Personal Information

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

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

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

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

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

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.