BA, Psychology, University of Michigan
MA, Clinical Psychology, Boston University
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Boston University
Dr. Johnson is a clinical and health psychologist who has been in practice and teaching for over 40 years. She received her degrees from the University of Michigan and Boston University. She has taught courses in clinical psychology, social psychology, multiculturalism, personality, developmental psychology, and health related issues. She has served on the faculties of several universities including San Francisco State University, the Wright Institute, CSU East Bay, Tufts University, Harvard Medical School, and Saybrook University. She recently served as the Director of the Certificate in Multicultural Psychology and Social Justice at Saybrook University. She has developed and administered clinical training programs for doctoral students, and supervised graduate students in their clinical work and their research from an eclectic perspective informed by humanistic and relational psychodynamic approaches.
She has had a multiculturally diverse clinical practice of psychotherapy with individual and couples, including work with the severely mental ill and substance abusers. She offers consultation and coaching around the ongoing process of developing cultural competence, working with graduate students and clinicians around multicultural awareness in mental health agencies and in the broader health care system. She has particular interests in chronic health issues, cancer, assisted reproductive technology, multicultural families, biracial individuals, and the intersection between health, culture and psychotherapy.
Associate Dean-North; Professor; Former Dean
BA, Stanford University
MS, San Jose State University
PhD, The Sanville Institute
Dr. van Nouhuys is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Menlo Park and Berkeley since 1981; she works with individuals, couples, and families. She served as consultant to the staff of Peninsula School in Menlo Park for many years, and is currently on the supervising faculty of The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley and Women’s Therapy Center in El Cerrito. She is a clinical member of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and has presented on self psychology in a variety of settings. She has also lectured on Transference in the Medical Relationship to primary care residents at Highland Hospital in Oakland. Earlier in her career, Dr. van Nouhuys worked for an agency that placed foreign high school students in American communities, for the Department of Public Social Services in South Central Los Angeles, as director of a co-operative elementary school, and as a legal worker in a community law office. She joined the faculty of The Sanville Institute in 2007.
Associate Dean-South; Professor
BA, University of Rochester
MSW, University of Pittsburgh
PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work
Dr. Schore is Associate Dean and a core faculty member of The Sanville Institute. She is also a clinical and research faculty member of the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and is Social Work Consultant for the Lifespan Learning Institute. Dr. Schore has a private practice in Northridge, California and is the author of Women in Transition.
Of her many presentations at scholarly conferences, her most recent were at the Statewide Society for Clinical Social Work Conference in January 2009 and a presentation with Dr. Allan Schore at the AAPCSW National Conference in New York in February 2009.
Academic Research Chair; Professor
BA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, London School of Economics & Political Science
Dr. Sussman is a sociologist who embraces an interdisciplinary approach. Her background includes post doctoral research at the Tavistock Institute in London, studying with the “Interactionist” school of sociologists, and working as a post doc with R.D. Laing’s research team on Families and Schizophrenia. Currently director of research at Sanville, she teaches the research seminars, the epistemological colloquium and is available for dissertation advisement. Dr. Sussman has extensive research and teaching experience specializing in qualitative research methods and epistemology. Her dissertation research [A Sociological Study of English Aestheticism, 1885-1910: With special reference to aesthetic withdrawal as a social phenomenon, its sources, imagery and social-psychological components] a study of a group of poets through analysis of their work, their lives and their socio-cultural context, reveals what remains her continuing concern with the relation between culture/social context and the individual psyche, as well as her interests in social deviance and in literature. She is also a practicing and exhibiting painter. Currently Dr. Sussman is a private consultant on qualitative and theoretical dissertation research. She has served on various other faculties, including the Center for Psychological Studies, Wright Institute, Hayward State University, San Francisco Art Institute (Humanities), and held research positions with Dr. Margaret Singer, National Institute of Mental Health; Agnews State Hospital; Kaiser Medical Center, (as project Co-director). Her independent research includes a field study of interaction in a school for autistic children (see publications). She has given numerous presentations and published in Views Quarterly (London) and the American J. of Orthopsychiatry.
