Dr. Carmen Inoa Vazquez is a Board
Certified clinical and forensic clinical psychologist. She has over 25 years
of experience as a distinguished clinician, teacher, researcher, author,
and program presenter, with both Spanish/English bilingual
and English speaking populations.
She dedicates her clinical work, research, teaching,
and writing to helping people cope with the challenges of
Dr. Vazquez is a noted authority on Latin American
mental health, particularly bicultural life styles.
She is an author of three books,
with Pride Latino Style, The
Maria Paradox (with Dr.
Rosa Gil), and
Grief Therapy with Latinos (with Dr. Dinelia Rosa).
She consults, supervises, and teaches at Bellevue
Hospital, where she was the Director of the Institute for
Multicultural Behavioral Health at Bellevue Hospital,
coordinating research and training for doctoral students and
Director of The New York University-Bellevue Clinical
Psychology Internship training program for 16
years. She was the Founder and Director of the
Bilingual Treatment Program Clinic specializing in services
to the unacculturated non-English speaking Hispanic
population at Bellevue Hospital.
Dr. Vazquez is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry
at New York University School of Medicine. She was an
Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Psychology Program at City
University of New York.
Dr. Vazquez has a
in New York
City where she provides psychotherapy and psychological
evaluations. She also consults in assessment of
Dr. Vazquez has received many honors,
including a Certificate of recognition for Outstanding Career
Achievement from Nassau County Medical Center, a Clinical
Excellence Award from Bellevue Hospital Center,
recognition for Education and Teaching from El Diario de la
Mujer, Miami, Florida, and an APIC Excellence in Diversity
Training Award. Public recognition includes citations
of honor from Claire Shulman, President Borough of Queens
and Rebeca Sosa, Mayor of West Miami. She was named
“One of the Most Outstanding Women of 1997 by El Diario-La Prensa. She is listed in Who is
Who of American Women.
Born in the Dominican Republic, she moved to the
United States at the age of 16. By hard work and
determination, she achieved immigrant aspirations through
public higher education. She graduated from Queens
College, Cum Laude, and earned a Ph.D. from City
University's APA Approved Program in Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Vazquez is married and the mother of two sons, a
financial analyst and
a computer specialist. When she manages to take a
break from her busy work schedule, she enjoys traveling,
playing tennis, gardening, and
swimming and relaxing at the beach.