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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Diego Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Introduction to Integrative Psychology - Postmodern Path finding

Dissertation Proposal and Development

Clinical Consultation

Family Psychotherapy

Family Systems Theory

Couple and family therapy; family stress and resilience; couple and family diversity; family caregivers of the mentally ill; intimacy; mindfulness-based psychotherapy; incorporating mindfulness into clinical training; integrative psychology

Fulbright Research Grant to Ukraine, 2001

Academic History and Background

B.A. University of California, Los Angeles, Psychology and Russian Language & Literature, 1997

M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Clinical & Community Psychology, 2001

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Clinical Psychology, 2007

APA Diversity Research Award, 2004

ABCT Couples Research and Therapy Robert Weiss Student Award, 2001

American Psychological Association, Member

Professional Training Committee, CSPP

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Member

San Diego Psychological Association, Member

Professional Practice and Community Service

Registered Psychological Assistant, Integrative Psychological and Assessment Services, 2008

Professional Training Committee, CSPP

Continuing Education Review Committee

Student Evaluation and Review Committee, CSPP

Yoga, meditation, hiking, reading, travel and dance.

Bio and Links

Marina Dorian was born in Kiev, Ukraine. She immigrated to the United Stated with her family living first in Chicago, then Los Angeles. Marina graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, Cum Laude in 1997 with a degree in psychology and Russian language and literature. She later relocated to Champaign, Illinois to pursue graduate study in Clinical and Community Psychology. In 2001 she was awarded a Fulbright research grant to Ukraine. Marina completed an APA academy clinical internship at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 2007. Following completion of her Ph.D., she began a faculty position at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, California. Her interests include couple and family therapy, family stress and resilience, culture and family diversity, integrative psychology, mindfulness and acceptance, and incorporating mindfulness into clinical training. Marina also teaches mindfulness meditation.