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Robin Gayle, Ph.D., MDiv, MFT

Bertrand Hall Room 21

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Tenured, Dominican University of California
  • Director of Fieldwork Placement, Department of Counseling Psychology, Dominican University of California
  • General Master’s Proficiency Project Advisor, Department of Counseling Psychology, Dominican University of California


Professional Licenses and Membership

  • Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist, California, #MFC23345
  • California Certified and Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, #2677
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Member
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association, Affiliate Member
  • American Association of University Professors, Full Time Member
  • American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists, Clinical Member
  • Imagery International, Clinical Member


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., East West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California
  • M.Div., Pacific School of Religion, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
  • B.A., Psychology, California State University, Chico, California


Courses in 2012-2013

  • CP5204 Advanced Techniques:  Group Therapy  (3 units) 
  • CP 5208 Advanced Techniques:  Brief and Strategic Psychotherapy  (3 units) 
  • CP 5294 Fieldwork in Counseling  (3 units) 
  • CP 5222 Research in Human Systems and Treatment Outcomes  (3 units)
  • CP 5701 General Master’s Proficiency Project Development (2 units)



Gayle, R. (2011).  The Mentoring Relationship: Co-creating Personal and Professional Growth.  In R. Klein, H. Bernard, and V. Schermer Eds., On Becoming a psychotherapist:  the personal and professional journey. Oxford University Press.

Gayle, R. (2010).  Metaphoric Dialogue.  The Journal of Imagery International, 14, 15-16.

Gayle, R. (2009). Co-creating meaningful structures within long-term psychotherapy group culture. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 59, 311-333.

Gayle, R. (1994). An interaction between western psychotherapeutic methodology and eastern buddhist spirituality. University Microfilms International, Bell & Howell. Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Gayle, R., published as Tribble, R. (1984). Dual career marriages:  problems, satisfactions, therapeutic considerations.  Pastoral Psychology Journal, 35(3).


Workshops and Symposia Presentations

Gayle, R. (2012) Teachers Symposium, Invitational. Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Gayle, R. (2011). Morning workshop entitled Metaphoric Dialogue:  bringing hope alive at the Imagery International’s 2011 Annual Conference, based upon the paper Metaphoric Dialogue (JII, 14, 15-16).

Gayle, R. (2010). Half day workshop entitled Meaning Makers: Co-creating Meaningful Group Structures at the American Group Psychotherapy Association's 2010 Annual
 Meeting, based upon the paper Co-creating meaningful structures within long-term  psychotherapy group culture. (IJGP, 2009).

Gayle, R. (2009). Guidelines for Dealing with Distressed Students.  Faculty Development Workshop presented to Dominican University of California Faculty, San Rafael, California

Gayle, R. (2007). Addressing Distressed and Disruptive Students.  Faculty Development Workshop presented to Dominican University of California Faculty, San Rafael, California.

Gayle, R. (2004). Solution Focused Model Applied to Clinical Supervision. Fenella Das Gupta (Chair), Intern Supervision Issues. Symposium conducted at the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Student Association, San Rafael, California.



  • 2010 Alonso Award for Excellence in Group Psychotherapy for a published paper:
    Co-creating Meaningful Structures within Long-Term Psychotherapy Group Culture, presented at the  American Group Psychotherapy Annual Meeting, February 20102
  • Certificate of Excellent Teaching, School of Arts and Sciences, Dominican University of
       California, 1999


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