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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Distinguished Professor

Distinguished Professor

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


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Late Adulthood, Research Proposal Design

Psychology of women; development of personality across the lifespan; lesbian/gay issues; interface of feminist, self, relational, and psychodynamic theory

Mitchell, V. (2014). Couples therapy with Same-Sex and Gender-Variant (LGBT) Couples: Sociocultural Problems, Intrapsychic and Relational Consequences. The Oxford Handbook of Relationship Science and Couple Interventions. Oxford, England: Oxford Library of Psychology Series, Oxford University Press.

Mitchell, V. (2014). The Lifespan as a Feminist Context: Making Developmental Concepts Come Alive in Therapy. Women and Therapy.

Yerke, A. & Mitchell, V. (2013). Transgender people in the military: Don't ask? Don't tell? Don't enlist! Journal of Homosexuality 60, 436-457. DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2013.744933

Academic History and Background

PhD in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 1983

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California

National Science Foundation Fellow

American Psychological Association, Division 35 (Psychology of Women)

Association of Women in Psychology

American Psychological Association, Division 44 (LGBT Concerns)

Professional Practice and Community Service

Private Practice of psychotherapy, individual and couple

Co-coordinator, Social Justice Track, Psy.D. Program, CSPP San Francisco

Board member, Women's Therapy Center, Berkeley, CA