Students and Alumni of the Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program
"CIIS has become my home away from home. The level of respect and attention to the student is something that I will always cherish. The staff and faculty in the PsyD program have given me their support and dedication to help me utilize my potential, continue my progress, and reach my success."
-Julio Gonzales-Amez, current PsyD student
"This program has offered me a unique, creative and balanced education that has fundamentally affected the way I think about mental health and health in general."
-Pirouz Ganji, current PsyD student
"As a Latino student, the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program provided vibrant academic and experiential opportunities that allowed for immense personal and professional growth. The program itself is a reflection of social, personal, spiritual, and theoretical integration happening in today's urban centers. The dialogue that emerges from these intersections is vital for any therapist in training wanting to work in our highly complex social systems."
Dr. Carlos Disdier, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, San Francisco CA., graduated 2012
"CIIS provided access to professors who challenged me and promoted a critical approach to learning. I was supported as I worked towards integrating the many different aspects of myself into a psychologist who has been able to give back to my community."
Dr. Blanca Navarro, Licensed Psychologist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute-ECMH/EIS, graduated 2010
"In my experience, the PsyD program at CIIS seeks to expand both a student's mind and person. Students are given a valuable education which prepares them for all fields of the profession whether it be private practice, community mental health, or academia. At the same time, students are encouraged to develop their own individual thinking and belief systems about the nature of suffering and healing."
Dr. Josh Simmons, Psychologist in private practice and Analyst candidate, SF Jung Institute, graduated in 2006
"What a relief (finally) to study psychology and human development in a holistic way -- intellectually and experientially and through Eastern and Western systems of knowledge. It was expansive in ways I could not have imagined."
Dr. Sandra Beyerle, Licensed Psychologist in private practice, San Francisco, CA, graduated 1997
"I choose this particular school where I knew I would be supported in my self exploration and spiritual growth. I had the chance to study C.G. Jung in great depth and build a foundation which eventually led to training to become a Jungian Analyst. I am grateful for the rich, life changing experience I had at CIIS."
Dr. Gail A. Grynbaum, Jungian Analyst San Francisco Jung Institute, graduated in 1987