Faculty

Jamie Banker, PhD, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Associate Professor and Director, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MFT)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2010
Systems theory, systemic therapy, medical family therapy, integrated care, prenatal and postnatal depression, pregnancy counseling, training mental health clinicians and medical residents

Michael Gerson, PhD

Associate Professor, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MFT) & PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology
California Graduate Institute 1981
Child and adolescent therapy, psychological assessment, family and marital therapy, psychoanalysis, domestic violence, forensic psychology

Jenna Hess, MA, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Lecturer, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MFT)
Pepperdine University 2004
Family therapy, parent-child play therapy, systems theory, child and adolescent therapy, risk assessment, anxiety and mood disorders, clinical supervision

Bethany Simmons, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Assistant Professor, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MFT)
University of Louisiana at Monroe 2010
Systemic/cybernetic theory & clinical practice, resourcefulness & creativity in therapy, teaching, supervision, engaging involuntary clients, clients in crisis, suicide prevention, substance use, client satisfaction & effectiveness, the therap

Ester Agopian, MS

Adjunct Faculty Member
California Lutheran University 2012

Judith Geneva Balcerzak, MSW, PhD, LCSW

Senior Adjunct Faculty Member
International University for Graduate Studies 2010
Licensed as a Clinical Social worker in California, 38 years clinical experience in private and public setting; 25 year experience in higher education; specializations include: women, adults, work, couples, career planning; and lifespan issues.

Robert L Beilin, PhD, MFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Senior Adjunct Faculty Member
University of California, Los Angeles 1985
Family mediation, family law mental health intervention, family and couple therapy, assessment of dangerousness, law and ethics, forensic mental health, studies of isomorphic process

Geoffrey Buckley, Ph.D, M.Div., M.S.,LMFT

Adjunct Faculty Member
Ph.D. Pacifica Graduate Institute 1999
Couple and Family Therapy, Individual Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma Recovery

Gina Cole, MS, LMFT

Adjunct Faculty Member
California State University, Northridge 2007

Dianne O. Cooper-Byram, PhD, LMFT

Senior Adjunct Faculty Member
California Graduate Institute 1989

Ellyn Goldstein, MS, LMFT, MBA

Adjunct Faculty Member
California Lutheran University 2000
Treatment of Psychological Trauma (child and adult; sexual, physical, emotional abuse; domestic violence, developmental/complex PTSD), parent-child treatment, program management.

Sheila J. Harmon, EdD, LMFT

Senior Adjunct Faculty Member
California Lutheran University 2006

Linda Holder, PhD

Senior Adjunct Faculty Member
Pacifica Graduate Institute 2008

Jodie Lunine Kaplan, MA, LMFT

Senior Adjunct Faculty Member
Pepperdine University 1991

Mary L. Kelso, PhD

Senior Adjunct Faculty Member
International College 1984

Monica D Lang, MA, MFT

Senior Adjunct Faculty Member
Antioch University 2003

Nancy Fisk Maletz, MA, LMFT

Senior Adjunct Faculty Member
Loyola Marymount University 1980

Frank Sanchez, PhD, LMFT

Adjunct Faculty Member
Pacifica Graduate Institute 2014
Working transitional age youth and their families to create programming and treat co-occurring disorders.

Jackson Sousa, MA, LMFT, CSAT

Adjunct Faculty Member
University of Santa Monica 2006

Nahed Stefany, MS, LMFT

Adjunct Faculty Member
California State University, Northridge 2005
Main courses that I have taught is Adolescents therapy, cultural diversity, Couples therapy and Gender and Sexuality.

Skye W.F. Stifel, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
University of California, Santa Barbara 2013

Nicole Talarico, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
University of California, Riverside 2010

Monica Torres, MSW, LCSW

Adjunct Faculty Member
University of California, Berkeley 2003

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