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Manuel Barrera

Biography

Manuel Barrera is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. He received his doctorate from the University of Oregon. His research interests include prevention and behavioral treatment for type 2 diabetes, social support interventions, and behavioral health interventions for Latino families. 

Education

Ph.D. University of Oregon

Publications
  • Toobert, DJ, Strycker, LA, Glasgow, R., & Barrera, M., Jr. Seven-year follow-up of a multiple-health-behavior diabetes intervention. American Journal of Health Behavior (2010).
  • Barrera, M., Jr. Reaffirmation of behavioral activation approaches to depression treatment. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (2009).
  • Barrera, M., Jr., Strycker, L. A., MacKinnon, D. P., & Toobert, D.J. Social-ecological resources as mediators of two-year diet and physical activity outcomes in type 2 diabetes patients. Health Psychology (2008).
  • D Formoso, N Gonzales, Manuel Barrera, L Dumka. Inter parental relations, maternal employment, and fathering in Mexican American families. Journal of Marriage and Family (2007).
  • Manuel Barrera. Long-term effects of the Mediterranean Lifestyle Program: A randomized clinical trial for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2007).
  • Manuel Barrera, D. Toobert, R. Glasgow, L. Strycker, Manuel Barrera, Ritzwoller Jr., G. Weidner. Long-term effects of the Mediterranean Lifestyle Program: A randomized clinical trial for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2007).
  • . . Handbook of self-administered therapies (2007).
  • F Castro, Manuel Barrera, H Pantin, C Martinez, M Felix-Ortiz, R Rios, V Lopez, C Lopez. Substance abuse prevention research with Hispanic populations. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2006).
  • H Caples, Manuel Barrera. Conflict, support, and coping as mediators of the relation between degrading parenting and adolescent adjustment. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2006).
  • Manuel Barrera. Directions for expanding the prevention of depression in children and adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2006).
  • Manuel Barrera, D Toobert, R Glasgow, K Angell, David Mackinnon. Social support and social-ecological resources as mediators of lifestyle intervention effects for type 2 diabetes. Journal of Health Psychology (2006).
  • Manuel Barrera, F Castro. A heuristic framework for the cultural adaptation of interventions. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (2006).
  • Manuel Barrera, I Sandler. Prevention: A report of progress and momentum into the future. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (2006).
  • Nancy Gonzales, J Deardorff, A Barr, D Formoso, Manuel Barrera. Family mediators of the relation between acculturation and adolescent mental health. Family Relations (2006).
  • D Toobert, L Strycker, R Glasgow, Manuel Barrera, K Angell. Behavioral and psychosocial effects of the Mediterranean lifestyle trial among women at risk for heart disease. Annals of Behavioral Medicine (2005).
  • K Smolkowski, A Biglan, Manuel Barrera, T Taylor, C Black. Schools and Homes in Partnership (SHIP): Long-term effects of a preventive intervention focused on social behavior and reading skill in early elementary school. Prevention Science (2005).
  • R Glasgow, D Toobert, Manuel Barrera, L Strycker. The Chronic Illness Resources Survey: Cross-validation and sensitivity to intervention. Health Education Research (2005).
  • Barrera, Manuel,Bond, D. Social support and mentoring. Handbook of youth mentoring (2005).
  • D Mohr, C Classen, Manuel Barrera. The relationship between social support, depression, and treatment for depression in patients with multiple sclerosis. Psychological Medicine (2004).
  • Felipe Castro, Manuel Barrera, C Martinez. The cultural adaptation of prevention interventions: Resolving tensions between fidelity and fit. Prevention Science (2004).
  • Manuel Barrera, D Hageman, Nancy Gonzales. Revisiting Hispanic adolescents' resilience to the effects of parental problem drinking and life stress. American Journal of Community Psychology (2004).
  • R Glasgow, D Toobert, Manuel Barrera, L Strycker. Assessment of problem solving: A key to successful long-term diabetes self-management. Journal of Behavioral Medicine (2004).
  • . . Handbook of Chicana and Chicano Psychology (2004).
  • D Toobert, R Glasgow, L Strycker, Manuel Barrera, J Radcliffe, R Wander. Physiologic and quality of life outcomes from the Mediterranean Lifestyle Program: A randomized clinical trial. Diabetes Care (2003).
  • R Glasgow, S Boles, H McKay, E Feil, Manuel Barrera. The D-Net diabetes self-management program: Long-term implementation, outcomes, and generalization results. Preventive Medicine (2003).
  • . . Handbook of adolescent psychology (2003).
  • Castro, F G,Barrera, Manuel,Pantin, H,Lopez, C,Martinez, C R,Felix-Ortiz, M,Newcomb, M. Prevention research with Hispanic populations. National strategic plan on Hispanic drug abuse research: From the molecule to the community (2003).
  • D Toobert, L Strycker, R Glasgow, Manuel Barrera, J Bagdade. Enhancing support for health behavior change among women at risk for heart disease. Health Education Research (2002).
  • F Li, Manuel Barrera, H Hops, T Duncan, K Fisher. The longitudinal influence of peers on the development of alcohol use in late adolescence: A growth mixture analysis. Journal of Behavioral Medicine (2002).
  • H McKay, R Glasgow, E Feil, S Boles, Manuel Barrera. Internet based diabetes self_management and support: Initial outcomes from the Diabetes Network Project. Rehabilitation Psychology (2002).
  • H Prelow, M Michaels, L Reyes, G Knight, Manuel Barrera. Coping styles among low-income European American, African American and Mexican American adolescents: An examination of measurement equivalence. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping (2002).
  • L Dumka, J Prost, Manuel Barrera. The parental relationship and adolescents in Mexican American and European American families. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy (2002).
