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Yadira Sánchez

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education

Canevin G3A
Phone: 412.396.1078


Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Carlos Albizu University, 2003

Yadira Sánchez, PsyD, earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Forensic Psychology from Carlos Albizu University in 2003. She is a school psychologist and licensed psychologist. Her clinical experience is as a school psychologist and teacher of Advanced Placement (AP) psychology in Puerto Rico. As a bilingual psychologist, her area of expertise includes, bilingual assessment, intervention and consultation services. She has extensive experiences working with children considered twice exceptional (e.g., gifted and learning disabled).

Dr. Sánchez is currently the Vice President of Social Ethic Responsibilities and Ethnic, Minority Affairs for the Division of School Psychology (16) for the American Psychological Association (APA). At APA she has also served as a committee member on Teachers of Psychology for Secondary Schools (TOPSS) and on the Coalition for Psychology in Education. As a member of the Board of Directors for National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) as well as being the delegate to NASP for Puerto Rico she has been active in leading school psychology practitioners in advocacy and policies regarding ethical considerations in the profession, as well as mental health services for students in schools.

Dr. Sánchez continues to serve high school psychology teachers as the national level as a reader for the AP Psychology exam. She is a 2017 graduate of the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology and has also received a presidential citation for her work at the 2014 NASP Convention.