Clinical Psychology PsyD San Francisco Faculty

Our Faculty

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PSYD SAN FRANCISCO FACULTY  

  Diane M. Adams
Associate Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1983; Wright Institute
Research interests: Issues in adult development; social and cultural influences on psychotherapy theory and practice; the education and training of culturally competent practitioners; the relationship between trauma, oppression, and psychopathology; issues in adolescent and adult development for African American girls and women; qualitative research; psychodynamic theory; the application of psychodynamic theory to ethnic minority populations; and the creation of clinical and community intervention projects
  Stephen R. Blum
Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1973; University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: Ethical issues in medical and mental health care and policy, community psychology; birth and death of persons and programs; values and beliefs considered from a multicultural perspective both domestically and internationally; the causes and results of the pleasures of hating
 Dr. Tai Chang Tai Chang
Associate Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1999; University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Research interests: Acculturation and identity development processes as well as their relations to adjustment and help-seeking; the interface of counseling and the Internet, including online mutual help and self-help; Asian-American mental health
 Dr. Eddie Chiu Eddie Yu-Wai Chiu
Assistant Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1996; California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Research interests: Ethnic minority stress and coping; immigrant and refugee mental health; cultural specific assessment and intervention; problem gambling; child and family issues
 Dr. Michael Connor Michael Connor
Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1972; University of Hawaii, Manoa
Research interests: Parenting with emphasis on fathers/fathering; means of providing sensitive, culturally competent services to the African American community; exercise and sports psychology; disorders of childhood
  Harriet Curtis-Boles
Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1984; University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: Issues related to multiculturalism and peoples of color including process and outcome of multicultural education, experiences of international and students of color in graduate education; identity and professional development of women in color; psychotherapy process and outcome with African-American clients; influence of violence exposure on children and families in the inner cities; African-American women and substance abuse
 Dr. Sam Gerson Samuel Gerson
Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1978; University of Texas, Austin
Research interests: Intersubjectivity; gender and sexuality; interaction of affect and clinical judgment; the process of therapeutic interactions; schools of psychodynamic psychotherapy
  Frederick J. Heide
Associate Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1981; Pennsylvania State University
Research interests: Charismatic communication; musical theatre and attitude change; mindfulness and improvisation; humor; constructivist therapies; transpersonal psychology; cognitive therapy; psychedelics
Valata Jenkins-Monroe PhD, Professor, CSPP Clinical PsyD Program  Valata Jenkins-Monroe
Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1978; California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley
Research interests: Cognitive styles and problem-solving abilities of Third World children; development of children of substance abusive mothers; child sexual abuse treatment; African American women and substance abuse; intergenerational study of black teen parenting; race and racism; special needs children; forensic psychology
Gerald Y. Michaels PhD Associate Professor, CSPP Clinical PsyD Program  Gerald Y. Michaels
Associate Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1981; University of Michigan
Research interests: Developmental psychopathology; transition to parenthood; parents’ and children’s social perceptions in the family; parent skills training; children of divorce; school-based mental health
Val Mitchell, PhD CSPP Clinical Psychology PsyD San Francisco Valory Mitchell
Distinguished Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1983; University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: Psychology of women; development of personality across the lifespan; lesbian/gay issues; interface of feminist, self, relational, and psychodynamic theory
 Dr. Yuki Okubo Yuki Okubo
Assistant Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 2007; Columbia University
Research interests: Asian-American mental health; cultural adjustment and coping with immigrants; notion of self as it relates to help-seeking behaviors; collaboration with medical professionals
 Dr. Rhoda Olkin Rhoda Olkin
Distinguished Professor and Program Director, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program; 
Executive Director, Institute on Disability and Health Psychology
PhD, 1981; University of California, Santa Barbara
Research interests: Distributive justice; models of disability; parents with disabilities; diversity training; case formulation, psychopathology and diagnosis; family therapy; cognitive behavior therapy
  Elena Padrón
Associate Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program; Fellow, Rockway Institute
PhD, 2003, University of Minnesota
Research interests: The developmental psychopathology of attachment, particularly disorganized attachment; the intergenerational transmission of attachment and trauma; early childhood mental health; parent-child and family therapy with Latino families and underserved populations; developmental approaches to psychopathology and child therapy
Patrick Petti PhD Assistant Professor CSPP Clinical PsyD Program  Patrick Petti
Assistant Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1991; California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda
Research interests: Education and training in psychology; ethics; clinical competency evaluation; clinical supervision; child development; child therapy; integrative approaches in psychotherapy
Stefanie F. Smith, PhD. Associate Professor, CSPP Clinical PsyD Program  Stefanie F. Smith
Associate Professor, San Francisco, Clinical Psychology PsyD Program
PhD, 2003; University of Connecticut
Research interests: Complex trauma and children and adolescents; neuropsychologically informed and sensorimotor interventions for complex trauma; trauma and juvenile, runaway, and throwaway populations; ethnocultural symptoms of trauma; complex trauma and physical health, including risky health behaviors; sports psychology: overcoming injury, effect of exercise on mental health via physiological pathways
Alan Swope CSPP Clinical Psychology Faculty   Alan J. Swope
Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1969; Columbia University; ABPP (Clinical Psychology)
Research interests: Psychoanalytic psychotherapy; practitioner well being and distress; creativity and professional practice; psychology and technology; evaluation of clinical competency; music and personality
Daniel O. Taube Professor, CSPP Clinical PsyD Program  Daniel O. Taube
Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program
PhD, 1987; Hahnemann University; JD, 1985; Villanova University
Research interests: Ethical and legal issues for mental health professionals; child maltreatment; substance abuse; child and family forensics
 Gerald Y. Michaels PhD Associate Professor, CSPP Clinical PsyD Program Randall Wyatt
Associate Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PsyD Program; Director of Professional Training, San Francisco 
PhD, 1989; California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda
Research interests: Creative arts and psychology; trauma and recovery; child, family and society; cultural anthro-psychological approaches to diversity; evidence based practice and the therapy relationship; brief therapy; clinical training