“Knowing, Not Knowing and the Adult Learner,” Rosemary Lukton Memorial Lecture, 2012
“The Culture of Psychotherapy & Psychotherapy in the Larger Culture,” The Sanville Institute, Fall Convocation 2006
“Qualitative Research and the Clinician: An introduction to Grounded Theory applied to clinically relevant problems” Paper delivered at The 7th Conference of the National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work as part of a panel on qualitative research presented by CICSW. New York, 2000.
“On Establishing Connections Between Patient and Analyst: A dialogue between clinician and researcher” with Samoan Barish, DSW, PhD. Paper presented at the 4th National Clinical Conference, Committee on Psychoanalysis of the National Federation of Societies for Clinical Social Work, Los Angeles, October, 1992.
“An Epistemology and a Method for Research in Clinical Social Work” with Rosemary Lukton, DSW. Paper accepted for presentation, Annual Conference of the National Association of Social Workers. Philadelphia, November 1988.
“Clinicians as Social Researchers” with Elise Blumenfeld, PhD and Karlin Hanks, PhD. Paper presented at the NASW National Conference on Clinical Social Work, San Francisco, September, 1986.
“Why Are There No Middle Aged Women in Fairy Tales?: Two studies in adult development” with Elise Blumenfeld, PhD and Karlin Hanks, PhD. Paper presented at the meetings of the California Society of Clinical Social Workers. Los Angeles, October, 1985. Four Public lectures given at the San Francisco Art Institute, 1972 & 73: “Surrealism as a Mode of Thought and a Question to the Existing Structures of Thought.”
“The Family and Women’s Identity.” “The poetry of Keith Barnes and Jana Harris: Two Poets of Family Life, a masculine and feminine point of view.”
“Perceptions of Higher Education: Why Be in Graduate School?” and “Stress in Graduate School” Part I on Growth and Development Among Doctoral Students in an Innovative Doctoral Program. Report to Dean Judith Blanton, PhD, Graduate Program in Psychosocial Development and Education, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA, 1981.
“Psychological Factors in Respiratory Allergy.” Jacob, Freeman, Alward, & Sussman. Report to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 1970.
“The Social Awareness of Autistic Children” with June Sklar, MA. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 34(5), October, 1969.
Accreditation Liaison Officer; Former Dean; Professor
BA, Wheaton College, Illinois
MSW, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work
Dr. Nelson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in private practice in Napa and Berkeley since 1974. She has taught seminars and led consultation groups on Self-Psychology, DSM-III, III-R, and IV, Transference and Countertransference, Crisis Intervention, and on the theory of Crying and Attachment, which she developed in her dissertation and subsequently. Dr. Nelson has served as consultant and trainer for numerous social and mental health agencies. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kano, Nigeria, for two years working in the area of child welfare and family counseling and was a community worker in East Harlem, New York City, working with adolescents and their families.
Dr. Nelson is the author of Seeing Through Tears: Crying and Attachment, published by Routledge in 2005, numerous articles on attachment-related topics, and a training manual on crisis intervention for paraprofessionals. She is currently working on a new book: What Made Freud Laugh? An Attachment Perspective on Laughter.
Professor; Former Dean
AB, City University of New York;
MSW, University of California, Berkeley
DSW, University of Southern California
PhD, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute
Dr. Barish has served on the faculties of the Wright Institute and the University of Southern California. She is currently on the faculty of The New Center for Psychoanalysis, and has served on the boards of the New Center and The Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She has practiced and consulted in numerous agency and hospital settings and social service agencies. She maintains an independent practice in Pasadena and Santa Monica. Her publications have appeared in the Clinical Social Work Journal, American Journal of Psychoanalysis, and the online journal OtherWise. She is a frequent presenter and workshop participant at statewide and national meetings. Dr. Barish served as a social service commissioner for the City of Santa Monica for eleven years. She is past president of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work. She is currently on the board of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education. Dr. Barish is a Founding Fellow of The Sanville Institute and served as Dean from 1992 to 1999.
