Enrique Lopez

Ph.D., Distinguished Faculty, Clinical Psychology

A native of Zacatecas, Mexico and openly gay individual, Dr. López attended Occidental from 1985-1989 (Major Psychology and Minor Spanish Literature). He obtained his graduate degrees from Pepperdine University. He holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and completed a post-doctorate fellowship in Neuropsychology with specialties in pediatric, adult, cross-cultural, and health-related issues at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital (1998-2000). After his training, he worked at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center at their HIV Mental Health Services. Currently, Enrique works at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience as a Research Neuropsychologist conducting research on HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders among minority populations. He was the Head of the Psychology Section representing the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Rehabilitation Medicine, Pain Center, and Neurosurgery. He was a board member for the AIDS Project Los Angeles in their human subjects research division. He is currently an adjunct professor for Pacifica Graduate Institute. His goal is to critically collaborate with doctoral candidates by integrating depth psychological work to address the complex challenges currently faced by marginalized individuals, especially LGBT and People of Color. His aspiration is to continue to fight for the inclusion of depth psychological work within the current contemporary psychological culture that underestimates its value. Beyond his research interests, he is committed to his own personal psychological work and he is currently enrolled in the Advanced Training at the Institute of Contemporary Uranian Psychoanalysis.

Additional Work:

Peselow, E., Pi, S., Lopez, E., Besada, A., & IsHak, W. W. (2014). The impact of spirituality before and after treatment of major depressive disorder. Innovations In Clinical Neuroscience, 11(3-4), 17-23.

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