Patricia Dixon

Assistant professor

Areas of Focus: Diversity

Phone: 813-463-7188



  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, 2010
  • Masters of Art in Clinical Psychology, Roosevelt University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Michigan State University, 2003


Dr. Patricia Dixon earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adler School of Professional Psychology , received her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University, and her Bachelor's in Psychology from Michigan State University. She completed the Group Therapy Certificate program while attending Adler. She is experienced working in the academic, research, and clinical settings. She has experience conducting psychological evaluations as well as facilitating individual, group, and family counseling with children, adolescents and adults. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, and she finds the use of Constructivism and Adlerian principles useful. Her research interests focus primarily on social and psychological factors that contribute to positive mental health outcomes among minority populations. She has egaged in various research projects that examine factors such as self-esteem, attachement, academic achievement, racial identity, and parenting among minority populations. She has presented at several conferences including the UCF Annual Counseling Conference 2012, The Florida Association of School Psychologists 36th Annual Conference, The Midwestern Psychological Association 2007 Conference, The Association of Black Psychologists 2003 Annual Convention, The National CIC SROP Conference, The McNair/SROP Research Symposium.


  • Diversity
  • Group Therapy
  • General Psychopathology, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse
  • Interventions


  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of Black Psychologists

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