Clinical Psychology (PsyD) San Francisco Faculty

Valata Jenkins-Monroe
Program Director and Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1978, California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley
Research interests: Cognitive styles and problem-solving abilities of Third World children; development of children of substance abusive mothers; child sexual abuse treatment; African American women and substance abuse; intergenerational study of black teen parenting; race and racism; special needs children; forensic psychology.

Tai Chang
Associate Professor
PhD, Clinical/Community Psychology, 1999, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
Research interests: Acculturation and identity development processes as well as their relations to adjustment and help-seeking; the interface of counseling and the Internet, including online mutual help and self-help; Asian-American mental health.

Eddie Yu-Wai Chiu
Associate Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1996, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Research interests: Ethnic minority stress and coping; immigrant and refugee mental health; culturally relevant assessment and intervention; problem gambling and other behavioral addictions; mindfulness; legal and ethics in clinical practice; child and family issues.

Michael Connor
Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1972, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Research interests: Parenting with emphasis on fathers/fathering/grandfathering; means of providing sensitive, culturally competent services to the African American community; exercise and sports psychology; disorders of childhood; antiracist training practices/models.

Harriet Curtis-Boles
Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1984, University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: Issues related to multiculturalism and peoples of color including process and outcome of multicultural education, experiences of international and students of color in graduate education; identity and professional development of women of color; psychotherapy process and outcome with African-American clients; influence of violence exposure on children and families in the inner cities; African-American women and substance abuse.

Samuel Gerson
Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1978, University of Texas, Austin
Research interests: Intersubjectivity; gender and sexuality; interaction of affect and clinical judgment; the process of therapeutic interactions; schools of psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Frederick J. Heide
Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1981, Pennsylvania State University
Research interests: Charismatic communication; impact of musical theatre on attitudes and behavior; mindfulness and improvisation; humor; constructivist therapies; transpersonal psychology; cognitive therapy; spiritual use of cannabis; psychedelics.

Amber J. Landers
Assistant Professor and Coordinator Integrated Health Track
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2013, Purdue University
Research Interests:  Access to care for Children and Families, Ethnic Minority, and Underserved Populations; Implicit Bias; Behavioral Health Integration

Gerald Y. Michaels
Associate Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology and Developmental Psychology, 1981, University of Michigan
Research interests: Developmental psychopathology; transition to parenthood; parents’ and children’s social perceptions in the family; parent skills training; children of divorce; school-based mental health.

Rhoda Olkin
Distinguished Professor, Executive Director, Institute on Disability and Health Psychology
PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1981, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research interests: Distributive justice; Disability-Affirmative Therapy; models of disability; parents with disabilities; diversity training; case formulation, psychopathology, diagnosis, DSM & ICD; family therapy; cognitive behavior therapy and DBT

Hadas Pade
Assistant Professor and Co-Coordinator of Assessment Clinic
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2004,  California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda
Research Interests: Psychological testing and assessment, juvenile delinquency, early childhood mental health, parenting/parent-child interactions, teaching and training

Randall Wyatt
Associate Professor & Director of Professional Training
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1989, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda
Research interests: Creative arts and psychology; trauma and recovery; the interface of technology and psychology; child, family and society; spirituality and psychological well-being; cultural anthro-psychological approaches to diversity; clinical outcomes and the therapy relationship

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