Dr. Michelle Montagno an associate professor for the PsyD program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. 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.
- 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
- Clinical training
- Culture and mental health
- Addressing disparities in community mental health
- Identity development
- Brief therapy, attachment, and supervision
- Selected 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. <em>Dissertation Abstract International, 70</em>(8).
- Awards & Distinctions
USF Jesuit Foundation Grant, 2016
USF Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence Interdisciplinary Grant, 2016