Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


Dhara Meghani

Program Director
(415) 422-4246

Dr. Meghani is a core faculty member, licensed psychologist, and program director in the School of Nursing and Health Professions Clinical Psychology PsyD program. Her research concerns the promotion of infant and perinatal mental health and family relationships through the design and implementation of inclusive, culturally attuned, evidence-based interventions aimed to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression in the transition to parenthood. Dr. Meghani is the founder of Parentline, a free...

Education:

UCSF/ZSFG Clinical Psychology Training Program, Clinical Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009-2011, University of Massachusetts Amherst, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2010, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MS in Clinical Psychology, 2007, UC Berkeley, BA in Psychology (Anthropology minor), 2003

Expertise:

Child, adolescent, and family psychology , Psychodynamic, brief/strategic, and solutions-focused therapy, South Asian diaspora acculturation and mental health , Program development and community partnerships

June Madsen Clausen

Senior Associate Dean, School of Nursing and Health Professions
(415) 422-2174

Dr. June Madsen Clausen is professor and senior associate dean for the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Previously, she also served as program director for the Clinical Psychology PsyD program. She is a licensed psychologist with a clinical practice in which she provides evaluation, consultation, and treatment for children and adults who have experienced trauma. Dr. Clausen's Teaching Philosophy, in her own words: I believe that bringing real world experience into the classroom is...

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Joint Doctoral Program, University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, BA, Psychology with Honors, University of California, Los Angeles, Clinical Internship at the University of California, San Francisco, Two-year National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Services Research, Graduate of the WASC Senior College and University Commission Assessment Leadership Academy

Brent (Rick) Ferm PhD

Professor
(415) 422-4071

Clinical Emphasis - Psychodynamically, psychoanalytically oriented adult individual psychotherapy; sub-specialization in adult development, and psychological testing and therapy with mid-life and older adults.

Education:

PhD, Northwestern University, BS, Psychology, University of California at Berkeley

Dellanira Garcia

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4072

Dr. Dellanira Garcia, a licensed clinical psychologist, obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. She was awarded a National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Institutes of Mental Health to examine social capital and mental illness among women of Mexican descent. Dr. Garcia's research focuses on socio-cultural contextual factors impacting ethnic minority mental health and sexual risk behaviors, with an emphasis in Latino populations. Her community-...

Education:

PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, MA, Psychology, Boston University, BA, Psychology, University of California at Davis

Expertise:

Mental health and health disparities among BIPOC communities, Latinx Mental Health, Community based research methods, Social determinants of health, Women's sexual risk and health

David Martinez

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4247

Dr. David A. Martinez completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Post-doctoral fellowship at the Medical School of Brown University. Prior to his post-doc he was a Psychology Intern in the Behavioral Medicine Program at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He was awarded a pre-doctoral National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Institute of Mental Health to explore the barriers and facilitators to...

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MA, Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, BA, Psychology, San Diego State University

Michelle Montagno

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4074

Dr. Michelle Montagno is a licensed psychologist and a long-time social justice advocate. She worked in the nonprofit and government sectors prior to pursuing a career in clinical psychology. Her areas of clinical and research interest include culturally responsive therapy, interpersonal and brief psychotherapy, racial and sexual identity development, privilege and oppression, and culturally accountable graduate training. She is also proudly certified as an advanced open-water scuba diver.

Education:

The Wright Institute, PsyD in Clinical Psychology, 2010, The Wright Institute, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2007, Ohio State University, BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies, 1999,

Expertise:

Culturally responsive therapy , Interpersonal therapy, Brief therapy, Identity development

Yvette Ozer

Director of Clinical Training for the Clinical Psychology PsyD Program, Associate Professor
(510) 388-0855

Dr. Malamud obtained a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology, in San Francisco. Dr. Malamud is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California, with training and experience in school psychology and neuropsychology, with an emphasis on providing culturally sensitive assessment and psychotherapy services to diverse, underserved clients. During her postdoctoral...

