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Dr. Alejandrina Estrada

Dr. Alejandrina Estrada
John F. Kennedy University
(925) 969-3409

Dr. Estrada began her teaching career at John F. Kennedy University in 1993, teaching Cross-Cultural Psychology as Adjunct Professor for the M.A. Program in Counseling Psychology. In 1996, she joined the PsyD Program as core faculty where she has taught courses in Child and Adolescent Development, Child & Adolescent Psychopathology and Treatment, Play Therapy, Clinical Skills I & II, Management and Supervision, Integrative Professional Seminar I and III, Introduction to Psychodynamic Theories, Advanced Psychodynamic Theory and Consulting to Community Agencies.

Dr. Estrada has worked in Outpatient Community Mental Health for twenty years serving low-income families and their children. She acted as the Associate Director of the Internship Training Program for five years where she assisted in the development and implementation of the training program. Dr. Estrada was also involved in the supervision and mentoring of interns and taught a seminar on Clinical Interventions with Children and Families of Color. Dr. Estrada conducts trainings at Diablo Valley Community College and Los Medanos College for foster and adoptive parents on the topics of attachment, parenting and learning disabilities in children. She has been interviewed in local TV and radio Spanish-speaking stations on different subject matters such as the psychological impact of migration and acculturation, Latino mental health and End of Life Issues and more recently, on a series of local incidents involving teenage suicides and school violence.

Dr. Estrada was the Keynote Speaker at the CARE Parent Network annual conference in 2007 where she spoke about supporting Families of Diverse Cultures with Special Need Children and presented a paper at the American Psychological Association annual convention in 2007 with her colleague Dr. Sandra Mattar on Evidenced-Based Practice in Trauma Research. In September 2009, she presented a paper at the invitation of La Universidad del Turabo in San Juan, Puerto Rico on the Treatment of Domestic Violence. Dr. Estrada maintains a small private practice in Concord, CA.


B.A., University of Puerto Rico, 1975
Ph.D., The Wright Institute, 1987