DISSERTATION WORK: My dissertation focused on evaluating the social context in which mental health technologies are used (or perhaps, not used) by different communities. By understanding how mental health technologies are used in different contexts by different stakeholders, we can better understand the role that technology plays in mental health management, what factors affect its use, how technology impacts the relationships between stakeholders, and who is being served and who may be being left out. I sought out to address the following research question: In what ways do structural and community influences support or hinder the use of mental health technologies, especially for communities that are disproportionately affected by barriers to mental health care?
OTHER WORK: I also have managed mixed method research projects in the field of STEM education that focus on increasing inclusivity and cultural competence in different educational settings, ranging from informal community centers to general elementary school education to more specific computer science curricula.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: I earned an MS in Clinical Social Work and a BS in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, I have over 7 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). During this time, I provided bilingual and bicultural individual, family, and group therapy to primarily Spanish speaking families who have experienced trauma. I worked primarily with children under the age of 9 years old. I have specialized training in the neurological effects of trauma on the developing brain and trauma-informed methods, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based practices.
RESEARCH AREAS: Community-based research methods, mental health technologies, historically marginalized communities, mental health nonprofits, mental health equity.
CITING MY PAPERS: I have two last names, which can make citing my papers confusing. Please cite using my two last names: Robledo Yamamoto. Thank you!
CONTACT: fuji.robledo [at] gmail [dot] com