Faculty


Cori Bussolari

Department Chair
(415) 422-5854

Professor Bussolari is an associate professor in the counseling psychology department, who teaches in a clinically focused program with students who are earning graduate degrees in marriage and family therapy and professional clinical counseling. She has published in numerous journals and edited books on the topics of grief — specifically pet loss, chronic illness, and positive coping. A licensed practicing psychologist in California since 2006, Professor Bussolari has worked as a school/...

Education:

University of San Francisco, Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Boston, M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, M.A. in Psychology

Expertise:

Bereavement, Trauma, Human Animal Bond, Life Transitions

Violeta Murrieta

Professor

Professor Murrieta is a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Oregon State University. Her research and professional interests include advocacy and counseling undocumented populations, DACAmented students, first-generation students, multicultural counseling and social justice, as well as school counselor education and bilingual counseling. Professor Murrieta is credentialed as a school counselor in Nevada and California.

Education:

Oregon State University, PhD in progress, University of Nevada Las Vegas, MEd in School Counseling, California State University of Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts

Leyla Pérez-Gualdrón

Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology
(415) 422-2456

Dr. Leyla Pérez-Gualdrón is an associate professor of the Department of Counseling Psychology at USF. She holds a licensure in psychology from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela. During her training in Venezuela, she provided mental health services and counseling in a variety of settings, including inner city schools K-12. She has a master's degree and a PhD in counseling psychology from Boston College. She has conducted group interventions in school settings such as a...

Education:

MA, Counseling Psychology, Boston College, PhD, Counseling Psychology, Boston College

Christine Yeh

Professor, Counseling Psychology
(415) 422-6868

Christine Yeh is professor of counseling psychology at the USF School of Education, and recently completed a 5-year term as co-director of the USF Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence (CRASE). Her research and service focuses primarily on developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally responsive school and community based programs for historically targeted communities. Professor Yeh has received numerous grants and fellowships to support her research including a 5-year...

Education:

Stanford University, PhD in Counseling Psychology, Harvard University, EdM in Human Development, Swarthmore College, BA in Psychology

Expertise:

Asian American and Pacific Islander youth, Qualitative and indigenous research methods, Multicultural school counseling and college access, Racism and stereotypes