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Alicia Stinson-Mendoza, Ph.D., LCSW

Alicia Stinson-Mendoza, Ph.D., LCSW received her MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work from USF.  She received the Distinguished Graduate Achievement Award from the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. She also received a John A. Hartford Pre-Doctoral Award for research interests in the area of aging. 

Dr. Mendoza currently serves in a leadership role in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences as the Assistant Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs. She is also an Instructor at the School of Social Work teaching across the foundation and advanced social work curriculum.  She has taught Multi-Methods of Social Work, Integrative Field Seminar, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Foundations of Human Behavior, Foundations of Social Work Micro Practice, Field Instruction, Foundations of Social Work Research & Statistics, Social Work Practice with Couples & Families, Capstone Project and Spirituality in Social Work.  In addition, she has served as a guest lecturer on aging policy & practice, alternative approaches to clinical social work and qualitative research methodology.

Dr. Mendoza’s has clinical experience with a mindfulness-based private practice that serves an adult population (18 & over) specializing in grief, loss, anxiety, depression, and well-being.  She has also worked in end of life, medical oncology and transplant social work. 

Dr. Mendoza has been involved in research with prevention and diversion programs for at-risk youth, incarcerated families and Florida kinship caregivers.  Her other research interests include aging and spirituality as well as mindfulness with non-clinical populations.