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Julio Sabater

Board Member

Dr. Julio E. Sabater is a Black Puerto Rican man, who is a Rhode Island licensed clinical psychologist, with more than 25 years of experience working in clinical, school, community, and faith-based settings in the field of mental and behavioral health, with a specialty in trauma care, psychological assessment, and clinical training.
● Alongside his wife Ivelisse Sabater, he is committed to offering high quality bilingual psychological services to uniquely diverse individuals, and providing racial, cultural, and linguistic diverse clinical training experiences and mentorship, as co-owners of Sabater Laboratory for Psychological Innovations Inc (SabaterLAB), a mental health clinic in Main Street Pawtucket since 2015.
● Dr. Sabater’s active participation as board chairman, board member, advocate, and national instructor attest to his heavily invested committment in underserved communities.
● As co-founder, vice president, and board chairman of the SabaterLAB Foundation, Dr. Sabater is determined to establishing partnerships to implement intentional strategies to reduce stigmatized views around mental health and help-seeking within our communities of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and unserved populations.
● He is a Founding Board Director for The Black Block Community Foundation in the Black Block Cultural District in the Downtown area of the City of Pawtucket.
● Dr. Sabater is also involved in efforts to implement mental health care within faith-based organizations in the state.
● He is well known for being an advocate and proponent for accessible, equitable, and inclusive approaches to directly impact the workplace, education, health, knowledge production, and training.
● Dr. Sabater has worked in various organizations which include Worcester Public Schools, The Providence Center, Providence Public Schools District, University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care Community Healthlink, and Children’s Friend.
● Dr. Sabater has been invited as panelist on trauma care, professional psychologist training, and mental health workforce pipeline obstacles. He served on the taskforce group on Trauma-Informed Schools at the state level, and provided individual and organizational representation in support of the National Community Mental Wellnes & Resilience Act.
● Dr. Sabater is a recipient of the Team Chaning: Minds Initiative, a national response to young men and teens of color, which included a scholarship for training and certification as a national Mental Health First Aid instructor.
● Dr. Sabater holds a Ph.D. degree in combined school/counseling psychology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology, both from Northeastern University. More recently, he completed a Doctor of Theology degree from Dayspring Theology University.
● He has been married to his loving wife Ivelisse for almost 25 years, and they have two daughters ages 24 and 18.

Julio Sabater
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