BA, University of Wisconsin
MSW, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work
PhD, Rutgers University, School of Social Work
Before moving from Philadelphia to Berkeley in 1995, Dr. Coombs practiced as a clinical social worker in community mental health doing direct practice, administration, as well as supervising MSW students from the University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College. She was on the faculty of Rutgers University, serving as the Graduate Field Work Director and Lecturer. She has been in independent practice since 1984. She completed a NIMH Post Doctoral Fellowship in mental health research at UC Berkeley from 1995-1997, where she focused on the role of emotion in psychotherapeutic change, and cross-cultural differences in psychological definitions of normal and abnormal development. She has been a Lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare teaching Family Therapy and Foundations of Social Work Practice since 1998. She is a member of the Berkeley Psychotherapy Research Group in the department of clinical psychology at UC Berkeley, where she is doing process-outcome research on differences in the handling of emotion in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy using the NIMH Treatment of Depression Collaborative Research Program data. She is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Family Therapists of Northern California, and the Bioenergetic Society of Northern California. She is a member of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration and the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Current interests include a focus on socialization of emotion in the family, and on the process by which therapists integrate different treatment modalities in effective practice.
BS, University of Michigan
MSW, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work
Dr. Grayer has extensive clinical and consultative experience in a variety of settings. She has served as supervisor and administrator in a mental health center and was a clinical associate of the University of Southern California School of Social Work. She has consulted with various social agencies in the greater Los Angeles area and has taught extensively in the U.S. and abroad in the areas of group psychotherapy, trauma, counter-transference, and the therapeutic use of improvisational acting. As a member of the International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress, she debriefed mental health staff in Turkey following the 1999 earthquake and taught at Hacetteppe University in Ankara. After 9/11 she consulted to and debriefed therapists who were running post-trauma groups in NY; after the L.A. earthquake in ’94 she debriefed staff, faculty, and students at Santa Monica College. She is a former Board member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and is a Board member and Co-Chair of Education and Training for the Los Angeles Group Psychotherapy Society.
In addition to maintaining a private practice in Encino, California, she is a frequent presenter at local, state and national meetings, with special interests in counter transference, self-psychology, group psychotherapy, and trauma theory.
AB, Smith College
MSW, Boston University School of Social Work
Certificate Post Graduate Fellow in Clinical Psychology, Wright Institute Los Angeles
PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Kivowitz is also field supervisor for bi-lingual social work interns placed through the Los Angeles Child Development Center at Camino Nuevo, a charter school in central Los Angeles. The school serves a primarily Latino neighborhood of recent immigrants. It is a way to try to stay abreast of the fast-moving changes in the life of her city and to “translate” what we learn and practice in the Institute to people who rarely find their way into private practice.
BA, Psychology, Sonoma State Uiversity
MA, Counseling, Sonoma State University
MA, Psychology, Saybrook University
MA, Jungian Psychology, Sonoma State University
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Saybrook University
Dr. Machado holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Saybrook University, where he specialized in lesbian, gay, and bisexual mental health, depth psychologies and psychotherapies, and qualitative research methods. He holds three separate M.A. degrees in counseling, general psychology, and Jungian/Archetypal psychology. He is a licensed psychologist with experience in community mental health, primary care, non-profit, and public health settings providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. In addition to his private practice, where he provides psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and supervision to doctoral and M.A.-level interns, he is on the adjunct faculty in the Departments of Counseling and Psychology at Sonoma State University, in the counseling program at Saybrook University, and the psychology program at Meridian University. His primary areas of scholarship interest include depth psychologies/psychotherapies and their application to sexual minority issues and shame. He is particularly interested in the archetypal underpinnings of gay identity development, internalized homophobia, psychotherapy with gay men, and the use of alchemical imagery and metaphor to understand how shame is transformed. He has extensive training in Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy, AEDP, EMDR, expressive arts, and sandplay, and joined the faculty at Sanville after a year of study in the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Certificate Program. Dr. Machado utilizes qualitative methods in his research, particularly performative, arts-based, and transgressive methods, such as poetic inquiry, autoethnography, and autobiography. His dissertation research was a poetic inquiry into gay men’s experience with facing negative parental reactions to their disclosure of gay identity. He has presented his work nationally and has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Machado, S. (2016). Faggot speaks: The poetics of antigay mistreatment and sexual prejudice. Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal, 1(1), 65-87.
Machado, S. (2015). Faith, family, & coming out: Andrew’s poem. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 28(3), 1-9.
Machado, S. (2015). The poetics of parent-son encounters following negative parental reactions to the disclosure of gay identity. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 55(1), 30-52.
