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Velez, Brandon
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
Counseling & Clinical Psychology

350 Macy

Office Hours:
Wednesdays 3-6 pm

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, August 2014
University of Florida (APA accredited), Gainesville, FL                  

Predoctoral Psychology Internship, August 2013 – August 2014
Georgia Institute of Technology Counseling Center (APA accredited), Atlanta, GA 

M.S. in Psychology, 2011
University of Florida (APA accredited), Gainesville, FL

B.S. in Psychology, 2009 (summa cum laude)
B.A. in Religion, 2009 (cum laude)
Minor in Anthropology, 2009
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Velez's research focuses on the links of oppression and collective identity attitudes with mental health and career outcomes among sexual, gender, and racial/ethnic minority people. He is particularly interested in the experiences and well-being of populations with multiple stigmatized identities, such as racial ethnic minority women and LGBTQ people of color. 

Selected Publications

Brewster, M. E., Velez, B. L., Foster, A., & Esposito, J. (in press). Minority stress and the mediating role of religious coping among LGB individuals. Journal of Counseling Psychology.

Breslow, A. S., Brewster, M. E., Velez, B. L., Wong, S., Geiger, E., & Soderstrom, B. (in press). Resilience and collective action: Exploring buffers against minority stress for transgender individuals. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Velez, B. L., Campos, I. D., & Moradi, B. (2015). Relations of sexual objectification and racist discrimination with Latina women’s body image and mental health. The Counseling Psychologist43, 906-935. doi:10.1177/0011000015591287

Velez, B. L., & Moradi, B., & DeBlaere, C. (2015). Multiple oppressions and the mental health of sexual minority Latina/o individuals. The Counseling Psychologist, 43, 7-38. doi:10.1177/0011000014542836

Lyons, H. Z., Velez, B. L., Mehta, M., & Neil, N. (2014). Tests of the theory of work adjustment with economically-distressed African Americans. Journal of Counseling Psychology61, 473-483. doi:10.1037/cou0000017

Brewster, M. E., Velez, B. L., Martin, A., & Tebbe, E. N. (2014). Voices from beyond: A thematic content analysis of transgender employees' workplace experiences. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1, 159-169. doi:10.1037/sgd0000030

Brewster, M. E., Velez, B. L., Esposito, J., Wong, S., Geiger, L., & Keum, B. (2014).

Moving beyond the binary with disordered eating research: A test and extension of objectification theory with bisexual women. Journal of Counseling Psychology61, 50-62. doi:10.1037/a0034748

Velez, B. L., Moradi, B., & Brewster, M. E. (2013). Testing the tenets of minority stress theory in workplace contexts. Journal of Counseling Psychology60, 532-542. doi:10.1037/a0033346

Velez, B. L., & Moradi, B. (2012). Workplace support, discrimination, and person-organization fit: Tests of the theory of work adjustment with LGB individuals. Journal of Counseling Psychology59, 399–407. doi:10.1037/a0028326

Brewster, M. E., Velez, B., DeBlaere, C., & Moradi, B. (2012). Transgender individuals' workplace experiences: The applicability of sexual minority measures and models. Journal of Counseling Psychology59, 60–70. doi:10.1037/a0025206


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