Manuel Paris PsyD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Deputy Director, Hispanic Services, CMHC; Director, Psychology Training Program, Hispanic Services, CMHC

Research Interests

Evaluation of cultural/linguistic adaptations of evidence based assessments and interventions; multisite training and fidelity monitoring; workforce development within behavioral health services.

Research Summary

Dr. Manuel Paris is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and Deputy Director of Hispanic Services for the Connecticut Mental Health Center. He also serves as Director of Training for the Latino Track of the Yale Psychology Pre and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program at the Hispanic Clinic. His professional focus is on the adaptation of evidence-based interventions within a culturally appropriate framework, with a specific emphasis on motivational interviewing for addictions. As such, he is actively involved in the following three areas: 1) evaluation of cultural/linguistic adaptations of evidence based interventions and assessments; 2) multisite training and fidelity monitoring; and 3) workforce development. He has co-authored numerous articles on Latino behavioral health issues and also teaches and lectures extensively on this topic. In 2007, he co-created the Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System (CT LBHS). The CT LBHS represents a united effort to enhance, expand, and evaluate a network of treatment services developed from regional partnerships and tailored to meet the specific behavioral health needs of the Latino community.

Selected Publications

  • Hoge, M. A., Stuart, G. W., Morris, J., Flaherty, M. T., Paris, M., & Goplerud, E. Mental health and addiction workforce development: Federal leadership is needed to address the growing crisis. Health Affairs. 2013, 32(11):2005-12.
  • Caplan, S., Paris, M., Whittemore, R., Desai, M., Dixon, J., Alvidrez, J., Escobar, J., & Scahill, L. Correlates of religious, supernatural, and psychosocial causal beliefs about depression among Latino immigrants in primary care. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture. 2011, 14(6):589-611.
  • Paris, M., & Hoge, M. Burnout in the mental health workforce: A review. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. 2010, 37(4):519-528.
  • Becker, D. F., Añez, L. M., Paris, M., Bedregal, L., & Grilo, C. M. Factor structure and diagnostic efficiency of the DSM-IV criteria for Avoidant Personality Disorder in Hispanic men and women with substance use disorders. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2009, 50:463-470.
  • Santa Ana, E. J., Carroll, K. M., Añez, L., Paris, M., Ball, S. A., Nich, C., Frankforter, T. L., Suarez-Morales, L., Szapocznik, J., & Martino, S. Evaluating Motivational Enhancement Therapy adherence and competence among Spanish-speaking therapists. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2009, 103:44-51.
  • Añez, L. M., Silva, M. A., Paris, M., & Bedregal, L. E. Engaging Latinos through the integration of cultural values and motivational interviewing principles. Professional Psychology Research and Practice. 2008, 39(2):153-159.
  • Añez, L., Paris, M., Bedregal, L., Davidson, L. & Grilo, C. Application of cultural constructs in the care of first generation Latina/o clients in a community mental health setting. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 2005, 11(4):221-230.
  • Paris, M., Añez, L., Bedregal, L., Andres-Hyman, R., & Davidson, L. Help seeking & satisfaction among Latinas: The roles of setting, ethnic identity, & therapeutic alliance. Journal of Community Psychology. 2005, 33(3):299-312.
  • Hoge, M. A., Paris, M., Adger, H., Collins, F. L., Finn, C. V., Fricks, L. et al. Workforce competencies in behavioral health: An overview. Administration & Policy in Mental Health. 2005, 32(5/6):593-631.
  • Paris, M., Bedregal, L., Añez, L., Shahar, G., & Davidson, L. Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the therapeutic collaboration scale (TCS). Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 2004, 26(3):390-402.

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