Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

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

415-955-2160

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Introduction to Professional Psychology, Research Proposal Design, Supervision in Community Mental Health Settings, Clinical and Ethical Issues, Observation and Interviewing, Child Development.

Education and training in psychology; ethics; clinical competency evaluation; clinical supervision; child development; child therapy; integrative approaches in psychotherapy

De Mayo, R & Petti, P (2011) Education and Training Update - Relational Factors in Supervision: The Therapeutic Relationship, Supervisory Alliance and Parallel Process. The California Psychologist. March/April 2011, Vol 44, No2 p. 31

Petti, P (2009) CPA Division II and CAPIC Conference on Defining and Evaluating Clinical Competence: Current Views and the Use of the Competencies Toolkit in Supervision. The California Psychologist. January/February 2009, Vol 42 No1 p. 29

Petti, P. (2010) The Initial Supervision Hour: Setting the Stage for a Positive and Productive Supervisory Relationship. The California Psychologist. September/October 2010, Vol 44, No1 p. 28

Petti, P (2008) How Do We Evaluate Clinical Competencies. The California Psychologist. March/April 2008, Vol 41 No2 p. 30-31

Petti, P (2008) Competency Evaluation for Students with Disabilities: APPIC E-Newsletter, May 2008, Vol 1 No1 p. 12-13

Petti, P. (2008). The use of a structured case presentation examination to evaluate clinical competencies of psychology doctoral students. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 2, 145-150.

2009 NCSPP Conference - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Workshop Presentation "Developing a Quality Internship: APA accredited, APPIC member and alternative (CAPIC) model internships."

2008 NCSPP Conference - Austin, Texas. Workshop Presentation " CAPIC internships as an alternative models to APA and APPIC internships.

2008 NCSPP Conference - Austin, Texas. Panel Discussant " APA internship match imbalance."

2013 APA Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Third Author - poster entitled "Discussing Diversity: Challenges and Benefits.

2013 NCSPP Conference in Nassau, Bahamas. Second Author - poster entitled "The Relational Thing: How do Faculty Evaluations of Relationship Competencies on a Clinical Case Exam Match Up with Supervisor Ratings of Practicum Relationship Competencies?

2013 AIU All Faculty Conference in San Jose, California. First Author - poster entitled "The Clinical Proficiency Progress Review: A Measure of Educational Effectiveness in Teaching Clinical Competencies" Discussing Diversity: Challenges and Benefits.

2011 NCSPP Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. First Author - poster entitled "The Clinical Proficiency Progress Review: A Case Presentation Examination to Evaluate Clinical Competencies of Students in Professional Psychology

2011 NCSPP Conference - New Orleans, Louisiana. Poster Presentation "The Clinical Proficiency Progress Review: A Case Presentation Examination to Evaluate Clinical Competencies of Students in Professional Psychology."

Academic History and Background

BS, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology, 1984

PhD, California School of Professional Psychology - Alameda, CA. APA Accredited Doctoral Program., 1991

Recipient of California Psychological Association, Division II Distinguished Service Award, 2009

Bio and Links

Patrick Petti is an Assistant Professor in the PsyD program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University's San Francisco campus. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology – Berkeley campus. He is the former Director of Professional Training at CSPP-SF, former Executive Director of the California Psychology Internship Council and current board member for the California Psychological Association, Division II Education and Training. In addition, he maintains a private practice in Pleasanton, CA where he provides psychotherapy to adults, children, families and couples. His professional interests include clinical competency, clinical supervision, psychotherapy research, child psychotherapy and ethics. He is a consulting editor of the APA journal Training and Education in Professional Psychology.