Dr. Jaime Edgardo Mendoza

Dr. Jaime Edgardo Mendoza

School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Behavioural Sciences


Behavioral Sciences


Jaime E. Mendoza is an accomplished associate professor of psychology. His specialty areas are adolescents, couples, and families. He is a systems psychologist. 

He has been an associate or assistant professor at American University in Cairo, Azusa Pacific University, Universidad Cristina de Mexico, and now St. Matthews University School of Medicine.  In 2016 he was a visiting professor in Cuba. He has taught undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of psychology, medicine, and leadership. Dr. Mendoza has also been a director of two university-based counseling training centers (Child and Family Development Center in Los Angeles, California, and the Psychological Counseling and Training Center in Cairo, Egypt. For the last three years he has worked on two research projects: Strengthening Marriages and Superwomen, the career women’s experience. This has led to multiple presentations and publications. 

During the last 20 years, he has worked with multiple organizations (counseling clinic, social service agency, academia, and consulting firm) throughout Southern California, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. 

He has over 15 years in administration and over 10 years in managing conferences (student level to professional level).


Training students and the community in psychosocial areas.

Couples and Family Therapy

Working with Adolescents

Mendoza, J., Tolba, M., Sahgraty, S., Roby, M., & Saleh, Y. (In process) Men, marriage and divorce in Egypt. Family Relations

Mendoza, J. (In Press) Community involvement and public engagement in Early Childhood Education in Egypt. Bloomsbury   Publishing, London, England London, England

Mendoza, J. & Saleh, Y. (2020) Impact of COVID-19 on Psychology Training in Egypt APTC Bulletin: Practicum Education &

Training on COVID-19. Summer/Fall 2020, 15. https://aptc.org/images/File/newsletter/August%202020.pdf 

  Mendoza, J., Tolba, M., & Saleh, Y. (2020). Strengthening Marriages in Egypt: Impact of Divorce on Women. Behav. Sci. 2020, 10, 14 

DOI: 10.3390/bs10010014

  Mendoza, J., Tolba, M., & Soliman, S (2019). Strengthening Marriages in Egypt and the Middle East. XVI European Congress of

Psychology, European Federation of Psychologists' Associations, Book of Abstracts, 630.  DOI: 10.3390/bs10010014

Mendoza, J, & Crumley, C (2015) Short-term missions training guide. Christ’s Church of the Valley

Husted, C & Mendoza, J (2009) Riverside/San Bernardino Transitional Grant Area African American HIV Needs Assessment. Riverside County Public Health

Mendoza, J. (2009). Eastern Coachella Valley 2008 Farm Worker Health Survey, Desert AIDS Project, Palm Springs, CA Mendoza, J (2008) Gay and Gray (50+) Pilot Study Evaluation. Desert AIDS Project, Palm Springs, CA

Husted, C & Mendoza, J (2008) Riverside/San Bernardino Transitional Grant Area Comprehensive HIV Needs Assessment. San Bernardino County Public Health

Mendoza, J. (2005) [Review of the book Theory-based treatment planning for marriage and family therapists: Integrating theory and practice]. The Family Psychologist, 21, 25-26.

Mok, D., Matthews, L., & Mendoza, J (2003). Diverse families: Recent family psychology research on Latino, African American, and

Asian American families. The Family Psychologist, 19, 3-9.

Mok, D., Jiang, Y, & Mendoza, J. (2003). Predicting kindergarten success for Head Start children. In The First Eight Years pathways to the future: Implications for Research, Policy and Practice (Summary of Conference Proceedings at the Head Start’s Sixth National Research Conference)

(pp. 942-943).

Eaton, H. M. H., Yang, L., Jones, S., and Mendoza, J. (2002). Family psychology and diversity: Student research and clinical application.

The Family Psychologist, 18(1), 9.

Mendoza, J., & Wolff, M. (2001). Family Psychology: A perspective on multicultural understanding. The Family Psychologist, 17, 14-15. Mendoza, J., & Wolff, M. (2001). Student organizations: Lessons in success. The California Psychologist, 2, 16.

Marriage, Career Women, Couples and Family Therapy, Student development

Mendoza, J. (2020) Self Care for the Health Care Worker during the Covid 19 era. 6th Congress of General Secretariat of Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Conference, Cairo, Egypt

Mendoza, J. (2020) Family Therapy (12-month course). Abassia Hospital Consortium, Cairo, Egypt.

Mendoza, J. (2020) What Works in Programs and Policies for Children, Youth, and Families? Healthy Families Round table discussion. 2nd Middle East North Africa Regional Conference on Community Psychology "Creating the World We Want for Children, Youth, and Families". American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Mendoza, J., Tolba, M., Roby, M. (2020, March 12-14). Fragility to Resilience for couples and new singles in Egypt [Conference session]. 2020 World Family Therapy Congress, Basel, Switzerland. www.ifta-congress.org (Conference canceled).

Mendoza, J., Tolba, M., Roby, M., & Sahraty, S. (2020, January). Fragility to Resilience for Couples and New Singles. International Association of Group Therapy: 2020 Conference, Cairo, Egypt.

Sabry, N. & Mendoza, J. (2019). Family Therapy: the golden gate to approach child and adolescent problems, International Conference on Child Psychiatry, Sohag, Egypt.

Mendoza, J., Tolba, M., & Soliman, S (2019, July). Strengthening Marriages in Egypt and the Middle East. XVI European Congress of

Psychology, Moscow Russia.

