Clinical Psychology (PsyD) San Francisco Faculty

Valata Jenkins-Monroe, PhD, Program Director and Professor
PhD, 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, PhD, Associate Professor
PhD, 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, PhD, Associate Professor 
PhD, 1996; California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Research interests: Ethnic minority stress and coping; immigrant and refugee mental health; cultural specific assessment and intervention; problem gambling; child and family issues.

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

Harriet Curtis-Boles, PhD, Professor
PhD, 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 in 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, PhD, Professor
PhD, 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, PhD, Professor
PhD, 1981; Pennsylvania State University
Research interests: Charismatic communication; musical theatre and attitude change; mindfulness and improvisation; humor; constructivist therapies; transpersonal psychology; cognitive therapy; psychedelics.

Valerie Jordan, PhD, Visiting Assistant
PhD, 1996; California State University, Fullerton

Gerald Y. Michaels, PhD, Associate Professor
PhD, 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.

Valory Mitchell, PhD, Distinguished Professor
PhD, 1983; University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: Psychology of women; development of personality across the lifespan; lesbian/gay issues; interface of feminist, self, relational, and psychodynamic theory.

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

Alan J. Swope, PhD, Professor
PhD, 1969; Columbia University; ABPP (Clinical Psychology)
Research interests: Psychoanalytic psychotherapy; practitioner well being and distress; creativity and professional practice; psychology and technology; evaluation of clinical competency; music and personality.

Daniel O. Taube, PhD, Professor
PhD, 1987; Hahnemann University; JD, 1985; Villanova University
Research interests: Ethical and legal issues for mental health professionals; child maltreatment; substance abuse; child and family forensics.

Brandon Weiss, PhD, Assistant Professor
PhD, 2013; University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research interests: Improving mental health services for underserved populations, particularly individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) and individuals residing in rural areas, developing and evaluating evidence-based, patient-centered treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related disorders (particularly anxiety disorders), utilizing various technologies (e.g., videoconferencing, mobile apps, web-based interventions) to increase access to care and efficiency of interventions.

Randall Wyatt, PhD, Associate Professor & Director of Professional Training
PhD, 1989; California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda
Research interests: Creative arts and psychology; trauma and recovery; child, family and society; cultural anthro-psychological approaches to diversity; evidence-based practice and the therapy relationship; brief therapy; clinical training.

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