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Melissa Morgan Consoli

Melissa Morgan Consoli


  • Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • B.A., Psychology, Southwestern University

Melissa Morgan Consoli, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School. All of her research is conducted through a social justice lens, using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs as well as community based research paradigms. Her goal is for research to be culturally relevant, informative in the development of prevention and other community programs, and useful in addressing societal issues of concern for the populations with whom she works. Dr. Morgan Consoli’s research focuses on resilience and the Latino/a population, as well as on cross-cultural, international, and immigrant populations – with specific interests in the role cultural differences play in resilience and thriving. With reference to a recent mixed methods study she and her students conducted with self-identified Mexican-American college students, she will discuss the important role that Mexican-American traditional cultural values such as familismo, respeto, religiosidad and gender roles play in providing strength for overcoming adversities.