Robin Gayle, Ph.D., MDiv, MFT
Professor of Psychology, Tenured, Dominican University of California
Chairperson, Department of Counseling Psychology
Bertrand Hall Room 21
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
- 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
Areas of Expertise and Professional Practice
- In Private Practice since 1987 in Kentfield, California
- Change and Loss
- 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. (2014) Teachers Symposium, Invitational. Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
- Gayle, R. (2013) Cultivating the Heart of Awakening, Tara Mandala Organization, non-profit, 5 week seminar
- 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
Courses in 2014-2015
- CP5204 Advanced Techniques: Group Therapy (3 units)
- CP 5208 Advanced Techniques: Brief and Strategic Psychotherapy (3 units)
- CP 5294 Fieldwork in Counseling (3 units)