Professional Practice Domain Representative
Miguel E. Gallardo, Psy.D., serves as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, where he teaches courses on multicultural and social justice, intimate/partner violence and professional practice development issues. He is a licensed clinical psychologist (CA PSY# 21360) and maintains an independent/consultation practice where he conducts therapy with adolescents, families, couples and adults.
His areas of scholarship and research interests include culturally responsive practices with Latina/os and multicultural and social justice issues. He recently co-edited the book, Intersections of Multiple Identities: A Casebook of Evidence-Based Practices with Diverse Populations published in 2009. Dr. Gallardo is a past-president of the California Psychological Association (CPA). He is one of the founders and served as the first president of the California Latino Psychological Association and continues to serve on their board of directors. He has been honored for his dedication and commitment to the field of psychology locally, statewide and nationally.
Professional Practice Committee Chair
Barbara J. Thompson, Ph.D., is a licensed Psychologist with over 20 years experience treating clients and training/supervising therapists, and directing mental health clinics. She is currently in private practice, treating primarily adults and couples, as well as providing supervision and consulting. She is passionate about psychotherapy: helping clients to heal and reach their potential, conducting research on psychotherapy process to inform practice and training, and training students to become effective counselors and therapists.
She currently teaches graduate level courses at George Washington University and Lehigh University. She is a member of the Editorial Board for Psychotherapy Research.
Professional Practice Federal Advocacy Coordinator
Bonita G. Cade, PhD, JD earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a Masters from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, and a Doctorate from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa and law degree from Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Cade has taught at Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Massachusetts and University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Dr. Cade was on the APA Taskforce for the Implementation of Multicultural Guidelines and the Joint APA/ABA Collaborative Working Group on Psychological Evaluation and Assessment under the auspices of the overarching American Psychological Association/American Bar Association Steering Committee on Children, Families, Divorce, and Custody. Currently she is engaged in private practice as a forensic psychologist and a lawyer. Dr. Cade is an Associate Professor at Roger Williams University in Bristol Rhode Island. Dr. Cade was the 2007 Chair of the American Psychological Associations Committee on Legal Issues (COLI). Dr. Cade has received trained to develop and deliver workshops on multiculturalism and diversity in the workplace. She has done workshops on issues related to multiculturalism for the American Academy of Forensic Psychologists and for Police Civil Rights Officers in Rhode Island. Dr. Cade is a member of the bar in Missouri, New York and Massachusetts and is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts. She has a small private practice as a therapist working with adults, children, couples and family. A focus of her work in the private sector has been involved with writing evaluative reports and giving testimony to the courts. As an Associate Professor she teaches courses in Abnormal Psychology, Research Methods, Counseling, and APA Briefs in the Federal Courts as well as applied practicum courses. She presented on issues of culture and diversity as they apply to the assessment of parenting and parent-child Interactions” at a joint ABA/APA conference in Chicago. She has also presented on Sarah law in civil court. She is currently involved in research on perceptions of whiteness, bereavement, attitudes towards police as impacted by media portrayals and issues of families and children who have recently immigrated.