Miguel E. Gallardo, PsyD
Dr. Gallardo is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, where he teaches courses on multicultural and social justice, intimate/partner violence and professional development issues. Dr. Gallardo also serves as the Director of Aliento, The Center for Latina/o Communities at Pepperdine University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist (CA PSY# 21360) and maintains an independent/consultation practice where he conducts legal forensic/medical and immigration evaluations and psychotherapy with adolescents and adults. In addition, Dr. Gallardo consults with organizations and universities on developing culturally responsive systems.
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 is currently Director of Research and Evaluation for the Multiethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (MECCA), a non-profit organization dedicated to serving monolingual Arab, Farsi, Korean, Vietnamese and Spanish speaking communities. Dr. Gallardo has published refereed journal articles and book chapters in the areas of multicultural psychology, Latina/o psychology, and ethics and 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). 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 second-term 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.
Psy.D. – Clinical Psychology, 2001, California School of Professional Psychology (APA Accreditation). Doctoral Research Topic: A Culture Undiscovered: The Impact of Learning Disabilities on Racially and Ethnically Diverse Students. Video project intended to examine the interplay between culture and a learning disability diagnosis. Video has International Distribution.
B.S. – Major: Psychology; Minor: Spanish, 1996, Texas Christian University.
Aliento, The Center for Latina/o
Communities Pepperdine University
January 2013 – Present
Director of Research and Training
Orange County Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of
May 2009 – Present
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
September 2008 – Present
Independent/Consultation Practice Center
Neurobehavioral Clinic & Counseling
Provide Bilingual Therapy, Forensic and Legal services in English and Spanish
Licensed Psychologist CA #PSY 21360
January 2007 – Present
- Family and Relationship Issues
- Anxiety and Fears
- Domestic Abuse or Violence
- Life Coaching and Life Transitions
- Spirituality and Religion
- Trauma and PTSD
- Immigration and Cultural Transitions
Ruiz, J.M., Gallardo, M.E., & Delgado-Romero, E.A. (2013). Latinas/os and immigration reform. A Commentary to “Crossroads: The psychology of immigration in the new century”—The Report of the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 1(3), 149-154.
Gallardo, M.E. (2012). Context and culture: The initial clinical interview with Latina/o clients. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 39(3). doi: 10.1007/s10879-012-9222-8.
Schank, J., Helbok, C., Haldeman, D., & Gallardo, M. (2010). Ethical issues in small communities: Expanding the definition and discussion. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(6), 502-510.
Gallardo, M.E., Johnson, J., Parham, T., & Carter, J. (2009). Ethics and multiculturalism: Advancing cultural and clinical responsiveness. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(5), 425-435.
Neville, H.A., Gallardo, M.E., & Sue, D.W. (2015). The myth of racial color blindness: Manifestation, dynamics, and impact. Washington, D.C: APA.
Gallardo, M.E. (Ed.). (2013). Developing cultural humility: Embracing race, privilege and power. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Sue, D.W., Gallardo, M.E., Neville, H. (Eds.). (2013). Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling & Therapy. John Wiley & Sons.
Gallardo, M.E., Yeh, C., Trimble, J., & Parham. T.A. (2012). Culturally adaptive counseling skills: Demonstrations of evidence-based practices. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Gallardo, M., & McNeill, B. (Eds.). (2009). Intersections of multiple identities: A casebook of evidence-based practices with diverse populations. New York, NY: Routledge.
Gallardo, M.E., & Gomez, D. (2015). Clinical Interviewing with Latina/o clients. In Geisinger, K. (Ed.), Psychological Testing of Hispanics: Clinical and Intellectual Issues. Washington, DC: APA.
Gallardo, M.E., & Kaivan, N. (2013). Curriculum development and ethical issues in multicultural training. In Paniagua, F. & Yamada, A.M. (Eds.), Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Gallardo, M.E., Arredondo, P., Toporek, R. (2014). Developing cultural humility: Understanding how to engage in difficult dialogues (Part I). Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press.
Gallardo, M.E., Hayes, P., Tummala-Narra, P. (2014). Developing cultural humility: Understanding how to engage in difficult dialogues (Part II). Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press.
Partial Presentation List
Gallardo, M.E., Goodwin, R., Kaivan, N., & Zamora, L. (2013, August). Skill-building session:Tailoring psychotherapy to Latina/o communities. Presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI..
Gallardo, M.E., Kiiveri, A., Martinez, A., & Zamora, L. (2013, April). Developing CulturallyCongruent Therapeutic Foundations: Working with Mexican/Mexican Americans from National and International Perspectives. Presented at the Annual Convention of the California Psychological Association, Newport Beach, CA.
Gallardo, M.E., Gomez, D., Kaivan, N. (2012, October). El terapeuta es como un sastre: Culturally responsive therapy with Mexican/Mexican Americans. Presented at the 5th Biennial Conference of the National Latina/o Psychological Association, New Brunswick, NJ.
Gallardo, M.E., Gomez, D., & Zamora, L. (2012, September). Culturally responsive therapy with Mexican/Mexican Americans: Bridging national and international perspectives. Presented at the 18th Annual Latino Behavioral Health Institute Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
*Gallardo, M.E. (2015, August). Developing Cultural Humility: Seeing Ourselves in Others. Webinar Presented for NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.
Gallardo, M.E. (2015, June). Developing Cultural Humility: Embracing Race, Privilege and Power. Presented for the National Latina/o Psychological Association Webinar Book Series.
Gallardo, M.E. (2015, May). Developing Cultural Humility: Examining Color-Blind Racial Ideologies. Presented at WestCoast Children’s Clinic. Oakland, CA.
Gallardo, M.E. (2014, November). Opening Keynote Address: Developing Cultural Humility: What I See, Could Be Me. Presented at the Kentucky Psychological Association Annual Convention. Louisville, KY.
*Gallardo, M.E. (2014, November). Cultivating Multicultural Dialogues: A model for discussing race, privilege, and power. Invited Workshop Presented at the Kentucky Psychological Association Annual Convention. Louisville, KY.
*Gallardo, M.E. (2014, October). Enhancing Multicultural Dialogues: What I See Could Be Me! Invited Workshop Presented at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Annual Convention.
Gallardo, M.E. (October, 2013). Developing culturally congruent therapeutic foundations: Working with Mexican/Mexican Americans from national and international perspectives. Keynote address presented at the Metropolitan State Hospital “Multicultural Practice: Working with Special Populations- Transformation Through the Prism of Color” conference, Norwalk, CA.
Gallardo, M.E. (June, 2013). Understanding Latina/o Communities in Context: Bridging Cultural Gaps between health care systems and community members. Keynote address presented at the American Case Management Association Northern California Chapter 10th Annual Case Management Conference, Napa, CA.
Gallardo, M.E. (April, 2013). Cultural and linguistic services: Understanding communities in context. Presented at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Gallardo, M.E. (April, 2013). Opening Keynote: Achieving mental health wellness by building capacity in higher education. Presented at the California State Dominguez Hills College of Arts & Humanities 2013 Joint Annual Conference, Dominguez Hills, CA.
Ahlfeld, A., Corbett, T., Donner, M., & Gallardo, M. (April, 2013). Opening plenary session: What is happening out there? Tell me, please! Presented at the 2013 Annual Convention of the California Psychological Association, Newport Beach, CA.
Gallardo, M.E. (2013, January). Liberating Latina/o Communities through Education: Developing a Latina/o Behavioral Health Workforce. Presented at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
References Available Upon Request
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