Professional Address:

University of California, Davis

Chicana/o Studies Program

One Shields Avenue

Davis, California, 95616-8559

(530) 752-2421  (530) 752-4045 FAX  (530) 752-8814



University of California, Berkeley, Department of Psychology

Berkeley, Ca.

1982 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

Dissertation:  The Impact of Acculturation on the Chicano Family

California State University, Long Beach, Department of Psychology

Long Beach, Ca.

1975 M.S. Community-Clinical Psychology

Thesis:  Career and Academic Guidance for Chicana Adolescence

University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Psychology

Santa Barbara, Ca.

1973 B.A. Psychology

Professional experience


2004-present    Professor

                        Chicana/o Studies

University of California, Davis

2000-present    Adjunct Professor

                        Facultad de Psicología

                        Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico

                        Mexico City, Mexico

2002-present   Adjunct Professor

                        Facultad de Psicología

                        Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua

                        Panama, Panama         

1995-2004       Associate Professor, Chicana/o Studies Program

University of California, Davis

1996-1999             Director, Chicana/o Studies Program

University of California, Davis

1989-1995             Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies Program

University of California, Davis

1994                                Senior Fulbright Lecturer, Masters Program in Family Therapy

Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua, Panamá City, Panamá

1986-1989             Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology

California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley/Alameda

1983-1989             Visiting Faculty, Chicano Studies Program

University of California, Berkeley

1981-1989             Adjunct Professor, Graduate Psychology Program

John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, Ca.

Experience teaching abroad:

1994                Fulbright Teaching Fellowship

Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua

                        Programa de Maestria en Terapia Familiar

                        Family Therapy, Treatment of Trauma, Supervisión of master level psychologists

2006                U.C. Davis Summer Abroad- Argentina

                        Chi 122:  Psychological Perspectives on the Chicana/o Latina/o Family

                        Chi 198:  Indigenous populations of Northwest Argentina

2007                U.C. Davis Summer Abroad- Argentina

                        Chi 125S: Globalization and transnational families

                        Chi 198: Indigenous populations of Northwest Argentina

                        Quarter Abroad-Oaxaca Program

                        With professor De La Torre (October 30-November 24)

2008                U.C. Davis Summer Abroad-Costa Rica

                        Chi 125S:  Globalization and transnational families/ Costa Rican communities

                        Chi 198: Indigenous and Afro Caribbean populations of Costa Rica


Current Projects

2012-Present.  Institutional Transformation: Latinas in STEM.  NSF funded project, co-director of Social Science Initiative, Linda Katehi, Mau Stanton, Adela de la Torre, co-principal investigators.

2009-present.   Niños Sanos/Familia Sana.  USDA AFRI funded project to reduce overweight/obesity among Mexican heritage children.  Co-investigator. Adela de la Torre, Principal Investigator.

2012-present.  Family functioning and emotional well being among Mexican immigrant workers.  PIMSA funded project. University of California. co-Principal investigator.  

Completed Projects (1996-2007)

2003-2006    Prevention interventions with high risk workers along the U.S. –Mexico border.  NIMH funded study, co-investigator.  Thomas Patterson, Miguel Fraga and Adela de la Torre, P.I.’s


Al Otro Lado: On the other side.  California Mexico Health Initiative-UCMEXUS funded study.  Yvette Flores, Ph.D. and Enriqueta Valdez-Curiel, co-Principal Investigators.

2003-2005             Depression and intimate partner violence among rural Mexican women

California Mexico Health Initiative funded study, P.I. with Enriqueta Valdez Curiel

2002-2003             Intimate Partner Violence among Mexicans on both sides of the border. 

     UCMEXUS-CONACYT funded study.  P.I. with Enriqueta Valdez Curiel.

2002-2003             CARES Project: Pathways to Care and Caregivers of elderly Anglos and Latinos with dementia.  Co-PI.  W. Ladson Hinton, P.I., Carol Franz, Co-PI.

2000-2001             Family Communication and conflict resolution in Mexican couples in

Jalisco and México City.  UCMEXUS-CONACYT funded study.

1999-2000             Communication and Conflict Resolution in the Urban Mexican couples.