Machado, S. (2012). Dolphins. Poem published in Depth Insights: Seeing the World with Soul.
Machado, S. (2012). The existential dimensions of surviving HIV: The experience of gay long-term survivors. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 52(1), 6-29.
BA, Smith College
MSW, University of Southern California
PhD, University of Southern California School of Social Work
Dr. Selwood is a licensed clinical social worker who received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and her Masters and PhD in Clinical Social Work. Her full time clinical practice focuses on the long term impact of attachment disorders and early life trauma, as well as dissociation, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Improvisation, art, sensorimotor processing and neurobiology are incorporated into her Intersubjective/Relational practice.
She is a member of International and California Societies for the Study of Dissociation, National Association of Social Workers, Society for Clinical Social Workers and California Group Psychotherapy. Her interests include international traveling, hiking, gardening, and gourmet cooking.
Dr. Selwood has taught at UCLA and USC and has provided CEU Courses in supervision in a variety of settings, including:
West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Airport Marina Counseling Center
Hathaway Children & Family Service (Supervision & Ethics)
California Society for Clinical Social Work Conference in Palm Springs
Metropolitan State Hospital
The Maple Center
Riverside County Department of Mental Health (Supervision & Culture)
BA, California State University, Northridge
MSW, California State University, San Diego
PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work
Dr. Spiegel, became a core faculty member of The Sanville Institute in 2011. Among her other professional positions, she served as Coordinator of the Family, Child and Adolescent Therapy Program of The Maple Counseling Center since 2004, and is an instructor for the Reiss-Davis Post-Doctoral Child Fellowship Program. She has recently become certified as a trainer of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She has a private practice in Beverly Hills.
BA, University of California Berkeley
MSW, University of California Los Angeles
PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work
Gregory Bellow, PhD, LCSW (Emeritus): AB, and MSS, University of Chicago; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1981. Trained in Child Psychotherapy at the Mt. Zion Clinic, Dr. Bellow has had a commission in the U.S. Public Health Service and held various agency and clinic positions. He has retired from part time private practice as well as a position in the community mental health agency of San Mateo County. His professional interests are in direct service, teaching and consultation with a theoretical orientation that is consonant with psychoanalytic ego psychology and self-psychology.
BA, University of Porland, Oregon
MSW, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, Center for Psychological Studies, Albany, California
Clinical Consulting Faculty
Gabie Berliner, PhD, LCSW: BA, Pomona College, 1957; MA, Columbia University, 1958; MSW, University of California, Berkeley, 1966; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1983. Dr. Berliner’s clinical social work experience has been primarily with children and families in outpatient clinics. She has also worked in adolescent residential and day treatment programs and with seriously disturbed adults. Her current specialization is child therapy, adjustment to divorce, parenting problems. She also trains interns in child therapy and serves on the Board of Trustees of The Sanville Institute.
Beverly Burch, PhD, LCSW: BA, Wake Forest University, 1967; MA, Wake Forest University, 1971; MSW, University of Tennessee, 1976; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1989. Dr. Burch is in private practice in Oakland, CA, working with individuals and couples. She has published two books: On Intimate Terms: The Psychology of Difference in Lesbian Relationships (University of Illinois Press, 1992) and Other Women: Lesbian/Bisexual Experience and Psychoanalytic Views of Women (Columbia University Press, 1997) as well as a number of papers on women’s psychology and the dynamics of relationship. She has also published poems and short stories and has a strong interest in the creative process.
Karla R. Clark, PhD, LCSW: BA Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1960, MA School of Social Services Administration, University of Chicago, 1962, PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1983. Advanced Certification in the Psychotherapy of the Disorders of the Self, Masterson Institute 1986. Dr. Clark is in private practice in San Rafael, California, working mostly with individuals in long term psychotherapy. She founded the San Francisco Masterson Institute and served on its faculty until 1993. She was also part of the faculty at the Western Institute of the Family Service Association for many years. Currently, in addition to her private practice, she consults with clinicians concerning aspects of their work both individually and in groups. She supervises students for the Community Institute for Psychotherapy in San Rafael and serves on the Consulting Clinical Faculty for The Sanville Institute. Her articles on aspects of the psychotherapy of the disorders of the self have appeared in journals and in several books.
