Bree McDaniel, Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology program (PsyD) at CIIS Bree McDaniel

Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology
School of Professional Psychology and Health

Director, PsyD Psychological Services Center
PsyD, Alliant International University
MA, Alliant International University
BA, DePaul University

Dr. Bree McDaniel obtained a doctor of psychology and master’s in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from DePaul University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Ann Martin Center, where she was trained psychodynamically to provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and families. While still deeply valuing a relational psychodynamic approach, Dr. McDaniel presently works from an integrative lens, and also incorporates strengths-based, Intersectional, mindfulness, social justice, and liberation psychology frameworks into her practice.

Dr. McDaniel has worked with diverse communities in a variety of clinical contexts including outpatient, inpatient, school-based, private practice, and university settings. Her research interests include complex trauma and recovery, resilience, identity development, Intersectionality, as well as grief and loss.

In 2020, Dr. McDaniel joined the CIIS faculty and also began working as the Director of the Psychological Services Center. In addition, she has a small psychotherapy and consultation practice in Oakland.

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