About

I am a psychologist who works in clinical and academic roles. I provide therapy and consulting services as well as teach, conduct research, and facilitate seminars. I work with clients on a variety of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, body image, career issues, and stress management. For a more detailed look at my professional history and experiences, please see my curriculum vita.

Therapy

I conduct therapy from an integrated interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral orientation while also attending to the individual needs of each unique client and integrating culturally appropriate evidence-based practices. I offer individual therapy that is based on a collaborative therapist-client relationship and aim to provide a supportive, genuine, and empathic therapy environment. I help clients meet their goals by focusing on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as well as exploring the importance of relationships, family, and cultural contexts in relation to clients’ presenting concerns. I have worked at counseling centers at universities, such as University of California, Berkeley and Washington State University.

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Education

I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University in 2007. I worked at U.C. Berkeley from 2006-2008 where I completed my predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship. Prior to graduate school, I received my B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2000.

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Publications

I have written on multiculturalism in psychology, including the role of ethnicity in therapy, the experiences of multiracial Americans, and cultural values of Filipino Americans. I also collaborated on multiple cross-cultural research studies with participants in Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, and the United States. My publications include:

Book Chapters*:



Title: The Multiracial Movement: Bridging Society’s Language Barrier (2009)
Authors: del Prado and Lyda
Source: Diversity in Mind Action

Title: Broaching Ethnicity in Therapy (2010)
Authors: Sanchez, del Prado and Davis
Source: Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Competencies



Journal Articles*:

Title: Development and Validation of an Enculturation Scale for Filipino Americans (2010)
Authors: del Prado and Church
Source: Journal of Counseling Psychology

Title: Cultural Similarities and Differences in Perceived Affordances (2009)
Authors: Church, Katigbak, & del Prado
Source: Journal of Research in Personality

Title: Cultural Cross-role Consistency, and Adjustment: Testing Trait and Cultural Psychology Perspectives (2008)
Authors: Church, Anderson-Harumi, del Prado, Curtis, Tanaka-Matsumi, Valdez-Medina, et al.
Source: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Title: Culture, Method, and the Content of Self-Concept: Testing Trait, Individual-Self Primacy, and Cultural Psychology Perspectives (2007)
Authors: del Prado, Church, Katigbak, Miramontes, Whitty, Curtis, et al.
Source: Journal of Research in Personality

Title: Culture and the Behavioral Manifestations of Traits: An Application of the Act Frequency Approach (2007)
Authors: Church, Katigbak, Miramontes, del Prado, & Cabrera
Source: European Journal of Personality

Title: A Cross-cultural Study of Trait Self-enhancement, Explanatory variables, and Adjustment (2006)
Authors: Church, Katigbak, del Prado, Valdez-Medina, Miramontes, & Ortiz
Source: Journal of Research in Personality

Title: Implicit Theories and Self-Perceptions of Traitedness across Cultures: Toward Integration of Cultural and Trait Psychology Perspectives (2006)
Authors: Church, Katigbak, del Prado, Ortiz, Mastor, Harumi, et al.
Source: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Title: Investigating Implicit Trait Theories across Cultures (2005)
Authors: Church, Katigbak, Ortiz, del Prado, de Jesus Vargas-Flores, Ibanez-Reyes, et al.
Source: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Title: What a coincidence! The effects of Incidental Similarity on Compliance (2005)
Authors: Burger, Messian, Patel, del Prado & Anderson
Source: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

*For full APA citations of these resources, visit my curriculum vita

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Teaching Experience

I currently teach in the Psy.D. program at the Wright Institute and have taught at other universities including Santa Clara University, Washington State University, and Sonoma State University. My teaching load has included:

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Professional Affiliations

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