Linda A. Cozzarelli, MA, LCSW: BS, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1963, MA, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1971; Certificate, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program for Children and Adolescents, The Institute for Psychoanalysis, Chicago, Illinois, 1980. Ms. Cozzarelli has focused on psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. She gives consultation and supervision to individuals and teachers. She is a psychotherapist, consultant teaching staff member and Director of the Bereavement Program at the Ann Martin Children’s Center, Piedmont, California. She has served on the teaching staff of the Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, California. Her theoretical orientation is self psychology.
Karol Darsa, PsyD: BA, Pitzer College, 1995; MA, University Of Santa Monica 1998; PsyD, California Graduate Institute 2002. Karol Darsa is the founder and executive director of the Integrative Trauma Treatment Center, and co-creator of the Invisible War Recovery Program, which was designed to treat military sexual trauma survivors. Dr. Darsa began her career as a foster care social worker in 1998. Subsequently, she continued her work as a therapist for abused children and their families, and with adults who were abused as children. In the last few years, Dr. Darsa had worked as a trauma specialist at various treatment centers (Clearview Treatment Center, Moonview Sanctuary, and PCH Treatment Center) and co-founded Serenity Trauma Healing Center before branching off to Reconnect. Dr. Darsa is multicultural and multilingual. She has been living in the United States for twenty years, and has also lived in Spain, France, Turkey and Brazil. This allows her to understand cultural differences in human behavior and thought. She can provide therapy in English, Spanish, French and Turkish. She also has the ability to converse in Italian and Portuguese.
Joan Dasteel, PhD, PsyD, LCSW: BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1964; MSW, University of California, Los Angeles, 1967; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1978. PsyD Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1998. Dr. Dasteel has a private practice with adults, adolescents and couples in West Los Angeles and was a senior teacher and lecturer at the extension division of the University of California in Los Angeles. She was president of the Board of Trustees at The Sanville Institute from 1980-83 and from 1991-92. She is the co-founder of the Southern Friends of The Sanville Institute and The Psychotherapy Services, clinical consultant for La Goal in Los Angeles, and academic and clinical consulting faculty at The Sanville Institute.
Carmely Estrella, PhD, LCSW: BA, Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles, 1973; MSW, University of California, Los Angeles, 1975; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1993.
Lynn Alicia Franco, MSW, LCSW: BA, International Relations, Latin American Focus, University of California, Los Angeles, 1966; MA, Education and Latin American Studies, California State University, Los Angeles, 1969; California Standard Teaching Credential, History and Government, University of San Francisco, 1971; MSW and State of California Pupil Personnel Credential, University of California, Berkeley, 1977. Lynn Franco’s teaching experience includes clinical supervision and consultation at the Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, and at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a certified analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute in San Francisco and has a private practice of Jungian analysis for individuals and depth psychotherapy for couples. She also serves as a clinical and organizational consultant.
Judy Greene, MA, LCSW: BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA University of Chicago, School of Social Services. She has served as a teacher and supervisor in the psychotherapy training program at the Psychotherapy Institute, as well as consultant to the program supervisors in the Supervisor-Study Program. She supervised for 20 years at the John F. Kennedy University Community Counseling Center, training clinic in the University’s Masters Degree program in Clinical Psychology. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and consultation and practices long term work with adults, adolescents and couples.
Ruth C. Hill, PhD, MFT: BA, University of California at Berkeley; MA, University of California at Berkeley; PhD, Wright Institute, Berkeley. Dr. Hill specializes in cross-cultural psychotherapy and has been a consultant to agencies and courts in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is clinical director of the Family Support Services Program at Bessie Carmichael School, San Francisco, providing direct clinical services to children and their parents. She is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist in private practice in Berkeley.
