Clinical Psychology — Public Health — Full-time
Michelle  Montagno

Michelle Montagno, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor; Director, PsyD Program

Dr. Michelle Montagno is the Director of Clinical Training in the School of Nursing and Health Professions' Department of Behavioral Health. As a licensed psychologist, she also practices in San Francisco. A long-time social justice advocate, Dr. Montagno worked in nonprofit and government sectors prior to pursuing a career in clinical psychology. Her areas of clinical and research interest include clinical training, cross-cultural therapy, white racial identity development, and supervision.

Education

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA, June 2010
M.A., Clinical Psychology The Wright Institute,Berkeley, CA, September 2007
B.A., Political Science and Women’s Studies Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Cum Laude, June 1999
Wilderness Leadership Certificate Program National Outdoor Leadership School, Kenya August 2001

Research Areas

Clinical training, culture and mental health, addressing disparities in community mental health, identity development, brief therapy, attachment, and supervision

Courses Offered
  • Addressing Mental Health Issues from a Public Health
  • Foundations of Behavioral Health Practice
  • Fundamental Community Health Concepts
  • The Psychology of Relationships
Publications

Montagno, M., Svatovic, M., & Levenson, H. (2011). Short-term and long-term effects of training in emotionally focused couple therapy: Professional and personal aspects. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 37(4), 380-392.

 

Montagno, M. (2009). The long term effects of emotionally focused couple therapy training on knowledge, competency, self-compassion, and attachment security. Dissertation Abstract International, 70 (8). 

 

National Conference Presentations 

 

Levenson, H., Svatovic, M, & Montagno, M. (October, 2009). The Effects of Training in EFT Couple Therapy. Presentation at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Sacramento, CA.

 

Training Seminars & Guest Lectures

Montagno, M. (March, 2012). Racial Identity Development in White Clinicians. CAPS Intercultural Training Seminar, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

 

Montagno, M. (January, 2012). Procrastination. CAPS In-service Seminar Training, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

 

Montagno, M. (August, 2011). Motivational Interviewing. CAPS In-service Seminar Training, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

 

Montagno, M. (March, 2011). White Therapists Conducting Cross-Cultural Therapy.  Panel Discussant; Cross-Cultural Therapy Course; California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

Montagno, M. (February, 2011). Motivational Interviewing. CAPS In-service Seminar Training, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.