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About Diane A. Suffridge

I decided on a career in psychology as a senior in high school when I took a one-semester psychology elective. Since then I have been devoted to untangling the mysteries of the human psyche and to witnessing the power of human connection for healing. As a beginning therapist,I became captivated by the power of entering the internal world of my clients and accompanying them on their search for wholeness. I have practiced psychotherapy in outpatient clinic, inpatient residential and private practice settings and continue to learn and grow from the people who share their lives, joys and struggles with me.
During graduate school I had the opportunity to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate psychology courses, which developed into an interest and commitment to teaching, training and supervision in the field of psychotherapy. My teaching in academic institutions, agencies and professional workshops has always been grounded in my own experience as a therapist. I enjoy sharing my acquired wisdom and I learn from the dialogue that occurs in my trainings and workshops.
The specifics of my credentials are that I received my Ph.D. from an APA accredited clinical psychology program in 1986, after completing an APA accredited predoctoral internship at a Veterans Administration and university medical center consortium. I have been licensed as a psychologist in California since 1988 (PSY10707), being involved in psychotherapy, clinical supervision, teaching and training during that time. In addition to my private practice as a therapist and consultant, I have worked as a clinical director since 2000, providing oversight and leadership to behavioral health and social service programs including clinical training.

Positions

2014 Present Assistant Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Counseling Psychology
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September 2014 Present Clinical Consultant, Family Service Agency of Marin
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September 1987 Present Industry Professional, Private Practice
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October 2003August 2014 Clinical Director, Family Service Agency of Marin
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September 2012December 2012 Adjunct Facutly, Alliant International University - San Francisco ‐ California School of Forensic Studies
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January 2001September 2003 Director, TALK Line Family Support Center, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
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June 2000December 2000 Clinical Director, TALK Line Family Support Center, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
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August 1998August 2000 Adjunct Faculty, Wright Institute
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October 1992May 2000 Clinical Consultant, TALK Line Family Support Center, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
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September 1989June 1999 Clinical Trainer, Community Institute for Psychotherapy
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September 1989August 1998 Clinical Supervisor, Community Institute for Psychotherapy
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September 1993August 1997 Director of Doctoral Studies, Community Institute for Psychotherapy
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July 1990July 1993 Clinical Supervisor, California Pacific Medical Center
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June 1986December 1987 Evaluation Services Coordinator, Dominican College of San Rafael ‐ The Learning Center
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September 1986August 1987 Psychological Assistant, Marin Psychotherapy Institute
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June 1984May 1985 Instructor, University of Kentucky, Lexington
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Courses

  • Fieldwork in Counseling
  • Psychopathology
  • Introduction to Counseling: Client Centered and Crisis Intervention

Education

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1986 Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington
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Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

415.485.3266

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Articles (1)

Books (1)

Unpublished Papers (1)

Presentations & Professional Trainings Conducted (25)