Lili Hodis, PhD, PsyD, LCSW: BA, California State University, Northridge, 1971; MSW, University of Southern California, 1973; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1982; PsyD, Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2000. Formerly Psychiatric Director at Portals House, an outpatient psychosocial agency. She has been actively involved in admissions at The Sanville Institute, where she is a member of the clinical consulting faculty. She was editor of Hospital and Community Psychiatry and taught at the UCLA School of Social Welfare. She has been in private practice in West Los Angeles since 1973, conducting psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with individuals as well as sex therapy with couples and individuals. She also treats children and adolescents and does supervision and consultation. She has published on subjects related to trans-cultural psychotherapy (Israel Journal of Psychiatry & Related Sciences) and borderline personality disorders (Clinical Social Work Journal). She has presented at various conferences and meetings. Her orientation is psychodynamic, relational and intersubjective psychoanalysis, coupled with object relations. She conducts treatment in Hebrew and Yiddish as well as English.
Kathleen W. Huston, PhD, MFT: BA, Denison University; MS, California State East Bay; PhD, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Dr. Huston treats individual adults, couples, and adolescents in her private practice in Hayward and Danville. Managing emotional distress, loss and resilience are special therapeutic interests, applicable to short and long term therapy. Resilience and life-long growth relate to her doctoral research into factors influencing intellectual and emotional growth in the last third of life. Her therapeutic orientation utilizes psychodynamic, relational, and transpersonal perspectives. Organizational dynamics also interest her and were valuable when serving as president of CAMFT, The Sanville Institute, and board member of Saybrook University.
Rebecca D. Jacobson, PhD, LCSW: BA, Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1957; MSW, University of Southern California, 1960; Fellowship in Child Psycho-therapy, Reiss-Davis Child Study Center, 1969; PhD, Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1979. Dr. Jacobson was formerly a clinical social worker in a family agency, in psychiatric in-patient and outpatient services for adults and in psychiatric outpatient services for children. She is currently supervising for the Los Angeles Child Development Center. She is retired from private practice.
Carol Jenkins, PhD, LCSW: BA, Psychology, University of Rochester, 1973; MSW, University of California, Berkeley, 1976; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1999. Instructor, Russell House Psychotherapy Institute, 1994-present; faculty, Psychotherapy Institute, 1994-present; adjunct faculty, John F. Kennedy University, 1982-87; private practice with individuals and couples, 1976 to present.
Cheryl Jern, PhD, LCSW, MFT: BA, San Francisco State University; MSW, San Francisco State University; PhD, The Sanville Institute, Berkeley. Dr. Jern specializes in chronic illness, aging, and grief/loss, and has lectured at numerous agencies in the North Bay. She is especially interested in the impact of chronic illness on the psychotherapist, having done her doctoral research in this area. In addition to her private practice in Petaluma, she is the “embedded mental health provider” to Petaluma’s National Guard unit. Her orientation is relational and attachment.
Katherine Kolodziejski, PhD, LCSW: AB, University of Nevada, 1944; MSW, University of Southern California, 1952; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1979.
Elaine Leader, PhD, LCSW: Diploma in Social Work, University of London, 1964; BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1968; MSW, University of California, Los Angeles, 1970; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1981. Dr. Leader is currently Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Young People/TEEN LINE and specializes in individual, family and group psychotherapy with adults, children and adolescents. Her theoretical orientation is psychodynamic. Her publications have appeared in the Clinical Social Work Journal and The Journal of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy.
Janet Linder, PhD, LCSW: BA, Antioch College, Ohio 1976; MSW, San Francisco State University, 1982; PhD, The Sanville Institute, 2011. Dr. Linder’s research interests include family life, intimacy, gender and sexuality. She taught at UC Berkeley Extension’s Drug and Alcohol Studies Program from 1987-1996, and at California Institute of Integral Studies from 2006-2008. She is currently on the faculty of the Women’s Therapy Center and The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley.
Maggie Magee, MSW, LCSW: MA, Syracuse University, 1964; MSW, University of California, Berkeley, 1973; Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, 1992. She served as clinical supervisor at the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center from 1982-1991. She has maintained a private practice since 1981. In 1992, she began teaching at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.
Terrence McBride, MSW, LCSW: BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1965; MSW, University of California, Los Angeles, 1971; Certificate of Training in Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, 1988; PhD, Candidate, Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, 1993. Board Certified Diplomate. Faculty, Los Angeles Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies and Wright Institute Los Angeles. Private practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis since 1973.
