Dr. Patricia H. A. Perez, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the International Psychology (IP) PhD program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP). Originally from Quezon City, Philippines, Dr. Perez lived in different parts of the United States and Europe during her childhood and has traveled extensively.
Dr. Perez received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Northwestern University, Master of Education degree in Child Development and Infant Studies from the Erikson Institute and her Doctorate degree (minor in Multicultural Counseling) in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in child development and psychology on-ground and online across five higher education institutions for the past 17 years.
Besides teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, Dr. Perez has over 25 years of experience working with young children and families in community-based settings, early intervention, hospitals, family support programs, and in private practice. Her areas of research and practice expertise include children and families, children/adults with challenging behaviors, children with special needs, individuals with disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, diversity, lifespan development, infant mental health, child abuse and neglect, global trauma, acculturation, parent/staff support, teacher training, early intervention (0-3 years), acculturation, organizational strategies, and identity. Dr. Perez is a diversity psychotherapist, qualitative/mixed methods researcher, developmental specialist, and international psychology consultant. Dr. Perez provides consultation nationally and internationally (Ghana, Kuwait, Philippines, Indonesia) and serves on boards in the United States.
Counseling Psychology; Mental Health Counseling; School Counseling; Special Education; Child and Adolescent; Developmental Psychology; Diversity/Multiculturalism; International Psychology; Global Trauma; Family Therapy; Emotional and Behavioral Disorders-Children; Cultural Psychology; Indigenous Psychology; Cross-Cultural Psychology; Acculturation Psychology; Lifespan/Human Development.