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Patrice Alvarado

Associate professor




  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, George Mason University, 1988
  • MEd Counseling Psychology, CAES School Psychology, Boston College, 1977, 1978


Dr. Alvarado received her Ph.D. from George Mason University and is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Virginia. In the clinical psychology doctoral program, Dr. Alvarado teaches courses in psychotherapy (including experiential psychotherapy and mindfulness), working with diverse and vulnerable populations, psychological consultation, and clinical supervision. She has presented several papers on the multicultural perspective and psychotherapy and has conducted several workshops and seminars on clinical supervision, including multicultural supervision, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. She has also conducted numerous workshops, on stress management, mindfulness, and coping skills, for businesses and civic organizations. Dr. Alvarado is currently engaged in research examining the relationships between cultural awareness training, mindfulness, and empathy. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Manassas, Va., where she sees adults, families, adolescents, and children. Dr. Alvarado lives in Bristow, Va., with her husband and two children.


  • Psychotherapy theory and practice, including: psychotherapy integration, experiential psychotherapy, mindfulness, and empathy
  • Mindfulness theory and practice, including: meditation and mindfulness-based psychotherapies
  • Sociocultural awareness and competence, including: working with vulnerable populations, cross-cultural awareness, and empowerment
  • Clinical supervision and training


  • Virginia Psychological Association
  • Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists
  • Northern Virginia Association of Clinical Psychologists
  • Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
  • Psychologist for Social Responsibility


  • Alvarado, P. (2011). The effects of integrating mindfulness in cultural sensitivity training, on the development of sociocultural empathy. Society for the Integration of Psychotherapy (SEPI). 27th Annual Conference: Crossing the Divide: Bridging the Science-Practice Gap. Washington D.C.
  • Alvarado, P. (2011). Integrating multicultural awareness in supervision. Continuing Education program, Springfield Hospital Center, MD.
  • Alvarado, P. (2009). Multicultural supervision: Creating a mindful space. Continuing Education program, Spring Grove Hospital, MD.
  • Alvarado, P. (2009). Mindfulness in psychotherapy. Presentation for counselors associated with the Benedictine Counseling Services, Bristow, VA
  • Alvarado, P. (2008). Multicultural supervision: Facilitating supervisee cultural competence. Continuing Education program, Argosy University, DC