Russell McCloud, MSW, PhD, LCSW: BA, University of Maryland, 1967; MSW, 1970, Florida State University; PhD, The Sanville Institute, 2011. Fifty years of experience in delivery, supervision and management of health care services most of which has been I mental health settings. Currently a psychotherapist in the child and adolescent program at Kaiser Permanente, Riverside, CA. The subject of his research is The Impact of Hearing About Trauma on Experienced Social Work Clinicians.
Kenneth K. Miya, PhD, LCSW: BS, University of Utah, 1968; MSW, University of Utah, 1970; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1980. Dr. Miya is Acting District Chief, South Bay Mental Health Clinic and Coastal Asian Pacific Mental Health Clinic and in private practice in Encino and Thousand Oaks. He has served in a variety of clinical and management positions in community mental health. He practices clinical consulting and psychotherapy with adults.
Tanya Moradians, PhD, LCSW: BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1958; MSW, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1971; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1981. Certified Group Psychotherapist from the Los Angeles Group Psychotherapy Institute, Los Angeles, in 1978. She specializes in using self psychology to treat women suffering from poor self-esteem, and working with people in later life, using group therapy to deal with issues of aging. She is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, teaching individual, family and group therapy to psychiatric residents at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She maintains a private practice as a clinician, supervisor and consultant in Sherman Oaks and Westwood.
Idell Natterson, PhD, LCSW: BA, MSW, UCLA; PhD, The Sanville Institute. Private practice in Beverly Hills, CA, teaching in-service at Maple Center in Beverly Hills, CA and Jewish Family Service, Los Angeles, CA: Continuing Education provider for California in monthly series, “Idell’s Seminars.”
Dr. Tracye A. Polson is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in historic San Marco in Jacksonville, FL; she works with individuals, couples and families. Dr. Polson’s teaching, clinical supervising and field liaison experience includes The University of North Florida, Smith College School for Social Work, Catholic University School of Social Service, The University of Maryland School for Social Work, and The George Washington University School for Professional Psychology. Earlier in her career, she worked as a foster care social worker and spent 12 years at The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children in Rockville, MD in a variety of roles, culminating in the role of Executive Director. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Polson works with Gratitude America, a non-profit that provides retreats to post 9/11 vets and their caregivers struggling with post-traumatic stress and trauma.
Ellen G. Ruderman, PhD, LCSW: BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1959; MSW, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, 1963; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1983. Training and supervising analyst, faculty, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles; Chair, Southern California area committee on psychoanalysis in clinical social work; Adjunct faculty, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Division of Psychiatry (Thalians Clinic); Clinical Consulting Faculty, The Sanville Institute; former clinical faculty; UCLA Graduate School of Social Welfare; consulting editor, Clinical Social Work Journal; issue co-editor, Psychoanalytic Inquiry (“On Touch in the Psychoanalytic Situation”), issue co-editor, Psychoanalytic Inquiry (“The Life Stage of the Psychoanalyst: Developmental Transitions and Epiphanies”). Executive Board member, National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis and Clinical Social Work; member, National Study Group on Psychoanalysis and Clinical Social Work. Private practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, individual and group psychoanalytic supervision, Encino and West Los Angeles. Publications in The Psychology of Today’s Woman: New Psychoanalytic Visions; the Clinical Social Work Journal; Science and Psychoanalysis; Journal of Orthopsychiatry; Journal of Public Health; Psychoanalytic Inquiry; Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; The Social Work Psychoanalysts Casebook: Clinical Voices in Honor of Jean Sanville.
Pat Sable, PhD, LCSW: BA, Skidmore College, Northwestern University; MSW, University of Southern California, 1976; PhD, University of Southern California, 1986.Dr. Sable is an adjunct professor at the USC School of Social Work and has a private practice of psychotherapy in West Los Angeles. She has published extensively in professional journals on the application of attachment theory to clinical practice with adults. She is the author of the book Attachment and Adult Psychotherapy.
Terese G. Schulman, PhD, LCSW: BA, University of Illinois, 1971; MSW, University of Illinois, 1973; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1999. She is a candidate at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. She is in private practice in Oakland.
Penny Schreiber, PhD, LCSW: BA, Valparaiso University, MSW, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, PhD, The Sanville Institute. Dr. Schreiber is in private practice in Menlo Park, and sees individual adults and couples. She is a member of The Sanville Institute Board of Trustees.
