Arazais Oliveros

Arazais Oliveros

Assistant Professor
Magruder Hall 202
(662) 325-3202


B.A., Psychology, Honors College, Florida International University, 2000
M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida, 2005
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida, 2008
Doctoral Internship, Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital, 2008
Post-doctoral Training Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 2010


Professional Licenses

·         Mississippi license #53 924
·         National Register Health Service Psychologist #54060

Research Interests

Dr. Oliveros' program of research seeks to clarify the cognitive and affective pathways involved in family violence and identify mechanisms of risk and resilience in the development of emotion regulation. Research studies in the Regulation and Resilience Lab will seek to understand more about the following topics:

·        Child welfare and prevention of maltreatment
·        Parental mental health and influence on parent-child relationship
·        Parenting influences on emotion regulation
·        Influence of attachment on conflict and resilience
·        Etiology and assessment of emotion dysregulation

Students working in this lab have the opportunity to be involved in setting up studies, data collection, literature reviews, and conference presentations. Qualified students may conduct independent or collaborative research projects where they develop their own research idea and finish by presenting their findings via conferences and journals.

Prospective students who are interested in this work are encouraged to learn more about our graduate programs and then email Dr. Oliveros so she is aware of your interest and can watch for your application. After emailing Dr. Oliveros, please apply!



Gadke, D. K., McKinney, C., &  Oliveros, A., (2015). Autism Spectrum Disorder symptoms and comorbidity in emerging adults. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, DOI: 10.1007/s10578-015-0556-9.

Gordon, D., Oliveros, A., Hawes, S.W., Iwamoto, D.K., Rayford, B.S. (2012). Engaging fathers in child protection services: A review of factors and strategies across ecological systems. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 1399-1417.

Iwamoto, K., Gordon, D., Oliveros, A., Perez-Cabello, A, Brabham, T, Lanza, S., & Dyson, W. (2012). The role of Masculine norms and informal support on mental health in incarcerated men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 13(3), 283-293.

Oliveros, A., & Kaufman, J. (2011). Addressing substance abuse treatment needs of parents involved with the child welfare system. Child Welfare, 90(1), 25-41.

Renk, K., Donnelly, R., Klein, J., Oliveros, A., & Baksh, E. (2008). Cross-informant ratings of the emotional and behavioral functioning of college students. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37(2), 193-210.

Renk, K., Oliveros, A., Roddenberry, A., Klein, J., Sieger, K., & Phares, V. (2007). The relationship between maternal and paternal psychological symptoms and ratings of adolescent functioning.  Journal of Adolescence, 30(3), 467-485.

Renk, K., Roddenberry, A., Oliveros, A., Sieger, K. (2007). The relationship of maternal characteristics and perceptions of children to children’s emotional and behavioral problems. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 29(1), 37-57.

Renk, K., Roddenberry, A., Oliveros, A., Roberts, R., Meehan, C., & Liljequist, L. (2006). An examination of conflict in emerging adulthood between college students and their parents. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4, 43-61.

Fisak, B., Oliveros, A., & Ehrenreich, J. T. (2006). Assessment and behavioral treatment of selective mutism.  Clinical Case Studies, 5(5), 382-402.