Education:

Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2015, California State University East Bay, MS in Clinical Child/School Psychology, 2009, California State University East Bay, BA in Liberal Studies & Psychology, 2006, University of California Berkeley Extension, Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies, 2003

Expertise:

Neuropsychological assessment, Statistics and psychometrics, Clinical child psychology

Part-Time Faculty


Dominique Broussard

Adjunct Professor

Education:

PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia, MEd, Community Counseling, University of Georgia, BA, Psychology, Loyola University

Davina Chan

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6151

Dr. Davina Chan obtained her PhD in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She teaches in the Psychology Department and in Theological & Religious Studies, as well as in the PsyD program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Her clinical and teaching interests include East Asian meditation practices, Asian American psychology, cognitive psychology, and biological psychology. In addition to her teaching, Dr. Chan is a licensed clinical psychologist, practicing...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Christine Chang

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Christine Chang is an adjunct professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions Clinical Psychology PsyD program. She is a licensed psychologist practicing in California. Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Chang offers culturally informed depth psychotherapy with specialties in anxiety, grief, family trauma, and immigrant and minority experience. Currently, Dr. Chang also works as a clinical supervisor at the Wright Institute and Palo Alto University. Recently Dr. Chang was...

Education:

Loyola University Chicago, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, 2015, Harvard University, M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology, 2008, National Taiwan University, B.A. in Sociology, 2005

Expertise:

Contemporary psychodynamic theories and practices (e.g., AEDP), Treatments for grief and complex trauma (e.g., intergenerational trauma), Anxiety and stress management , Asian/Asian American mental health

Shannon Dodani

Adjunct Professor

Education:

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Midwestern University, MA, Clinical Psychology, Midwestern University, BA, Psychology, University of Arizona

William Hua

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6681

Dr. William Hua is an adjunct professor and teaches for the MPH and PsyD programs; his courses include a focus on integrated behavioral health, integrated care, and psychotherapy. He is a clinical health psychologist with the San Francisco VA health care system and has a strong emphasis on work with diverse and stigmatized populations and is dedicated to providing culturally humble care and treatment. Dr. Hua received his PhD in Clinical Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine at the...

Education:

PhD, Clinical Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine, University of North Texas, BS, Psychology, Oklahoma State University

Expertise:

HIV and Hepatitis C Clinical Care, Primary Care/Mental Health Integration, Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Health Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Alisa Title

Adjunct Faculty

Education:

PsyD, California School of Professional Psychology, MA, Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University

Peter Van Oot

Adjunct Professor

Peter grew up around animals and wanted to become a Vet. When that didn't pan out, he moved into psychology, then to biopsychology. Combining his interests he focused on neuropsychology in his doctoral program. He worked at VA medical centers, regional rehabilitation hospitals, private hospitals and clinics, and finally settled in an academic position preparing students for similar careers. Instead of vacations, he attends conferences, and uses his connections to help them start a professional...

Education:

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Penn State University, 1989, MA in Biopsychology, University of British Columbia, 1976, BA in Psychology, University of Delaware, 1973

Expertise:

Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Psychological Assessment

Erin Watson

Adjunct Professor

Erin C. Watson, PsyD, is a Clinical Health Psychologist at the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) where she provides integrated care services and contributes to interprofessional education and practices. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Sciences at the University of San Francisco, California (UCSF). Dr. Watson earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Primary Care Psychology and Behavioral...

Education:

San Francisco VA Health Care System/UCSF, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, Emphasis in HIV and Liver Diseases, 2015, Portland VA Health Care System/OHSU, Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, 2014, Adler University, PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Emphasis in Primary Care Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 2014, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, MA in Clinical Counseling, 2008, College of Charleston, BS in Psychology, 2006

Expertise:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral Health, Chronic Pain, Infectious Disease, and Liver Disease Clinical Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Health Disparities, Motivational Interviewing

Andrea Zorbas PsyD

Adjunct Faculty

Education:

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Campus, MA, Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Campus, BA, Psychology and minor in Communication, University of California at Davis

Contact Info

School of Nursing & Health Professions

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-2806