Dr. Monica Ulibarri is an Associate Professor and Associate Program Director in the California School of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at Alliant International University – San Diego, and holds an appointment as Associate Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Ulibarri received her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. Dr. Ulibarri received a NIMH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research for her postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD. Dr. Ulibarri also received postdoctoral training in UCSD's Division of Global Public Health. Dr. Ulibarri's research focuses on HIV prevention with marginalized populations such as female sex workers, people who inject drugs, drug-involved couples, and commercially sexually exploited youth along the Mexico-U.S. border, with an emphasis on how gender-based violence, mental health, substance use, intersect with HIV risk behaviors. Two of her more recent studies examined the commercial sexual exploitation of adolescent girls in San Diego County. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California. Her clinical focus is on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strategic Solution Focused Therapy, and Multicultural Therapy for English- and Spanish-speaking individuals, couples, groups, and families. Dr. Ulibarri has been a member of APA since 1994 and a member of Division 45 (the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race) since 1999. She is currently serving a 3-year term on the APA ad hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS (COPA).