Dr. Rebecca M. Pasillas
My professional experiences are broadly focused on dissemination and implementation science, program evaluation, and providing and adapting evidence-based psychosocial interventions for Latinx and individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness. I have experience working in integrated care settings and interdisciplinary research teams; evaluating the effectiveness of training programs, including the implementation of psychosocial interventions in multiple clinical care settings; managing large datasets and data dashboards.
Pasillas, R. M. & Roman-Laureano, D. (2017). Using behavioral activation to treat depression among Latinos. In L. Benuto (Ed.), Toolkit for Counseling Spanish-Speaking Clients: Enhancing Behavioral Health Services (199-219). New York, NY: Springer Publication.
Pasillas, R. M. & Reyes-Torres, J. A. (2017). Improving psychosocial fuctioning in Latinos with schizophrenia. In L. Benuto (Ed.), Toolkit for Counseling Spanish-Speaking Clients: Enhancing Behavioral Health Services (295-314). New York, NY: Springer Publication.
Weissman, N., Batten, S. V., Rheem, K. D., Wiebe, S. A., Pasillas R. M., Potts, W., Barone, M., Brown, C. H., & Dixon, L. B. (2017). The Effectiveness of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy With Veterans With PTSD: A Pilot Study. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 0, 1-17.
Tonarelli, S. B., Pasillas, R. M., Alvarado, L., Dwivedi, A., & Cancellare, A. (2016). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Compared to Treatment as Usual in Psychosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Psychiatry, 19: 366. doi:10.4172/2378-5756.1000366
Pasillas, R. M. & Masuda, A. (2014). Cultural Competency and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In A. Masuda (Ed.), Cultural Issues In Acceptance- And Mindfulness-Based Approaches (109-125). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publication.
Masuda, A., Boone, M., Hill, M. L., & Pasillas, R. M. (2014). Thinking functionally and contextually about cultural diversity in mindfulness-based treatments. In M. Boone (Ed)., Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work (235-255). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publication.
Dixon, L., Dickerson, F., Bellack, A., Bennett, M., Dickinson, D., Goldberg, R., Lehman, A., Tenhula, W., Calmes, C., Pasillas, R. M., Peer, J., & Kreyenbuhl, J. (2010). The 2009 PORT Psychosocial Treatment Recommendations and Summary Statement. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 36(1), 48-70.
Ph.D., University of Nevada (2008)
Research Assistant Professor
Licensed Psychologist. State of Maryland
Licensed Psychologist. State of Texas
National Register Health Service Provider in Psychology