Dr. Cardemil received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1993 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and 2000, respectively. He was subsequently at Brown University, where he completed his predoctoral internship in 2000, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship. He has been at Clark since 2002.
Current Research and Teaching
Dr. Cardemil's research focuses on the understanding and addressing the mental healthcare disparities in the United States that continue to disproportionately affect individuals from low-income and racial/ethnic minority backgrounds. His research program includes both applied and basic research that lie at the intersection of cognitive-behavioral theories, prevention science, and cultural and contextual approaches. Current research projects take place in the local community. One ongoing research project is an NIMH-funded mixed-methods investigation of a help-seeking for depression among Latino men. Other research projects investigate the effects of culture and gender in a variety of contexts, including middle- and high-school urban children, Latino families, and the therapy process. In addition, Dr. Cardemil has written about the incorporation of considerations of race, ethnicity, and culture into psychotherapy practice and research.
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Kim, S., & Cardemil, E.V. (in press). Effective psychotherapy with low-income clients: The importance of attending to social class. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy.
Ishikawa, R., Cardemil, E.V., & Falmagne, R. (2010). Help-seeking and help-receiving for emotional distress among Latino men and women. Qualitative Health Research, 20, 1558-72.
Cardemil, E.V. (2010). Cultural adaptations to empirically supported treatments: A research agenda. The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 7, 8-21.
Cardemil, E.V. (2010). The complexity of culture: Do we embrace the challenge or avoid it? The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 7, 41-47.
Battle, C. L., Uebelacker, L. A., Friedman, M.A., Cardemil, E.V., Beevers, C.G., & Miller, I. W. (2010). Treatment goals of depressed outpatients: A qualitative investigation of goals identified by participants in a depression treatment trial. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 16, 425-430.
Pollastri, A. R., Cardemil, E. V., & O'Donnell, E. H. (2010). Self-esteem in pure bullies and bully/victims: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25, 1489-1502.
Cardemil, E.V., Kim, S., Davidson, T.M., Sarmiento, I., Ishikawa, R., Sanchez, M., & Torres, S. (2010). Developing a culturally appropriate depression prevention program: Opportunities and challenges. Special issue of Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, 17, 188-197.
Sarmiento, I., & Cardemil, E.V. (2009). Family functioning and depression in low-income Latino couples. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 35, 432–445.
O'Donnell, E.H., Moreau, M., Cardemil, E.V., & Pollastri, A. (2010). Interparental conflict, parenting, and childhood depression: The role of general cognitive style. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 12-22.
Cardemil, E. V., & Sarmiento, I. (2009). Clinical approaches to working with Latino adults. In F. A. Villarruel, G. Carlo, J. M. Grau, M. Azmitia, N. Cabrera, & T. J. Chahin (Eds.), Handbook of Latino Psychology (pp. 329-345). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Davidson, T. M., & Cardemil, E. V. (2009). Parent-child communication and parental involvement in Latino adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence, 29, 99-121.
Cardemil, E. V. (2008). Culturally sensitive treatments: Need for an organizing framework. Culture and Psychology, 14, 357-367.
Cardemil, E. V., Adams, S. T., Calista, J. L., Connell, J., Encarnacion, J., Esparza, N. K., et al. (2007). The Latino Mental Health Project: A local mental health needs assessment. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 34, 331-341.
Cardemil, E. V., Reivich, K. J., Beevers, C. G., Seligman, M.E.P., & James, J. (2007). The prevention of depressive symptoms in inner-city middle school students: 2-year follow-up. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 313-327.
Cardemil, E. V., Kim, S., Pinedo, T. M., & Miller, I. W. (2005). Preventing depression in Latina mothers: The Family Coping Skills Program. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 11 , 99-112.
Cardemil, E. V. & Battle, C. (2003). Guess who's coming to therapy? Getting comfortable with conversations about race and ethnicity in psychotherapy. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice , 34 , 278-286.
Cardemil, E. V., Reivich, K. J., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2002). The prevention of depressive symptoms in low-income minority middle-school students. Prevention & Treatment , 5, Article 8. Available online.
Cardemil, E. V. (2002). Preventing paralysis in culture-based research: negotiating obstacles. Prevention & Treatment, 5 , Article 14. Available online.