Marital and Family Therapy (MA)

Adjunct Faculty  |   Irvine/Orange County Campus
Professor  |   Sacramento Campus
Research Interests:

Common factors across effective MFT models; bridging the scientist/practitioner gap in MFT; International MFT education

Site Director  |   Sacramento Campus
Research Interests:

Family therapy process and outcome research; observational research; contextual therapy; families with adolescents; adolescent risky behaviors including substance abuse; cultural issues.

Associate Professor  |   Los Angeles Campus
Research Interests:

Child and Adolescent treatment, art psychotherapy; attachment theory and clinical applications, interpersonal neurobiology, trauma, neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment, dimensions in diversity teaching methodologies, and online learning.

Assistant Professor  |   San Diego Campus
Research Interests:

Asian American mental health and coping behaviors, immigrant and refugee youth and families cultural adjustment, acculturation and enculturation issues, differences between parent and child, career development of racial and ethnic minority youth, culturally appropriate interventions.

Assistant Professor  |   San Diego Campus
Research Interests:

Person-of-the-therapist training. Emotion and attachment-centered therapies. Diversity and social justice in Couple and Family Therapy. Trauma therapy. Therapy with immigrant, Latino, and bilingual families. Qualitative research.

Adjunct Faculty  |   San Diego Campus
Professor  |   San Diego Campus
Research Interests:

Cross-cultural issues; mental health service delivery issues; MFT training in the multicultural context; survey research; impact of family factors on children; Native American studies

Marital and Family Therapy (PsyD)

Assistant Professor  |   Los Angeles Campus
Research Interests:

Acculturative stress and immigrant families, self of the therapist, brain-based psychotherapy, justice-oriented psychotherapy, multicultural family therapy, a third order cybernetics and system change.

Professor  |   Irvine/Orange County Campus
Research Interests:

Teaching, providing couple and family therapy, writing research articles, as well as mentoring students, and new professionals

Assistant Professor  |   Los Angeles Campus
Research Interests:

Legal status and impact on mental health, Immigration and Deportation in families, Attachment theory, EFT, Self of Therapist issues and impact on clinical work, social justice.

Assistant Professor  |   Irvine/Orange County Campus
Research Interests:

Vicarious traumatization and post-traumatic growth of therapists; self-of-the-therapist development; sexual trauma; sexual identity development; addiction and the family; and addressing multiculturalism and client centered advocacy in education and clinical supervision.

Assistant Professor  |   Sacramento Campus
Assistant Professor  |   Irvine/Orange County Campus
Research Interests:

Immigration and acculturation; parenting; bicultural identity; cross-cultural research; cultural immersion programs; self-of-therapist training and supervision; qualitative research; systemic training and evaluation

Assistant Professor  |   Sacramento Campus
Research Interests:

Experiences of interracial couples and families, culture, process based research, qualitative research, parent-child relationships, factors influencing attachment in relationships, the impact of family of origin on self, couple, and family, how addiction impacts the family, and bullying/trauma.

Distinguished Professor  |   San Diego Campus
Research Interests:

Emotionally Focused Therapy; couples therapy, courtship, marriage, MFT process and outcome research; observational research; cultural issues in couple relationships; MFT supervision processes; MFT therapy training; religion, chemical dependency

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