P.I. México City.

1997-1999             Latina Adolescent Identities.  P.I. Collaborative Research Project funded

by the Chicana/Latina Research Center.  U.C. Davis

1995-1997             Latina/os Narratives of Intra-family Abuse

Principal Investigator.  P.I. Funded by the Chicana/Latina Research Center

U.C. Davis

1994-1996             Family Structure and Functioning among Abusive Panamanian Families

Centro de Atención Familiar, Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua, Panama, Principal Investigator.

Clinical  (1996-2005)

2002-2003              External Clinical supervisor Youth and Family Services Bureau, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, San Leandro, Ca. 

2000                                Clinical Supervisor.  Stride/Circle of Care, Concord, Ca.

1984-                             Licensed Clinical Psychologist.  Private Practice, Berkeley, Ca.

Adult, adolescent, family, marital therapy.

Additional professional activities (1996-2007)        

Consultation and Evaluation:

2007-               Counselor Certification Program, State of Oregon

2007-               CORA- Community Overcoming Relationship Violence, Inc., Burlingame, CA.

2007-               Family Service Agency, Santa Rosa, Petaluma People Services, West County Community Services

2004-               California Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Trainer and consultant

2002-               Expert Witness, U.S. Immigration Court.  Bureau of Homeland Security

2001                United Nations Population Fund, Consultant and Trainer

Gender and violence: Ministries of Health, Youth and Families,

Commissions of Health, Family, Family Violence and Human Rights

Republic of  Panama

Red Against Violence/Red Contra la Violencia, Republic of  Panama

1999-2003       Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Bethesda, Maryland.

Consultant, program evaluator, member of technical assistant team.

1999-2000       Bryant Even Start Child Development Program, Program Evaluation,

San Francisco, Ca.

1997-1999             John F. Kennedy University, Graduate School of Psychology

PsyD. Program

Developed research sequence for PsyD program

1994-1999             Consultant, Policy Research, Inc., a sub-contractor of the Center for

Substance Abuse Treatment, Women’s and Children’s Branch.

Evaluations of perinatal residential drug treatment programs.

1993-                             Diversity Consultant and Trainer

Multiple clients:  Kaiser Permanente Foundation,

Clinica De La Raza/Fruitvale Health Project, Inc.,

Alameda County Child Abuse Council, Judicial Council of California,

multiple educational institutions.

1994-1996             Consultant, California Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse,

Inc., Sacramento, Ca.  Evaluator of the Latina Outreach Campaign for perinatal services targeting Latinas.

Editorial Activities:

2015-           Advisory Board Member, Journal of Latina Studies. 

1993-1999             Member, Editorial Board Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social

(MALCS), Chicana Critical Issues Series.

1995-1999      Associate Editor, Voces:  Journal of Chicana/Latina Studies

1990                                Associate Editor, Journal of AIDS Prevention and Research

Professional memberships:

American Psychological Association, Division 45, 35 

President section 3, Issues of Hispanics and Latinas.  

National Association for Chicana/o Studies

Women Studies Association

Latin American Studies Association

Latino Studies Association

Special Awards and Scholastic Distinctions (1994-2001)

1999                Fogarty Research Fellowship to Mexico City, Universidad Nacional

Autonoma de México (UNAM) and Instituto Mexicano de Psiquiatría.

1994                                Fulbright Senior Scholar:  Lecturer Santa Maria La Antigua, Department

of Social Sciences, Masters Program in Family Therapy, Panama City, Panama.

Professional License

Clinical Psychologist

State of California, PSY 9495


English, Spanish, French



Bernal, G. and Flores-Ortiz, Y. 1982.  Latino Families in Therapy: Engagement and Evaluation."  Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 8 (3): 357-365.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. Indigenous Paraprofessionals in Mental Health.  In L.R. Snowden (Ed.).  1983.  Reaching the Underserved: Mental Health Needs of Neglected Populations.  Beverly Hills: Sage Publications.  Chapter 12, 259-280.

Bernal, G. and Flores-Ortiz, Y.  Latino Families: Sociohistorical Perspectives and Cultural Issues. 1984.   Nueva Epoca, 4-9.

