Clinical Program Faculty

Alicia del Prado, PhD
Half-Time Institute Faculty

BS Psychology, Santa Clara University, 2000
PhD Counseling Psychology, Washington State University, 2007
Postdoctoral Fellow, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of California, Berkeley, 2008

Alicia del Prado, PhD is a licensed psychologist, consultant, author, and tenured faculty member at the Wright Institute in Berkeley. Dr. del Prado specializes in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work and has presented nationally and internationally on the importance of the cultural identities and values of the Filipino diaspora. She created the first enculturation scale for Filipino Americans which has been a pivotal assessment for inspiring ethnic-specific psychological and health research on the Filipino community. Dr. del Prado has also co-authored numerous publications on cross-cultural studies of personality. Her most recent publications are “It’s Time to Talk (and Listen): How to Have Constructive Conversations About Race, Class, Sexuality, Ability & Gender in a Polarized World” and the storybook, “Proud of my Mommy.”

Dr. del Prado has a private practice in Danville, California in which she provides therapy from an integrated cognitive behavioral, multicultural, and interpersonal therapeutic orientation. Dr. del Prado’s clinical expertise has been featured in a variety of news outlets, including NPR, the San Jose Mercury, Danville Living, and Better Homes and Gardens. Dr. del Prado is past-chair of the Division on Filipino Americans, chaired the first-ever national Filipino American Psychology Conference, and is the co-editor of a Special Issue on Filipino American Psychology, coming out in 2022. Dr. del Prado serves on the Editorial Board of the Asian American Journal of Psychology, is past chair of NCSPP’s Women’s Issues Committee, co-founder and past-chair of the Asian American Psychology Association’s (AAPA) Division on Multiracial and Adoptee Asian Americans, and past-chair of the National Council and Programs in Professional Psychology's Women's Issues Committee.

Dr. del Prado’s leadership has been acknowledged with national awards, including the Asian American Psychological Association’s Division on Filipino Americans Leadership Award for Exemplary Service, the Alameda County Psychological Association’s Janet Hurwich Leadership Award, the Asian American Psychological Association’s Okura Community Leadership Award. Dr. del Prado values making psychological literature accessible to the public, and writes a Psychology Today blog, “Speaking from the Heart” on psychological and multicultural topics.