Marital and Family Therapy (PsyD)

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Iman Dadras

Assistant Professor

Iman Dadras, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor for the Couple and Family Therapy program at Alliant International University. Over past 5 years, he has worked with immigrant families and refugees. His main research interests are the impact of acculturation on immigrant families, and social justice family therapy, and critical epistemology of the self of the therapist.

Manijeh Daneshpour

Professor

Dr. Manijeh Daneshpour is the systemwide director and professor of marriage and family therapy in the department of couple and family therapy at Alliant International University in Irvine, California and a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 22 years of academic, research, and clinical experience. She is from Iran and identifies herself as a third wave feminist.Dr. Daneshpour main areas of research, publications, and […]

Sandra Espinoza

Assistant Professor

Dr. Espinoza received her B.A. in Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. She received her master's degree in Couple and Family Therapy at Alliant International University, Irvine and doctorate of psychology degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Alliant International University, Los Angeles. Dr. Espinoza's dissertation focused on exploring the impact of parental deportation on adult intimate relationships. A strong advocate for immigration reform and […]

Nicole Gutierrez

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sabatini Gutierrez is an Assistant Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy program at Alliant International University. She earned her bachelor's in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She earned both her master's and doctorate of psychology degrees in Couple and Family Therapy from Alliant International University, Irvine. Dr. Sabatini Gutierrez's dissertation was focused on the experience vicarious traumatization in female therapists […]

Alexander Hsieh

Assistant Professor

Alliant international University has a notable history of faculty to have passed through its doors, and we are excited to have the current generation of faculty join them in the ranks of history. Each and every Alliant faculty member is aware of this legacy and is prepared to make their mark on their respective field and impart their wisdom, experience, and knowledge into every student […]

Rajeswari Natrajan-Tyagi

Assistant Professor

Alliant international University has a notable history of faculty to have passed through its doors, and we are excited to have the current generation of faculty join them in the ranks of history. Each and every Alliant faculty member is aware of this legacy and is prepared to make their mark on their respective field and impart their wisdom, experience, and knowledge into every student […]

Gita Seshadri

Assistant Professor

Dr. Seshadri is an Assistant Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy program at Alliant International University. She earned her masters and doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. Her publications include research within the following topics: Diversity, couple relationships, gender perspectives of power within culture, grief, anger management, relapse prevention, and interracial couples. She also has a variety of experience […]

Scott Woolley

Distinguished Professor

Dr. Scott Woolley is a Distinguished Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He is the executive director of the Alliant Couple and Family Clinic and is a founder and Director of the San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Training and Research Institute for EFT at Alliant (TRI EFT […]

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