Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Fresno Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Cultural Diversity 1, Cultural Diversity 2, Psychoanalytic Approaches, The Clinical Utility of Spirituality: A Psycho-spiritual Approach to Clinical Treatment (developing course, Summer 2014)

Relationship between gender socialization, hypermasculinity, and psychological and interpersonal functioning in African-American adult males; the clinical utility of spirituality/religion in working with African-American patients; the clinical utility of psychodynamic and Frierian theory in working with underserved communities; the impact of gender role identity and sociocultural variables on how African-American adult males understand and relate to their romantic partners

Gadsden, O. (2013). The sociocultural complexity of African-American masculinity: The clinical utility of Fierian thought

Gadsden, O. (2013). A Jungian perspective of the gendered performances in the lives of African-American males: The clinical implications of utilizing Jungian theory in deconstructing the negative impact of hegemonic African-American masculinity

Kuriansky, J., Nenova, M., Sottile, G. Telger, K.J., Tettey, N-S., Portis, C. & Gadsden, O. The REASSURE model: A new approach for responding to sexuality-related questions (2009). In E. Schroder & J. Kuriansky (Eds.) Sexuality Education: past, present and future. Westport: Praeger.

Gadsden, O. (2005). Adjusting to a new racial climate: maintenance of personal integrity. Journal of Religion & Health, Vol. 44, No. 3, 263-266.

Gadsden, O. (2013). Comprehensive Intake Evaluations: The process and writing. JFK Behavioral Health Center. Didactic Presentation, Doctoral Extern Seminar, Philadelphia, PA.

Gadsden, O. (2011). Introduction to Clinical Services at University of Delaware Counseling Center & Student Development. Workshop Presentation, Center of Black Student Culture, Newark, DE.

Gadsden, O. (2011). The Relationship between Gender & Relationships. Lecture Presentation, University of Delaware, MA Counseling Program, Gender in Counseling Course, Newark, DE

Gadsden, O. (2011). Introduction to Clinical Services at University of Delaware Counseling Center & Student Development. Workshop Presentation, Center of Black Student Culture, Newark, DE

Gadsden, O. (2010). Black Love: How do we start, develop, & maintain healthy long-lasting relationships? Symposium Presentation, Greater Washington Urban League, Washington, DC.

Gadsden, O., Quinnones-Jackson, V., Carr, G., & Lemus, E. (2009). Under the magnifying glass: using a multicultural lens to achieve social justice. Symposium Presentation at 51st Winter Roundtable. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Gadsden, O., Quinnones, V., & Juste, S. (2008). Old concepts, new directions. Symposium Presentation, 50th Winter Roundtable, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Gadsden, O. (2008). The African-American Male & the Education System. American University, Graduate Education Program, Washington, DC

Gadsden, O. (March 2008). How to raise confident children. Laurel Elementary School, PTA Meeting, Laurel, MD.

Toldson, I.A., Rentie, R. J. & Gadsden, O. (2007). Delinquency prevention among African American adolescent males: the role of poverty, risk and protective factors. Workshop Presentation, 39th Annual ABPsi International Convention, Houston, TX.

Gadsden, O. (2007). Gender equity and sexuality: sex and social issues in society. Lecture Presentation, Montgomery College, Takoma Park Campus.

Gadsden, O. (October 2006). Gender equity and sexuality: sex and social issues in society. Lecture Presentation, Montgomery College, Takoma Park Campus.

Gadsden, O. (October 2011). Career Development. Freshman Workshop, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

Academic History and Background

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Howard University, Washington, DC-2012

MA Clinical Psychology, Columbia University of New York City, Teachers College-2005