Bernal, G., Flores-Ortiz, Y., Rodriguez-Dragin, C. 1986.   Terapia Familiar Intergeneracional Con Chicanos y Familias Mejicanas Inmigrantes a Los Estados Unidos (Contextual Family Therapy with Chicanos and Mexican Immigrants).  Cuadernos de Psicologia, Universidad de Valle, Cali, Colombia. 8 (1): 81-99.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. and Villalta, H. 1989.  Case Vignettes: The Case of Mario.  In J.W. Dilley, C. Pies and M. Helquist (Eds.).  Face to Face: A Guide to AIDS Counseling.  Washington, D.C. Celestial Arts (Ten Speed Press): 335-339.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. and Bernal, G.  Contextual Family Therapy of Addiction with Latinos.  In G. Saba et. al. (Eds.).  1990.  Minorities and Family Therapy.  New York: The Hawthorne Press, Inc. pp 123-142.  (Note: this is a special issue from the Journal of Family Psychology). 

Bernal, G., Flores-Ortiz, Y., Rodriguez, C., Soresen, J.L., Diamond, G. 1990.  Development of a Contextual Family Therapy Therapist Action Index.  Journal of Family Psychology, 3 (3): 322-331.

Bernal, G. and Flores-Ortiz, Y. 1990.  Contextual Family Therapy with Adolescent Drug Abusers.  In C.Todd (Ed.).  Family Therapy Approaches with Adolescent Substance Abusers.  New York:  Allyn and Bacon, 70-92.

Diamond, G., Bernal, G., and Flores-Ortiz, Y.  1991.  Engagement and Recruitment for Family Therapy Research in Community Settings.  Contemporary Family Therapy.  Human Sciences Press, Inc. 13 (3) June 1991: 255-273.

Flores-Ortiz, Y.  1991.  Psychotherapy with Latinos: A Contextual Approach.  The California Psychologist.  24 (4) 16-18.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. 1993.  La Mujer y La Violencia: A Culturally Based Model for the Understanding and Treatment of Domestic Violence in Chicana/Latina Communities.  In N. Alarcón et al. (Eds.).  Chicana Critical Issues, 1, 169-182.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. 1993.  Levels of Acculturation, Marital Satisfaction, and Depression among Chicana Workers: A Psychological Perspective.  In V. L. Ruiz (Ed.).  Las Obreras: The Politics of Women and Family.  Aztlan, v.20, (1, 2), 151-175.

Flores-Ortiz, Y.  1994.   The Role of Cultural and Gender Values in Alcohol Use Patterns among Chicana/Latina High School and University Students: Implications for AIDS Prevention.  International Journal of Addictions, 29 (9), 1149-1171.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. 1994.   Psychotherapy with Chicanas at Midlife: Cultural/Clinical Considerations.  In J. Adelman & G. Enguídanos (Eds.). Racism in the Lives of Women.  New York: Haworth Press (1995), 251-260.

Flores-Ortiz, Y., Esteban, M., and Carrillo, R.  1994.  La Violencia en la Familia: Un Modelo Contextual de Terapia Intergeneracional.  Revista Internamericana de Psicología, v. 28, (2), 235-250.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (1996). Barriers to Perinatal Substance Abuse Services: Latina Outreach

and Assessment Campaign Project, Research Findings and Strategic Report. Sacramento,

Ca.:  California Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (1997). Voices from the Couch: The Co-Construction of a Chicana Psychology.  In C. Trujillo (Ed.). Living Chicana Theory. Berkeley:  Third Woman Press, 102-122.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (1997). The Broken Covenant: Incest in Latino Families.  In Voces: A

Journal of Chicana/Latina Studies, 1(1), 48-70.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (1998). Training Dilemmas: Is there room for social justice in the training of psychologist? AFTA Newsletter, Spring 1998, 10-12.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (1998). Depression. In The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 147-149.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (1998). Drugs. In The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 157-159.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (1998). Fostering Accountability: A Reconstructive Dialogue with a

Couple with a History of Violence.  In T. Nelson & T. Trepper (Eds.)(1998). 101 More Interventions in Family Therapy.  N.Y.:  Haworth Press, 389-396.

