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Miguel E. Gallardo, Psy.D.
Associate Professor and Director, Aliento

Psy.D., California School of Professional Psychology; B.S., Texas Christian University

Dr. Gallardo is an Associate Professor of Psychology and a licensed psychologist. He maintains an independent/consultation practice where he conducts therapy with adolescents and adults and consults with organizations and universities on developing culturally responsive systems. He teaches courses on multicultural and social justice, intimate partner violence and professional practice issues. Dr. Gallardo's areas of scholarship and research interests include understanding the psychotherapy process when working with ethnocultural communities, particularly the Latina/o community and in understanding the processes by which individuals develop cultural awareness and responsiveness. Dr. Gallardo has published referred journal articles and book chapters in the areas of multicultural psychology, Latina/o psychology, ethics and evidence-based practices. He co-edited the book, Intersections of Multiple Identities: A Casebook of Evidence-Based Practices with Diverse Populations and is co-author of the book Culturally Adaptive Counseling Skills: Demonstrations of Evidence-Based Practices.

Dr. Gallardo is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He has established a presence among psychology's many associations including the American Psychological Association (APA), California Latino Psychological Association (CLPA), the California Psychological Association (CPA) and the National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA). Dr. Gallardo currently serves as Chair of the Committee of Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) of the APA. He is a past-president of the California Psychological Association (CPA). Dr. Gallardo is one of the founding members and served as the first president of the California Latino Psychological Association and continues to be active in psychological organizations on the state and national levels. Dr. Gallardo is currently serving a two-year Governor appointed position on the California Board of Psychology. He has been honored for his dedication and commitment to the field of psychology locally, statewide and nationally.



  • Sociocultural Basis of Behavior
  • Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • Theories and Techniques of Cultural-Ecological and Community-Clinical Interventions
  • Professional Practice and Mental Health Systems
  • Clinical Practicum

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