Dr. Adam Arechiga

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, School of Behavioral Health
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Contact Information

Email aarechiga@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-7640
Fax 909-558-0908

School of Behavioral Health
Loma Linda University, Griggs Hall, Room 216
11065 Campus St., Loma Linda, CA  92350

Degrees and Certifications

  • PsyD, Psychology - Loma Linda University, 2006
  • DrPH, Public Health - Loma Linda University, 2006
  • MA, Counseling - Walla Walla College, 2003
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)

Areas of Specialization

  • Clinical health psychology
  • Obesity management
  • Lifestyle change
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Trauma, pain, and anxiety

Professional Memberships and Licenses

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist - CA #21819

Recent Publications

  • Cook, W., Arechiga, A., Dobson, L., and Boyd, K. (2014). Brief Heterogeneous Inpatient Psychotherapy Groups:  A Process-Oriented Psychoeducational (POP) Model. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 64(2): 181- 206.
  • Cook, W., Dobson, L., and Arechiga, A.(2014). Brief Inpatient Group Programming or Therapy? Towards a POP Model for the RAPID Group: A Rejoinder. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 64(2): 245 – 250.
  • Carpenter, C., Yan, E., Chen, S., Hong, K., Arechiga, A., Kim, W., Deng, M., Li, Z., and Heber, D. (2013). Body fat and body-mass index among a multiethnic sample of college-age men and women. Journal of Obesity, 2013.

Recent Presentations

  • Do, N., Xu, Y., Moldovan, C. P., Aréchiga, A. L., Rajaram, S., & Sabaté, J. (2016, February). Predictors of premorbid intelligence and cognitive decline. Presented at the 44th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.
  • Moldovan, C. P., Wolpern, E. A., Xu, Y., Norseth, C., Jones, R., Lima, E. J., Palma, I.F., McDonnell, M., Elsen, K., Aréchiga, A. L., Rajaram, S., & Sabaté, J. (2015, August). Social support and education: Predictors of self-efficacy in healthy older adults. Presented at the 123rd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Moldovan, C. P., Hermé, A. C., Aréchiga, A. L., & Peters, W. R. (2015, August). Phentermine, eating disorder features, and weight loss in overweight adults. Presented at the 123rd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Moldovan, C. P., Hermé, A. C., Stevens, S. D., Aréchiga, A. L., & Peters, W. R. (2015, April). Phentermine, food cravings, and weight loss in obese adults. Presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Norseth, C., Moldovan, C. P., Palma, I. A., Aréchiga, A. L., Rajaram, S., & Sabaté, J. (2015, May). Exercise and somatic symptoms of depression in healthy older adults. Presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Moldovan, C. P., Palma, I. A., Norseth, C., Elsen, K., Holness, A., Rivera, F., Weise, R., Aréchiga, A. L., Rajaram, S., & Sabaté, J. (2015, April). The impact of social activity and social support on spiritual well-being in healthy older adults. Poster to be presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX.
  • Moldovan, C. P., McDonnell, M., Norseth, C., Xu, Y., Lima, E. J., Jones, R., Leaf, F., Aréchiga, A. L., Rajaram, S., & Sabaté, J. (2015, February). The impact of age, education, and spiritual well-being on executive functioning in healthy older adults. Poster to be presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.
  • Norseth, C., Xu, Y., Moldovan, C. P., Palma, I. A., Leaf, F., Rivera, F., Weise, R., Aréchiga, A. L., Rajaram, S., & Sabaté, J. (2014, August). Depressive symptoms and language ability in healthy older adults. Presented at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Moldovan, C. P., Palma, I. A., Norseth, C., Xu, Y., Rivera, F., Leaf, F., Weise, R., Aréchiga, A. L., Rajaram, S., & Sabaté, J. (2014, April). The effects of physical activity, education, and spirituality on premorbid intelligence in healthy older adults. Presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Xu, Y., Norseth, C., Moldovan, C. P., Palma, I. A., Leaf, F. O., Weise, R., Rivera, F., Aréchiga, A. L., Rajaram, S., & Sabaté, J. (2014, April). The relationship between depressive symptoms and reported physical and mental health among healthy older adults. Presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Moldovan, C. P., Palma, I. A., Norseth, C., Xu, Y., Rivera, F., Leaf, F., Weise, R., Aréchiga, A. L., Rajaram, S., & Sabaté, J. (2014, February). Impact of age, education, and spirituality on cognitive reserve in healthy older adults. Presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA.
  • Xu, Y., Norseth, C., Moldovan, C. P., Palma, I. A., Leaf, F. O., Rivera, F., Weise, R., Aréchiga, A. L., Rajaram, S., & Sabaté, J. (2014, February). Depressive symptoms and their effect on attention among healthy older adults. Presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA.
  • Weise, R., Norseth, C., Xu, Y., Moldovan, C. P., Palma, I. A., Leaf, F. O., Rivera, F., Aréchiga, A. L., Rajaram, S., & Sabaté, J. (2014, February). The relationship between social support and executive function. Presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA.
  • Aréchiga, A. L., Hermé, A. C., Moldovan, C. P., Harries, A., Stevens, S., Suplee, A. F., & Peters, W. (2013, October). The effectiveness of the Yale Food Addiction Scale in predicting outcomes in a weight loss study. Presented at the American Society of Bariatric Physicians 63rd Annual Obesity & Associated Conditions Symposium, Phoenix, AZ.