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Pedro Olvera, Psy.D.

Associate Professor, School Counseling and School Psychology
Program Director, School Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5124
Email: polvera@apu.edu
Dr. Olvera is involved in program and course development, student admission into the School Psychology Program, accreditation/compliance, and student advisement. He is also involved in developing collaborative relationships with local school districts with regards to practicum and internship placements. Dr. Olvera, with the support of the Dean’s office, departmental leadership/faculty and staff, led the program’s successful effort to receive approval from the National Association of School Psychology (NASP).

As a Bilingual School Psychologist practitioner in an urban school district, Dr. Olvera developed a specialty in differentiating academic difficulties due to language acquisition versus learning disabilities. He has experience in the assessment of the following disorders: autism, emotional disturbance, ADHD, developmental disabilities, and other health factors which may contribute to a child’s learning problems. In addition, he is a trained Behavior Intervention Case Manager (BICM) conducting Functional Analysis Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans for children with severe behavior problems. He also served on his district’s Special Education Leadership Team (SELT) and Crisis Intervention team.

Education

Psy.D. - Alliant International University
M.A. - Azusa Pacific University
B.A. - San Diego Christian College

Credentials/Certifications
Pupil Personnel Services Credential- School Psychology (California)
Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP)

Department

  • School of Education
    • School Counseling and School Psychology

Expertise

  • Bilingual Assessment
  • CHC: Cross Battery Assessment
  • Conducting Functional Behavioral Analysis and Behavior Intervention Plans

Courses Taught

EDPY 633 – Multicultural and Bilingual Assessment and Intervention
EDPY 637 – Child Psychopathology: Assessment and Treatment
EDPY 681 – Psychoeducational Assessment I
EDPY 683 – Psychoeducational Assessment III
EDCO 545 – Positive Behavior Supports and Classroom Intervention

Office Hours

Wednesdays (9-5 p.m.) & by appointment

Office Location

Building One, Suite 209, West Campus

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