LeeAnn Bartolini, PhD

leeann bartolini

Professor of Psychology -Tenured
Psychology Department
Licensed Psychologist, California: PSY8735
Private Practice-Clinical Psychology: 415.388.0644
Mill Valley, California
[email protected]
Phone: 415.257.1357
Dominican Office Location: Bertrand Hall #27, 2nd Floor
Dominican Scholar Profile


Dr. Bartolini earned two BA degrees at Dominican College of San Rafael in Psychology and Art History, and her MA, (1981) and Ph.D. degrees at the California School of Psychology, Berkeley in 1983. She is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY8735) who specializes in the  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 board member at the Center for Domestic Peace from 2003-2015. In 2013 she was inducted into the Marin Women's Hall of Fame.

LeeAnn loves teaching, working with students, and the creativity involved in teaching and learning. Travel is another one of her passions and she has led or co-led nineteen 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, 2014 and again in 2017 she and Sr. Carla Kovack brought 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, and being with her friends.

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, 2006, 2012, 2018
  • London: City as Text - 1999, 2017
  • 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
  • Thailand and Vietnam: Countries as Text - 2008
  • Egypt: Country as Text- 2010
  • Uganda: Engaged Learning - 2012, 2014, 2017
  • London and Edinburgh: Cities as Text - 2013
  • Japan: Country as Text - 2014
  • Mediterranean as Text - 2016

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
  • Poetry and Healing