Douglas A. Alvarez

Education

  • B.A. in Psychology, Baylor University
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, St. Mary’s University

Previous Work Experience

  • Substance Abuse Counselor, Teen Health Center/ UTMB, Galveston, Texas
  • Substance Abuse Counselor, Gateway Foundation, Hondo, Texas

Teaching Philosophy

My philosophy centers on an inclusive, safe, discussion-based learning environment. I believe that one of the most important characteristics of higher education is to present, inform and discuss ideas and topics that help students grow intellectually. I attempt to achieve this by allowing them to challenge their current assumptions and beliefs. I believe that class discussions about topics, theories and current events in psychology help achieve this goal by providing students with support and opposition to their current beliefs. More importantly, I work extensively to help students navigate through evidence-based information versus popular opinions.

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