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Biography

Dr. Eloiza M. Alcaraz is an alum and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Clinical PsyD Program at Alliant International University, CSPP-LA Campus. Dr. Alcaraz earned her B.A. in psychology from California State University, Nortanthridge, an M.S. in counseling psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University-Los Angeles, an M.A. and a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles at Alliant International University. Dr. Alcaraz grew up in a predominantly Latinx community where her parents worked as campesinos in the strawberry fields and her mother was a Curandera in the community. Dr. Alcaraz is an active member of the National Latinx Psychological Association and holds board member positions in different mental health agencies in Los Angeles County. Dr. Alcaraz is an active Latinx community advocate/activist, as well as a consultant for cultural and diversity enhancement.

Professional Interests

Multicultural/diversity issues, particularly Latinx mental health. Indigenous/traditional healing practices within a holistic approach. Immigration/acculturation issues among adults, children, and families. Families involved with DCFS, adoption/foster care, and family reunification. School-based therapy, special education, and assessment. Trauma, PTSD, dissociation, child abuse, and forensic interviewing. Pediatric oncology/hematology, loss and grief, and minority health disparities.

Education and Certifications

PsyD, Clinical Psychology
MA, Clinical Psychology
MS, Counseling Psychology
BA, Psychology

Courses
Intercultural Processes and Human Diversity
Psychodiagnostic Assessment
Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
Ethics and Professional Development
History and Systems
Program Development and Evaluation
Immigration and Mental Health
Clinical Dissertation