Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Sacramento Campus

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Alliant International University Sacramento
2030 West El Camino Ave. Suite 200
Sacramento CA 95833

916-561-3215

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Advance Research - Leadership, group dynamics, cultural diversity, Coaching and Self-Development, Cultural Diversity in Organizations, Cultural Diversity Training, Group Dynamics in Organizations, Personality Theories, Research Proposal Design, Social Basis of Behavior, Socio-cultural Diversity - African American Psychology, Socio-cultural Diversity - Intercultural Awareness Development, Systems Approaches to Intervention (Family Therapy)

Organization development (OD) work in public schools, centrality of groups to education, cultural diversity, experiential learning, and group relations conferences

Mack, C. and Cooper, L. (2012). Notes on consulting to racism: Linking individual, group and organisational contexts. Organisational & Social Dynamics, 12(1), 1-18.

Mack, C. (2009). SAGES: Shaping leadership to manage diversity. The Psychologist, Spring, 14-15.

Mack, C. (2006). Surfacing the ecology of public school organizations: The centrality of groups and their dependency container, in L. D. Bruner, A. Nutkevitch, and M. Sher (eds.) Group Relations Conferences: Reviewing and Exploring Theory, Design, Role-Taking and Application. London: Karnac Books.

Mack, C. (2005). Things happen: Managing crisis in the living history of the Tavistock perspective (Resonances of 9/11). Organizational & Social Dynamics, 5(2), 183-198.

Mack, C. (March, 2001). The intersection of family life and technology. National Council on Family Relations Report, 46(1), 4-5.

Mack, C. (1995). Leadership and improving student performance in a public school district: There's going to be bedlam, if we get'em. In Leigh S. Estabrook (Ed.) Leadership as Legacy: Transformation at the turn of the millennium (pp. 121-135).

Presentation, March 9, 2006 - Race, Achievement and Social Justice. Video conference, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Mack, C. (2006). Surfacing the ecology of public school organizations: The centrality of groups and their dependency container, in L. D. Brunner, A. Nutkevitch, and M. Sher (eds.) Group Relations Conferences: Reviewing and Exploring Theory, Design, Role-Taking and Application. London: Karnac Books

Academic History and Background

MA, University of California, Berkeley

BA, University of California, Berkeley

PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1975

Certificate for Training, Cognitive Coaching, Institute for Intelligent Behavior.

American Educational Research Association

Association of California School Administrators

Black Child Development Institute

California Association of Compensatory Education

National Association for the Education of Young Children

California Reading Association

National Alliance of Black School Educators

National Association for Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies

A. K. Rice Institute

GREX, Western Regional Center of the A. K. Rice Institute

National Black Child Development Institute

Professional Practice and Community Service

Individual and Organizational Links: A Tavistock Group Relations Conference, Alliant International University, 2003

Teams at Work: A Tavistock Group Relations Conference, Alliant International University, 2001

Authority and Leadership: A Tavistock Group Relations Conference, California School of Professional Psychology, 1998

Executive and Group Relations Director Training, Advance Small Group

Principal Consultant, ABUYA WORKS

Advisory Board, Fruge Psychological Associates, Inc.

Sacramento OD Network, Sacramento, California

Member, BECA, Blacks for Effective Community Action.

Chair, Human Relations Commission, City of Davis

President, Board of Directors, Youth in Focus

Bio and Links

Carl Mack began his career working with teen groups in the area of recreational leadership. During this time he developed and implemented an extensive tutorial network that matched the academic skills of university students with the academic needs of elementary students. He later served as Chair, Ethnic Studies Department at the university of California, Berkeley and then moved to the corporate sector, serving as the corporate manager for an organization development and consulting firm. For the past 35 years, he has worked at all levels of education, which include professor and chair of African and African American Studies, superintendent of a public school district, and founder and principal consultant of Abuya works a organization development consulting firm. During this time he also conducted parenting workshops and institutes throughout the western region of the United States.
Relying on his experiences in education, Dr. Mack has written and published several articles on matters of child development, families, culture and diversity, and authority and leadership. He is a member of the A. K. Rice Institute, American Sociological Association, Blacks for Effective Community Action, Small School Districts Association and the Association of California School Administrators.
Dr. Mack is a noted consultant in-group and human relations in the tradition of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London, England and A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems. Under the auspices of the A. K. Rice Institute, he has worked on the staff of many group-relations conferences in the United States. He has also served as the Director of conferences sponsored by various universities including Teachers College, Columbia, University and the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University.
Throughout his life, Dr. Mack has been trained in meditation and various forms of martial arts, including Tai Chi Chuan, Ba Qua and Praying Mantis. He is the retired Superintendent of the Del Paso Heights School District, Sacramento, California, a position he held for twenty-two years. He is also the Principal Consultant of Abuya Works, a consulting firm that focuses on organizational change and transformation. He is currently an Associate Professor, PsyD Clinical Program, Sacramento Campus, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University.