Clinical Psychology (PhD) 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.
Academic Dean, CSPP and Professor
PhD, Social Psychology, 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.
PhD, Developmental Psychology, 2008, Florida Atlantic University
Research interests: Child and adolescent well-being; gender role development; self-concept development; parent-child relationships.
Professor and Clinical Program Director
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 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; technology and integrative healthcare.
Distinguished Professor; Fellow, Rockway Institute
PhD, Counseling Psychology, 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.
Davis Ying Ja
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 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; organizational systems with a focus on managed behavioral health policy, evaluation, and analysis; early childhood prevention and intervention; multicultural influences in family therapy; cost analysis; studies in programs for assertive community treatment (PACT).
Interim Program Director, Associate Professor; 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.
Visiting Associate Professor
PhD, Social Psychology, 2003, Arizona State University
Research interests: Gender Roles, Psychology of Technology, Social Influence and Persuasion, Personality Differences
Distinguished Professor Emeritus; Founder and Senior Research Fellow, Rockway Institute
PhD, 1975; Michigan State University
Research interests: LGBT couple, parenting, and family of origin issues; coping with LGBT discrimination; psychology’s role in improving LGBT public policies; couple and family systems therapy; male gender roles.
PhD, Psychology, 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.
Paul D. Werner
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.