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Dr. Patricia Arredondo, EdD

Dr. Patricia Arredondo, EdD

Dr. Patricia Arredondo leads Arredondo Advisory Group, consulting firm, and is faculty fellow at Fielding Graduate University, as well as faculty with the New Leadership Academy at the University of Michigan. The American Counseling Association named Dr. Arredondo a “living legend” for her contributions to multicultural counseling. She is considered one of the front-runners who moved psychology into the Multicultural Movement. Her article with Dr. D. W. Sue and Dr. R. J. McDavis, titled “Multicultural Counseling Competencies and Standards: A Call to the Profession” (Sue, Arredondo, & McDavis, 1992), is considered the seminal publication that served as the tipping point into the current Multicultural Psychology movement. It has been cited more than 10,000 times. In 2018, the American Psychological Association named her a “Changemaker: Top 25 Women of Color Psychologists.” She was also the 2018 recipient of the Anthony J. Marsella Prize for the Psychology of Peace and Social Justice from the Psychologists for Social Responsibility. 

Dr. Arredondo has served as president of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Chicago Campus, American Counseling Association, National Latinx Psychological Association, and APA’s Div. 45 Society for the Psychology Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race, among other organizations. She has had a successful career as a scholar, university administrator, full professor and organizational consultant. Dr. Arredondo has expertise in workforce diversity, women’s leadership, the Latina/o quotient, and cultural competency for effective performance, among other areas.


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