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November 28, 2023 7:17 pm

Dr. Antonio E. Puente to Speak about Mental Health at UMO

Dr. Antonio E. Puente will lead a lead a mental health discussion at the University of Mount Olive Feb. 8.

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive will host former American Psychological Association President Dr. Antonio E. Puente on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. in Southern Bank Auditorium.

The topic of his presentation will be Mental Health Today. Dr. Puente is a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where he has taught since 1981. He maintains a private practice in clinical neuropsychology and is the founder and co-director of mental health services at the Cape Fear Clinic, a bilingual multi-disciplinary health center serving the indigent.

He is the founding director of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s Centro Hispano. His research primarily focuses on the interface between culture and neuropsychology. His teaching activities include Brain and Behavior, Clinical Neuropsychology, and the History of Psychology.

Dr. Puente has served as president of the N.C. Psychological Association, N.C. Psychological Foundation, the Hispanic Neuropsychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology and the Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology, as well as serving as president of the American Psychological Association.

This event is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Natalie Kemp at

— From University of Mount Olive Public Relations, by student intern Macy Parkhurst