Irene Valdovinos, LCSW, MSW, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2417
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Irene Valdovinos, LCSW, MPH, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and research faculty at APU. She received her Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012. She has experience working in the fields of mental health and substance use treatment as a clinician in integrated care programs. In these positions, she offered individual, family, and group counseling services. More recently, in her role as a grant specialist at APU, she manages multiple federally funded projects and local-level evaluation and training contracts. Her primary interests include substance use disorder early intervention and treatment and youth and young adult health.


  • Master of Social Work (MSW), University of California, Los Angeles, 2012
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), University of California, Los Angeles, 2012
  • BA, Psychology, University of Southern California, 2009
  • BA, Spanish, University of Southern California


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Psychology


  • Program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Substance use disorders

Courses Taught

  • PSYC280 - Introduction to Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor Credentialing
  • SOCW250 - Introduction to Social Work

Office Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m. (Zoom)

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