Victor   Alvarado

Professor  

Office: EEDUC 1.646
Phone: (956) 665-2299
Email: victor.alvarado@utrgv.edu

Dr. Victor Alvarado

Fulbright Scholar, Rotary International Fellow, US Department of Estate grantee (4 times), Federal Government Grant Reviewer, Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Biology & Chemistry, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Master Ed.D. Educational Leadership: Counseling SUMMUM BONUM National Award for Teaching Excellence with Technology, UTPA Teaching Awards (3)

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Bilingual Counseling Theory and Practice, Multicultural, Career Development
    • Counseling Theory and Practice, Multicultural, Career Development
    • Neuropsychology: NASA Research grants on Topographic Brain Mapping (2)
    • Strategic Planning: Directed the CPDT Teacher Training Development Project.
  • Education

    • EdD, Educational Leadership: Counseling, Western Michigan University, 1976
    • EDS, Counseling, Western Michigan University, 1970
    • MA, Guidance and Counseling, Western Michigan University, 1968
    • MS, Biological Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 1967
  • Currently Teaching

    COUN 6364 03R - Multicultural Counseling:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    COUN 6328 02R - Theories/Methods/Techniques II:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • J Cavazos, Victor Alvarado, I Rodriguez, and J.R. Iruegas. "Examining Hispanic counseling students' worries: A qualitative approach," Journal of School Counseling 7, no. 12 (2009).

  • Victor Alvarado and J Cavazos. "Allegories and symbols in counseling," Journal of Creativity in Mental Health 2, (2007): 51-59.

  • Gregory Sparrow and Victor Alvarado. "ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF COUNSELING EDUCATION ON THE CORE BELIEFS AND VALUES OF A LARGELY HISPANIC STUDENT POPULATION," NAAAS Conference Proceedings. 2006: 723.

  • Gregory Sparrow and Victor Alvarado. "OWNING THE SHADOW SELF: AN INTERVENTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR THERAPEUTIC GROUPS," NAAAS Conference Proceedings. 2006: 741.

  • Victor Alvarado and Marie Simonsson. "A Proposed Systematic Cohort Program for Minority Institutions," Houston, Texas: NAAAS Conference, 2004.

  • Victor Alvarado. "Cortical Patterns During Computer Simulations Under Different Conditions of Stress," Human Brain Mapping, Supplement 1, 1995. Wiley-Liss, 1995: 215-218.

  • Victor Alvarado. "A Case Study of a Learning Disabled Bilingual Students in Terms of QEEG and Evoked Potentials," Proceedings: International Interdisciplinary Conference on Cognitive Assessment of Children and Youth. Fort Worth, Texas: Cyberspace Publishing, 1994: 1-4.

  • Victor Alvarado. Analysis of Cortical Activity (Topographic Brain Mapping) of Children, Adolescents and Adults During Computer Simulation Activities. NASA Grant NAG9-541 Final Report. Houston, Texas: NASA Bulletin, 1994.

  • Victor Alvarado. "Topographic Brain Mapping in Attention Deficit Disorder and in Gifted and Learning Disabled Individuals," Proceedings: International Interdisciplinary Conference on Cognitive Assessment of Children and Youth. Fort Worth, Texas: Cyberspace Publishing, 1994: 25-33.

  • Victor Alvarado. "Topographic Brain Mapping of Learning Disabled Students," Proceedings: International Interdisciplinary Conference on Cognitive Assessment of Children and Youth. Fort Worth, Texas: Cyberspace Publishing, 1994: 5-23.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Victor Alvarado. P300 as Cortical Brain Indicator of Performance Deterioration Under Stress, NASA, $238,729.00 (1994 - 1997)

  • Victor Alvarado. Development of the Strategic Plan for the CPDT (Center for Professional Development and Technology), $1,540,000.00 ( 1995)

  • Victor Alvarado. Analysis of Cortical Activity (Topographic Brain Mapping) of Children, Adolescents and Adults During Computer Simulation Activities, NASA, $275,800.00 (1991 - 1994)



Selected Presentations


  • Victor Alvarado. "How to react after a criminal event in the deistrict," How to react after a criminal event in the deistrict, RGCISD Counselors, Conference by phone (August 2017)

  • Victor Alvarado. "In-service training," In-service training for School Counselors in RGCISD, RGCISD, Rio Grande City (November 2016)

  • Victor Alvarado, Angela Sesin, and Michael Ledesma. "Reflections at Sunset," Annual Conference of Association for Creativity in Counseling, Association for Creativity in Counseling, Division of the American Counseling Association, San Antonio, Texas (April 2015)

  • Victor Alvarado. "‚ÄúCapitalizing on Opportunities From the Chilean Government to Increase Enrollment in American Universities"," Southwest Fulbright Symposium: Transcending Borders, Southwest Fulbright Symposium, San Antonio (July 2014)

  • Victor Alvarado and E. Quinones. "Feedback Theory in the Classroom," UTPA Teacher Conference, University of Texas, Pan American, Edinburg, Texas (2013)

  • Victor Alvarado, Armando Martinez, and Michael Archila. "Modern Pirates: Technology Apps for Abusive Relationships," 17th Annual Counselors' Institute, South Padre Island (2012)

  • Victor Alvarado and E. Flores. "Technology Concerns for Parents," 18th Annual Counselors' Institute, South Padre Island (March 2012)

  • Victor Alvarado, Erika Perez, and Marcos Silva. "Dealing with Child Abuse in Multicultural Settings," 26th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse, Houston, Texas (March 2012)

  • Erika Perez, Victor Alvarado, and Marcos Silva . "Dealing with Child Abuse in Multicultural Settings ," 26th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse, Houston, TX (March 2012)

  • Victor Alvarado. "The Dark Side of Technology in Child Abuse," 26th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse, Houston, Texas (March 2012)

Current Courses

COUN 6364 03R - Multicultural Counseling:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
COUN 6328 02R - Theories/Methods/Techniques II:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses