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Dr. Jessica Lopez-Harder

Dr. Jessica Lopez-Harder
Assistant Professor

Contact Info
(575) 646-6496



Assistant Professor

Counseling & Educational Psychology

 (575) 646-6496

Selected Publications:

  Research Interests:

Dr. López-Harder’s research agenda includes issues at the intersections of sexism, heterosexism, transphobia, and racism, especially among Latine LGBTQIA+ communities, access to and provision of culturally responsive healthcare/mental healthcare services for transgender and gender diverse communities and increasing integrated healthcare training in clinical training to reduce health disparities in marginalized communities.

  Recent Publications:

Choi, N., Brown, R., Gibbs, J. and López-Harder, J. (in press). Cultural factors on mental health and help seeking attitudes in Mexican AmericansThe Counseling Psychologist.

Cheng, H-L., López, A., Rislin, J.L., Kim, H., Turner, J., Terhorst-Miller, H., López-Harder, J., Cha, C. (2018). Latino/Hispanic Community Adults’ Healthcare Experience in a New Mexico Borderland Region. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 11(4), 5. 



Dr. Jessica López-Harder received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Integrated Behavioral Health from New Mexico State University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in health service psychology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of El Paso. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP) through Boston University School of Medicine, where she divided her time between the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts Mental Health Center.  Prior to these experiences, she received her M.A. in Counseling and Guidance with a minor in Spanish Counseling and her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Counseling and Educational Psychology from New Mexico State University. Dr. López-Harder currently teaches the Supervision Theory and Practicum course for the Counseling Psychology and School Psychology Ph.D. programs. Dr. López-Harder has clinical experience working with a wide range of ages, communities, clinical settings, and presenting concerns, in English and Spanish. 



Academic Background:

B.A. in Psychology, New Mexico State University

M.A. in Counseling and Guidance, New Mexico State University

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, New Mexico State University