Mendoza, J, Tolba, M, & Soliman, S. (2019, March). Strengthening Marriages in Egypt and the Middle East. 3rd Middle East Psychological Association Conference and Expo. Kuwait.

Mendoza, J. & Sabry, N. (2019). Functional Family Behaviors within the Egyptian culture. Egyptian Association of Group Therapy Mini- Conference, Cairo, Egypt.

Mendoza, J. & Onsy, E. (2019). Couples Therapy 101. Egyptian Association of Group Therapy Mini-Conference, Cairo, Egypt.

Mendoza, J (2018) Current Approaches in Mental Health: Are We Able to Integrate, Ethics in Psychological Practice, . 15th Annual Congress of Psychiatry, Alexandria University, Alexandria Egypt.

Mendoza, J. & Tolba, M. (2018, September) Developing your research team and project. Rokhawy Institute, Mokkatam, Egypt

Mendoza, J & Amer, M. (2018, May) Introduction to Family Therapy, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Mendoza, J. (2018, March) Functional Family Therapy with Adolescents, 11th Kasr El Ainy Intern. Annual Psychiatry Conference, Cairo,

Mendoza, J. (2018, January) Family Therapy: Escaping the Emotional Traps to Improve Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Relationships, Egyptian Association of Group Therapy International Conference, New Cairo,

Mendoza, J. (2014, December) Depression in Men. Radiozion interview, Santa Fe Springs, CA.

Mendoza, J (2014, November), Evaluating Missionaries progress. Missions Pastors Conference, Columbus OH.

Mendoza, J., Mwangi, S, & Ridenour, B. (2014, November) Creating partnerships, International Conference on Missions, Columbus OH Mendoza, J. & Fernandez, J. (2014, November) Best Practices for integration of immigrants into the mega church. International

Conference on Missions, Columbus OH

Mendoza, J (2014, November) Como relacionarme con mis hermanos Americanos. International Conference on Missions, OH Mendoza, J (2014, May), Assessing Missionaries for a Better Partnership with the Church, CaliGlobal Forum, Huntington Beach, CA Mendoza, J (2013, October), Is Your Outreach Strategy the Right one for your Community? Iron Sharpens Iron, Porter Ranch, CA Mendoza, J. (2009, March), Eastern Coachella Valley 2008 Farm Worker Health Survey, Riverside County Office of Education, Indio, Mendoza, J, & Hernandez, A. (2009, March) Gay and Gray (50+) Pilot Study, Power of Prevention Conference, Cabazon, CA. Mendoza, J & Aguirre, D. (2007, November) Developing Culturally Sensitive HIV Counseling and Testing Programs. United States

Conference on AIDS, Palm Springs CA.

Mendoza, J and Cueto, E. (2007, July) Effective Youth Recruitment and Outreach. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Minority AIDS Initiative Western Conference. Los Angeles, CA.

Mendoza, J. (2006, October) HIV Stigma in the Latino Community. Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center, Region 9 Asilomar Conference. Monterey, CA.

Mendoza, J (2006, August) Systemic impact of school-based mental health interventions. American Psychological Association Convention, Washington DC.

Mendoza, J. (2005, May). Getting out of the box: An interpersonal perspective when working with Head Start children. Keynote speaker at the Fourth Annual Head Start Conference, Norwalk, CA.

Mendoza, J., Mok, D., Houskamp, B., & Stanton, M. (Summer, 2004). Clinical training in family psychology: A school-based model.

Symposium at the American Psychological Association Convention—Division of Family Psychology, Honolulu, HA Mendoza, J., Matthews, L., Mok, D., Houskamp, B, & Scott, S. (Summer, 2004). Women andMinority Faculty in clinical psychology:

Perspectives on Mental Health. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HA Mendoza, J. & Eaton, H. (2003, October). Team building through effective communication. Workshop presented at the Region IX

Head Start Association Conference, Long Beach CA.

Mok, D., Jiang, Y. H., Mendoza, J. (2002). Poster Presentation at the National Biannual Head Start Convention,Washington, DC.

Mok, D., Scott, S., Mendoza, J., & Wolff, M. (2002, April). Multicultural Competency: An Integrated Training Model. Workshop presented at California Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.

Mendoza, J. (2001, August). Teaching Multiculturalism from a Contextual Perspective Workshop presented at Family Psychology and Diversity: American Psychological Association Family Psychology Symposium, San Francisco, CA.

Mendoza, J., & Wolff, M. (2001, April). Evaluating the effectiveness of student organizations. Workshop Presented at the California Psychological Association Conference, Costa Mesa, CA.Mendoza, J. (2000, May). Male eating disorders: A clinical case presentation. University of Southern California Medical Hospital.Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA.

Mendoza, J. & Wolff, M. (2000, April). The Future of the Student Affiliation For Multicultural Mental Health, Presented At Student Affiliation For Multicultural Mental Health Conference, Azusa, Ca.

Mendoza, J., & Wolff, M. (2000, march) Student Affiliation for Multicultural Mental Health, three years later. Workshop presented at the California Psychological Association Convention, San Jose, CA.

Eaton, H., Wiko, T., Brigham, R., Loisel, D., & Mendoza, J. (1999, August). Family Psychology in the NewMillennium, Student Conversation Hour, APA Division 43 Hospitality Suite, Meeting of the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
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