018 Fr. William J. Dunne Award