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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Francisco Beach St Campus



Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Research Cluster--Gender, Ethics and Supervision

Psychotherapy Supervision (General)

Advanced Clinical Therapy--Child and Family

Principles of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy Supervision from a Feminist Perspective

Gender, anti-racist and social justice issues pertaining to child, adolescent, and women's development, and to therapy, ethics, clinical training, mentoring and supervision; leadership in women

Porter, N. (2005). Mental Health Diagnosis and the Rights of Children. Child and Family Policy and Practice, 1, 1-5

Porter, N. (2005).Psychological Gender Differences: Contemporary Theories and Controversies. In A. Barnes (Ed). The Handbook of Women, Psychology, and the Law. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Porter, N. (2002). Diagnosing children: Holistic versus medical models. In M Ballou and L Brown (Eds.). Personality and Psychopathology, Second Edition. NY: Guilford Press.

Porter, N., Ducker. D., Ferrell, H.E. & Helton, L. (2001). Exploring the rift: An intergenerational dialogue about feminism. Women and Therapy, 23, 57-78.

Porter, N., Garcia, M., Jackson, H., & Valdez, D. (1998). The rights of children and adolescents of color in mental health systems, Women and Therapy, 20, 2, 57-74.

Adleman, J., Hall, M., & Porter, N. (1998). Meanings and implications of failure in therapy. Women and Therapy, 21, 3, 69-100.

Porter, N., Vasquez, M., Fyqetakis, L., Mangione, L., Nickerson, E.T., Pieniadz, J., Plunkett, M., Synder, M., & Simpson, B. (1997). Covision: Feminist supervision, process, and collaboration. In J. Worell & N. Johnson (Eds.). Shaping the future of feminist psychology: education, research, and practice. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association Press, pp.155-171.

Porter, N. (1995). Integrating anti-racist, feminist, and multicultural perspectives in psychotherapy: A developmental supervision model. In H. Landrine (Ed.), Cross cultural diversity in the psychology of women. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Porter, N. (1995). Therapist self-care: A proactive ethical approach. In C. Larsen & E. Rave (Eds.). Ethical decision-making in feminist therapy. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Porter, N., & Yahne, C. (1995). Feminist ethics and advocacy in the training of family therapists. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 6, 29-48.

Johnson, C.N., Worell, J., Brabeck, M., Chin, J.L., Gilbert, L., Greene, B., Porter, N., Santos De Barona, M. & Wyche, K. (1994). Proceedings of the National Conference on Education and Training in Feminist Practice. American Psychological Association Office of Women.

Porter, N. (1994). Empowering supervisors to empower others: A culturally responsive supervision model.Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 16, 43-56.

Porter, N. (1991). Working with resistance in families cross-culturally. In R.L. Hendren, & I.N. Berlin (Eds.), A multicultural approach to psychiatric inpatient care of children and adolescents. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Lerman, H. & Porter, N. (1990). Why feminist perspective in psychotherapy ethics is needed. In H.

Lerman, H. & Porter, N. (Eds.). (1990). Feminist ethics in psychotherapy. New York, NY: Springer Verlag.

Moore, H., & Porter, N. (1988). Leadership and nonverbal behavior of Hispanic females across school equity environments. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 12, 147-163.

Porter, N., Geis, F.L., Cooper, E., & Newman, E. (1985). Androgyny and leadership in mixed-sex groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49, 808-823.

Porter, N. (1985). New perspectives on psychotherapy supervision. In L. Walker, & L. Rosewater (Eds.), Handbook of feminist therapy. New York: Springer.

Geis, F.L., Brown, V., Jennings (Walstedt), J., & Porter, N. (1984). TV commercials as achievement scripts for women. Sex Roles, 10, 513-535.

Porter, N., Geis, F.L., & Jennings, (Walstedt), J. (1983). Are women invisible as leaders? Sex Roles, 9, 1035-1049.

Porter, N., & Geis, F.L. (1981). When seeing is not believing: Nonverbal dues to leadership. In C. Mayo & N. Henley (Eds.), Gender, Androgyny, and Nonverbal Behavior. New York: Springer Verlag, Inc.

Lerman, & N. Porter (Eds.), Feminist Ethics in Psychotherapy. New York, NY: Springer.

Publications primarily focused in the areas of mental health service delivery, gender issues, psychotherapy ethics, and supervision.

Porter, N. (In Press). Location, Location, Location: Contributions of Contemporary Feminist Theorists to Therapy Theory and Practice. Women & Therapy.

Academic History and Background

Internship, Judge Baker Guidance Center/ Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston Mass., 1979-1980

BA, Psychology, Duke University, Durham, NC., 1970

MEd, Educational Psychology, Glassboro State College (now Rowan College), Glassboro State College, Glassboro, NJ., 1974

PhD, Psychology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 1981

APA Governance (Member, Finance Committee); Former Member of Council of Representatives

APA Divisional Leadership--Current Member of Executive Committee, Division 37; Leadership roles in several divisions, including former President of Division 35

Current Member of Program Committee, California Psychological Association.