Silvia Mazzula

Silvia Mazzula

Assistant Professor
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10.63.17 NB


PhD     Columbia University
MPhil   Columbia University
MA      The College of New Jersey
      The College of New Jersey


A native of Uruguay, Silvia L. Mazzula, PhD, NCC, LPC, earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University and completed her formal clinical training at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-UBHC Newark Campus. Her clinical interests focus on working with underserved and underrepresented populations. Dr. Mazzula’s research interests focus primarily on the intersection of racial/cultural attitudes and mental health, Latino/a psychology, and treatment service utilization. Currently, she is a Research Fellow at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey. Dr. Mazzula is also the President-Elect for the Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey and a member of the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, and National Latino Psychological Association.



Mazzula, S. L., Hage, S., & Carter, R. T. (In Press). Religious Affiliation and Cultural Values in Black and
White Americans. Mental Health, Religion & Culture.
Mazzula, S. L. Collectivist cultures. (in press). In, S. Goldstein and J. Naglieri (Eds.) Encyclopedia of
Child Behavior and Development. (pp. ). Springer Publishing Company.
Mazzula, S. L. Cultural assimilation model. (in press). In, S. Goldstein and J. Naglieri (Eds.) Encyclopedia
of Child Behavior and Development. (pp. ). Springer Publishing Company.
Carter, R. T., Yeh, C., & Mazzula, S. L. (2008). Intercultural values orientation and racial identity attitudes:
A study of Latino college students’ attitudes. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30(1), 5-23.
* Top 10 of the 50 Most-Frequently Read Articles in Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, October
2008-July 2009.
Carter, R. T., Forsyth, J., Williams, B., & Mazzula, S.L. (2007). Does racism predict psychological harm or
injury? Mental health and legal implications. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 7(5), 131-156.
Carter, R. T. & Mazzula, S. L. (2006). The mental health effects of racial profiling. Law Enforcement
Executive Forum, 6(3), 111-120.
Carter, R. T., Forsyth, J., Mazzula, S. L., & Williams, B. (2005). Racial discrimination and race-based
traumatic stress. In Carter, R. T. (Ed.), Handbook of racial-cultural psychology and counseling: Training
and practice (Vol. 2). New York, NY: Wiley.

Research interest

Bicultural competence in counselors and psychologists, immigrant issues in counseling, acculturation,
racial/ethnic identity, cultural values, and Latino mental health.


Latino psychology; Health/Mental Health Treatment service utilization by undeserved populations; Immigrant mental health.

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