Patricia Perez

Patricia Perez

Assistant Professor
  • International Psychology Online program

  • The Chicago School Chicago
    The Chicago School Online
International Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Online)
325 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60654
325 N Wells St
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Dr. Perez is originally from Quezon City, Philippines. Dr. Perez earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), Masters of Education degree in Child Development/Infant Studies from the Erikson Institute (Chicago, Illinois) and her Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Counseling Psychology (minor in Multicultural Counseling) from Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, Illinois).  Besides teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in child development and psychology for the past 17 years, Dr. Perez has over 25 years of experience working in community-based settings, early intervention, hospitals, family support programs, and private practice. Dr. Perez's clinical and research expertise lies in child abuse and neglect, family and trauma, multigenerational issues of violence, children with emotional and behavior disorders, children with special needs, parenting within a cultural context, diversity issues across the lifespan, cultural psychology, multicultural psychology, and cross-cultural psychology.

  • BA, Psychology, Northwestern University
  • MEd, Erikson Institute/Loyola University Chicago
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology/Multicultural Counseling, Loyola University Chicago
Areas Of Expertise

Select Publications

  • Perez, P. (2008). Part II: Do we hear you and see you? Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health Newsletter, 28. 

  • Perez. P. (2008). Do we hear you and see you? Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health Newsletter, 27, p.8. 

  • Perez, P. (2007). The relationship between childhood asthma-status and caregiver health outcomes. ProQuest Interdisciplinary Dissertations and Theses (Microform).

Poster Sessions

  • Fuentes, N., Perez, P., Shalowitz, M., Wagenaar, K., Morgan, M., & Schoua-Glusberg, A. (2004, November). Ethnic health disparities: Facilitating qualitative research through an academic-community partnership. Poster session presented at the inaugural conference of theNational Latina/o Psychological Association, Scottsdale, AZ. 

  • Weissmann, L., Kromelow, S., Noll, L., Perez, P., & Harding, C. (1998, November). Baby ‘n me model infant-parent program: Prevention, service, research, and training. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relation, Milwaukee, WI. 

  • Weissmann, L., Kromelow, S., Noll., L., Perez, P., & Harding, C. (1999, August). Baby ‘n me model infant-parent program: Prevention, service, research, and training. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Select Presentations

  • 12/13 Young Mothers' Support Group, Payatas, Philippines

  • 10/13 Staff consultation, Accra Ghana, New Horizon Special School

  • 03/13 “Children with Challenging Behaviors” Accra, Ghana Staff meeting, New Horizon Special School 

  • 03/13 “Parent Support Group” Accra, Ghana Parent Meeting, New Horizon Special School 

  • 02/11 “Self-reflection: Why it is important to know Chicago, IL yourself," Weekly Psychology Club Meeting, Harold Washington College 

  • 11/10 Keynote Speaker, Annual Benefit Luncheon, Spokane, WA Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center 

  • 04/10 “Assessing Student Learning Outcomes on Chicago, IL Diversity on the Institutional, Program, Classroom Level and Using Assessment Information to Support Individual Learners” Annual Conference, Higher Learning Commission 

  • 11/08 “Psychodynamic Therapies: Background, Treatment, Relationship” Chicago, IL Intern Weekly Meeting, Wellness Center, Harold Washington College 

  • 10/08 “Parenting and Culture: Steps to Understanding Families” Chicago, IL Round Table Seminar, DePaul University Family and Community Services Center 

  • 04/08 “Screening and Assessment: Building Relationships with Families” Des Plaines, IL 11th Annual Infant Toddler Conference, Oakton Community College 

  • 04/08 “Acculturative Stress: Its Influence on Human Development and Mental Chicago, IL Health” 2nd Human Diversity Conference, Harold Washington College 

  • 07/07 “Bayley-III in Context” Kansas City, KS I392 online course workshop, Erikson Institute

Professional Organizations and Other Affiliations

  • Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health
    • 2007-2011 Research and Best Practice Committee, Co-Chair 
    • 2004, 2007-2010 Board of Directors, Member 
    • 1995-1996, Educational and Professional Development Committee, Co-chair 
    • 2003-2007 1994, 2002 Conference Planning Committee, Member 
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2012-2013 Member 
  • New Horizon Special School (Accra, Ghana) 2013-present Child Development Consultant