Professor Cuevas received his BA from Tufts University and his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. Prior to arriving at Northeastern University, Professor Cuevas was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Family Research Laboratory/Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. Previously he has also worked at the Massachusetts Treatment Center for Sexually Dangerous Persons located in Bridgewater, MA.
Professor Cuevas’s research interests are in the area of victimization and trauma, sexual violence and sexual offending, family violence, and psychological assessment. Specifically, his work focuses examining victimization among Latino women and youth and how it relates to psychological distress and service utilization, as well as the role cultural factors play on victimization. In addition, he is studying the impact of psychological factors on the revictimization of children and how it helps explain the connection between victimization and delinquency. His most recent National Institute of Justice-funded research examines dating violence among Latino adolescents, specifically addressing cultural factors, comorbid victimization, delinquency, and help-seeking behaviors. Professor Cuevas also continues to engage in clinical work, providing assessment and treatment to victims of abuse and trauma as well as sex offenders.
Manuscripts in Preparation
Finkelhor, D., Cuevas, C. A., & Drawbridge, D. The four preconditions model: An assessment. Book chapter in preparation
Cuevas, C. A., Sabina, C., & Picard, E. Posttraumatic stress among a national sample of victimized Latino women: The role of cultural factors. Manuscript in preparation.
Sabina, C., Cuevas, C. A., Zadnik, E. Intimate partner violence among Latino women: Rates and cultural correlates. Manuscript in preparation.
Cuevas, C. A., & Dalenberg, C. J. Emotional recognition in child sexual abusers: Group differences and affective correlates. Manuscript in preparation.
Cuevas, C. A., Bruell, C., & Finkelhor, D. The role of victimization and psychological distress on the onset of delinquency Manuscript in preparation.
Manuscripts Under Review
Zadnik, E., Sabina, C., & Cuevas, C. A. Violence against Latinas: The effects of undocumented status on rates of victimization and help-seeking. Manuscript under review.
Cuevas, C. A., Bell, K., & Sabina, C. Victimization, psychological distress, and help-seeking: Disentangling the relationship for Latina victims. Manuscript under review.
Sabina, C., Cuevas, C. A., & Schally, J. L. The effect of immigration and acculturation on interpersonal victimization among a national sample of Latino women. Manuscript under review.
Finkelhor, D., Shattuck, A., Cuevas, C. A., Turner, H., & Hamby, S. Victimization and delinquency in a national sample of youth. OJJDP report under review.
Sabina, C., Cuevas, C. A., & Schally, J. L. (in press). Cultural inﬂuences on help-seeking among a national sample of victimized Latino women. American Journal of Community Psychology.
Cuevas, C. A., Sabina, C. & Bell, K. (in press). The effect of acculturation and immigration on the victimization and psychological distress link in a national sample of Latino women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Cuevas, C. A., Sabina, C., & Milloshi, R. (in press). Interpersonal victimization among a national sample of Latino women. Violence Against Women.
Sabina, C., Cuevas, C. A., & Schally, J. L. (2012). Help-seeking in a national sample of victimized Latino women: The inﬂuence of victimization types. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27, 40-61.
Cuevas, C. A., Sabina, C., & Picard, E. (2010). Interpersonal victimization patterns and psychopathology among Latino women: Results from the SALAS study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2, 296-306.
Cuevas, C. A., & Sabina, C. (2010). Final report: Sexual assault among Latinas (SALAS) study (230445). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) – Crime, Violence, and Victimization Research Division Scientiﬁc Review Panel
Technical Peer Reviewer for the National Institute of Justice, Ofﬁce of Research and Evaluation
APA Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) – 2012 Conference Planning Committee
National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV) – Research Action Team Co-Chair
American Psychological Association (APA)
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)