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Clinical Psychology Ph.D. San Francisco Faculty

Our program faculty are actively engaged in applied research and publishing exciting new work in their fields, which improves professional services, influences policy and changes lives. This level of engagement provides our students with opportunities to become connected to their professional communities and gain valuable research and presentation experience—co-authoring papers with faculty, presenting posters and serving in leadership roles in student divisions of professional associations.

Core Faculty

  Shannon Casey
Associate Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PhD Program
PhD, 2002; Stanford University
Research interests: Adolescent development within diverse family and school contexts; multicultural and bicultural identity; measurement of identity; women’s issues, including interactions between physical and psychological issues such as depression and eating disorders

  Dalia Ducker
Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PhD Program; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, CSPP
PhD, 1974; City University of New York
Research interests: Psychology of women, including role strain, work, and health; gender roles; issues relevant to the practice of professional psychology; graduate education

  Davis Ying Ja
Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PhD Program
PhD, 1981; University of Washington
Research interests: Substance abuse and AIDS treatment and prevention in multicultural communities; program evaluation in behavioral health systems including managed care systems; juvenile and adult justice systems including drug courts and alternative community approaches in juvenile probation; early childhood prevention and intervention; multicultural influences in family therapy

  Michael Loewy
Associate Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PhD Program; Fellow, Rockway Institute
PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1994, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research interests: Social justice in psychology and psychotherapy; multicultural competence; Health at Every Size; LGBTQIA issues; impact of social privilege and oppression, especially as regards to body size, physical appearance, sexual orientation, race, gender, gender expression, religion, age, and social class

  Meenakshi Menon
Assistant Professsor, San Francisco, Clinical PhD Program
PhD, 2008; Florida Atlantic University
Research interests: Child and adolescent well-being; gender role development; self-concept development; parent-child relationships

Eduardo Morales
Distinguished Professor and and Interim Program Director, San Francisco, Clinical PhD Program; Fellow, Rockway Institute
PhD, 1976; Texas Tech University
Research interests: HIV; substance abuse; intervention for adolescents; community prevention; ethnic and sexual minorities; drug-exposed infants and parents; juvenile delinquency; workforce development and pipeline; Latino health and higher education

  Natalie Porter
Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PhD Program
PhD, 1981; University of Delaware
Research interests: 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

  Quyen Tiet
Professor, San Francisco, Clinical PhD Program
PhD, 1996; University of Colorado, Boulder
Research interests: Stress/trauma, coping and resilience; depression and suicide, PTSD, substance use, and dual diagnosis; treatment factors and patient outcomes


Paul D. Werner
Professor Emeritus, San Francisco, Clinical PhD Program
PhD, 1976; University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: Personality and family assessment; violent behavior and its prediction; gender roles; activism; sexuality and reproductive behavior; aesthetics and the experience of music; disaster preparedness