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Dr. Gerald Michaels

Gerald Michaels, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) of Alliant International University, San Francisco Campus, where he has taught since 1988. He earned his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology and developmental psychology from the University of Michigan. His scholarly interests and publications are in the areas of parent-child interaction and children's psychosocial development, family relationships, divorce and child custody, adolescent involvement in the juvenile justice system, and child and adolescent assessment. He is co-director of the CSPP Assessment Clinic located at Alliant's San Francisco Campus. He teaches courses in child and adult psychological assessment, divorce and child custody, and school-based mental health.

Professional 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
Education and Certifications
  • PhD, University of Michigan
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Research Proposal Design
  • School-Based Mental Health
  • Child Assessment