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Frank Dillon

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0811
Biography: 

Frank Dillon joined the counseling and counseling psychology faculty in 2017.  His scholarship addresses health disparities and mental health issues affecting racial, ethnic, and sexual minority groups in the United States. His principal research interests are (1) studying cultural and social determinants of health including substance use disorders and HIV risk behaviors and (2) promoting multicultural competent counseling interventions and education. He has published on these topics in outlets such as the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, and Psychology of Men and Masculinties  among others. He has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study cultural and social determinants of health among Latinos in the US, and served as a reviewer on NIH review panels. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of Arizona and a member of the the American Psychological Association among other professional organizations. He also has served on the editorial boards of the Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority PsychologyJournal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, and The Counseling Psychologist.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia 2002
  • MA. Mental Health Counseling, Boston College 1998
  • B.S. Psychology, Hofstra University, NY 1995
Research Interests: 

Dr. Dillon's research addresses health disparities and mental health issues affecting racial, ethnic, and sexual minority groups in the United States. His principal research interests are (1) studying cultural and social determinants of health including substance use disorders and HIV risk behaviors, (2) developing culturally relevant and valid psychosocial measures, and (3) promoting multicultural competent counseling interventions and education. 

Publications: 

SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS

Dillon, F. R., Eklund, A., Ebersole, R., Ertl, M. M., Martin, J. L., Verile, M. G., . . . Fisher, N. (2019). Heterosexual self-presentation and other individual- and community-based correlates of HIV testing among Latino men who have sex with men. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 20(2), 238-251.http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/men0000166

Dillon, F. R., Ertl, M. M., Verile, M., Siraj, N., Babino, R., & De La Rosa, M. (2019). A social ecological study of psychological distress among recently immigrated, Latina young adults. Journal of Latinx Psychology, 7(1), 39-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/lat0000106

Dillon, F.R., Ertl, M.M., Corp, D., Babino, R., & De La Rosa, M. (2018). Latina young adults’ use of health care during initial months in the United States.  Health Care of Women International, 39, 343-359.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2017.1388382

Dillon, F.R., Odera, L., Fons-Scheyd, A., Sheu, H., Ebersole, R.C., & Spanierman, L. (2016). A dyadic study of multicultural counseling competence.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63, 57-66.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cou0000118

Dillon, F. R., Fortuna, K., & Duan, R. (2015). Measurement equivalence of the Short Inventory of Problems-Revised across adult outpatient racial groups. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 24, 109-129. doi:  10.1080/15313204.2014.977985

Dillon, F. R., Alessi, E., Craig, S., Ebersole, R. C., Kumar, S., & Spadola, C. (2015). Development of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Affirmative Counseling Self-Efficacy Inventory – Short form.  Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2, 86-95. doi: 10.1037/sgd0000087

Dillon, F. R. (2013). Measurement equivalence of the Revised Helping Alliance Questionnaire across African American and Non-Latino White substance using adult outpatients. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45, 173-178. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2013.02.002  

Dillon, F. R., De La Rosa, M., & Ibañez, G. E. (2013). Acculturative stress and diminishing family cohesion among recent Latino immigrants. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 15, 484-491. doi: 10.1007/s10903-012-9678-3.

Dillon, F. R., De La Rosa, M., Sastre, F., & Ibañez, G. E. (2013). Alcohol misuse among recent Latino immigrants: The protective role of pre-immigration familismo. Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 956-965. doi: 10.1037/a0031091.

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 527Prevention and Consultation
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 784Internship
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 527Prevention and Consultation
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 660Prevention and Consultation
CPY 784Internship
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 527Prevention and Consultation
CED 545Analysis of the Individual
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 660Prevention and Consultation
CPY 784Internship
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 784Internship
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 527Prevention and Consultation
CED 545Analysis of the Individual
CED 590Reading and Conference
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 660Prevention and Consultation
CPY 784Internship
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 527Prevention and Consultation
CED 545Analysis of the Individual
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 660Prevention and Consultation
CPY 790Reading and Conference
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CED 684Internship
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 527Prevention and Consultation
CED 545Analysis of the Individual
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 660Prevention and Consultation
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 702Research Methods in Counseling
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 527Prevention and Consultation
CPY 660Prevention and Consultation
CPY 677Advanced Counseling
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 527Prevention and Consultation
CPY 660Prevention and Consultation