Jonathan Sepulveda entered the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at Boston College in August 2016. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Baruch College in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He is a graduate student affiliate of the American Psychological Association, Division 27 (Society for Community Research and Action), Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race) and the Eastern Psychological Association.
Jonathan joined the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture in the fall of 2016. His current research interests are: examining the influence of institutional racism in media and higher education; evaluating the cultural competency and effectiveness of youth and family interventions for Black and Latino communities in urban settings; and examining the impact of identity development (i.e. racial, ethnic, etc.) and critical consciousness on positive youth development and mentoring relationships.
Jonathan’s clinical experiences include: group therapy with adults on supervised release from prison; individual counseling with adults on pre-trial or supervised release; Functional Family therapy with families enrolled in a General Preventive program; in-home individual and family therapy with adolescents enrolled in an alternative-to-incarceration program; and psychodynamic play therapy with children (ages 4-12) on an inpatient unit.