Rodriguez, M., Bauer, H., Flores-Ortiz, Y., Skupinski-Quiroga, S. (1998).  Factors affecting patient-physician communication for abused Latina and Asian immigrant women. Journal of Family Practice, 47, 309-311.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (1999).   Migracion, Identidad y Violencia/Migration, Identity and Violence.  In M. Mock, L. Hill, and D.Tucker (Eds.)  Breaking Barriers: Psychology in the Public Interest. Sacramento, CA: California Psychological Association, 46-59.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (1999).  From Margin to Center: Family Therapy with Latinas.  In M. Flores & G. Carey (Eds.). Family Therapy with Hispanics.  Boston:  Allyn & Bacon, 59-


Flores-Ortiz, Y. (1999).  Injustice in the Family. In M. Flores & G. Carey (Eds.). Family Therapy with Hispanics.  Boston:  Allyn & Bacon, 251-263.

Flores-Ortiz, Y., and Saldana-Grove, V. (2000). Family-Centered Substance Abuse Treatment.  In B. Grossman (Ed.).  Child Welfare and Addiction Services: Working Together for California’s Children and Families.  Proceedings Report from a Conference.

UCSD:  Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, 35-43.

Bauer, H., Rodriguez, M., Skupinski-Quiroga, S., & Flores-Ortiz, Y. (2000). Barriers to Health Care for Abused Latinas and Asian Immigrant Women.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and the Underserved, 11(1), 33-44.

Chamorro, R. & Flores-Ortiz, Y. Acculturation and Disordered Eating Patterns Among Mexican American Women.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, in press.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (2001).  My Father’s Hands.  Latina Feminist Group. Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios.  Duke University Press, 33-38.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (2001).  The Prize of the New Cadillac.  Latina Feminist Group. Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios. Duke University Press, 201-203.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (2001).  La Tra(d)icion.  Latina Feminist Group. Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios. Duke University Press, 204-206.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (2001).  Desde el Divan: Testimonios from the Couch.  Latina Feminist Group. Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios. Duke University Press, 294-297.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (2001).  Aun.  Latina Feminist Group. Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios. Duke University Press, 318.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. (2003)  Re/membering the Body: Latina testimonies of social and family violence.  In A. Aldama (Ed.). Violence and the body: Race Gender and the state.  Indiana University Press.

Flores-Ortiz, Y. Enriqueta Valdez Curiel and Patricia Andrade Palos (2002).  Intimate Partner Violence and Couple Interaction among Women from Mexico City and Jalisco.  Journal of Border Health, 7(1). 

Flores-Ortiz, Y.  Domestic Violence in Chicano Families.  (2004).  In Roberto Velazquez, L. Arellano and B. McNeill (Eds.).  The Handbook of Chicana/o Psychology and Mental Health.   New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 267-284. 

Flores-Ortiz, Y.  (2005). Why did he want to hurt me: all I ever did was love him?: Understanding Sexual Violence in Latino Marriages.   In E. Buchwald, P.R. Fletcher, and M. Roth (Eds.).  Transforming a Rape Culture (second edition).  Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 129-138.

Flores-Ortiz, Y.  (2005).  Domestic Violence.  In Sanchez Korrol, Ruiz and Cruz (eds.)  In Latinas in the United States: An Historical Perspective.  University of Indiana Press. 

Flores-Ortiz, Y.  (2005).  Rape.  In In Sanchez Korrol, Ruiz and Cruz (eds.)  In Latinas in the United States: An Historical Perspective.  University of Indiana Press. 

Flores, Y.  (2005).  Family.  In I. Stavans (Ed).  Encyclopedia Latina:  History, Culture, and Society in the United States.  Dansbury Conn: Scholastic Library Pub., Volume 2, pages 168-174.

Flores, Y. (2005).   Parenting In I. Stavans (Ed).  Encyclopedia Latina:  History, Culture, and Society in the United States.  Dansbury Conn: Scholastic Library Pub. Volume 3.  Pages 316-322.

Flores, Y.  (2005).   Adoption.  In Obeler and D.Gonzalez (Eds.).  The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinas and Latinos in the United States.

