Part-Time Faculty


Maureen Adams

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Education:

EdD, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Tanda Ainsworth

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Ms. Tanda Ainsworth, MA, MFT, has a strong interest in neuroscience research and attends workshops to continue learning more about this exciting field. She also presents numerous community-based workshops on the brain including the following topics: Loving Your Brain as a Spiritual Practice; Trauma, Healing and Spirituality; and Aging With Grace.

Education:

MA, Counseling Psychology, emphasis Marriage and Family Therapy, University of San Francisco, CA

Expertise:

Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology, Life transitions, Domestic violence

Jo Benwell

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Jo Benwell, MA, MPA, has been working in the field of Forensic Psychiatry for the past fourteen years. Her interests in research pertain to Forensic Psychiatry, working with the Criminal Mind, the Psychopathic Mind, and the use and overuse of psychotropic medications.

Jeanmarie Cahill

Adjunct Faculty

A New York City native, Jeanmarie has lived in the Bay Area for almost thirty years. She holds both a BA and MA in Psychology and is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. Jeanmarie has worked in a variety of mental health settings primarily focusing on adolescents, young adults, adults and families. She is currently in private practice in Palo Alto. In addition to private practice and teaching, Jeanmarie has a keen interest and practice in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self...

Education:

MA, Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

Esther Cohen

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Esther Cohen is the Clinical Director at the Children's Learning Center, a non-public school for students with special needs. She as an Associate Professor at the University of the Pacific Psychology Department from 1979–94 and taught courses in applied behavior analysis, and marital and family therapy. As a part-time instructor at USF, she has taught Problem Solving Counseling and Prevention and Intervention in Schools. Her interests include children's peer relations, children's self-esteem,...

Education:

PhD, Developmental-Clinical Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Mary Coombs

Professor Coombs has been a USF adjunct faculty member since 2004. For over a decade, she served as adjunct faculty member at University of California-Berkeley, in the School of Social Welfare. She is a core faculty member at the Sanville Institute (CA Institute for Clinical Social Work), a PhD program for advanced MSW and MFT clinicians where she mentors doctoral students, and supervises dissertations. She received her PhD from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and her MSW from the...

Education:

PhD, School of Social Work, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Patricia Cowick

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Patty Cowick, MFT, is a licensed therapist of 28 years who has worked in a variety of settings: public schools, community mental health and private practice. She has been teaching at USF for the past 20 years. She teaches in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program and the School Counseling Program. Her courses include: Group Counseling, Theory and Practice, Parent and Child Therapy, Psychopathology, Life Transitions, Cross Cultural Counseling and Fieldwork Supervision. Her teaching style...

Education:

MA, Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

Jon Daily

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology
(916) 276-0626

Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II is the founder and clinical director for Recovery Happens Counseling Services and specializes in the outpatient treatment of adolescents, young adults and their families with addictive disorders and dual diagnosis issues. A recipient of numerous awards for his work, Jon is also the co-author of (2006) “How to Help Your Child Become Drug Free,” and (2012) “Adolescent and Young Adult Addiction: The Pathological Relationship to Intoxication and the Interpersonal...

Education:

MSW, Mental Health Concentration, California State University, Sacramento

Salvatore Garanzini

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology
(415) 250-7642

Professor Salvatore Garanzini is the Executive Director and Cofounder of the Gay Couples Institute, based in San Francisco, CA. He received his Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Certified Gottman Therapist. He and his husband, Alapaki Yee, MFT, also a Cofounder and Director of Operations, supervise clinical staff performing couples therapy at the Gay Couples Institute in San Francisco, San...

Education:

San Jose State University: BS in Occupational Therapy, Post Professional MS in Occupational Therapy

Joseph Gumina

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

California Board of Psychology: Licensed Psychologist PSY 24776 Allied Medical Staff/Staff Psychologist – California Pacific Medical Center Adjunct Instructor – School of Education, Counseling Psychology Department Affiliate Faculty – School of Nursing and Health Professions Training Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, Child Adolescent Services, Kaiser SSF Pre-Doctoral Internship, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland Juvenile Hall Forensic Mental Health Team, San Mateo County...

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology

Expertise:

Family therapy, Child and adolescent therapy, Parent consultation, Developmental differences, Mental health intern supervision and training, Community outreach, Consultations with schools and pediatricians

Aaron Horn

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Education:

Ed.D. International Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco, MA, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco

Linda Klann

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Education:

MA, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Antioch University, Seattle, WA

Rhonda Lawrence

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Education:

MA, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco

ThuyMinh Nguyen

Adjunct Faculty

Mimi received her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the California State University, Hayward. She received her Master's degree in School Counseling, with an option in Marriage and Family Therapy, from the California State University, East Bay. Before working as a middle school counselor, Mimi worked with adolescents with mental health and substance abuse issues, at Thunder Road Treatment Center, as a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. Mimi emigrated from Vietnam and grew up in...

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the California State University, Hayward, Master's degree in School Counseling, with an option in Marriage and Family Therapy, from the California State University, East Bay

Faith Otis

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Education:

EdD, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco, CA

Bruce Peltier

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Dr. Peltier is Professor of Psychology and Ethics at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific and is a regular lecturer in the Counseling Psychology department at USF. He has won the distinguished teaching award at both universities. Dr. Peltier is a licensed psychologist and executive coach in San Francisco, California and has served as President of the San Francisco Academy of Hypnosis.

Education:

PhD, Counseling, Wayne State University, Detroit

Nancy Rosenbledt

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Dr. Nancy Rosenbledt is a licensed psychologist in private practice where she provides comprehensive psychological treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, and their families and individual supervision of doctoral students. She has particular interests and expertise in girls' development and gender-specific programming. She is also an educator where she teaches graduate school counselor trainees and MFT interns in the Counseling Psychology Dept. at the University of San Francisco....

Education:

PsyD, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco

Steven Zlutnick

Professor Emeritus, Counseling Psychology
(415) 422-2138

Dr. Zlutnick received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Utah. He is the current Director of the Behavior Therapy Center and Past Director of the Behavioral Medicine & Therapy Institute of San Francisco. His research interests and areas of expertise include behavioral therapy and behavioral health/medicine; single subject experimental research; accountable mental health systems; and iatrogenic issues in education, psychology and medicine. He teaches the course,...

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City