Patricia Sánchez Lizardi

Patricia Sánchez Lizardi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Counseling and School Psychology

San Diego

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Dr. Patricia Sánchez Lizardi is an Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and School Psychology at San Diego State University. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in school psychology from the University of Arizona, and her B.A. in psychology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City, where she was born and raised. Dr. Sánchez Lizardi is a nationally certified school psychologist who has practiced in Arizona, California, and New Jersey, with a strong emphasis on servicing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students. Patricia was faculty at the Universidade do Estado do Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil and at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City before joining the faculty at SDSU. Patricia’s research interests include the identification of autism spectrum disorder in CLD students, particularly Spanish speaking students, the provision of educational services to CLD learners with high intensity needs, and the training of bilingual school psychologists. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and joining her husband during his research campaigns related to atmospheric sciences.


  • Lizardi P. S., & Salazar C. M. (2018/2020). Mexico and Autism. In: Volkmar F. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Springer. First Online: 14 June 2018 (Print version, 2020).
  • Aguilar, M., Morales-Marín, M. E., Albores, L., Ballesteros, A., Castro, X., Chicalote, C., ...Sánchez Lizardi, P…Nicolini, H. (2018). Effect of the polymorphism BDNF rs6265 G/A in Mexican outpatient children with autism spectrum disorders. Salud Mental, 41(3), 117-121. doi: 10.17711/SM.0185-3325.2018.019. 
  • De La Mora, H., López, C., Jimenez, B., Sánchez Lizardi, P., Bourlon, C., Castillo, J. D., & Bourlon, M. T. (2018). Fear of recurrence as a triage strategy to identify testicular cancer survivors in need of psychological interventions. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36, (supplement abstract e22110). DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2018.36.15_suppl.e22110
  • Sánchez Lizardi, P., & Barrera Kalhil, J. (2017). Pensamiento y habilidades hipotético-deductivas en la enseñanza de ciencias en el contexto latinoamericano. [Thinking and hypothetic deductive skills in science education within the Latin American context]. In Z. Monroy, R León-Sánchez, G. Álvarez Díaz de León (Eds.). Obstáculos epistemológicos en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de la filosofía y de la ciencia (pp. 69-78). México, D.F.: Facultad de Psicología, UNAM.
  • Oliveira, L. H. S. & Sánchez Lizardi, P. (2017). O ensino de ciências e o cotidiano escolar [Science teaching and the day-to-day in schools]. Latin American Journal of Science Education, 4(1), 1-7.
  • Sánchez Lizardi, P., & Carregari, J. C. (2016). Psychological well-being in children and adolescents in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. In B. Nastasi & A. Borja (Eds.) Handbook of psychological well-being in children and adolescents: International perspectives and youth voices (pp. 33-49). New York: Springer. DOI:10.1007/978-1-4939-2833-0_3