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