College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Dr. Carranza has been teaching Psychology courses for approximately 30 years at various colleges and universities. Her main area of study is Counseling Psychology with expertise in sexual violence, stress, depression, anxiety, mindfulness, contemplative pedagogy practices, pluralistic societies, multiculturalism. She is affiliated with the Southern Arizona Psychological Association, Arizona Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. Her major work accomplishments are providing therapy to sexual violence clients for several years, teaching in psychology with a focus upon developmental theory, cognitive behavioral theory, and multiculturalism/pluralism. She has worked in course development, faculty development, community agency training. She worked as a consultant in a Behavioral Assessment Team for approximately 6 years. She is currently training faculty in student engagement, use of technology and applying contextualization in the classroom. She attends the Arizona Psychological Board Meetings to remain apprised of the changes in laws, rules on behalf of Walden.
Carranza, O. (1999). A Therapist's Challenge: Addressing Cultural Competence in Counseling.
Carranza, O. (2004). Assisting Immigrant Students Achieve a College Education.
Carranza, O. (2011). Connecting the Puzzle: Teaching and Mental Health Issues in the Classroom.