Doug received his doctorate in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. Since coming to Dominican in 2000, he has taught Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Family Dynamics and Cross Cultural Communication. He has led work-shops on Small Group Dynamics in Cape Town, South Africa, and on Visions as an Integral Aspect of Motivation in Munich, Germany. He also works as a crisis specialist at Marin County's Psychiatric Emergency Services, and he has lead process groups for psychiatric residents at UCSF Medical Center.
Nicole was born and raised in the Bay Area and received a B.A. in Women's Studies and Mass Communications at UC Berkeley and an M.S.W. from Columbia University in New York City. Her past work includes HIV/AIDS testing, women's health, and hospice/bereavement work. Nicole currently works as a Medical Social Worker in the emergency rooms of San Francisco General Hospital and Kaiser Medical Center. Her interests include women's health, trauma, and crisis intervention.
Carrie received her M.A. in sport psychology at John F. Kennedy University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and a certified consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. She consults with teams, organizations, and individual athletes, helping them improve performance through increasing self-awareness and strengthening mental skills. She is an advocate for optimal fitness and athletic performance for people living with diabetes and runs the mental skills training program for Diabetes Training Camp. During her down time you might find her on a trail run, playing disc golf, or snowboarding up in Tahoe.
Jane earned her Masters degree in Counseling from San Francisco State University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , maintaining a private practice since 1990, with offices in both San Mateo and Marin. She teaches courses such as Substance Abuse/Recovery Issues, Family Dynamics, and Small Group Interaction.
Chris earned his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2008. His focus was social cognition; in particular, motivational drives and their impact on memory distortion. Chris currently teaches classes in statistics, social, cognitive, personality, physiological psychology, developmental, and introductory psychology at several colleges and universities in the Bay Area. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and rock climbing.
MS at University of Florida and an MFT at San Francisco State University. Since 1997, she has taught a variety of courses at Dominican, including Adult Development & Aging, Lifespan, and Introduction to Psychology. She maintains a private practice in which she focuses on relationships, life transitions, addictions and life threatening illnesses and has served as the clinical director of Marin Services for Women and as a counselor at College of Marin. Her personal interests include, but are not limited to, photography and travel.
Terry received a B.S. in psychobiology from UCLA, and his doctorate in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience) from Boston University. His research interests include the biology of learning and memory, behavioral control and decision making and how changes in those systems contribute to perseverative disorders such as addiction. His work has included behavioral studies and both in vivo and in situ electrophysiological recordings from multiple brain regions. His work also involved developing custom analysis methods based upon information theory to quantify results from in vivo recordings. In his non-work time, he plays with and takes care of his two wonderful daughters and enjoys cooking, wine tasting, and outdoor activities.
Jeane Redsecker earned her BS and MS degrees at Indiana University and her PhD from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a career adult educator and teaches Lifespan Development for the Psychology Department. She is also on the staff of the Academic Advising and Support Center at Dominican University of California.
Todd Seech, M.A., is a Dominican alum (class of ’07) who is completing his PhD in Clinical Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology. He is founder of a statistical consulting firm and works as a Neurocognitive Assessment Supervisor in the Vinogradov Schizophrenia Research Laboratory at UCSF. His research interests include neuropsychology, schizophrenia, religion, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He begins teaching statistics in Spring 2012.
David has an M.S.W. and he earned his Ph.D. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. He teaches courses in Intuition, Dreams, Jungian Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, Humanistic Psychology, Psychology of Religion, Counseling & Communication, Personality, and Developmental Psychology.
He is an independent Consultant who has published research in the areas of intuition and hypnosis, and is currently writing a book on intuition, dreams, and healing. He has worked as a psychotherapist (in Canada), has served on local and national development councils and has played competitive sports (local, interstate, and international).
Dr. Sprott received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology in 1994 from the University of California Berkeley. He teaches courses on the Psychology of Men, Research Methods, Statistics, and Language Acquisition. His current research interests include the development of sexual identity, psychological well-being, and community-based research.
Penny received her Masters in Counseling Psychology at Dominican University of California and since 1994 has been teaching courses in Counseling and Communication, Stress Management, Personal Development, Psychology of Money, Effective Communication and Healing Relationships. She has a private practice in marriage and family therapy in Kentfield. Her passions include reading and writing poetry and fiction and her own haphazard style of gardening.