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), 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 evaluating the effectiveness and improving the cultural competency of youth and family interventions for Black and Latinos in urban communities. I would also like to assess the effect of civic engagement and empowerment on Black and Latino adolescent development in educational engagement, criminal justice involvement, and mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Jonathan’s clinical experiences include group therapy with adults on supervised release from prison, individual counseling with adults who were on pre-trial or supervised release, Functional Family therapy with families enrolled in a General Preventive program, and in-home individual and family therapy with adolescents (and their families) enrolled in an alternative-to-incarceration program.
In his free time, Jonathan enjoys binge watching TV shows on Netflix, jogging, reading, and playing basketball and football.