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LeeAnn Bartolini, Ph.D.

Dr. Bartolini earned two BA degrees at Dominican College of San Rafael in Psychology and Art History, and her MA, and Ph.D. degrees at the California School of Psychology, Berkeley in 1983. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and helping individuals and couples with everyday challenges in living. She has been teaching at Dominican since 1985, joining the Psychology Department full-time in 1993. LeeAnn is involved in teaching a wide variety of undergraduate psychology courses, as well as courses in the Humanities and in the Women and Gender Studies program. She maintains a local private practice and is involved in diverse community work, including being a member of the Board of Center for Domestic Peace since 2003. LeeAnn loves teaching, working with students, and the creativity involved in teaching and learning. Travel is another one of her passions and she has co-led sixteen student travel tours and has explored the globe with her family and friends, including teaching psychology at Bangkok University in Thailand in 2001 and doing a month long educational trip to Uganda in 2009 to explore women's issues. In 2012 and again in 2014 she and Sr. Carla brought 9 students to Uganda on engaged learning trips. Her research interests include death and dying, the internationalization of psychology as a discipline, solutions to ending interpersonal violence, and the application of poetry as a healing force. In her free time she enjoys reading, antiquing, gardening, cooking for her large extended family, especially her husband and two sons, and being with her friends.

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Professor of Psychology -Tenured

Psychology Department

Licensed Psychologist, California: PSY8735

Private Practice-Clinical Psychology: 415-388-0644

Mill Valley, California


Phone: 415-257-1357



Dominican Office Location: Bertrand Hall #27, 2nd Floor



Courses Taught

Travel Courses:

In 1998 I began to lead student educational travel courses though our Honors Program and over the years I have taught the following travel related courses.

  • Paris: City as Text - 1998
  • London: City as Text - 1999
  • Northern Italy: Country as Text - 2000
  • Paris and London: Cities as Text - 2002
  • Greece: Country as Text - 2003
  • Southern Italy: Country as Text - 2004
  • India: Country as Text - 2005
  • Paris: City as Text - 2006
  • Thailand and Vietnam: Countries as Text - 2008
  • Egypt: Country as Text- 2010
  • Paris: City as Text - 2012
  • Uganda: Engaged Learning - 2012
  • London and Edinburgh: Cities as Text - 2013


Psychology Courses:


  • Effective Communication
  • Psychology of Dreams
  • Understanding Yourself
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Counseling and Communication
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Adult Development and Aging \
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology of Death and Dying
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Theories of Human Nature: Freud, Jung, and Skinner
  • Psychology of Women: Women in Transition
  • Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • Field Placement
  • Scholar in the World: Breaking Through: Women as Scholar
  • Professional Ethics and Law
  • History and Systems and Theories of Personality
  • Psychology of Food
  • Psychology of the Body
  • Creativity
  • Eco-psychology
  • Psychology of Place

Research Interests

  • Psychology of Women
  • Depression and Postpartum Depression
  • Psychology of Shopping
  • Teaching of Psychology
  • Attitudes Toward the Mentally Ill
  • International Psychology
  • Solutions to Violence in Interpersonal relationships
  • Death and Dying


Links of Interest

American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
C. G. Jung Home Page
Internet Mental HealthMental Health Resources
Mental Health Master Site
Mental Health Net Master Site
Amoeba Psychology Master Site
Psych Web Master Site
Mental Health InfoSource
Dr. John Grohol's Mental Health Page

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Faculty & Staff