Norman M. Sohn, PhD, LCSW: BA, University of Connecticut, 1959; MSSA, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, 1968; Post-Master’s Certificate, Department of Psychiatry, Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center, 1974; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1979. Board certified diplomate. Member and faculty, the SF Psychotherapy Research Group; Clinical Faculty, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, UCSF; clinical consulting faculty, The Sanville Institute; adjunct clinical faculty, Wright Institute; member, Committee on Psychoanalysis. He lectures on treatment of Holocaust survivors and their children, premature termination of treatment, and control mastery theory. Former director of adult services and director of intern training, Jewish Family and Children’s Services; and past lecturer UCB, Social Welfare Extension, CSCSW Fellow. Private practice in San Francisco.
Mario L. Starc, MSW, PhD, LCSW: BA, UC Berkeley, 1974; MSW from California State University, Sacramento, 1977; PhD, The Sanville Institute, 2009. He is a licensed clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, an Advanced Candidate at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and is on the faculty of The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. Prior to entering full time private practice in 1993, he worked as Clinical Social Worker in an outpatient mental health clinic, as the director of a psychiatric hospital, and as a therapist and director of a Family Service Agency. In addition to his practice in individual and group psychotherapy he has served as a high school consultant for over 24 years, and also worked for 25 years as a consultant to several kidney dialysis clinics. In addition to his interest analytic psychology and psychotherapy he maintains a deep interest in the areas of Refugee Identity, Culture and the Psychology of culture. His dissertation at The Sanville Institute was entitled, A Narrative Study of Exile: Writers’ Reflections. Since 1993 he has been the co-founder and director of the Slovenian Study Group in San Francisco.
Evelyn Tabachnick, PhD, LCSW: MA, University of Chicago, 1949; MSW, University of Southern California, 1974; PhD, The Graduate Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy, 1991. Clinical supervisor in the post master’s fellowship in social work, Department of Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Clinical Consulting Faculty at The Sanville Institute, 1991 to present. Nine years working with children and families in the therapeutic Nursery School of the Early Childhood Development Program at Cedar-Sinai’s Department of Psychiatry. Special area of experience and interest is in early childhood development. Private practice in Los Angeles.
Karlyn M. Ward, PhD, LCSW: BA, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1959; MS, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1961; PhD, California Institute for Clinical Social Work, 1988. Private practice, Marin County. Certified analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco; fellow, Association for Music and Imagery.
Linda Waters, PhD, LCSW: MSW, University of California Los Angeles,1980, PhD, The Sanville Institute, 2010. Dr. Waters has had a private practice in psychotherapy, consultation, and clinical supervision since 1986 with offices in South Pasadena and the Larchmont area of Los Angeles. She is a clinical consultant with USC’s School of Social Work. After beginning her career as a clinician at Five Acres, a residential treatment facility for children in Los Angeles, Linda has had a multifaceted career as a clinician, supervisor, clinical consultant, teacher, trainer, program developer, and administer. She has worked in a variety of areas, including residential treatment, community-based services, child sexual abuse treatment and clinical field consultation at USC. She developed and coordinated Five Acres’ MSW internship program and received the Jules Levine Distinguished Field Education Award from USC in May 2007 and the Extra Mile Award from UCLA in June 2008.
Former Deans of The Sanville Institute
The Sanville Institute was founded as the Institute for Clinical Social work in 1974. The mission of the Institute is to provide doctoral education and other educational programs for the professional development and academic advancement of master’s-level mental health professionals.
Dr. Jean Sanville was a visionary founder of the Institute and our first dean. The Sanville Institute is fortunate to have had exemplary deans throughout its history, educators committed to enlightened, advanced learning that prepares our graduates to meet the ever-changing needs of our diverse society.
Jean B. Sanville, PhD
1977 – 1979
Verneice D. Thompson, PhD
1979 – 1983
Rosemary Creed Lukton, DSW
Judith D. Schiller, PhD
1989 – 1992
Samoan Barish, PhD
1992 – 1999
Gareth S. Hill, MSW, PhD
1999 – 2007
Judith Kay Nelson, PhD
2007 – 2009
Whitney van Nouhuys, PhD
2009 – 2014
Mario Starc, MSW, PhD, LCSW