Flores, Y.  (2005).    Alcoholism.  In Obeler and D.Gonzalez (Eds.).  The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinas and Latinos in the United States.

Hinton, L., Flores, Y., Franz, C., Hernandez, I., Mitteness, L.  (2006).  The Borderlands of Primary Care: Physician and family perspectives on “troublesome” behaviors of people with dementia.  In.  A. Leibing  & L. Cohen (Eds.).  Thinking about Dementia.  N.J.: Rutgers University Press. Pages 43-63.

Flores, Y.  (2006).  La Salud: Latina Girls negotiating identity and making health decisions.  In J. Denner and B. Guzman.  Latina Girls, N.Y. NY University press. 

Hinton, L., Franz, C.E., Reddy, G., Flores, Y., Kravitz, R., Barker, J. (2007).   Practice Constraints, Behavioral Problems and Dementia Care:  Primary Care Physicians’ Perspectives.  Society of General Internal Medicine.

Hinton, L., Franz, C.E., Reddy, G., Flores, Y., Kravitz, R.L., Barker, J.C.  (2007).  Practice Constraints, Behavioral Problems, and Dementia Care: Primary Care Physicians’ Perspectives.  In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 1-6.

Flores, Y. (2008). Embodying Dementia:  Remembrances of Memory Loss.  In A. Chabram-Dernersesian and A. de la Torre (Eds.)  Speaking from the Body: Latinas on Health and Culture.  Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 31-43. 

Flores, Y., Valdez Curiel, E.  Conflict Resolution and Intimate Partner Violence among Mexicans on both sides of the border.  In P. Zavella, D. Segura and J.V. Palerm (Eds).  Mexicans in California: Transformations and Challenges.  University of Illinois Press, spring, 2009.

Flores, Y. , Hinton, L., Baker, J., Franz, C. Velasquez, A. (2009).  Beyond Familism: Ethics of Care of Latina Caregivers of Elderly Parents With Dementia. Health Care for Women International Volume 30 Issue 12.

Flores, Y. (2009).  On Becoming an Elder: An immigrant Latina Therapist Narrative.  Women and Therapy: A Feminist Quarterly, v32, 2-3 (April-September), 170-185.

Flores, C.M., Zelma, D.C., Flores, Y. G. (2012).  Mexican Immigrant Women with Chronic Pain: Narratives and Psychotherapeutic Implications.  Women and Therapy, 35:1-2, 31-44.

Flores, Y (2012). How Many Latinas does it Take?: Reflections of Thirty Years of life in the Academy.  In H. Curtis-Boles, D. Adams, V. Jenkins-Monroe (Eds.).  Making Our Voices Heard: Women of Color Changing the Academy. Nova Science Publishers, 145-153.

Flores, Y. (2012).  The Other Mayan Route: Mayan Female Migration to the San Francisco Bay Area.  In T. Barros Maciel; M. I. D’Ávila Neto e R. Glória Nunes Andrade (eds.) . Fronteiras e Diversidades Culturais no Século XXI: desafios para o reconhecimento no Estado Global. Rio de Janeiro: Mauad X.

Flores, Y. (2013).  Latina Sexualities.  In D. Castaneda (Ed.). The Essential Handbook of Women’s Sexuality.  Colorado: Praeger, 115-136.

Flores, Y. and Manzo, R.D. (2013).  Preparing Teachers to Instruct Latino Students in U.S. Schools.  Teacher Education and Practice, v.25, 4, Fall 2012, 572-575.

Flores, Y.  (2013) Chicana and Chicano Mental Health: Alma, Mente y Corazon. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

de la Torre A, Sadeghi B, Green RD, Kaiser LL, Flores YG, Jackson CF, Schaefer SE, Shaikh US, Whent LS. Niños Sanos, Familia Sana: Mexican Immigrant Study Protocol for a Multifaceted CBPR Intervention to Combat Childhood Obesity in Two Rural California Towns. Accepted for Publication BMC Public Health 2013.

Flores, Y.  (2015) Psychology Perspectives for the Chicano and Latino Familiy. San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishers.