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Associate Professor
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Velasquez is a licensed psychologist with a background in clinical psychology. In the pursuit of his work as a professor, psychotherapist, and psychological evaluator, he encounters many people whose lives can benefit from psychological services. Often times, he is called in to work miracles in conflict resolution, problem-solving, advocacy and confronting social injustice.

Current Teaching Areas

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Introduction to Psychology

Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

Theories of Psychotherapy

Multicultural Issues

Abnormal Psychology

Sports Psychology

Internship/Directed Practicum 


Community Capacity Building
Department of Housing & Urban Development Grant
Hispanic Serving Institution Assisting Communities
UIW/Presa Community Center Project
Parent Training & Academic Tutoring/Mentoring
Effectiveness of multicultural training.
Physician/patient communication.
Hypnotizability of chronic pain populations.
Effectiveness of service-learning pedagogies.
Assessment and evaluation of community settings.

Clinical Practice

Psychotherapist: Presa Community Center (a United Way funded agency) 

Graduate Training

Texas A&M University: Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, December 1995.
University of Washington School of Medicine: Clinical Internship, Rehabilitation Medicine, 1994-1995.

Undergraduate Training

University of Texas at Austin: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Previous Position

Baylor University: Assistant Professor of Psychology, Psy.D. Clinical Training Program (1995-1999)

Personal Interests

Squash Racquets
Squash Pictures of Dr. Velasquez