  • Manuel Barrera, A Biglan, T Taylor, B Gunn, K Smolkowski, C Black, D Ary, R Fowler. Early elementary school intervention to reduce conduct problems: A randomized trial with Hispanic and non-Hispanic children. Prevention Science (2002).
  • Manuel Barrera, H Prelow, L Dumka, N Gonzales, G Knight, M Michaels, M Roosa, J Tein. Pathways from family economic conditions to adolescents' distress: Supportive parenting, stressors outside the family, and deviant peers. Journal of Community Psychology (2002).
  • Manuel Barrera, R Glasgow, H McKay, S Boles, E Feil. Do Internet-based support interventions change perceptions of social support? An experimental trial of approaches for supporting diabetes self-management. American Journal of Community Psychology (2002).
  • Manuel Barrera, A Biglan, D Ary, F Li. Modeling parental and peer influences on problem behavior of American Indian, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic Caucasian youth. Journal of Early Adolescence (2001).
  • Manuel Barrera, H Caples, J Tein. The psychological sense of economic hardship: Measurement models, validity, and cross-ethnic equivalence for urban families. American Journal of Community Psychology (2001).
  • Barrera, Manuel (Author) . Social support research in community psychology. Handbook of community psychology (2000).
  • Barrera, Manuel,Prelow, H. Interventions to promote social support in children and adolescents. The promotion of wellness in children and adolescents (2000).
Research Activity
  • Barrera,Manuel*. Theoretical Congruence and Sustainability of Local Adaption Activities: Analysis and Recommendations. UNIV OF TEXAS-EL PASO(11/15/2014 - 7/31/2015).
  • Barrera,Manuel*. COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM TO REDUCE THE RISK OF DRUG ABUSE. ORI(9/1/1999 - 12/31/1999).
  • Barrera,Manuel*. PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING AT CHARTER HOSPITAL. CHARTER HOSPITAL OF GLENDALE(7/1/1993 - 6/30/1994).
  • Barrera,Manuel*. PSY TRAINING AT CHARTER HOSPITAL. CHARTER HOSPITAL OF GLENDALE(7/1/1992 - 6/30/1993).
  • Barrera,Manuel*. FIELD TRAINING IN CONSULTATION. PINAL/GILA CHILD SERVICES INC(9/1/1990 - 3/30/1991).
  • Barrera,Manuel*. FIELD TRAINING IN PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL CONSULTATION. PINAL/GILA CHILD SERVICES INC(9/1/1988 - 3/31/1990).
  • Barrera,Manuel*. FIELD TRAINING IN CONSULTATION TO DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED. PINAL/GILA CHILD SERVICES INC(10/1/1987 - 9/30/1988).
  • Barrera,Manuel*. FIELD TRAINING IN PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL CONSULTATION. PINAL/GILA CHILD SERVICES INC(7/1/1987 - 6/30/1988).
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
PSY 472Clinical Psychology
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
PSY 472Clinical Psychology
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
PSY 472Clinical Psychology
Service
  • American Journal of Community Psychology, Editorial Board (2009 - Present)
  • American Journal of Preventive Medicine, reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • American Journal of Public Health, reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Child Development, reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Health Psychology, reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Prevention Science, reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Psychological Assessment, reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Clinical Psychology doctoral program, Director of Clinical Training (2005 - Present)
  • Clinic Director Search Committee, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, Reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • Health Psychology, Reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • Southwest Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Group leader (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of Early Adolescence, Reviewer (2004 - Present)
  • American Journal of Community Psychology, Editorial Board (2000 - Present)
  • 2 universities, tenure and promotion outside reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • American Journal of Preventive Medicine, ad hoc reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • American Journal of Public Health, ad hoc reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Diabetes UK, ad hoc grant reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Health Psychology, ad hoc reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, ad hoc reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Journal of Abnormal Psychology, ad hoc reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • MS Society, presenter (2010 - 2010)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, presenter (2010 - 2010)
  • American Journal of Community Psychology, Editorial Board Member (1998 - 2010)
  • Chair, Clinical faculty search committee (2007 - 2008)
  • Chair, Clinical Admissions Committee (2007 - 2008)
  • Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Health Psychology, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Journal of Clinical child and adolescent psychology, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society, Group leader (2006 - 2006)
  • Prevention Science, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Something in Common, Desert Southwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Group Leader (2005 - 2006)
  • Clinical doctoral program, Director of Clinical Training (2004 - 2004)
  • American Journal of Public Health, Reviewer (2003 - 2004)
  • Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Reviewer (2003 - 2004)
  • Outstanding Graduate Mentor, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Journal of Community Psychology, Reviewer (2004)
  • Journal of Primary Prevention, Reviewer (2004)
  • Department Chair search committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Clinical Area Admissions Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Chair Search, Member (2003)
  • Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, Reviewer (2003)
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society SW Chapter, Speaker (2003)
  • SW Borderlands Search, Member (2003)