Lara Guzmán-Hosta, Ph.D.


Dr. Guzmán-Hosta is a forensic psychologist currently practicing in MA.  She has the credentials of Designated Forensic Psychologist and Forensic Mental Health Supervisor. She has worked in the juvenile court clinics, adult inpatient forensic evaluation services and currently at the Metro Boston Court Clinic Team at the Department of Mental Health’s Forensic Services Division.  She is an alumni and former faculty of the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology.  She has authored and co-authored articles on cross-cultural issues in psychological and forensic assessment.  She has conducted international, national, and local presentations and trainings related to cultural issues in forensic mental health systems and practice.  Dr. Guzman-Hosta is active within the American Psychology and the Law Society, currently a member of the Broadening Representation, Inclusion, Diversity, and Global Equity (BRIDGE) committee and the Practice Committee, where will be Chair starting in 2023 and is the currently the Chair of the Award Subcommittee.   She is also active in her community, where she is the Vice-Chair of the Belmont Human Rights Commission and a member of Black and Brown in Belmont.  Dr. Guzman-Hosta was born and raised in Puerto Rico and has been living in MA since 2004.